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Antonio Planas

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Past articles by Antonio:

Locked-out workers, National Grid will meet today

National Grid officials and representatives of two unions of more than 1,000 workers locked out of their jobs will meet today at the bargaining table to iron out contract disputes including health care matters, an official with National Grid said yesterday. → Read More

William Gross named Boston’s first black top cop

Boston police veteran William G. Gross made history yesterday when he was named the city’s first black police commissioner — an appointment that drew cautious praise across the board.Gross, 54, now serving as the department’s second in command, will replace William B. Evans, who is retiring Aug. 4 to become executive director of public safety at Boston College. → Read More

Number of parking tickets issued in Boston spikes after fines go up

The city stepped up its parking enforcement when dramatically higher fines were introduced July 2, with nearly 2,000 more orange tickets slapped on the windshields of hapless drivers in the first 10 days than the same period last year. → Read More

Inspections, new rules keep Boston riders safe

Boston Duck Tours’ 28 amphibious boats are barred from operating in extreme weather conditions like those that appeared to have contributed to the fatal duck boat sinking in Missouri Thursday night, the company said. → Read More

Beth Israel, Lahey merger may cost $251M annually

A health care watchdog said its “worst fears” surrounding the proposed merger between Beth Israel and Lahey systems were confirmed in a → Read More

Council votes support­ for killing archaic laws

A push to remove antiquated laws, including a ban on abortion still on the books in Massachusetts, got the backing of the Boston City Council yesterday at the same time House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced he was planning a vote on pending legislation before the end of the month.DeLeo said yesterday legislators would vote before the end of the session July 31 on the NASTY­women bill, which… → Read More

Zakim, Pressley co-sponsor­ order against harassment

The Boston City Council is getting ready to pass “fairly swiftly” an order outlining a set of workplace harassment protections for them → Read More

Group: 9 reasons Trump is impeachable

A group pushing for impeachment proceedings against President Trump says he’s violated the Constitution by profiting off of the presidency, making their case during a panel discussion at a local hotel.“This is a presidency that is obsessed, obsessed with profit,” said Ben Clements, board chairman of the nonprofit Free Speech for People. → Read More

Noncitizen voting has Boston residents worried

Some city residents worried about “watering down” what it means to be an American have hit the phones to object to a proposal before th → Read More

Marty Walsh asks victims to help cops ID shooters

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is being criticized for saying people who are shot need to step forward and cooperate with police following a violent Fourth of July.A frustrated Walsh told reporters Thursday, “If you get shot by a gun and you know who it is, then you need to help us out. Look, people that get shot, you need to step up and talk about who shot you. You know, and stop blaming the police and… → Read More

Bill Evans, Marty Walsh deny BPD commissioner set to resign

An exasperated police Commissioner William B. Evans denied that he’s leaving his post as rumors about him departing to Boston College dogged the city’s top cop on the eve of one of the most violent times of the year.Community leaders said the confusion about Boston Police Department leadership doesn’t help as neighborhoods gear up for a weekend before Fourth of July likely to see shootings in… → Read More

Mayor Walsh doesn’t see pay for permits as ‘appropriate’ parking solution

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he’s against charging residents for parking permits, even though city councilors are mulling the idea. → Read More

Councilors mull charging Boston residents for parking stickers

City councilors say Boston’s neighborhood parking system is “broken” and pitched solutions yesterday that include charging for residential parking stickers — and limiting how many are handed out — while also encouraging parking enforcers to hand out more tickets. → Read More

Boston City Council set to vote on proposed raises today

The City Council has the chance to give themselves and Mayor Martin J. → Read More

Ayanna Pressley calls for defunding ICE

Ayanna Pressley wants to pull all funding for the U.S. → Read More

Top cop defends sharing student info in gang cases

The city’s top cop slammed a lawsuit brought against Boston Public Schools for sharing student information with federal immigration officials → Read More

Boston police seeks input before enacting drone policies

Drone technology may prove to be a big help to police investigating crime scenes or searching for suspects, but Boston police want to hear from the → Read More

Roslindale chef says liquor license plan forced him to close restaurant

A restaurant owner in Roslindale is blaming the City Council for devaluing his liquor license — prompting him to shutter his business — because of its support for a proposal that would offer liquor licenses at reduced costs.Charlie Redd, chef and owner of Redd’s in Rozzie, which opened in 2011, wrote in a Facebook post he was closing up shop because of the plan. → Read More

Walsh signs short-term rental regs

Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday signed an ordinance limiting which homeowners can rent out their homes through platforms like Airbnb. → Read More

Mayor Marty Walsh says building soccer stadium in Boston still being kicked around

The idea of building a soccer stadium in the city is “no secret,” Mayor Martin J. → Read More