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Acting Boston mayor signs ordinance limiting use of tear gas

May. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey signed into law a city ordinance Thursday that limits how police use tear gas and other crowd-control techniques. The measure, approved by the Boston City Council last month on a 7-5 vote, restricts the use of chemical crowd...

Boston mayor to sign measure limiting police use of tear gas

Apr. 29, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey is planning to sign a proposed city ordinance next week that would put limits on how police use tear gas and other crowd-control techniques. The measure, approved Wednesday by the Boston City Council on a 7-5 vote, would...

Mayor: Release investigation into officer accused of abuse

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Redacted copies of an internal affairs investigation into a former Boston police officer and union chief charged with molesting multiple children as far back as the mid-1990s will be released as soon as the end of the week, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday. ...

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey announces candidacy for office

Apr. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey officially announced Tuesday that she will be a candidate for the job full time in the fall election. “The work to address the challenges we face from COVID-19 and the racial inequalities that have been inherited from...

Live long in sculpture: 20-foot art planned for Spock symbol

Mar. 26, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Science in Boston is paying tribute to city native Leonard Nimoy with a 20-foot sculpture shaped like Mr. Spock's split-fingered “live long and prosper" hand gesture, the museum and the late “Star Trek” actor's family announced Friday. ...

Boston turns historic page with 1st Black, 1st female mayor

Mar. 24, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kim Janey, who as a child had rocks hurled at her school bus during Boston's desegregation era, marked her historic elevation as the first woman and first Black person to serve as mayor of the city with a ceremonial swearing-in event Wednesday. Janey...

Janey becomes 1st woman, person of color to be Boston mayor

Mar. 22, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston has a new mayor in Kim Janey, who became the city’s first female and first person of color to take the office Monday. Marty Walsh resigned Monday evening to become President Joe Biden’s labor secretary. The Boston City Council President Janey,...

Logical move: Boston pays tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy

Mar. 21, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a perfectly logical move, Boston is paying tribute to the actor who played Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek" television show and movies. Mayor Marty Walsh declared March 26 Leonard Nimoy Day in the city, his daughter, Julie shared on her Twitter account. ...

NH expands vaccine eligibility; St. Patrick's Day event back

Mar. 21, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Sunday: MASSACHUSETTS The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is back, virtually. The event was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The “bring your own...

Another candidate jumps into Boston's mayoral race

Mar. 04, 2021 14:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former top official in Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration announced Thursday that he will run to replace his former boss. John Barros, who recently stepped down as the city’s chief of economic development after seven years in the position,...