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Michelle Wu

City Life

Five Things to Know about Life in Michelle Wu’s Office at City Hall

When I arrive at Mayor Michelle Wu’s office in early April to interview her for our annual power issue, she has exactly 1,372 more days […]

City Life

An Interview with Michelle Wu, This Year’s Most Influential Bostonian

The city is changing over from old power structures to fresh ones, affecting everything from housing to contracting to development to policing and more. The […]

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Education

Brenda Cassellius Will Walk Away from BPS with More than $300,000

Boston Public School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius will walk away with more than $300,000 as part of a separation agreement that she reached last week with […]

City Life

Michelle Wu Will Be the Next Mayor of Boston

And so a decidedly new era begins at City Hall. Michelle Wu, whose promises of transformational change have endeared her to progressives dissatisfied with the […]

City Life

Will Boston’s Next Mayor Be a Woman of Color?

A Black woman in a brightly colored floral-pattern dress stands on a front stoop and looks you right in the eyes through the camera. “Who’s […]

City Life

How to Disrupt the Whiteness of Boston Philanthropy, One Dollar at a Time

Quincy Miller is no stranger to community service. The president of Eastern Bank has given his time and expertise to organizations that help kids become […]

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City Life

Michelle Wu Wants to Take a Wrecking Ball to the BPDA

Much like the Boston Redevelopment Authority a half century ago helped raze Boston’s vibrant West End, City Councilor Michelle Wu says it’s time to smash the […]

City Life

Derailed: My Public Transit Odyssey across Massachusetts

It’s 6:30 a.m., and I’m standing beside a bus shelter in the parking lot of the North Adams Walmart Supercenter with an envelope filled with […]

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City Life

The Herald’s Thursday Cover Was “Offensive and Irresponsible,” Michelle Wu Says

The Boston Herald’s cover story Thursday was an important one, regarding a lack of transparency in the governor’s office and potentially irresponsible spending of taxpayer dollars—however, for […]

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City Life

Boston City Council Votes to Support Green New Deal

The Boston City Council passed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal Wednesday, joining Democratic lawmakers in Washington in calling for federal action […]

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City Life

Boston Has the Worst Traffic in the Country

When you’re sitting in traffic on your morning commute, at least you can comfort yourself knowing that somewhere out there, someone is stuck in an […]

City Life

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 […]

Home & Property

Michelle Wu Has Big (Progressive) Ideas for the City

The City Council president talks bicycling and more.

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Power Lunch: Michelle Wu

Boston’s new city council president reflects on her 2016 agenda, facing criticism, and balancing power and motherhood.