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Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Who will be the Next Mayor?

As per the latest Boston Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021 Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu are in neck-to-neck fight with majority of voters undecided. After the incumbent Marty Walsh was appointed as United States Secretary of Labor in Biden Cabinet, he had to resign as Mayor despite being eligible to seek 3rd term. As per the Boston City Charter after the position of Mayor falls vacant within sixteen months of last regular election, a preliminary election is to be initiated. The last Boston Mayoral election was held on November 5, 2019 and Marty Walsh resigned from the post before the completion of 16 months therefore a special election to fill he post has been initiated.
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Boston City Council Looks At Housing Protection, Early Voting, Redistricting, Tree Canopy, Extreme Heat & More

City Councilor-At-Large Michelle Wu publishes notes from Boston City Council meetings. Below are some highlights from July 21, 2021 Boston City Council meeting:. Restoring Governmentally-Involved Housing Protection Home-Rule Petition: The Council voted unanimously to approve a home-rule petition for a special law, An Act to Restore Boston’s Governmentally-Involved Housing Protection, after Councilor Edwards reported back as Chair of the Committee on Government Operations and recommended the order ought to pass. This home rule petition would preserve or restore at-risk affordable housing, including current or formerly HUD subsidized housing with “expiring use” restrictions, helping Boston maintain its stock of affordable housing and discouraging the condominium conversion of these homes. This proposal was prompted in part by recent developments at the Forbes Building in Jamaica Plain, home to primarily elderly Boston residents, where the new owner has refused to sign contracts with the Boston Housing Authority that would keep tenants in their affordable units. This matter will now go to the Acting Mayor for approval before moving to the Massachusetts State Legislature.
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Lucas: Kevin White could handle Beacon Hill, today’s candidates can’t

Boston officials seeking to influence the Massachusetts Legislature ought to study the way late Boston Mayor Kevin White did it. Instead of cajoling, pleading or demanding action on bills affecting the city — including Boston City Council resolutions that nobody reads — White (1968-1984) simply threatened to arrest legislators “when they get stiff” bar-hopping in Boston.

The Massachusetts Attorney General Is Suing Grubhub for Allegedly Charging Restaurants Illegally High Fees During COVID

On July 29, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy sued third-party food delivery giant Grubhub for allegedly charging restaurants in the state illegally high delivery fees during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the economic development bill implemented by the Massachusetts legislature in January, which was intended to help businesses struggling through COVID, third-party delivery apps like DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats were not permitted to charge restaurants more than 15 percent fees per delivery for as long as the state of emergency lasted in the state.
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Why are there so many illegal signs posted on public property in Boston?

Hanging on utility poles and traffic signals and posted beside bus stops, corrugated plastic signs promote people willing to buy homes or diabetic test strips for cash and advertise local businesses. But these illegally posted signs are a point of concern for leaders of local neighborhood associations. “They’re not very...
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Councilor Edwards Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor

District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who represents East Boston, Charlestown and the North End said that Michelle Wu is a ‘bold, brave woman who supports bold, brave women’ and that is why she has endorsed her fellow colleague Michelle Wu’s candidacy for Mayor of Boston. At a press event...