Final conditions as planned for Casey Arborway project.

Councilor Yancey Asks for Hearings on Casey Arborway

At Wednesday's City Council meeting, Councilor Charles Yancey plans to call for an "urgent review of the impacts" on the city's neighborhoods from the giant Casey Arborway project. According to the hearing order, the District 4 councilor wants a series of public hearings on the traffic and environmental impacts of neighborhoods all along Route 203. There's nothing in the order about rebuilding a bridge instead of the planned at-grade series of roads. But people who are holding out for a bridge plan to lobby city councilors on Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. at City Hall. The group will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at security in the lobby, according to an item sent to the social networking site Nextdoor.

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District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley

JP’s City Councilor, Matt O’Malley, Votes ‘No’ on $20K City Council Pay Hike

The city councilor who represents Jamaica Plain was one of four "no" votes as City Council voted itself a $20,000 raise. The move hikes city council salaries from $87,500 to $107,500, starting with councilors elected in 2015. The measure passed 9-4, enough to override any mayoral veto. But District 6 Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents JP and West Roxbury, was one of the nays. Instead, he pushed a failed measure that would have tied increases to the average median income in Boston.

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