After more than 20 years on the job, could longtime Massachusetts politician William Galvin be unseated by a well-known Boston City Councilor? A Boston University biolab gets the green light to start studying some of the most dangerous pathogens in the world. How are local residents feeling about this? And the iconic Strand Theatre's fate is in flux. What are residents and activists doing to keep the Strand in Uphams Corner? All that and more on this week's local news roundtable!
- Gin Dumcius, Statehouse reporter for MassLive. Follow Gin on Twitter.
- Sue O’Connell, host of NECN’s “The Take with Sue O’Connell” and the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News. Follow Sue on Twitter.
- Jennifer Smith, news editor for the Dorchester Reporter. Follow Jennifer on Twitter.
Stories we discussed in this week's roundtable:
- Boston Globe: BU biolab gets approval for research on deadliest pathogens
- Dorchester Reporter: Police seek to catalog private security cameras
- MassLive: Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri says it will take 'months, if not years' to undo damage from fired officer Conrad Lariviere's Facebook comments
- Bay Windows: Fenway Health Launches Program to Reduce ER, Hospital Use for LGBT Patients
- MassLive: Longtime elections official Bill Galvin facing Democratic challenger Josh Zakim in 2018
- Dorchester Reporter: Uphams Corner citizen workshops weigh future of the iconic Strand
- MassLive: Don't paint your own bike lane in the street, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says