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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 […]

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Boston City Council’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavors, Ranked

In case you missed it, the Boston City Council has revealed the councilors’ favorite ice cream flavors in a series of tweets as summer wanes to a […]

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City Council President Endorses Marijuana Legalization, Opposing Walsh

The state ballot push to legalize recreational marijuana just picked up two supporters at City Hall. City Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Tito Jackson have formally endorsed the […]

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Boston City Council Votes to Extend Terms to Four Years

Should the term of a Boston City Councilor be four years instead of two? The councilors seem to think so. On Wednesday, the Boston City […]

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GentriWatch: City Council OKs Six-Year Urban Renewal Extension

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Despite initial skepticism, the Boston City Council approved a six-year extension […]

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Urban Renewal Goes on Trial at City Council Hearing on BRA Extension

The Boston Redevelopment Authority faced the latest obstacle in its quest for a 10-year extension on its urban renewal powers, answering questions posed by a skeptical […]

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Andrea Campbell Beats Charles Yancey on an Election Night for New Boston

A tall man stood in the middle of Andrea Campbell’s victory party at Dorchester’s Blarney Stone pub. Tears streaked down his face. “She’s my little […]

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City Council Bans Smokeless Tobacco at Fenway Park, All Ballfields

The City Council unanimously approved Mayor Marty Walsh’s proposed ban on smokeless tobacco in the city’s ballfields, including Fenway Park. The ban on “cut, ground, powdered, […]

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Tito Jackson’s Move to Subpoena Boston 2024 Blocked by Bill Linehan

Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson’s attempt to subpoena Boston 2024 for chapters 5 and 6 of the original bid book was blocked Wednesday by a procedural […]

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City Councilor Tito Jackson Files for Subpoena to Obtain Boston 2024 Chapters

Update: Monday, 2:13 p.m. — The City Council will vote on Jackson’s subpoena order at Wednesday’s meeting. If successful, the subpoena would order Boston 2024 CEO Rich […]

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Boston City Council Passes $2.86 Billion Budget

Perhaps it was swallowed up by other big news yesterday, but the Boston City Council passed a $2.86 billion budget for the next fiscal year […]

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Cab Drivers, Uber Supporters Plan Rally at City Hall

Boston cab drivers are holding a rally on City Hall plaza Monday afternoon to call for stricter regulations for on-demand livery services like Uber and […]

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Say It, Don’t Spray It [Update]

Update:  At a meeting tonight, Boston Public Schools Superintendent John McDonough will tell School Committee members that there are no immediate plans to move forward with […]

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The Bill Linehan and Steve Murphy Pension-Padding Act of 2014

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 […]