- Created on Saturday, 24 November 2012 13:11
- Written by Lawrence Harmon, Boston Globe
A couple of dozen middle school students from Boston put their heads together last week and solved the murder of a 35-year old woman from Charlestown whose life was complicated by a hot-headed boyfriend, sketchy repairman, nosy neighbor, and jealous business rival. Granted, the characters in this murder scenario are fictional. But the students and the scientific techniques they used to solve the crime are real.
- Created on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:03
- Written by Andrew Ryan, Boston Globe
The Boston City Council voted 11-2 today to approve a redistricting map that at the last moment won broad support after 16 months of wrangling fraught with electoral politics and racial undertones.
The map that passed was crafted by Councilor Tito Jackson, who amended a proposal from other councilors. It came as a rebuke to Councilor Bill Linehan, the chairman of the Redistricting Committee, who had lobbied against Jackson’s amendments.
“It moves the city of Boston forward,” Jackson said, describing the plan as “lasting and indelible lines” for “a city that is a majority people of color and a city that cares about everybody.”
- Created on Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:53
- Written by David Ertischek, Jamaicaplain.patch.com
With as many as 600 convicted drug dealers headed to the streets of Boston before their full sentences are up, city councilors are brainstorming about how to handle the influx.
"We have seen the news. We know there are and will be several hundred more people released into our community... due to the crisis at the JP state lab," said District 7 Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson at Wednesday's council meeting.
- Created on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:00
- Written by David Bernstein, BostonPhoenix.com
Tito Jackson is one of the most recently elected Boston City Councilors — he won a special election in 2010 to replace Chuck Turner — but he is already the most powerful. Well, maybe not the most powerful, but he does have the most influence in social networking, according to Klout. That company's proprietary algorithm shows Jackson easily leading the 12 other councilors, including the four elected citywide.
- Created on Monday, 09 July 2012 17:54
- Written by Office of Tito Jackson
The Massachusetts State Senate has passed Senate Bill 2386, a modified version of a bill introduced by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) to help ensure public, taxpayer-funded projects are creating local jobs and promoting workforce diversity.