"I’m a renter like two-thirds of Cambridge residents, and now we have a representati[ve] on the City Council. I walk, bike, and take public transport living in a city where the T is dysfunctional."
Take outgoing District 5 Councilor Tim McCarthy, who has historically had bad positions on cannabis, endorsed Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018, and often suffers from the same Caucasian derangement syndrome as the governor.
“We put our necks out there to invest ourselves emotionally, physically, monetarily into everything that surrounds us because we wanna make it beautiful, and then the second it actually becomes beautiful is the second that people want to turn it into something else."
While they’re in Washington, they ought to give members of both national parties a lesson on public relations, because this bipartisan buddy bit they’re milking in Boston has everyone from lawmakers to dealmakers applauding while everyone else either smiles and nods or pays no attention at all.
"As a public defender, I saw the effects of criminalizing marijuana."
Hundreds of Roxbury residents speak out against displacement at landmark hearing
At issue here is not just that a highly publicized public service campaign fell flat, or that money was wasted on printing posters that were never used.
"You can look at that as possession, a misdemeanor, or you could charge them for a felony distribution. Or you can look at the entire situation and look at probation—the power is supreme. Let’s look at a restorative justice."
The 2014 closure remains a defining moment of the Walsh administration
Their “Dear Jeff” apple bob was a pathetic cornucopia of thick yellowish liquid produced in infected tissue, bubbling with rhetorical bacteria and mayonnaise.