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Boston’s City Council Just Passed an Overhaul of Airbnb

It’s the start of a new era for Airbnb in Boston. Boston’s City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to adopt new rules for short-term rentals, […]

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Airbnb Came After Michelle Wu and Whiffed, Hard

Airbnb’s unusual campaign to target Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu appears to have backfired big time. The short-term rental company this week blasted a message […]

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Frankie Shaw Responds to City Councilor Ed Flynn’s SMILF Criticisms

Well, that was fast. A Boston City Councilor’s criticism of posters for the Showtime TV show SMILF erupted into a controversy that reached out into a few parts of […]

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Boston City Council Votes to Ban Plastic Bags

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates as many as one trillion plastic bags—more than 31,700 per second—are used annually worldwide. But Boston will soon curb its contributions to that […]

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Six Women of Color Were Elected to Boston City Council

Monday’s election was a reckoning for female politicians across Massachusetts. On the anniversary of a presidential race that left many opining about the viability of […]

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City Council Candidate Does Cartwheel, Actually Quite Good

Corey Dinopoulos is running for Bill Linehan’s old South Boston seat on Boston City Council, facing establishment favorite Ed Flynn, son of former mayor Ray. […]

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The City Council Just Took a Stand in Support of Boston’s Haitian Immigrants

Boston’s City Council voted Wednesday to call on the Trump administration to protect the thousands of Haitians living in Massachusetts, who may be sent home […]

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City Council Passes Resolution Affirming “Sanctuary” Status for Boston Public Schools

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution affirming so-called “sanctuary” status for Boston Public Schools, amidst the Trump administrations’s crackdown on undocumented […]

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Someone Is Running for Tito Jackson’s Seat

Roxbury’s Rufus Faulk says he plans to run for Tito Jackson’s seat at the City Council in 2017. The 34-year-old director of the Gang Mediation Initiative at […]

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You’ll Have to Drive 25 mph in Boston Next Year

After lots of talk about how to make Boston streets a little safer, the speed limit in Boston is set to drop to 25 mph […]

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Boston Already Has Some Sanctuary City Protections

City Councilor Tito Jackson earned plaudits when he proposed making Boston a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants following President-Elect Donald Trump’s call for the mass deportation […]

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Josh Zakim Will Protect the Back Bay with His Cold, Unforgiving Fists

A little slow by round 12, but great workout w/ John from @backbayboxingboston last week! Check them out! A post shared by Josh Zakim (@joshzakim) […]

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Boston’s Canada Goose Problem Is Bad, And Here’s What We Can Do About It

Do you hate Canada Geese? The way they take over public spaces like a winged, poop-spewing gang, harassing park-goers and intimidating small children? You’re not alone. […]

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Should Boston #BantheBag?

Plastic bags. An environmentalist’s nightmare, they gum up recycling operations, are constantly getting stuck in sewer grates and trees, blow around neighborhoods on trash day, float […]

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Boston’s City Councilors to Let Their Hair Down, Sing

After their regularly scheduled hearing on Wednesday, Boston’s City Councilors plan on showing off their musical sides. The politicians, “backed up by a guitar, drums and […]