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Surprisingly, City Council president Bill Linehan and councilor Steve Murphy have not provided me an answer to my question of how their proposed self-raises would […]
Cambridge has been spending a lot of time talking about regulating on-demand taxi services like Uber and Lyft. Now, it looks like it’s Boston’s turn. […]
The developer of the Sepia condominium building celebrated its groundbreaking earlier today. The Sepia is part of the Ink Block mixed-use project currently under construction […]
Linda Dorcena Forry earned the inside track by following a familiar playbook: the one written by the city’s Irish bosses of yore. Already, she’s proving that she’s better at Old Boston politics than many Old Bostonians. And some of them have already learned a hard lesson the old-fashioned way.
The past is never dead, as William Faulkner famously wrote; it’s not even past. Boston demonstrated that truism once again Wednesday as an attempt to […]
With the thrill of baseball back upon us, I asked local pols via Twitter for their predictions of the number of games the team […]
The annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast has come and gone. Thankfully. If we must continue this awful ritual—presumably as the city’s karmic penance for […]
Lobbyists registered with the state of Massachusetts give a lot of money to politicians, but usually focus their funds on the statehouse lawmakers who they […]
Citing the devastating effects of substance abuse, newly-elected City Council President Bill Linehan filed a home rule petition that, if passed, would put a tax […]
Via email, “Kim” asks: My head is still spinning from all of the elections in 2013. How many did we have (in Mass., but especially […]
It didn’t happen without a fight—and some hissing from the crowd—but following an 8 to 5 vote during the first meeting of 2014, Bill Linehan […]
You might be surprised to hear this, but historically there is very little evidence that significant numbers of the electorate will alter their vote based […]
Last week, I asked you to vote for the 2013 Massachusetts political award winners. Now it’s time for the results—and my thoughts. I am in […]
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has been working for more than two years to try and pass legislation that would put the control on the number […]
The city is waiting on the signature of Mayor Tom Menino before officially banning people from smoking cigarettes and marijuana in all of Boston’s public […]