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Register of Deeds Candidates Murphy and Forde Speak in North End

Candidates for Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy and Katie Forde introduced themselves to community members at the May North End Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Current Register Stephen Murphy spoke first, reminding attendees about his background and the work he has done as Register of Deeds over the past two years. Improved the Suffolk Register Read More…

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Three of Four At-Large Councilors Oppose Lewis Wharf Hotel Project

Three of the four At-Large City Councilors have written letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority opposing the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel development. Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Murphy have come out against the project by proponents JW Capital Partners and Moriarty & Associates. (See letters below.) The office of City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty has Read More…

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Homeless Problem Addressed by City Councilors at Annual Meeting of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park [Video]

The annual meeting of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park was the forum for a lengthy discussion regarding increasing homeless problems in the park, including a recent death. One of the most troubled areas is the tot lot that often becomes an encampment for homeless people to sleep at night. Parents have found blood in the Read More…

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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…

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Sal LaMattina Named City Council Vice-President

Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy (right) and Vice-President Sal LaMattina. (Photo: Matt Conti)The new President of the City Council, Stephen Murphy, this week named District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina to be the new Council Vice-President.

This week’s Eastie Times speculates on whether LaMattina might be President when Murphy’s term ends in two years. LaMattina is also quoted about his neighborhood focus:

“We all want to see neighborhoods that are safe and welcoming, schools that kindle a love of learning and produce good citizens, and streets that are clean and quickly cleared of snow,” said LaMattina. “In order to stay on top of these issues, some of the strategies I’ll be looking at this year include year-round street cleaning, increased commercial recycling, and innovative approaches to rodent control. I will continue to work with the Neighborhood Response Teams to quickly address local issues and the Problem Property Task Forces to hold property owners accountable.”

LaMattina also talks about upcoming development projects:

“Development is, of course, important, but overdevelopment is something we must take steps to avoid. As a result, I will continue to insist that input from the neighborhoods be solicited and included in any and all projects.”

Below is the press release from Councilor LaMattina’s office: