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Yancey investigates Boston’s Hubway bike sharing system

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Hall (December 11, 2012) – The Boston City Council’s Committee on Environment & Human Rights will hold a public hearing to investigate the City of Boston’s Hubway bike sharing system, on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Iannella Chambers on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall. Councillor ...

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Yancey and New Democracy Coalition Redistricting Press Conference

Oct 24, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey and the New Democracy Coalition held a redistricting press conference on October 24, 2012 at Boston City Hall, which was attended by clergy, community activists, and Mattapan residents. While Yancey’s redistricting map aims to re-unite Mattapan and establish five districts of Color by uniting the predominately Asian community of Chinatown ...

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In Memoriam: Remembering Bruce Bolling

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

UPDATED:   From Councillor Yancey: Today, we lost a great statesman and leader and we will miss Bruce Bolling. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to his wife Joyce his son Bruce, his brother Royal and the entire Bolling family.We wish him a peaceful journey. I treasure the time that we spent together on the city council ...

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News: Menino Says Minorities are Disserved & Vetos Redistricting Plan

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Thursday vetoed the City Council’s controversial plan for redrawing the nine council districts, arguing that the map diluted the influence of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian voters. In a letter to the council, which approved a redistricting plan on a 7-6 vote after months of wrangling, Menino singled out District 4 as ...

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Watch: Bill Clinton Amazes and Speaks Truth at #DNC 2012

Sep 6, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Whether you caught it live or only got to see the excerpts in the news today, Bill Clinton, showed us what it means to be a well prepared and captivating orator. William Jefferson Clinton is one of the few people that can take even the most complex situation and make all of those around him ...

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President Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments

Sep 4, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  With the Democratic National Convention officially underway, many have asked: What has President Obama really accomplished since he's come to office? He has done A LOT! The good folks at Washington Monthly put together a very nice list of the top 50 accomplishments that should definitely put an doubt to rest. This is a huge ...

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Council Awaits Menino’s Call on Redistricting Map…

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  Mayor Thomas Menino is weighing a City Council-approved proposal that pushes the Polish Triangle and Carson Beach into Dorchester’s District 3, while splitting Lower Mills between Districts 3 and 4. The re-drawn map plan flows from 2010 US Census numbers showing the need for district boundaries to be shifted, where they will remain for the ...

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August Newsletter: Unmasking Division, Disparity, and Determination

Aug 30, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

With the end of Summer approaching, August has certainly had its highs and lows but we move forward with fervor and hope to motivate ourselves to become just a little bit better. This month we explore the results of the new proposed redistricting who looks to divide Mattapan and Lower Mills. We also delve into ...

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News: Why Menino Should Veto the Redistricting Plan

Aug 29, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

You didn't need a PhD in political science to predict that the Boston City Council's redraft of the boundaries delineating neighborhood council seats would meet with shouts of protest. Every 10 years, after the national census, the council must review and redraw district lines to ensure that each of Boston's nine districts are of similar size. ...

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News: Mourners Gather to Remember Genevieve Phillip

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

About 800 mourners gathered today at the Grace of All Nations Church in Dorchester to lay to rest Genevieve Phillip, one of three women killed earlier this month as they sat in a parked car in the neighborhood. Phillip’s was the third funeral of the women, and once again, the call sounded from the pulpit for ...

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