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As state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry resigned her seat last Friday to join the private sector with Suffolk Construction, political observers were left to reckon with the loss of a prominent representative for communities of color across the city and the... Read more

City Councillor at-Large Ayanna Pressley says she will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano for his 7th district congressional seat later this year, setting up a rare showdown between two popular Massachusetts Democrats with strong progressive... Read more

Boston Public School will not be implementing controversial new start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent Tommy Chang announced Friday morning. The proposed times prompted outcry from school communities and elected officials... Read more

District 4 City Councillor Andrea Campbell announced last Saturday that she has secured the support of all of her colleagues to be the next president of the Boston City Council.

When her fellow councillors vote her into the presidency in January... Read more

Former state Sen. Brian Joyce was arrested Monday and charged in a federal indictment, the FBI said.

Joyce, a Milton Democrat, did not seek re-election last year after the launch of a federal probe into his alleged actions in the Senate to... Read more

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, under mounting pressure from inside and outside of the State House, intends to step down as the leader of the Senate for the unknown duration of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against his husband... Read more

The Senate is taking the "unprecedented step" of bringing on an independent investigator to examine allegations that Senate President Stanley Rosenberg's husband Bryon Hefner groped three men and kissed another against his will in social settings... Read more

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today in favor of a proposal that would ban single-use plastic shopping bags at checkout lines and instate a 5 cent fine for thicker multiple-use plastic bags if shoppers fail to bring a reusable bag to... Read more

In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for Haitians in the US by July 2019, community leaders, advocates, and elected officials in Massachusetts railed against the order and vowed to spend the... Read more

In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for Haitians in the US by July 2019, community leaders, advocates, and elected officials in Massachusetts railed against the order and vowed to spend the... Read more

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