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Watch: Charles Yancey, Activists Favor More Change in Districts

Oct 25, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

City Councillor, Activists Favor More Change in Council Districts from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

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Redistricting plan passes City Council in third proposal

Oct 18, 2012 1 Comment ›› The Commisioner

After previous struggle to come to a conclusion on a new redistricting plan, Boston City Council members passed an amendment to a highly disputed map of electoral districts in their weekly meeting on Wednesday. A redistricted map approved by a majority of City Council members has already been sent back from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who ...

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New Jersey’s Whitman touts Brown in Dorchester

Oct 12, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

US Sen. Scott Brown picked up the endorsement of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman on Tuesday at the Phillips Old Colony House on Morrissey Boulevard. Looking for a full six-year term, Brown, a Wrentham Republican, is in a close battle with Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, who visited a construction site at South Boston’s ...

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September Newsletter: Health for Our Communities and Districts

Sep 29, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Looking back at September, we relish in the outstanding work that enabled us to have our new Mattapan Health Center open its doors. It was an amazing event that we had the opportunity to share with Dr. Azzie Young,  State Senator Jack Hart, State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, Governor Deval Patrick, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, along ...

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Second Redistricting Map Passes City Council 7-6, Submitted to Mayor

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

The Boston City Council passed a second redistricting map Wednesday in a 7-6 vote, which now needs to be passed or vetoed by Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino rejected the previous redistricting mappassed by the Council in a 7-6 vote on Aug. 23. He said the proposed map "concentrates our many citizens of color into too few districts, and ...

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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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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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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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