Saturday, April 13, 2013
At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and former state rep Charlotte Golar Richie are both considering running for Boston mayor. Either candidate would be the first prominent female candidate in the race.
At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who topped the citywide at-large race two years ago, is still considering a run for Boston mayor, she told the Boston Herald. Also, seriously considering getting into the race is former state representative Charlotte Golar Richie, currently the senior vice president for public policy, advocacy and government relations for YouthBuild USA. If Pressley or Richie were to run, either would be the first prominent female mayoral candidate. So far city councilors Felix Arroyo, Mike Ross, Rob Consalvo and John Connolly, have all announced they're running for mayor. State Rep. Martin Walsh and District Attorney Dan Conley are also two of the more prominent candidates.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Boston City Council supported a redistricting map, the third one, after the first two were vetoed by Mayor Menino.
The Boston City Council is hoping the third's time the charm for their latest redistricting map submitted to Mayor Thomas Menino on Wednesday. The Council supported a redistricting map at Wednesday's meeting by a vote of 11-2, with the two votes against the map coming from District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey, and the chair of the Census Committee, District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan. The map now awaits Menino's approval or disapproval. Menino has vetoed the last two redistricting maps, citing concerns of an "over-concentration of protected groups" in districts both times. The Council-approved map was originally submitted by Councilors Frank Baker, Rob Consalvo and Matt O'Malley. At Wednesday's meeting, District 7 City Councilor …
Monday, October 22, 2012
If Boston Mayor Thomas Menino were to choose not to run next year - who would run? Who would you like to see run for mayor?
It's gotten to the point that individuals wanting to be Boston mayor openly admit they are waiting for Thomas Menino to step aside. The Boston Herald did a roundup of the usual suspects expected to make a run at being Boston's next mayor. Included in the Herald's list are: Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, City Councilors John Connolly, Ayanna Pressley, Felix Arroyo, Tito Jackson and Mike Ross. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, as well as state Representatives Linda Dorcena Forry and Marty Walsh were also tabbed as possible candidates. Several of the usual suspects have said they'd like to run for mayor if Menino stepped aside, but not if he's still in office. Just ask Maura Hennigan and Michael Flaherty about what it's …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley calls for examination of alcohol licenses and how attaining them economically affect businesses.
There is a cap on how many alcohol licenses are allowed in Boston, and sometimes restaurants wait months for a license to become available. Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley feels the system is antiquated, and hurts the economic viability of Boston's main streets. "I'm not talking about turning main streets into Bourbon Street. I'm talking about fostering small local environments for a nice glass of wine to celebrate a birthday or a graduation," Pressley said—which is precisely what manager Abdessamad Naamad said he wanted to do with Koullshi when he asked recently to upgrade his beer and wine license to a license to sell all manner of alcohol. Pressly said she wants to lift the cap on alcohl licenses permitted in the city. "We need …