On Wednesday, the Boston City Council passed the ordinance regarding targeted residential picketing means picketing, protesting, or demonstrating, with or without signs or sound amplification, that is specifically directed towards a particular residence or one or more occupants of the residence, and which takes place before or about the targeted residence. The ordinance would restrict targeted residential picketing only between the hours of 9:00pm and 9:00am, and would not affect marches or protests passing through residential areas that are not targeted at a particular home.

The ordinance passed 9 to 4, with Councilors Ricardo Arroyo, Kenzie Bok, Liz Breadon, Lydia Edwards, Tania Fernandes Anderson, Michael Flaherty, Ed Flynn, Ruthzee Louijeune, and Brian Worrell voting in favor of the ordinance.

Last month this ordinance was filed by Mayor Michelle Wu. Her signature is now needed to make it official.

Universal Hub has a recap of the meeting that you can read here. 



  1. JC March 31, 2022 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Nobody has the right to take away freedom of speech ! That Applies to madam mayor and her minions !!!

  2. I STILL Believe In (what’s left of our) Liberty March 31, 2022 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    They should definitely name this the “Yeah, And Screw Crispus Attucks, Too” Act.

  3. Peter Schofield April 1, 2022 at 5:21 am - Reply

    With respect, you can’t yell “fire!” in a crowded restaurant with no fire. You can’t threaten someone despite “freedom of speech.” You can’t libel someone! You can’t yell and create a ruckus at night in the city of Boston. The point is there are restrictions on our speech. Never mind the Mayor! Why should her neighbors put up with idiots disturbing their peace?

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