The Newton City Council overturned the mayor’s veto of its earlier decision to raise the salaries of city councilors and the mayor at its meeting on Monday night. The City Council did not vote to raise the pay for School Committee members—that will go to a vote later in the year.
“Through this research I realized the amount of over regulation of natural hair that disproportionately impacts black girls,” Edwards said. “These regulations prevent them from going to school and has increased the amount of times they are expelled.”
A hearing regarding school safety and security measures was held in the City of Boston on Tuesday. The hearing analyzed both safety and security measures taken to protect school environments from threatening situations, and it featured a panel from the Boston Police Department (BPD) as well as members of the public.
The hearing was headed by Kim Janey, the ordinance sponsor and city councilor for District 7, and Michael Flaherty, chair of the committee.
Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu and Kim Janey ordered a hearing regarding eliminating the ridership fare for the MBTA bus route 28 at the Boston City Council meeting on Wednesday.
A lively gathering of Bostonians crowded outside the Transportation Board Room on Wednesday for a public hearing on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) proposed fare hike, which will go into effect July 1 of this year.
Newton City Council has postponed voting on a temporary ban of recreational marijuana establishments until March 5. If the proposal passes, businesses will not be able to apply for licenses until Dec. 31, 2018 to allow for increased planning time for the Zoning and Planning Committee.