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U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh came to Copley Square to tout the Biden administration’s support for 12 weeks of paid family or medical leave for every American worker. But once that was dispensed with, he fell into a scrum of reporters, a familiar scene... Read more
State Representative Liz Miranda of the Fifth Suffolk District has endorsed Tania Anderson in the race to succeed Kim Janey as the city councillor for District 7. Eight men and women will compete for two finalist slots in the Sept. 14 preliminary election... Read more
A citywide assortment of community groups, under the banner of Right to the City Vote, on Saturday endorsed Acting Mayor Kim Janey's campaign for a full four-year term. Janey, who ascended to the mayor’s seat in March after Marty Walsh left to head up... Read more
President Biden’s American Rescue Plan contains a tax credit expansion that policymakers say will cut child poverty in half. Just as Social Security and Medicare nearly erased elder poverty, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion has the potential to lift... Read more
A flurry of endorsements for at large city council candidates have rolled in this week. A preliminary election for city council will be held on Sept. 14 to trim the current field of 17 at-large candidates down to eight finalists. There are four at-large... Read more
What a difference a decade makes. That will likely be an oft-heard comment on Saturday morning when city officials and residents gather at the newly built, $18.3 million Adams Street branch library. The 13,450-square-foot building stands as a monument to... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey has appointed a Mattapan resident and a Dorchester native to positions within the Office of Neighborhood Services. The office works with residents and businesses to speed up city services. Uju Onochie, who lives in Mattapan and is... Read more
State Rep. Liz Miranda has thrown her support behind Evandro Carvalho— her predecessor in the Legislature—as he campaigns to become the next city councillor in District 4. The two of them Carvalho canvassed Bowdoin-Geneva together on Saturday, going door-... Read more
President Joe Biden on Monday nominated Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as the state's top federal prosecutor, a historic move that could reshape the U.S. Attorney's office and kick off a flurry of activity among elected... Read more
Two prominent progressive organizations are standing with Joel Richards in the contest for District 4 city councillor. The Greater Boston Labor Council threw its support to Richards this weekend along with Sunrise Boston, a youth-led climate advocacy... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George will appear in the No. 1 slot on the Sept. 14 mayoral preliminary ballot. City elections officials on Friday pulled candidate names out of a gold tumbler to determine the ballot. State Rep. Jon Santiago will... Read more
Members of Dorchester’s Ward 15 Democratic Committee earlier this month threw their support behind Ruthzee Louijeune, a former aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and David Halbert, a former aide in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration. No other at-large... Read more
The “Bostonians for Real Progress” super PAC, the newest outside group to enter the Boston mayor’s race, says it’s backing City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George for the top job. “We believe Anissa is the best candidate, able to tackle all our... Read more
UPDATE: The super PAC tells the Reporter it's backing Annissa Essaibi George. Original story is available below. A new super PAC, with a Boston focus, appears to be gearing up for an entrance into city politics as a mayoral preliminary election draws... Read more
City elections officials plan to determine the order of candidates on the Sept. 14 preliminary ballot on Friday. The lottery will take place at noon inside City Hall’s Iannella Chambers. The elections department plans to livestream the lottery. Elections... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Tuesday snagged a key endorsement as 32BJ SEIU, which represents property service workers, threw its support to her. She might also get a super PAC from them, too. The union represents 20,000 workers in Massachusetts, many of... Read more
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey UNITE HERE Local 26
The super PAC backing Acting Mayor Kim Janey is swinging into action, pulling in nearly half a million dollars while focusing on canvassing efforts. The super PAC, supported by the hospitality workers union known as UNITE HERE Local 26, received $420,000... Read more
The five major mayoral candidates on Thursday laid out how they would handle coronavirus-driven changes to the Greater Boston economy and avoid creating another neighborhood like the Seaport. The candidates appeared before nearly 150 people inside the... Read more
City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo, along with his father, who serves as Suffolk County’s register of probate, on Thursday offered their formal backing to Acting Mayor Kim Janey. The Hyde Park councillor’s endorsement isn’t much of a surprise: Arroyo has been... Read more
Andrea Campbell, as she seeks to stand out in a field of five mayoral candidates, on Wednesday promoted a plan to speed up affordable housing development and close the racial wealth gap. Joined by supporters at a vacant lot at the corner of Blue Hill... Read more

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