JP Progressives Leading Discussion on Impeaching President Trump on Thursday

Saying the nation is witnessing a massive corruption of the presidency worse than Watergate, the JP Progressives are hosting a conversation on Thursday on impeaching President Donald Trump. "By refusing to divest fully from his business interests, President Donald Trump has been in direct violation of the US Constitution from the moment he took the oath of office," said the JP Progressives via an e-blast inviting the community to the event. "The President is not above the law. We will not allow President Trump to profit from the presidency at the expense of our democracy. Join us for this special presentation to learn more about the campaign and the case for impeachment."

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Genevieve Day, center, co-owner of JP Knit & Stitch, participates in the weekly Stitch Night at her Hyde Square business on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

‘Craft Activists’ Knit Women’s Rights Into Every Stitch

Every Friday night is community stitch night at JP Knit & Stitch, and this month’s gatherings have been dedicated to the Pussy Hat Project to support the Women’s Marches on Saturday. Knitters make hats and donate them with a note about the issues that concern them most. Some knitters created four or five hats. Hundreds of people have come into the store to pick up hats for the March in Boston. People offered to buy the hats, but they weren’t for sale.

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Governor Not in Favor of Allowing Syrian Refugees For Now; Mayor Walsh Unsure

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker does not want to allow any Syrian refugees into the state at this time, following last Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh seems unsure of where he stands on the issue. “I would say no as of right now,” Baker told reporters at the State House Monday, according to the Boston Globe. “No, I’m not interested in accepting refugees from Syria. My view on this is the safety and security of the people of the Commonwealth of Mass.

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

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

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. "O’Malley for president! City Council president that is. Matt’s a great leader and friend. I’ve complete confidence in his ability to fairly, thoughtfully, and effectively lead the council."

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Photos: Election 2015 From the Front Lines

A balmy November day wasn't enough to draw more than 14 percent of eligible voters to the polls Tuesday for Boston's city elections. In Jamaica Plain, voting was quiet in the morning at Egleston Square, Amory Apartments and English High School. The only candidate volunteers were at Woodbourne Apartments in Wards 19 in Precincts 17 and 12, one of the battlegrounds for the very tight District 4 City Council race. In the evening, voting attendance was busier at the Margarita Munoz Academy (formerly the Agassiz School) on Child Street (Wards 11 -9 and 19 -8). At Egleston Square, Amory Street and Woodbourne, campaign signs covered fences and light poles.  

 

 

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