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Municipal Election Results: Recount Called for Fourth At-Large City Councilor Position

The 2019 City of Boston Municipal Election took place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to elect councilors for each of the nine districts and four citywide At-Large councilors. The votes are in and the fourth at-large seat is separated by only 10 votes. The three elected at-large councilors are Michelle Wu (41,616 votes; 20.71%), Annissa Read More…

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Councilor Essaibi George Wants to End Family Homelessness

Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George is looking to create a special commission to end family homelessness in the city of Boston and requested a hearing regarding this ordinance to create the commission. “Our city is experiencing a housing and displacement crisis,” she said. “There is an urgent need to help this vulnerable population.” According Read More…

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City Councilor Garrison Wants More Senior Housing

Councilor Althea Garrison wants more dedicated senior housing in the City of Boston. “I know senior citizens don’t feel safe in their housing situations,” she said during the regular city council meeting. Garrison said many senior citizens do not feel safe in their current housing situation because they are forced to live with individuals suffering Read More…

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City Councilor Garrison Wants to Regulate Sober Homes

City Councilor Althea Garrison wants to regulate sober homes in the city of Boston. During a recent regular city council meeting, Garrison requested an ordinance change in terms about how sober homes are regulated. “They lack significant regulation,” she said. “There have been serious concerns with sober homes across the Commonwealth.” The councilor said often Read More…

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Boston City Council Supports Natural Hair Bill

The Boston City Council voiced their support for a bill at the statehouse that would protect women, specifically black women and girls, from being discriminated against in terms of their natural hair. Councilor Lydia Edwards supported the bill saying there is over-regulation across the country in regards to hair that often results in young girls Read More…

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Councilor Edwards Presents Proposed Changes to Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal

Councilor Lydia Edwards wants to change the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) by making it more transparent. At a recent city council meeting, Edwards presented a new proposal that would make several changes to the ZBA. “We need to do better,” she said. “We need to think better, and we need to bring new Read More…