Marty Walsh

Jackson shakes up the map

Jackson shakes up the map

Councilor’s entry to mayoral race means no 2013 replay

THAT BOSTON CONVERSATION about race is about to get super interesting, but perhaps not in the way Mayor Marty Walsh intended. Walsh, who announced the conversations late last year, will face off against one of the city’s more prominent African American elected officials (possibly among others) in his fall reelection bid. District 7 City Councilor(...)

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Tito is in

After keeping politicos guessing for months, and then recently saying he’d make a decision by the spring, Tito Jackson is diving into the race for mayor of Boston this afternoon, with an announcement scheduled for Dudley Square’s Haley House at 2 p.m. With that, the Roxbury district city councilor will become the only declared candidate(...)

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Nothing has changed at City Hall

Nothing has changed at City Hall

Despite discrimination judgment, problems not addressed

BOSTON MAYOR MARTY WALSH recently began what will be a year-long series of conversations about race in neighborhoods around the city, with an aim to heal old wounds and move forward.  I applaud the effort, but talking alone is not enough.  If Mayor Walsh is really committed to implementing change, he should start now, in(...)

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‘Encampment’ moved off Boston Common

‘Encampment’ moved off Boston Common

Police helped clear out area near Park Street Station

THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT last week evicted from the Boston Common a fairly large group of people who had been sleeping and hanging out for many weeks on the grass near the T’s Park Street Station, an area many consider the front door of the city. Police and city officials were reluctant to talk about(...)

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Boston garage sale stirs worries

Boston garage sale stirs worries

Questions raised over the BRA's involvement

THE CITY OF Boston used to sell off rundown municipal garages for development all the time by itself, but it’s taking a different tack with the old Winthrop Square Garage, one of the city’s most coveted parcels of land in the heart of the Financial District. Mayor Marty Walsh wants to transfer the property to(...)

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Top pols say just vote no

Top pols say just vote no

Officials focus on impact on kids in opposing pot ballot question

THE STATE’S TOP elected officials from both sides of the aisle made a powerful political appeal to oppose the ballot question that would legalize the adult use and commercial sale of marijuana: Vote no for the kids. At the William J. Ostiguy Recovery High School in downtown Boston, a facility aimed at students with addiction(...)

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In emergency, break glass, remove Contompasis

Boston Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang made the announcement about the new interim headmaster for the embattled Boston Latin School, but if you look closely, you can see Mayor Marty Walsh’s hand up his back. Chang is from Los Angeles so his institutional knowledge of who can put out fires here is limited, but it should surprise(...)

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