1.1 min readBy Published On: January 2nd, 2019Categories: News6 Comments on City Councilor at-Large Althea Garrison: Locked out

Hmmmm…in a very bizarre incident today at City Hall, City Councilor At-Large Elect (and Dorchester resident) Althea Garrison – slated to be sworn in to replace the newly elected to US congress Ayanna Pressley – was apparently locked out of her new office. As a matter of fact, according to Universal Hub, it seemed like a complete surprise to City Hall that Garrison was showing up.

Garrison, along with her chief of staff and family and friends, showed up around 12:30 on Tuesday for her swearing in – as they were told to by “somebody from the City Hall.”

The story goes that the swearing in was postponed until next week but no one let Garrison and her people know. To add insult to injury, Garrison’s new office still has Pressley’s name on it.

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On a brighter note, City Councilor Ed Flynn witnessed the whole thing and offered a friendly welcome and asked how he could help.

Garrison ran for one of the city council’s four at-large seats in 2017 and landed in fifth place – which means if a seated city councilor leaves, the candidate who comes in fifth takes over that spot. Since Pressley is now in congress, Garrison takes her spot.


  1. Tyler January 3, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I guess when your deceptive to those who stands out in the cold passing out flyers going door to door posting info to your friends to vote for him this is the payback you get.And you have a vedetta against other people working their this is what happens and for her to say she gave me money cause she felt sorry for me like dont patronize me im not looking for your pitty mr Garrison dont like president of the council Andrea campbel he want someone to run against her mr Garrison also want to cleanout city hall

    • Brian January 3, 2019 at 12:04 pm - Reply


  2. theszak January 3, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Please get new Central Council Staff more up to date with best practices, technology, software. Boston City Council Offices are unwelcoming to many less enfranchised folks, dismissive, unwilling to share public Documents, not open to ideas nor suggestions nor comment nor questions!

    Open the public funded Stenographic Record of Public Meetings of Boston City Council a more accurate Document for hard of hearing folks, better than flawed inaccurate video captions. More complete than Minutes.

    Put online Sorted-By-Topic 2018 Roll Call Votes taken in Public Meetings of Boston City Council

    For upcoming Redistricting put online a better Map more clearly delineating the Names of Bordering Streets between adjacent neighboring Districts for folks nearby Bordering Streets.

    • Edward January 3, 2019 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      You are a broken record sir

  3. Not So New to The Hood January 3, 2019 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Color me not shocked.

  4. chapi January 8, 2019 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Hmmmmmm!!!! Does anyone know if you win a small claims case from any State Official is it ok to do a monthly payment from them or should they pay it in full???

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