With over two dozen announced and filed candidates to replace retiring Boston Mayor Tom Menino, we’re as busy as most.
We’ll start picking those to have on this show. Check here for updates and scheduled guests. We have no intention of trying to get everyone who’s pulled nomination papers lined up.
Today we touched on some […]
MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini joins us to highlight and discuss some of the long agenda of bills in the works in MA. There’s much to be done for homeless LGBTQ youth, ensuring equal public accommodations, transgender rights, protecting the LGBTQ elderly and more.
Plus, there’s involvement with both efforts to overturn DOMA and the […]
Let’s cut to the crux. Ryan concludes that MA legislators are at a defining moment. They can build up the commonwealth’s transportation and education — as Gov. Patrick proposes — or they can screw around with watery variations that do not address big issues. If they do the latter, they will be so out of […]
OK, she had warned me that she had a meeting and we pushed out our start time, but not quite enough. Nicole Freedman, director of Boston’s bike programs, starts around 24 minutes. We run long, so she’s on for about 20 minutes.
Ryan and I chattered about our own bike hopes, dreams and surmises. I’m a […]
You can’t say, “No more Mr. Nice Guy,” about John Connolly. The popular at-large Boston City Councilor will always be pleasant and he promised us he’d run an upbeat campaign for Mayor this year. He has a flexible campaign, accounting for Mayor Tom Menino running for a sixth term or facing other Councilors and outsiders […]
We political types live for such times. Boston City Councilor John Connolly beards the lion. Whether or nor longest-serving, wildly popular Tom Menino runs for a sixth mayoral term, John is going for the big office.
He comes on with us Tuesday, March 5th, at our usual 2:30 PM Eastern. Click here if you can join […]
We got to two hot topics with Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo — zoning of medical-marijuana dispensaries and breed-specific dog regulation. Those are two big ones and the District Councilor is ahead on both.
Mild Disclaimer: Mike knows Rob and is in his district. Hyde Park was the default neighborhood example in this show.
He separated any […]
One of Boston City Council’s most innovative and prolific legislators joins us. District 5 Councilor Rob Consalvo will update us on a few of his big projects.
If you can listen live, click here Tuesday, February 26th, at 2:30 PM Eastern. Afterward, you can listen to or download the show there, back here at Left Ahead […]
We’re the 18th state (plus D.C.) to legalize medical marijuana, but MA is not ready. We’re well down the circus parade as elephant holding the tail of the one ahead, but we haven’t gotten our act together. We’re likely a year or more away from open dispensaries or even figuring out what paperwork a pot-enabled […]
We did pretty well as a commonwealth in all senses of that. Here at LA, we discussed the big snow and what it meant and will means.
We got into the few deaths, the controversy of shutting down the roads, Boston’s laggard side-street work, and more. We reveled in our Governor’s call to put the power […]