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To celebrate his first year of public service, city councillor Nadeem Mazen is hosting an end-of-year fundraiser at Moksa Restaurant this Saturday evening.
Smokers invoked the Declaration of Independence, social justice and the specter of recent police killings of people of color to argue against restrictions on smoking in public places heard Monday before the City Council.
I have just one question for Boston 2024, the private group that put Boston into the running as a potential host for the 2024 Olympic Games: “Just who asked you, anyway?”
Several city councillors were ready to act Monday on a plastic bag ordinance, saying nearly eight years of debate was long enough, but instead the rules will go to “one more” subcommittee hearing in February, after which it may go back to the full council for a final vote.
It’s a little less than a year until elections, but Mayor David Maher is in full campaign donations mode – surging far ahead of any other sitting councillor by amassing a bit less than $34,190 in just a month’s time.
The city has been looking for seven years and seven months at ways to reduce use of plastic bags, with the latest considered worse than the previous one by the Massachusetts Sierra Club.
The city’s response to Freedom of Information Act filings is so bad that the City Council has taken action.
City councillor Dennis Carlone will host a winter fundraiser at the Middle East Restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
A wide-ranging Planning Board and City Council roundtable about development issues mainly set a template for future discussion, but a housing expert offered a concrete insight on one question.