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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.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, city officials and City Councilor Tito Jackson (D-7) disagreed over the closing of two transitional housing programs for homeless people pending a City Council hearing on the matter. / Photo courtesy of Creative Alexius Horatius, Creative Commons

City officials spar over changes to South End homeless shelter programs

The Southampton Street Shelter in the South End, which serves 40 residents, will close two transitional housing programs and shift toward permanent housing.

by × April 5, 2017 × 2 comments

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BPD to extend body camera pilot program

BPD to extend body camera pilot program

The union for the Boston Police Department (BPD) has agreed to extend its body camera pilot program to September 2017 for further observation and research.

by × March 17, 2017 × 2 comments

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Mayor Walsh defends immigrants, attacks Trump at Roxbury mosque

Mayor Walsh defends immigrants, attacks Trump at Roxbury mosque

Approximately 600 residents attended the “Immigrant and Refugee Community Forum” in light of President Donald J. Trump’s recent travel ban and threats against sanctuary cities.

by × March 2, 2017 × 1 comment

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Patriots parade bumped to Wednesday

Patriots parade bumped to Wednesday

By Mary Whitfill, editor-in-chief  Because of the second major storm in a week to hit the Boston area, the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl Parade is now expected to kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from the Prudential Center. Originally, the parade was scheduled for Tuesday. The Patriots are expected […]

by × February 2, 2015 × 60 comments

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The 2010 Supreme Court decisioin in Citizen’s United set campaign contribution limits for individuals, but also legalized unlimited donations from corporations and individuals to super PACs, which led to unprecedented spending in the 2012 federal elections. Photo Courtesy/Creative Commons/Donkey Hotey.

Supreme Court to hear new campaign finance case

By Mary Whitfill, News Staff An audible sigh escaped the lips of Mike Lake as he straightened his red tie and adjusted his smile, one he’d been wearing for three and a half hours by the end of his fundraiser at the Cafeteria Boston on Nov. 6. As he greeted […]

by × December 4, 2013 × 7 comments

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Boston Police Superintendient William Evans was naimed interm commissioner by Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Evans will serve in the position until Mayor-elect Marty Walsh can make a permanent appointment in 2014. Photo Courtesy/Boston Police Department

Evans appointed acting Boston police commissioner

By Mary Whitfill, News Staff Boston police Superintendent William Evans rose in the ranks once again as he was appointed to acting commissioner, replacing Ed Davis who stepped down earlier this month. Since working his way up from a patrolman, Evans has over 30 years of Boston Police Department (BPD) […]

by × November 20, 2013 × 1 comment

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Walsh overtakes Connolly in historic mayoral race

By Mary Whitfill, News Staff Marty Walsh became the next mayor of Boston Tuesday night in the first open mayoral election in two decades. Edging out early front-runner John Connolly by less than four percent of votes, Walsh garnered the support of 72,514 Bostonians. “My parents had big dreams for […]

by × November 7, 2013 × 1 comment

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Martin J. Walsh pulled out in front of John Connolly with 18.47 percent of votes in the primary mayoral election on Tuesday. The general election will take place Nov. 5. Photos courtesy/Martin J. Walsh for Mayor.

Primary elections leave two vying for Mayoral win

Martin J. Walsh of Dorchester was the winner of Tuesday night’s mayoral primary election. Pulling ahead of John Connolly, the predicted front-runner, by 1.25 percent, Walsh won with a total of 20,838 votes, according to the City of Boston.

by × September 25, 2013 × 1 comment