Boston Pride!
Dot Day!
Team Flaherty Marches On!
Discussing the plight of homicide survivors.


As a city and community, we face some extraordinary opportunities. I am confident that together we can transform Boston and move forward into a new era of accountability, transparency, and inclusion.
With innovation, courage, and a fierce belief in what we can achieve together, we can make Boston an even better place to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to this new chapter in the story of Boston. Please know that if I can be of assistance to you or your family, be it a constituent request or policy issue – I am ready to help. My door is always open.

Latest News


Humbled and Thankful for the Endorsements of the following organizations:


To clarify the intent of the amendment  that was established in 2016, Councilor Flaherty filed a text amendment to include not only “existing cannabis establishment”, but also “proposed cannabis establishment that has obtained municipal permits, approvals, including but not limited to executed host community agreements”.


The goals of the legislation are to allow the City of Boston to have local control and flexibility regarding Linkage adjustments based on the housing market conditions; and to codify Inclusionary Development into into the City of Boston’s Zoning Code. This allows the City to maintain its ability to secure IDP obligations from residential projects, regardless of the need for zoning approvals. The codification of inclusionary development into the zoning code is especially important in light of the efforts to modernize our City’s zoning codes. 


The ravages of the opioid epidemic have touched nearly all of our lives, whether personally or through a friend or loved one. It is a public health crisis of massive proportions, and the response to it must be a multifaceted effort that incorporates our partners at the federal, state and municipal level, as well as our public health officials, experts in recovery services, law enforcement and the community at large.

Tweets from @mfflaherty