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Rachael Rollins
By the narrowest of margins, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday afternoon confirmed Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins as the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. The Senate was deadlocked 50-50 along party lines, requiring Vice President Kamala... Read more
Charlie Baker’s decision to not seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts has drawn a range of reactions and set off speculation about who might jump in to succeed the Swampscott Republican, since his lieutenant governor, Karyn Polito, has also ruled... Read more
City Councillor Ed Flynn is set to assume the City Council presidency in January. Jockeying for the top job on the 13-member body ended last week with the South Bostonian gathering enough votes to lock down the position. The other contenders were Kenzie... Read more
Erin Murphy, who pledged to voters that she will be their “go-to call at City Hall,” had the first of her two City Council swearing-in ceremonies last week, as she took the oath to fill the vacancy created by Michelle Wu’s ascension to the mayor’s office... Read more
A reported assault on a visually impaired student inside a bathroom of the Henderson Upper School last week has once again drawn scrutiny to safety concerns at the Croftland Avenue school, whose principal was seriously injured last month after she was... Read more
A $4 billion bill approved by state lawmakers funnels funding toward trees on Gallivan Boulevard and also to Neponset’s health center, “Little Saigon” in Fields Corner, and a food pantry in Mattapan. The legislation, which sets up the distribution of the... Read more
Liz Miranda
State Rep. Liz Miranda, a Roxbury native, said she's launching a 2022 state Senate run on Wednesday. The Second Suffolk Senate seat will be open next year due to Sonia Chang-Diaz, who has represented the district since 2009, choosing to run for governor.... Read more
With state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz running for governor in 2022, her former rival Dianne Wilkerson is considering a campaign for the seat Chang-Diaz is giving up. “I haven’t made a decision,” Wilkerson, who previously held the state Senate seat, told the... Read more
Inside the US Senate Chamber, a group of people were poised to take their seats behind gleaming brown desks and discuss environmental policy. But they weren’t top government officials, they were students from a high school in Rhode Island, and they were... Read more
Marty Walsh and Charlie Baker had what wags called a “bromance,” a close relationship that started when the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor stayed in constant contact during the battery of winter storms in 2015. With Walsh’s elected successor... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen has decided against stepping in to fill the City Council at-large seat left vacant by Mayor Michelle Wu. St. Guillen, who serves on the city’s cannabis oversight board and had said she was interested in filling the vacancy for the... Read more
With the tallying of votes complete, an accounting of super PAC spending is in order. The outside groups, also known as super political action committees (PACs), raised $5.6 million, almost $2 million more than the $3.8 million spent in the 2013 race, the... Read more
Janey Wu
Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson, who served as Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign manager, has signed on as interim chief of staff for the nascent administration. The Wu transition team also announced that Attorney General Maura Healey's former chief of staff will... Read more
Essaibi George
Annissa Essaibi George on Friday took to Facebook and email to thank supporters of her mayoral campaign as she winds down her time on the City Council. “We all worked so hard in this race, and while I do wish the outcome was different, I will support... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen, who was one vote shy of becoming an at-large city councillor in 2019, is set to fill Michelle Wu’s seat when the mayor-elect resigns in the next few days. If a vacancy occurs among the four at-large city council seats, the runner-up... Read more
A former local lawmaker and the head of a Dorchester-based union are on Mayor-elect Michelle Wu’s roster of transition advisers as she moves toward her swearing-in next Tuesday and beyond. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former state lawmaker who served in... Read more
The swearing-in ceremony of Mayor-elect Michelle Wu is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16 at noon, inside the City Council’s chamber. In a statement, Wu said a “full inauguration” is scheduled for January. The swearing-in, through a “brief” oath of office, is meant... Read more
Bostonians for Real Progress
With the election days away, outside groups supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral bid raked in six-figure donations as Michelle Wu, Essaibi George’s rival, sought to block one of their ads from airing on television, calling it false and defamatory.... Read more
William Gross super PAC ad
William Gross, the former Boston police commissioner backing Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign with an endorsement and his own super PAC, took to television in the days leading up to the September preliminary. Looking at the camera and wearing a... Read more
District 4 Council candidate Evandro Carvalho hosted a campaign stop at the heart of Four Corners on Wednesday morning (Oct. 20), unveiling the new endorsement of State Rep. Nika Elugardo - whose district overlaps with part of District 4. Rep. Elugardo... Read more

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