Chinatown Group Alleges Voter Intimidation In District 2 Race

Armed with affidavits from several residents of apartment buildings, housing mostly the elderly, in the Chinatown Section of Boston, which is part of the District 2 City Council seat, the Chinese Progressive Association claims evidence of voting violations with absentee ballots by persons affiliated with Candidate Michael Kelley, including a city employee. It is noted […]

Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor & Memorial Park

Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh and local elected officials today joined Massport and the family of the late Thomas J. Butler, former Director of External Affairs at Massport and true son of South Boston, to celebrate the opening of the Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor and Memorial Park. “This project is a fitting tribute […]

Ed Flynn Humbly Asks For Your Vote

As this election approaches its conclusion this upcoming Tuesday, November 7th, I would like to extend my best wishes to my neighbors and thank you for the hospitality that you have extended to me, my family, and my supporters as we knocked on thousands of doors and made tens of thousands of phone calls throughout our district. […]

Jim Brett to Receive Lifetime Disability Advocacy Award

New England Council President and CEO Jim Brett will be honored by Community Work Services as the first recipient of their Lifetime Achievement and Advocacy Award for Individuals with Disabilities. Community Work Services is turning 140 years old, and will be having a gala party on November 9, 2017 at the Omni Parker House Hotel. […]

Wards 6 & 7 Democratic Committees Endorse Candidates for Boston City Election

Following presentations from the candidates in attendance to the assembled democratic committees on Tuesday, September 19, the committees met separately and voted the following endorsements. The general election is Tuesday, November 7. For Mayor:                                          Martin J. Walsh For District 2 City Councilor:    Edward N. Flynn   The candidates endorsed by the Ward 6 & 7 […]

Window Into The State House

House to debate scaled-down criminal justice bill; Baker expresses ‘very significant concern’ with Senate measure Amid pressure from progressives to pass the Senate’s sweeping criminal-justice bill, the House is expected today to set a Nov. 9 deadline to debate its own reform legislation, which likely will be a whittled-down version of the Senate plan, reports Jim O’Sullivan at the […]

Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical for Massachusetts and New England

Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical for Massachusetts and New England By Richard Paris New England is well aware of the wreckage that can come with a major storm. In recent years, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Hanna were just a few of the storms that left scars up and down the Northeast. Those storms […]

Maritime Industry Important To Boston’s Economy

Marketing brochures, real estate analysts, urban planners and developers are relentlessly touting to bankers and investors that Boston, its waterfront and in particular the greater South Boston neighborhood is the place to invest their money. Just last week, the Boston Globe spotlighted the use of the government’s EB-5 visa program, which grants a green card […]

City Point Residents Are Not Happy

When the zoning changes in South Boston were vetted and codified in December 2016 by the City of Boston through a series of public meetings led by Mark McGonagle, community liaison for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), the expectation was that “variance applications and public meetings would be a thing of the past” […]

Easter a Season of Hope

Ray Flynn While in Providence, on Saturday, I was talking to a group of residents about the hey day of that city’s political history. I told them the story of how many Providence College students walked from the Catholic college to the downtown to hear U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy speak the day before he […]