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City Council Approves O’Malley’s Ordinance to Eliminate Gas Leaks

There are thousands of gas leaks in Boston. Thousands. The leaks are obviously dangerous, and also consumers pay more due to millions worth of gas escaping into the air. An ordinance passed by the Boston City Council and authored by Jamaica Plain’s City Councilor Matt O’Malley is aimed at eliminating natural gas leaks and improve the leak repair system. (more…) Continue Reading →

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City Councilors: Employers Shouldn’t Use Credit Checks to Discriminate

Two Boston City Councilors have proposed an ordinance to prevent employment discrimination based on credit checks. District 4 City Councilor Andrea Campbell and At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley cosponsored the proposed ordinance that will be discussed on Sept. 29 in a public hearing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ayanna Pressley Pledges Support for Matt O’Malley as Boston City Council President

City Councilors Matt O'Malley, left, and Ayanna Pressley

There is already talk about three Boston City Councilors vying to become the next city council president — with one being District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley. And O’Malley already has the public support of one sitting city councilor — Ayanna Pressley. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What Happens If An At-Large City Councilor Leaves? Murphy Could Be Back

Here’s an interesting tidbit about the Boston City Charter. If one of the four at-large city councilors were to leave his or her position, the candidate who finished fifth in the election, if willing and eligible, would become the fourth at-large city councilor. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Q&A: Michael Flaherty – Increase Residency Reqs for BPD & BFD, Offer a Post Grad Year

At-Large Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty is seeking reelection on Tuesday, November 3rd. Flaherty was first elected to the council in 1999, ran for mayor in 2009, and was reelected as an at-large city councilor in 2013. Flaherty spoke with Jamaica Plain News about his candidacy. (more…) Continue Reading →

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