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🚨Crimes committed by cops!🚨

@bostonpolice has an officer UNLAWFULLY recording peaceful protesters at @MayorWu’s Coffee event in Dorchester. 🍩

BPD why are you harassing moms w/ kids in strollers? 👀

Resources best spent elsewhere! 📸

#shameonwu #bospoli #boston #mapoli
UPDATE: The citizen who recorded this video, SHAWN NELSON, was just arrested @MayorWu’s Coffee Hours in Ronan Park, Dorchester while peacefully protesting.

#boston #bospoli #mapoli #shameonwu #civilrights #blacklivesmatter
Link to video credit of @bostonpolice profiling Shawn Nelson while he peacefully protested:…
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1/This thread on an obscure committee nominally responsible for directing a beloved #EastBoston park is this week's essential #bospoli reading. Meet me back here when you're done for a few more thoughts from someone who has been following this fiasco closely for the past 10 yrs
2/ For context, here's the finished portion of Piers Park. I live around the corner, walk past it every day, and visit as often as possible. It"s a treasure, one of New England's beautiful spaces. The angry racists you've just seen in those videos are tasked with managing it.
3/ Piers Park is an amazing place for working people of limited means to have parties, get married, shoot music videos, take family photos, and hear great music. Like my band, @hightiderocks! Here we are playing some Dead on Jerry Garcia's birthday

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how were we ever supposed to know that the woman who spent months siding with an abusive mother in lying about her child's suicide while publicly fundraising off of accusing another child of her murder was a shameless grifter?

Sorry for the hyperlocal subtweet, but IYKYK. I didn't have much of an opinion about her before that, but just beyond all accepted norms of decency, humanity, and what I understand to be activism--and if we were still doing journalism around here you'd already know that
When all you've got is "only a right-wing "citizen journalist" troll was covering this!" all I'm hearing is an indictment of our Boston media class. Not the troll.

This is what happens when we put people over causes, and personalities over principle.
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A storm is coming! Here are some resources to help you stay warm and safe during this weekend’s snowstorm

¡Se acerca una tormenta! Aquí hay algunos recursos para ayudarte a estar abrigado y seguro durante la tormenta de nieve de este fin de semana
❄️To report unplowed roads or fallen trees after the storm is over, call 311
❄️Here are some numbers to call if you need help with gas, water, shelter, etc.:…
❄️Sign up for emergency alerts at

❄️Para reportar caminos sin arar o árboles caídos después de que termine la tormenta, llame al 311
❄️Números para llamar si necesita ayuda con gas, agua, refugio, etc.:…
❄️Regístrese para recibir alertas de emergencia en

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Do you know the 13 members of the #Boston City Council (@boscitycouncil)?

Follow them all (details in thread). Whenever they make some type of post, ask if they agree w/ @MayorWu’s vaccine verification ~> #bostonsegregates & #bostondiscriminates.

Silence is compliance. #bospoli
@edforboston is President of the #Boston City Council (@boscitycouncil) & District 2.

Follow their handle. Whenever they post, comment & ask if they’ll vote to end vaccine verification ~> #bostonsegregates & #bostondiscriminates.

Silence is compliance. #bospoli #civilrights
@ruthzee4Boston is a #Boston City Council Member (@boscitycouncil) at Large.

Follow their handle. Whenever they post, comment & ask if they’ll vote to end vaccine verification ~> #bostonsegregates & #bostondiscriminates.

