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  • November 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING: Click image to open larger PDF

    The Boston Phoenix has obtained the proposed new map of Boston's city council districts, which Councilor Bill Linehan - chair of the redistricting committee -- plans to unveil at a hearing Monday. Of particular interest will be changes to Linehan's own district -- he is removing parts of Chinatown and the South End, which went for Suzanne Lee in Linehan's razor-thin victory (being recounted this afternoon).



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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Who's having a great Ask Me Anything Friday? "North Shore Junkie" asks:

    What will the final result of Congressional redistricting be, and where do Republicans have a better than 50-50 shot of taking a seat or two in the 2012 elections?

    The answer to your first question is still Steve Lynch and Bill Keating thrown together, according to what I'm hearing, but who knows what info is good and what isn't at this point -- we'll supposedly get our first official glimpse of map proposals within a couple of weeks.

    The answer to your second question is: New Hampshire.

  • August 26, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Boston may be the epicenter of Massachusetts politics, but the effects of suburbanization are undeniable. At the moment, neither the senate president nor the speaker of the house lives in the city. And in two years, the unthinkable could become reality: Boston might not have a single congressman resident in its borders.

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  • March 18, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Lots of questions today -- love it! I've got two on redistricting. First, via Twitter (follow me! twitter.com/dbernstein) from "Lance Harris" aka "CMassPolitics":

    Which comes first: redistricting map or Congressman announcing run for Senate? If map, who's out? I say Tsongas vs. Tierney.

    And from here on the blog, "Jim-C" asks":

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