The Green New Deal is a concept, not a plan. Advocates say Mayor Wu is missing that so far.
Dozens of experts and advocates praised the mayor for doing far more than her predecessors to spotlight the climate crisis. But as Wu’s administration has struggled to find the right leader for city climate efforts, her broader mission remains undefined.
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City Council race
New Boston City Council takes shape
A new Boston City Council is taking shape after an array of competitive races, including five open seats, brought significant turnover to the city’s legislative body, and some historic firsts. Voters also weighed in on issues such as policing and affordable housing.
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The issues that matter
On policing, Boston mayoral candidates Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George are miles apart
Essaibi George’s policing stances have cast her as a more centrist figure in the race, while Wu’s unabashed progressivism and calls for reform contributed to a decisive victory in September’s preliminary contest.
THE GREAT DIVIDE
Mayor Wu joins unions to push back on state takeover of Boston schools
Mayor Michelle Wu and local and state teachers union leaders said Wu’s initiatives, including her $2 billion building plan, set the Boston district on the path to academic success — and a state takeover would jeopardize that.
Marty Walsh and Kamala Harris have formed an unlikely bond in politics and beyond
In what has become one of the more unusual pairings in the Biden administration, Vice President Kamala Harris and Marty Walsh, the Secretary of Labor, have struck up a tight bond that started with policy and has evolved into a personal connection that has surprised even those close to them.
Michelle Wu has raised over $1 million for her inaugural festivities, most of it from Boston’s power brokers
Wu’s inaugural fund as Boston mayor places her squarely within an age-old political tradition: tapping the wealthy and powerful to pay for festivities where top donors gain access to the city’s new leader.