Blog Posts

  • PRESS RELEASE: ZAKIM FILES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE VOTER ACCESS

    Today Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim filed an ordinance that, if passed, will further reduce barriers to the ballot box by making it easier for eligible Bostonians to register to vote...

  • Boston City Council Offers Support for MA HB 3017

    It’s no secret that Boston is in the midst of a housing crisis.  As median home prices continue to rise across the Commonwealth, there is an indisputable need for more low-income and middle-income housing...

  • Exploring Municipal Actions to Expand Access to the Ballot Box

    On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim Chaired a Special Committee on Civil Rights hearing to discuss voter registration and access...

  • Seeking Greater Transparency in Boston's Development Process

    Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim introduced a hearing order to examine the need for greater transparency surrounding the future use of newly developed apartments at the City Council's weekly meeting...

  • PRESS RELEASE: Zakim Seeks to Increase Voting Access

    Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim introduced a hearing order today to find ways to reduce barriers to voting...

  • PRESS RELEASE: Zakim to Examine Access to Parking for Health Care Attendants

    Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim filed a hearing order to examine the city’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving City of Boston residents...

  • Press Release: Re-affirming Boston's Commitment to the Trust Act

    On the heels of Governor Baker's recent decision to allow the Massachusetts State Police to detain individuals based on immigration status and without a criminal warrant, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim introduced a unanimously passed resolution reaffirming the City of Boston's refusal to adopt such a practice...

  • Starting off the New Year and a New Term

    As I begin my second term as your city councilor, I want to thank you for your support--at the polls, in the neighborhoods and personally--that continues to make this work possible! I’m truly looking forward to seeing our hard work continue to create positive change for the residents of District 8 and the City of Boston...

  • Natural Gas Leaks in the City of Boston

    On July 15th Councilor O’Malley and I sponsored an order for a hearing on the natural gas leak crisis we face here in Boston.  The pipelines that compose the complicated system of gas infrastructure are, in many places, decades old.  This has led to a growing number of leaks scattered throughout the city...

  • Resolution Regarding Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    On June 24, along with Councilors Jackson and Wu, I introduced a resolution to the City Council regarding the plight faced by immigrant children in our city. In the past year, the City of Boston has received 1,646 unaccompanied child immigrants among the nearly 70,000 who have come from Central America...