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In Boston redistricting, don’t split up Chinatown

November 28, 2011
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Political pettiness must have gotten the better of Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan, whose razor-thin margin of victory in his re-election campaign earlier this month helps explain the preliminary district map he’s offered for the council. Linehan has proposed dividing Chinatown, which he currently represents, across council districts; his district would lose two other precincts, one of which he lost handily. Linehan needs to readjust the map to restore the common interests of voters in Chinatown.

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