May 29, 2018 05:41 PM
Straw Poll: Political Insiders Predict Capuano And Henning Primary WinsAn endorsement from Sen. Warren, however, could propel Pressley to victory, some say.
February 21, 2013 04:46 PM
Councilor Ayanna Pressley on Loosening Liquor License LawsBoston city Councilor Ayanna Pressley joined Callie Crossley to talk about two proposals for the city of Boston. Councilor Pressley first wants to loosen liquor license restrictions for bars and restaurants. Then, Pressley suggested turning parking meters — which have been rendered obsolete by new ticketing systems — into donation centers for the homeless and destitute.
October 2, 2015 03:30 PM
Is Marty Walsh Already Boston’s Mayor For Life?Mayor Marty Walsh is coming up on his two year anniversary as mayor of Boston—which makes up only about 10% of his predecessor Tom Menino’s 20 year tenure in office. But with high approval ratings, a formidable war chest, and close working relationship with the state’s Republican governor, is Walsh already on track to be the city’s next “mayor for life?” And, more importantly, does he even want to be? Could an upstart challenger from City Council or beyond—like Tito Jackson, who made a name for himself in opposing the city’s Olympic bid, or popular City-Councilor-at-large Ayanna Pressley—knock him out of the seat?
May 24, 2018 08:37 PM
Local African-American Community Divided Over Capuano-Pressley RaceThe race for the 7th Congressional District has grown divisive after several high-profile, African-American politicians and the Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano over City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.
June 21, 2018 07:22 PM
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley: It's "Premature" To Take A Stand On Nancy PelosiThe Boston city councilor and congressional hopeful refused to say whether she would support Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in November.
January 30, 2018 09:57 PM
Boston Councilor Pressley To Challenge Rep. CapuanoBoston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley on Tuesday announced that she will challenge fellow Democrat Michael Capuano, giving him his first primary opponent in 20 years and setting up a duel to represent parts of Boston and surrounding communities in Congress.
January 8, 2016 03:04 PM
Lawyer Faces National Scrutiny While Defending Bill CosbyA good attorney in a high-profile case needs to know how to change public opinion. Bill Cosby's attorney Monique Pressley is trying to do just that. Under the glare of public scrutiny, she has been vehemently defending the beleaguered comedian, projecting poise under pressure.
July 9, 2017 10:17 PM
Why City Councilor Ayanna Pressley Is Pushing For Equity in Marijuana LicensingThe marijuana legislation currently working its way through the Massachusetts State House may not include specific language on licensing equity to allow minorities to take part in the industry.
January 31, 2018 07:37 PM
Explaining The Mystery: Why Ayanna Pressley Is Running For CongressIn declaring her candidacy for Congress Tuesday against Somerville’s Michael Capuano, Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley willfully broke the longstanding code of Massachusetts politics—the one that forbids Democrats from challenging incumbents from their own party.
February 3, 2018 02:46 PM
Can Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley Beat Rep. Mike Capuano?Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley announced this week that she is challenging long-time Congressman Mike Capuano for his seat representing Massachusetts 7th District that covers much of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and other communities. Some have called Pressley's decision to run a surprising move, even a long shot, considering Capuano's popularity.