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Field of candidates for Boston mayor narrows by one

Jul. 13, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The field of candidates for Boston mayor narrowed by one on Tuesday as Jon Santiago, an emergency room doctor and state representative, dropped out of the running. The departure of Santiago leaves just five major candidates, including four women of color,...

Cabinet secretaries launch roadshow to sell the Biden plan

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marty Walsh remembers what it was like when a Cabinet secretary would come to town. “It really is a big deal. They give you the dates, and you just clear your schedule,” said Walsh, a former mayor of Boston. He recalls 300...

Boston leadership tangled in series of scandals

Jun. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s leaders are scrambling to tamp down a series of political crises. The acting mayor just fired the new police commissioner. Two school committee members abruptly quit after exchanging a series of racially charged text messages. The Boston Police...

Boston police commissioner ousted over domestic abuse claims

Jun. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's police commissioner was fired Monday following a bitter battle to keep his job after decades-old domestic violence accusations came to light. Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Dennis White's removal as the city's top cop, four months after White...

Embattled Boston top cop urges mayor to let him keep his job

Jun. 02, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's embattled police commissioner urged the city's mayor on Wednesday to let him keep his job, saying decades-old domestic violence allegations against him are false. After a hearing — which was closed to the public — to determine Commissioner...

Embattled Boston top cop loses court bid to block firing

May. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday against Boston's embattled police commissioner in his bid to block the city from firing him over decades-old domestic violence accusations. The judge denied Commissioner Dennis White's request for a preliminary injunction, clearing...

Filing: Ex-Boston mayor knew of abuse claims against top cop

May. 20, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was aware of decades-old domestic violence allegations against the city's now embattled top cop before picking him to lead the department, the police commissioner's predecessor told a court this week. The statement came in...

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...