Right before Thanksgiving, the Trump Administration said it would end Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for about 60,000 Haitians who’ve lived and worked legally in the US since Haiti was hit by a devastating 2010 earthquake. The expectation now is that they’ll return to Haiti by July 2019 — and face deportation if they don’t. The Scrum sat down with State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, who’s a Haitian American and that community’s local standard-bearer, to discuss how she learned about the Trump Administration’s decision; what she hopes will happen next; and whether she thinks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh might have to make good on his dramatic vow to shelter possible deportees inside Boston City Hall.
We know Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was just re-elected by a big margin. Look closer at the results of Boston's municipal election, though, and some provocative themes and questions start to emerge. The Scrum dove into the results at the Banshee Pub in Dorchester with a panel of media experts — Meghan Irons of the Boston Globe, Yawu Miller of the Bay State Banner, and Jennifer Smith of the Dorchester Reporter — and then took some sharp questions from the audience.
In less than one week, Boston voters will either give Mayor Marty Walsh a second term or hand the reins of the city government to his challenger, City Councilor Tito Jackson. The Scrum invited Walsh and Jackson to answer a few lingering questions and then make their final pitch to the electorate. Walsh wasn't able to participate, but Jackson was. Take a listen as he makes his case.
We've reached the stretch drive in Boston's mayoral race, with one Marty Walsh-Tito Jackson debate already on the books and one more slated for October 24. Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis talk to Boston political scribe extraordinaire David Bernstein about the questions he thinks Jackson and Walsh still need to answer before voters head to the polls on November 7.
In this episode, Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis kick the tires on city bike safety and policy with Wendy Landman of WalkBoston and Becca Wolfson of the Boston Cyclists Union and then talk with Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi about how Mayor Walsh has handled biking politics.