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Haystack Attack: Officials Urged App Inventors to Pump the Brakes On Operations

City officials are convinced: the use of the controversial smartphone app Haystack doesn’t only take public property and put it up for sale, but it’s […]

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City Councilor Proposes ‘Boston Trust Act’

Boston could soon join the growing list of communities across the country that have welcomed legislation preventing local police from detaining people for prolonged periods […]

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Three Glaring ‘Present’ Votes On Boston City Council

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 […]

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Chart of the Week: Breaking Down the Lobbyist Money in Boston’s Elections

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 […]

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Councilor Bill Linehan Still Wants to Tax Your Alcohol Purchases

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 […]

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Bill Linehan Elected As New City Council President

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 […]

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Boston Could Soon Have More Control Over the Liquor License Cap

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 […]

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The More The City Council Changes, The More It Stays The Same

Boston doesn’t do change very well (as I mentioned in my post on the mayoral election). That showed in Tuesday’s City Council elections, which were […]

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Update: Boston’s City Council Candidates

All eyes are on Boston’s mayoral race, but voters will also elect 13 city councilors—four citywide, and one in each of nine districts. To help […]

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The Changing Face of the City Council

Michael Flaherty erased any question about his second act in Boston politics with a convincing second-place finish in the at-large City Council race—even topping Stephen […]

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City Council At-Large Candidates Struggle For Attention

A confession: I am always disappointed with the caliber of Boston’s city council candidates. It always seems that in a city so teeming with the […]

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Get to Know the Boston City Council Candidates

All eyes are on Boston’s mayoral race, but voters will also elect 13 city councilors—four citywide, and one in each of nine districts. To help […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Frank Addivinola

David S. Bernstein: Why are you in this race for City Council at-large? Frank Addivinola: I care deeply about Boston and about the families that […]

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The Politics Of Southie Resentment

It would not be unreasonable for Bill Linehan, the South Boston city councilor who pinch-hit as emcee at the most recent South Boston St. Patrick’s […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Douglas Wohn

David S. Bernstein: Why are you running for an at-large council seat this year? Douglas Wohn: I have worked for the city for 25 years, […]