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City councilors and residents debated a proposal to allow all citizens to freely being petitions to City Council. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons.
City councilors and residents debated a proposal to allow all citizens to freely being petitions to City Council. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

City Council debates proposal for free public petitions

Boston city councilors proposed a non-discriminatory ordinance that would encourage people of all ages, voter abilities and citizenship statuses to bring petitions to the City Council.

by × April 19, 2017 × 3 comments

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Participants of the transitional housing programs at Southampton Street Shelter testify before City Council. / Photo by Alex Eng
Participants of the transitional housing programs at Southampton Street Shelter testify before City Council. / Photo by Alex Eng

Public criticizes closing of homeless programs at City Council hearing

The closing of Project SOAR and Safe Harbor could be dangerous for homeless people recovering from addiction or living with HIV, participants testified.

by × April 13, 2017 × 1 comment

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Walsh unveils anti-displacement legislative package

Walsh unveils anti-displacement legislative package

“We’re going to use every tool at our disposal to keep Boston a city of neighborhoods and a city for everyone,” Walsh said.

by × January 25, 2017 × 2 comments

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Northeastern doctoral candidate announces bid for City Council

Northeastern doctoral candidate announces bid for City Council

Rufus J. Faulk, a Northeastern doctoral candidate, declared his intent to run for District 7 city councilor on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

by × January 12, 2017 × 2 comments

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City councilor proposes university engagement office

City councilor proposes university engagement office

A Boston city councilor proposed a new office aimed at facilitating communication between the city and its institutions of higher learning.

by × October 13, 2016 × 3 comments

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City Councilor pushes for fairness in potential marijuana licensing

City Councilor pushes for fairness in potential marijuana licensing

Councilor Ayanna Pressley urged city councilors to hold a hearing discussing the fair distribution of marijuana licenses, should Massachusetts residents vote to legalize recreational use of the drug, at last week’s city council meeting.

by × September 21, 2016 × 41 comments

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SAID slams NUPD gun policy at city hearing

SAID slams NUPD gun policy at city hearing

Members of on-campus activist coalition Students Against Institutional Discrimination (SAID) condemned Northeastern University’s (NU) decision to arm its officers with semiautomatic weapons at a Boston City Council meeting Monday through verbal testimony and a “die-in” demonstration immediately afterward.

by × March 4, 2016 × 7 comments

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Campbell moves from private to public sector

Campbell moves from private to public sector

Andrea Campbell, city councilor for Boston’s District 4, which includes Dorchester, Mattapan, parts of Jamaica Plain and parts of Roslindale, was born and raised in Boston. Before being elected to City Council in the fall of 2015, she worked as a lawyer, first at a nonprofit focusing on education, then as deputy legal counsel under Gov. Deval Patrick.

by × February 25, 2016 × 1 comment

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Q&A: Wu no stranger to local government

Q&A: Wu no stranger to local government

Newly inducted City Council President Michelle Wu is no stranger to politics. A former assistant to big-name Massachusetts public figures – Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Mayor Thomas M. Menino, among others – Wu built her political resume before becoming the first Asian-American woman to serve on the city council in 2014. The News spoke to Wu about her future plans for Boston.

by × January 21, 2016 × 21 comments

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City Councillors remember deceased mayor

City Councillors remember deceased mayor

Boston City Councillors share their memories about Mayor Thomas Menino.

by × November 6, 2014 × 41 comments