This week on Under the Radar's Local News Roundtable — City Hall shifts, ballot questions, lifeguard news and more.

Boston’s Environmental Chief is moving on. Rev. Mariama White-Hammond used her three-year cabinet tenure to amplify equity in the city’s environmental policies from expanding the city’s green jobs to reducing heat islands in neighborhoods. She left the position to focus on her role as a pastor at Dorchester’s New Roots AME Church.

Plus, advocates for rideshare companies are hyping up their public campaign for a potential November ballot question that would decide whether their drivers would be classified as employees rather than independent contractors.

And the city of Worcester’s new partnership with the YMCA of Central Massachusetts could solve their lifeguard shortage — an ongoing problem in the summer for many Bay State communities.

Dip your toes in those stories and more on Under the Radar's Local News Roundtable.


Gin Dumcius, reporter at CommonWealth Beacon

Mike Deehan, reporter at Axios Boston

Katie Lannan, State House reporter at GBH News