In the News

In a Changing Boston, a New Mayor Challenges the Police

In a Changing Boston, a New Mayor Challenges the Police

Three weeks into her tenure as Boston’s acting mayor, Kim Janey has done something her predecessor did not: order the police to release documents about a leader accused of sexual abuse. BOSTON …

Read More

She Experienced Busing in Boston. Now She’s the City’s First Black Mayor.

She Experienced Busing in Boston. Now She’s the City’s First Black Mayor.

At 11, Kim Janey was bused into a neighborhood where Black students were pelted with rocks. As acting mayor, she hopes to help Boston step out of the shadow of that era. …

Read More

Kim Janey sworn in as acting mayor of Boston; ‘Today is a new day’

Kim Janey sworn in as acting mayor of Boston; ‘Today is a new day’

Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Wednesday was formally sworn in to the post she moved into Monday night with the departure of Martin J. Walsh for a job as labor secretary in the Biden …

Read More

Steeped In Activism, Kim Janey Prepares To Make Boston History As Acting Mayor

Steeped In Activism, Kim Janey Prepares To Make Boston History As Acting Mayor

Barring a big surprise, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will soon head to Washington, D.C., to become President Joe Biden’s labor secretary — at which point City Council President Kim Janey will become …

Read More

Kim Janey is ‘laser-like focused’ on the mayoral transition, pending Walsh’s departure

Kim Janey is ‘laser-like focused’ on the mayoral transition, pending Walsh’s departure

Boston City Council President Kim Janey, poised to become acting mayor if and when Mayor Marty Walsh is confirmed to become the next U.S. secretary of labor, says she has been honed …

Read More

On the verge of making Boston history, Janey says ‘I’m excited about what that means for our city’

On the verge of making Boston history, Janey says ‘I’m excited about what that means for our city’

City Council President Kim Janey is on the cusp of making history. In coming weeks, Janey will probably become Boston’s first Black mayor and the first woman to serve in that role, …

Read More