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Ruthzee Louijeune: On top of her game
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Ruthzee Louijeune: On top of her game
As the new president of the Boston City Council, Ruthzee Louijeune has a lot of things — both big and small — on her mind.
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Ruthzee Louijeune named Boston City Council president
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Ruthzee Louijeune named Boston City Council president
Ruthzee Louijeune, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, was elected Monday by her colleagues as the new president of the Boston City Council.
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City Council opposes moving O’Bryant School
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City Council opposes moving O’Bryant School
Opponents voice concern over lack of parental input, limited transportation options
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Progressives triumph in council election, but activists wary of Wu’s policy shifts
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Progressives triumph in council election, but activists wary of Wu’s policy shifts
The Boston City Council election was as sleepy as expected for an off-year contest with no mayor on the ballot. Just 19% of registered voters turned out to cast ballots for an eight-way at-large race and six contested district races. But behind those low turnout numbers on Nov. 7 was a quiet battle for the soul of the city.
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Opinion
Boston’s Black political bench needs rebuilding
Today, the African American community lacks what my late dear sister friend Mukiya Baker Gomez would call a “bench,” meaning individuals who are ready to move up and into office and political leadership. We can and must do better.
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Tuesday’s election raises the prospects in Boston, Brockton
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Politics
Tuesday’s election raises the prospects in Boston, Brockton
The Nov. 7 election features city council races in Boston and a contested mayoral election in Brockton.
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Council advances cultural  affairs office proposal
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Council advances cultural affairs office proposal
The Boston City Council earlier this month approved the creation of the Office of Cultural Affairs, which would center its work on Boston residents who are Latin American, Caribbean, and Asian and Pacific Islanders.
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Funding for regional policing center stirs debate in Boston City Council
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Funding for regional policing center stirs debate in Boston City Council
On the campaign trail in 2021, a majority of candidates for city offices supported shuttering the Boston Police Department’s controversial gang database and ending the department’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
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BPS denies having a ‘do not hire’ list
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BPS denies having a ‘do not hire’ list
The Boston Public Schools has told the City Council that the district does not maintain a list of people who shouldn’t be hired or rehired, a practice that a former employee and the teachers union indicated they suspected was in place.
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Progressive majority at risk in Council races
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Politics
Progressive majority at risk in Council races
With two of Boston City Council's most left-leaning members having lost their seats in preliminary balloting, some are questioning whether the Council’s progressive streak will continue into the next term with a body that could no longer have a majority of people of color.
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City Council delays tent ban at Mass and Cass
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City Council delays tent ban at Mass and Cass
A new city ordinance that would ban tents from the Mass and Cass area is one step further away after it was referred out to the Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations, frustrating some who want quicker action.
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Three councilors of color face challengers in preliminary race
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Politics
Three councilors of color face challengers in preliminary race
When voters in Roxbury and parts of the South End and Fenway go to the polls for the city’s Sept. 12 preliminary, there will be no shortage of choices in four City Council districts.
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