Every mayoral candidate has taken donations from landlords who moved to evict tenants during the pandemic. We asked them about it.
"We need the ordinance to pass so we're not dealing with executive branch demands to expand surveillance in a Whac-A-Mole fashion.”
Municipalities brave Zoom learning curve in pandemic times.
The burden of proof is on luxury developers and the city to explain how the luxury building bonanza will benefit ordinary residents and neighborhoods
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.
Carolina Mata is a recipient of TPS and escaped El Salvador in 1998 after her father was assassinated. Protected status has made life easier for Mata. “I found a stable job, got my driver’s license, and was able to take care of my children,” she said. As a single mother, Mata supports 10-year-old daughter, Gabriella, and her son who attends Fitchburg State College, while working in a plastics factory.
When Payaso shows up to forums in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan in particular, how can he properly address a mother who has lost her son to gun violence? Or at the hands of the police? Can he hold a serious conversation in clown gear?
From the guy that brings you Apparent Horizon
The rich and powerful interests that control Massachusetts politics and the state economy have their fingers in every conceivable pie. So numerous are their projects that it’s difficult for most news outlets to keep track of them, let alone cover them ...
They poison our Facebook and Twitter feeds, struggling to channel their emotions and be heard. But while they’re willing to piss into the bottomless rhetorical ocean that is social media, they’re not willing to pull the singular lever that has measurable impact. Imagine the nerve.
We really did sit down with 27 candidates for Boston City Council—from at-large contenders to those trying for district seats—to ask about Boston Public Schools.