No matter who wins the November election, this will be the first time that the City of Boston has not had a male, white mayor.
Motion over redirecting $4.1M in police funding causes council to explode in anger, accusations
Should violence replace political debate, democracy could end
The first debate, for me, didn’t demonstrate a compelling reason to replace Markey—to swap an older straight white male for a younger one.
How Cambridge can put public need before private greed
A five-hour city council hearing can really get you thinking.
As I sat watching the latest chapter in the East Cambridge courthouse saga unfold at city hall on ...
Why is Cambridge afraid of affordable housing?
When Cambridge city staff decided to use the city’s zoning code to incentivize the creation of affordable housing, they faced a choice. They could, like generations of planners before them, trace old zoning and neighborhood boundaries, but those boundaries ...
Is identity politics running wild in Boston DSA?
In 1979, I attended a meeting in Boston between the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) and the New American Movement (NAM). Its purpose was to explore a possible merger between the two organizations. ...