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Ed Markey at Aquarium to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Coming off of his recent US Senate victory, Ed Markey stopped by the New England Aquarium on Saturday morning to speak against the Trump administration’s policies regarding offshore oil drilling. Also speaking at the event was Heather O’Brien of 617 Harbor. In attendance were State Sen. Joe Boncore and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz. “Neighborhood Photo” Read More…

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Mayor’s Column: Our Fall School Plans are Guided by Health, Safety, and Equity

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Boston’s families safe, healthy, and equitably supported has been our top priority. That’s why we made the tough but necessary decision to close Boston Public Schools buildings in March. In a matter of days, we began distributing Chromebooks Read More…

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Primary Election Results: Markey Defeats Kennedy III in Senate Primary, Lynch Wins Eighth District for Rep. in Congress

Massachusetts residents took to the polls on September 1, 2020 (and in the weeks leading up to September via early voting and mail-in ballots) to cast their vote for who should appear on the November ballot for the roles of Senator in Congress, Representative in Congress, Governor’s Council, State Senate, State Representative, and Register of Read More…

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Go Vote! State Primary Election Tuesday, Sept. 1

The Massachusetts State Primary is Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The State Primary election includes the following races: Senator in Congress, Representative in Congress, Governor’s Council, State Senate, State Representative, and Register of Probate. Polling locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. These are the polling locations serving most North End / Waterfront Read More…

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Councilor Edwards on Boston Public Schools’ Phased Reopening

Honoring our Kids Success – At-Home and Beyond the Virtual Classroom By District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards Boston Public School (BPS) families and guardians have endured unimaginable hardship since the onset of the COVID pandemic and face uncertainty for the upcoming academic year. Once surrounded by vital classroom interactions, our kids are now relegated Read More…

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Register to Vote by Aug. 22; Early Voting & Mail-In Ballots Available for 2020 Elections

The Massachusetts State Primary is Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This year, in addition to early voting, which allows for more flexibility in getting to the polls and less crowds at polling locations, individuals can also choose to vote-by-mail. Here are all the ways to make sure your vote counts on Election Day. Register to Vote! Read More…

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Boston Leaders Address USPS Concerns as Election Season Looms

City Councilors Anissa Essaibi-George (At-Large) and Ricardo Arroyo (District 5) offered an ordinance to support the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the American Postal Workers Union during the City Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon. The proposal urged Council members to call on Congress to ensure the USPS has essential support for its critical needs. Read More…

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City Council Rejects Zoning Board Nominees; Mayor Walsh Warns Inaction Could Halt Development in Boston

The City Council voted seven-to-five in favor of rejecting Mayor Marty Walsh’s three zoning board nominees, following the recommendation of At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, Chairwoman for the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation. Councilors Ricardo Arroyo, Kenzie Bok, Liz Breadon, Lydia Edwards, Kim Janey, Julia Mejia, and Michelle Wu all voted to dismiss the Read More…

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City Council Approves Reforms to Zoning Board of Appeals

From the Office of District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards The Boston City Council has approved reforms to the Zoning Board of Appeals filed by City Councilor Lydia Edwards. The changes include: Adding environmental and urban planning experts to the board; Setting term limits for board members; Requiring board members to recuse themselves from projects Read More…

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Boston Cannabis Board Process Deemed “Inequitable” by City Councilors

Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) and Council President Kim Janey (District 7) proposed an ordinance to address the lack of equity and transparency of the cannabis industry in Boston. A version of this marijuana ordinance has been pushed by Council President Janey since 2019, resulting in the creation of the Boston Cannabis Board in February Read More…

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Proposed Civilian Review Board Would Independently Investigate Police Misconduct Complaints

City Councilors Andrea Campbell (District 4) and Ricardo Arroyo (District 5) proposed a civilian review board during this weeks City Council meeting. If passed, the civilian review board would replace an existing oversight panel that currently operates within the Boston Police Department. The proposed ordinance joins one of many city council proposals to address police Read More…