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Affordable housing, Internet access equity, health disparities discussed this week at city council meeting

Affordable housing, Internet access equity, health disparities discussed this week at city council meeting

Ollie Steinberg, Reporter January 28, 2021

As Boston braces COVID-19 second wave, city councilors divert their attention to issues deeply affecting residents, such as advocating for deeply affordable housing that hopefully could help counter the...

City council proposed a $12 million cut to the BPD overtime budget for 2021

City council proposed a $12 million cut to the BPD overtime budget for 2021

Ollie Steinberg, Reporter November 18, 2020

Boston City Council held a hearing on Monday afternoon with representatives from the Boston Police Department to discuss two dockets on the city’s police overtime budget.  The Bureau of Administration...

City council discusses COVID-19 support for residents and MBTA service cuts

City council discusses COVID-19 support for residents and MBTA service cuts

November 6, 2020

The city council this week discussed how to continue to support residents in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and the presidential election. The flu vaccine, support for restaurant owners and MBTA service...

City council discusses grants for community gardens, speeding cars and language access for city services

City council discusses grants for community gardens, speeding cars and language access for city services

Ollie Steinberg, Reporter October 29, 2020

Language accessibility, ethnic studies curriculum and expanding access to nutritional assistance were on the agenda at the Boston City Council meeting via Zoom this Wednesday.  Order authorizing the...

Boston City Council passed resolution condemning racist tactics used by ICE

Boston City Council passed resolution condemning racist tactics used by ICE

Ollie Steinberg, Reporter October 23, 2020

The city council passed dockets aiming to reduce sharps disposed improperly on the streets and to place a ballot box outside houses of incarceration in Boston during this week’s virtual Boston City Council...

Boston City Council discusses new supervision protocols for BPD overtime, pedestrian safety and language access

Boston City Council discusses new supervision protocols for BPD overtime, pedestrian safety and language access

Nia Beckett, Reporter October 9, 2020

How should the city create new supervision protocols and audit protocols for police overtime? How can it improve pedestrian safety and traffic enforcement to reduce serious crashes in the city? How can...

City Council to recognize October as Dyslexia Awareness Month, talks decline in BPS enrollment

City Council to recognize October as Dyslexia Awareness Month, talks decline in BPS enrollment

Nia Beckett, Reporter October 2, 2020

Should October become Dyslexia Awareness Month in Boston? How should the city tackle a decline in student enrollment at Boston Public Schools? The council discussed these and other issues relating to digital...

Screenshot of the Zoom interview with Michelle Wu by Lex Weaver.

Mandarin transcription of Q&A with Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu

Huilin Li , Reporter September 24, 2020

 Lex Weaver: 大家好,我叫Lex Weaver。我是the Scope Boston的参与编辑,这是一个数字新闻网站,讲述大波士顿地区的正义、希望和坚韧的故事。我们把新闻作为一种服务行为,致力于连接社区,规划公民生活,放大那些经常被传统媒体忽视或错误描述的声音。今天,我们将采访市议员和波士顿市长候选人Michelle...

Screenshot of the Zoom interview with Michelle Wu by Lex Weaver.

Spanish transcription of Q&A with Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu

Mayra Parrilla Guerrero, Reporter September 24, 2020

No tiene tiempo de ver el video completo? No se preocupe, aquí está la respuesta rápida de sus preguntas más esperadas!) Sobre el movimiento de Black Lives Matter y la equidad racial “Nuestro...

Screenshot of the Zoom interview with Michelle Wu by Lex Weaver.

Vietnamese transcription of Q&A with Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu

Ha Ta, Editor September 23, 2020

 BẢN DỊCH TÓM TẮT Không có thời gian để xem hết video? Bên dưới là phần tóm tắt nội dung buổi phỏng vấn với Michelle Wu. Về phong trào “Black Lives Matter"...

Screenshot of the Zoom interview with Michelle Wu by Lex Weaver.

English transcription of Q&A with Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu

Lex Weaver and Ha Ta September 23, 2020

The following interview transcription has been edited for length and clarity. Spanish and Mandarin translation will soon be available. Weaver: Hello everyone! My name is Lex Weaver. I am the audience...

Interview with Michelle Wu

Michelle Wu talks support for Black communities, housing justice & opioid crisis on Mass & Cass

"Racial justice is central to our campaign. The reason why I have been in office and why I'm seeking to become mayor is that Boston should be a city for everyone."
Lex Weaver and Ha Ta September 22, 2020
The councillor, who has served on the city council for seven years, last week announced her run for Boston mayor in 2021.
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