Silence is compliance. #bospoli #civilrights #shameonwu
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Boston #FreeAssange Rally early #FirstNightBoston
Brought in the New Year praising Julian & #WikiLeaks Positive, sympathetic reactions!
Tide is turning!
✴️Letters to Merrick Garland @TheJusticeDept
✴️Petition to senators @ewarren @SenMarkey
Thread 👇
"Assange's only crimes are exposing the crimes of the war makers, of the genocidal war machine that exploits and oppresses working people in countries around the world. ...He is our hero. Please join us in the campaign to #FreeJulianAssange." John Harris,
"Here we are New Year Eve's day as part of #FirstNightBoston. We are very concerned about Julian Assange. He just lost his case...who knows how long he'll be in jail?...@POTUS & Merrick Garland could just #DropTheCharges & the case would go away" Susan McLucas, Activist Organizer
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Government leaders have failed to put the health, well-being & dignity of every resident at the center of our #COVID19 response. Many of us are suffering unnecessarily and every sector is impacted by preventable challenges. 🧵 1/…
This all could have been avoided. Our government leaders could have prioritized the needs of residents rather than protecting special interests and getting lulled into believing that a privatized response would save us. 2/ #mapoli #bospoli
We know how stressed our community members feel, how our nurses & doctors are #burntout, how much our teachers & students want to safely return to the classroom & how worried our parents are for their children and their aging parents, never mind themselves. 3/

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SPOTTED: Among the dignitaries at @wutrain’s signing in, @SecretaryOfMass Bill Galvin (with a vote mask) #mapoli Image
*swearing in — they’re in line to be checked in
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Boston is on the brink of history.

Ahead of the mayoral election, Globe reporters fanned out to six neighborhoods across the city that help illustrate where and how Boston’s political ideologies and power structures have shifted over the last decade.…
The Sept. 14 preliminary results help tell the story of a divided city.

In one Mattapan precinct, Annissa Essaibi George claimed just 3 percent of the vote. In another, a few miles east in Dorchester, she got over 80 percent.… A map showing Boston's prel...
Dorchester’s Ward 16, Precinct 12 is among Boston’s whitest and most conservative pockets.

It’s also home to Florian Hall, home of the firefighters union that has backed Essaibi George, considered a more moderate candidate and the underdog of the race.… Image
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1/ MAHA incoming executive director Symone Crawford issued the following statement today after President Biden and Congressional leaders released the framework for the #BuildBackBetterAct
2/ the agreement includes significant funding for affordable housing, including a first-generation down payment assistance program inspired by MAHA’s STASH matched savings program for first-gen homebuyers. #mapoli #bospoli #FirstGenHome
“3 years ago when we designed the nation’s 1st program for buyers without a family history of homeownership, we never dreamed the concept of targeting #FirstGenHome buyers would go from an idea to the verge of reality in the halls of DC in such a short time. #fromDorchestertoDC
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Follow the money, Boston!

