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Commercial Trash Pick Up Hearing Scheduled at City Hall on February 27

An announcement from City Councilor At-Large, Felix Arroyo: We have heard from constituents throughout the City who are awoken at 2, 3, or 4 in the morning by the sounds of garbage trucks in their neighborhood.  Under current state law, the City of Boston can regulate the times for residential trash pick up, but CANNOT regulate the Read More…

Government People

City Councilor Sal LaMattina Considering Election Run for County Register of Probate

District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina, is considering a run for the Register post at the Suffolk Probate and Family Court. People close to the situation have confirmed the election run is under serious consideration as first reported by the Dorchester Reporter. LaMattina told the Reporter he is talking with constituents to “see if this Read More…

Government Photos & Videos

Boston City Council Inauguration 2012 – Photos

The 2012 Boston City Council Inauguration ceremony was held today at Faneuil Hall. For the North End / Waterfront, East Boston & Charlestown, Councilor Sal LaMattina starts his 6th year representing District 1 after running unopposed in the November 2011 election. Councilors-At-Large representing the entire city include Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, Stephen Murphy and Ayanna Read More…


Incumbents Win Re-election in City Councilor-At-Large Race; Unopposed LaMattina Continues To Serve As District 1 Councilor Including North End

With all the precincts reporting, the four incumbents in the City Councilor-At-Large race have been re-elected for another two year term. Leading the pack was Ayanna Pressley, followed by Felix Arroyo, John Connolly and Stephen Murphy. Former mayoral candidate, Michael Flaherty, narrowly missed out with a 5th place showing. In the North End / Waterfront, Read More…


Poll Results Show a 5-Way Race for the 4 City Councilor-At-Large Seats

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results are representative only of self-selected website visitors. This poll is now closed. See results from previous polls. See this post for the video of the candidate forum: Differences Highlighted at Boston Neighborhoods City Councilor-at-Large Candidates Forum (Video) Don’t forget to cast your real vote on Election Read More…


Differences Highlighted at Boston Neighborhoods City Councilor-at-Large Candidates Forum (Video)

Differing views became apparent at a forum among City Councilor-at-Large candidates on issues including neighborhood schools, busing, the Shadow Bill, taxes, casinos, university expansion, the PILOT program and reform of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. A key issue where candidate views diverged significantly was school busing and giving more neighborhood students priority to attend schools within Read More…

Government Health & Environment

City Council Hears Testimony on Proposal to Ban Trash Bags in Certain Neighborhoods

  Video image from the October 6, 2011 City Council hearing. Left to right: Councilor Mark Ciommo (Allston, Brighton), Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) and Councilor Ron Consalvo (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan).Boston City Council heard testimony yesterday from public agencies and city residents regarding a proposal to ban residential use of trash Read More…


City Councilor-at-Large Candidates Forum on October 24, 2011

4th Biennial Boston Neighborhoods City Councilor-at-Large Candidates Forum, to take place on Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm, 67 Brimmer St., Park Street School Auditorium. The neighborhood organizations of Boston, including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the West End, the North End, the South End and others, are jointly sponsoring a 4th Biennial Boston Neighborhoods City Councilor-at-Large Read More…

Business Food & Drink Health & Environment

Councilors Arroyo and Ross Move to Prevent Noisy Nighttime Trash Pickup

News from the offices of City Councilors Arroyo and Ross:

— Home Rule Petition will Regulate Commercial Trash Collection Timing—

The Boston City Council is considering a measure to restrict noisy trucks from collecting trash in the middle of the night.  In response to complaints from residents, City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo and District City Councilor Michael Ross introduced a home rule petition to give the City of Boston authority to regulate commercial trash collection timing.

Business Police & Fire Transportation

Segway Tours Start Receiving Tickets for Violations

  The grace period is apparently over for Segway tours violating Boston’s ordinance passed by the City Council and signed by the Mayor last June. A neighbor cites a ticket being given out and sends in these photos in what appears to be transportation department officer (white car & badge around neck) stopping a Boston Read More…

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Segways Still on Sidewalks Despite New Ban

If you are confused about whether the Segway tour vehicles legally belong in the street or on the sidewalk, you are not alone. About a month ago, the Mayor signed off on new regulations unanimously passed by the City Council banning Segway tours from sidewalks and parks. The rules would relegate Segway tours to the Read More…