Boston Politics

A missing pair of Sox

A missing pair of Sox

Team removes plaques honoring former owner and GM over alleged racism

AMID ALL THE FUROR over changing the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street because of the alleged racist attitudes of the late Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, the team has quietly removed plaques at an entrance to Fenway Park honoring the longtime owner as well as that of former general manager Eddie Collins, who(...)

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Airbnb goes inhospitable

Airbnb goes inhospitable

The home-sharing site lays into Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu for her proposed restrictions

GO ON THE Airbnb website and you feel like you’ve landed in a cool world with interesting people who could become your friends. “Book unique homes and experiences all over the world,” is the message greeting visitors to the company’s homepage. The message to those who would stand in the path of the multibillion-dollar home-sharing(...)

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Airbnb goes inhospitable

Go on the Airbnb website and you feel like you’ve landed in a cool world with interesting people who could become your friends. “Book unique homes and experiences all over the world,” is the message greeting visitors to the company’s homepage. The message to those who would stand in the path of the multibillion-dollar home-sharing(...)

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Is Baker an honorary Democrat?

Is Baker an honorary Democrat?

Baker remains the most popular governor in America with a 71 percent approval rating

Democrats nationally may be united against the Republican in the White House, but here in Massachusetts the donkeys seem to think our Republican governor is one of their own. Members of the all-Democrat Massachusetts congressional delegation rarely have a negative word for Gov. Charlie Baker and the same holds true for the Democrats up on(...)

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Is Baker an honorary Democrat?

Democrats nationally may be united against the Republican in the White House, but here in Massachusetts the donkeys seem to think our Republican governor is one of their own. Members of the all-Democrat Massachusetts congressional delegation rarely have a negative word for Gov. Charlie Baker and the same holds true for the Democrats up on(...)

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Boston seizes clean energy opportunity

Boston seizes clean energy opportunity

Cities take initiative on climate change as federal government retreats

IT’S BEEN A sobering few months for clean energy advocates. Despite the Trump administration’s disdain for programs and policies intended to lower the carbon emissions that threaten the safety and well-being of the nation, Boston and like-minded cities are surging ahead to take advantage of the economic, health and other benefits inherent in a carbon-free(...)

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Walsh’s friends with benefits

The Boston Globe on Sunday continued its fascinating look at people who are profiting from their friendship with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, with an inside look at two political players who advise the mayor for free and then use that access to win lucrative clients. The story documented how Michael Goldman and Matthew O’Neil, who(...)

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First out of the blocks

First out of the blocks

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim says he’s encouraged by the call for a statewide referendum on the Olympics but still wants a Boston vote this fall.

You were the first to formally move for ballot questions on the Olympics for Boston voters. The Boston 2024 organizers have now called for a statewide referendum. Does that affect your plan? I’m very encouraged by that. But I’d want to take a look at the language before making any decisions. Could there be two(...)

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Boston 2024 backs state referendum

Boston 2024 backs state referendum

Fish said voters will make final decision

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THE CHIEF BACKER of a Boston bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is now supporting the idea of a 2016 referendum on the bid. Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish, who is spearheading the privately funded nonprofit seeking to bring the summer Olympics to Boston, told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce(...)

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Marty’s man

Marty’s man

Boston mayor says Tommy Chang is the right guy to lead schools to breakthrough improvement

HE HAS SAID it is the most important hire he will make as mayor, and that was certainly not lost on Marty Walsh as he wrestled with which of the four finalists to back to be Boston’s next school superintendent. “It was tough,” he said. “I would literally go to bed, wake up, and say,(...)

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