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Mostly Peaceful Weekend Protests Turn Ugly Sunday Night

Thousands of protestors marched in mostly peaceful protests over the weekend joining in the nationwide calls for justice after the death of George Floyd. Shortly after 9pm on Sunday night, protesters and police began to clash in the Downtown Crossing, and then continuing toward the Boston Common, Chinatown and Back Bay areas. Chaos reigned on Read More…

Featured Government

Council to Hold Hearings on Safety for Protestors and Police During Protests

Following the Straight Pride Parade that took place at the end of August, some city councilors want to ban masks during protests. On August 31, protests occurred in Downtown Boston during the controversial Straight Pride Parade. According to the Boston Police Department, officers were assaulted by masked protesters and nine people are facing related charges. Read More…

Featured Government Photos & Videos

Pro-Hong Kong and Pro-China Protesters Rally in Front of State House [Photos]

The “Stand with Hong Kong, Power to the People” rally met opposition with pro-China counter protesters in front of the Massachusetts State House Sunday afternoon. Bostonian Hongkongers and their allies marched from the State House to the Chinatown Gate to show solidarity with Hongkongers during their struggle to retain autonomy against the Chinese government. Pro-China Read More…

Featured Government

Pro and Anti Trump Groups March in North End

A pro-Trump rally at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) in Boston’s North End on Saturday was met with a counter demonstration as the two groups marched through the neighborhood toward Boston Common. “” Draped in American flags, several dozen Trump supporters participated in the march that was organized on Facebook along with other national “Make America Great” (MAGA) marches. The Read More…

Commentaries Community Government

Local Protests Erupt Against Trump Immigration Order

Last weekend, it was the Women’s March and this Sunday thousands of protesters once again turned to the streets (and airports) to rile against President Trump’s immigration order to ban U.S. entry from seven Muslim countries. Here are some scenes from Copley Square, Logan Airport and other local reactions. Very happy to see Boston, my city Read More…

Community Government

Protest Signs Greet Mayor at North End / Waterfront Coffee Hour

Citywide media were on the scene for the latest City Hall employee indictment, but North End / Waterfront residents tried to get the Mayor’s attention on several community issues at Wednesday’s coffee hour. Neighbors came out in force to protest the closing of the North End Nursing Home and to stop the proposed developments at Harbor Garage and Read More…

Community

Protesters Demonstrate to Abolish Columbus Day at Parade

A small, but vocal, group of protesters demonstrated against Columbus Day alongside the bi-annual North End Parade on Sunday. Appearing first at Christopher Columbus Park, the group made their way to Hanover Street holding signs “Abolish Columbus Day”, “Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day” and “Colonialism is Indigenous Genocide.” With a loudspeaker and chants, the group was Read More…

Real Estate

Heavy Opposition to Lewis Wharf Hotel Proposal at Second IAG Meeting [Video]

The North Bennet Street School was standing room only at the September 10th Lewis Wharf Hotel IAG Meeting. Starting promptly at 6:30pm, JW Capital Partners went through their proposal for the Lewis Wharf Hotel project in front of the appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG).  Hosted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the meeting consisted of a presentation from JW Capital Partners that went through renderings of Read More…

Community Real Estate

Waterfront Residents Show Solidarity to Fight Lewis Wharf Hotel Development

Waterfront residents packed into the Pilot House for a standing-room only meeting with State Representative Aaron Michlewitz to express their concerns about the proposed Lewis Wharf Hotel plan filed earlier this month by JW Capital Partners. Several North End / Waterfront buildings were represented at the meeting by condominium residents from Lewis Wharf, Prince Building, Commercial Wharf, the Mariner, Union Read More…