Michael Capuano

Comity club

Comity club

Capuano, Pressley largely in sync at forum on race issues

WHAT IF THEY gave a war and nobody came? That call for peace was invoked during protests against the Vietnam War, but it could also describe the first campaign forum featuring Rep. Michael Capuano and his Democratic primary challenger, Ayanna Pressley. The session on racial justice, held Friday night at Roxbury Community College, gave voters their(...)

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Pressley: ‘I can’t and won’t wait my turn’

Pressley: ‘I can’t and won’t wait my turn’

Boston city councilor kicks off congressional challenge to Capuano

AYANNA PRESSLEY SUCCINCTLY handicapped her race for Congress in her formal kickoff speech on Tuesday night. “Our campaign won’t be easy,” she told 300 supporters at a Cambridge restaurant. “We’re facing an 18-year incumbent. But you know what else? They’re facing us.” With that, the five-term Boston city councilor acknowledged her underdog status – but(...)

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Pressley is a ‘breath of fresh air’

Pressley is a ‘breath of fresh air’

Boston councilor would be welcome new voice in Congress

IN JACK SULLIVAN’S January 31st Daily Download item about the 7th Congressional District race between Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Congressman Michael Capuano, he used several Super Bowl analogies, but he forgot to mention that often the underdog wins. Like so many people, Mr. Sullivan may not be aware of the enormous surge of women(...)

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All quiet for Baker on the DC front 

All quiet for Baker on the DC front 

Democrats in congressional delegation give him high marks

FOR RICHARD NEAL, the 15-term congressman from Springfield, the reopening in June of the city’s Union Station was a deeply moving moment. Neal, in 1977, had launched his first campaign for a seat on the Springfield City Council there and had at the same time promised to rehabilitate the decaying landmark. It took a while,(...)

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Free bump on the Fairmount

Free bump on the Fairmount

Ridership rises during free period, falls back afterward

Even two weeks of free rides on the Fairmount Line didn’t boost traffic that much, but they did expose more people to the least-used line on the MBTA’s commuter rail system. The Fairmount Line, which connects South Station and Readville via Dorchester, Hyde Park, and Mattapan, has by far the worst ridership of any of(...)

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A U-turn on internet privacy

In March, US Rep. Michael Capuano took the House floor, channeled his best inner-Somerville (circa 1980), and ripped Republican lawmakers who were about to strip away internet privacy protections for consumers that had been adopted in the closing months of the Obama administration. “What the heck are you thinking? What is in your mind,” thundered(...)

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“What the heck are you thinking?”

“What the heck are you thinking?”

Capuano channels consumer-rights outrage as Congress kills internet privacy rule

“I HAVE A simple question: What the heck are you thinking? What is in your mind?” With that, a dumbfounded Rep. Michael Capuano took to the House floor on Tuesday and spoke for many as Republicans passed a measure to kill internet privacy regulations that were approved late last year. The rules would have prevented internet service(...)

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