With his election victory on Tuesday to an at-large city council seat, Juan Jaramillo will become the lone Latino and only non-white official serving on the 11-member council.
WHAT DO YOU call the opposite of a trial balloon? A deep-six signal? Whatever the term for it, it sure looks like legislative leaders are giving it some play when it comes to Boston’s home-rule petition to reestablish rent control in the city. Mayor Michelle Wu has made reining in rents a centerpiece of her […]
IN THE WEE HOURS of their final legislative session earlier this month, the state Senate took up a proposal from Gov. Charlie Baker to expand the list of charges under which a defendant could be deemed dangerous and held without bail before trial. Progressive advocates were hoping the Senate, where Democrats dominate by a lopsided […]
IN HER FIRST MOVE to exert political muscle following her landslide victory, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is throwing her support behind Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who is competing in a special election primary for state Senate that will take place in less than four weeks. Wu was slated to appear on Thursday afternoon with […]
CITY COUNCILORS HEARD broad support on Tuesday for scrapping a possible special election for mayor in Boston, as the city prepares for the expected departure of Mayor Marty Walsh. A long line of speakers addressed an online council committee hearing on a home-rule petition that would waive a provision of the City Charter requiring a […]
THE BOSTON CITY COUNCIL and Mayor Marty Walsh are in a high-stakes budget standoff fueled by the pandemic, policing issues, and political positioning a year ahead of a mayoral election. The council is scheduled to convene on Wednesday for its final meeting before the city’s fiscal year ends on June 30, with some councilors threatening […]