#KeepIt100 💯
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“Massachusetts' historically racialized home mortgage market and resulting racial wealth inequalities indicate a need for programs like STASH, which creates equitable homeownership opportunities for families of color,” said @jittygurl /1 #bospoli #mapoli…
MAHA today announced that the developers of Dorchester Bay City, a joint venture of Accordia Partners, LLC and the Real Estate Group of Ares Management Corporation, have committed $10 million to fund its STASH program for first generation homebuyers. #bospoli #mapoli /2
STASH provides homebuyer ed and matched savings for a down payment on a house in MA. Launched in 2019, the program is the 1st of its kind in the country and serves a population, first-generation buyers that is not widely recognized by policymakers or public. #bospoli #mapoli /3
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6 candidates for mayor spent time with our #futureBostonbuyers and discussed expanding homeownership opportunities, increasing access to affordable mortgage programs, funding a first-gen matched savings program, lifting the ban on rent control, and raising linkage fees. /1
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We are starting tonight with @andreaforboston hosted by MAHA member Lynden Douglas #bospoli ImageImage
.@andreaforboston is a yes on fully funding #ONEPlusBoston and yes on urging merger banks to join the program #bospoli
.@andreaforboston talks about not being able to afford Roxbury and South End where she grew up. Answers yes to setting goal of at least 20% of city funded units being affordable homeownership for households making $45K and up. #bospoli
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“My homeownership journey started with just a thought in 2012 because after paying rent since 2006 I realized that paying someone else’s mortgage was not helping me progress financially for my future. /1 #bospoli #mapoli #firstgenhome #firstgenfriday #blackwomenimpact
Since being on my own financially at 17,I’ve been very conscious of how to spend $ and living on a budget.Once I started paying rent, other…bills I started a spreadsheet and would record my net income and subtract my bills for each pay period./2 #blackwomenimpact #firstgenfriday
In 2013 I came across MAHA’s website and took the first-time home buyer classes, got educated on the process and realized I had to work on my financial situation first. /3 #firstgenfriday #blackwomenimpact #firstgenhome
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Ashley Garrett asks about support for ONE+Boston and @wutrain says she will support expansion of this great program. #bospoli
.@wutrain commits to setting a goal of 250 ONE+Boston loans and writing to merging banks asking them to join program #bospoli
Donna King asks @wutrain to adopt goal of 25% of city housing funds going to affordable homeownership. She commits to work with MAHA on this goal. #bospoli
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Here’s what’s going on in Boston P1 #bospoli…
They didn’t resign over texts. They resigned because the wages of whiteness were threatening their lives while they were on SC and this further escalated when the texts were released.
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I am incredibly disappointed to learn that @TurtleSwampBrew and their landlord Monty Gold have both filed lawsuits to stop @JP_NDC's development of 38 new affordable homes for low-income seniors at 3371 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. #bospoli
JPNDC's proposed senior development was approved by BPDA and the ZBA last year after significant community input & efforts by the community for JPNDC to purchase the building from a private developer, in hopes of expanding affordable housing in the neighborhood.
In addition to creating more affordable homes for low-income seniors in JP, this development will save El Embajador, a long-time Latino-owned business in JP that was at risk of closing down if the property was developed by the previous market rate developer.
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Join us today at 1pm for a Conversation For Progress on moving municipal elections on-cycle with national experts Professor @SarahAnzia from UC Berkeley & @ProfJonCollins from Brown, and Alex Psilakis from @MassVOTE (1/) #mapoli #bospoli
As seen in today's @BostonGlobe, Boston voters in a newly released @MassINCPolling survey support this change 2:1

Last year, this study from @bostonfdn @TischCollege & @MassINC @Benkforman showed the significant disparities in representation

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A lot going on rn but N.B.: these extremely damning 25-yr-old BPD records were released at pretty much the exact point at which we knew the #DerekChauvinTrial verdict was imminent

#bospoli #mapoli
(And sorry for being all lawyerly here, fyi N.B. is Latin for 🧐🧐🧐)
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Samuel Maverick was one of the first slave-owners in MA, and it's past time #EastBoston disowned him. I've been proposing for yrs that we re-dedicate the square to a different Maverick: the youngest victim of the Boston Massacre.

Keep the name, lose the legacy

#mapoli #bospoli
Or to this guy, whatever, literally any other Maverick
Samuel Maverick:

-owned all of what is now #EastBoston and #Chelsea

-purchased, tortured, and experimented in crude forced eugenics on humans

-does not deserve to have his name on an entire square, a T station, a street, a court, etc

#mapoli #bospoli
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Congresswoman @AyannaPressley congratulates @MartyJWalsh, (note the Twitter handle change and then greets @Kim_Janey: “Madame Mayor.” #bospoli. @wbznewsradio Image
It’s official — @Kim_Janey is sworn in as mayor of #Boston. @wbznewsradio Image
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1/10 Announcing our big bold Homeownership Justice Vision, a sweeping 12 point plan to close the racial homeownership gap in Massachusetts. #mapoli #bospoli
2/10 We start with something old and something new! Our most affordable and most race conscious mortgage- the ONE Mortgage @mhphousing - must reach more first time buyers if we are going to close the gap AND our new first gen matched savings program needs to be scaled up. #mapoli
3/10 #expandthepie with linkage, PILOT, and an annual homeownership round @MA_DHCD and build more affordable homes while we strengthen CRA and @CFPB at the federal level. #mapoli #bospoli
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