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Former State Rep. Marie St. Fleur is set to formally endorse Andrea Campbell’s candidacy for Mayor on Tuesday afternoon. “Andrea Campbell is exactly the kind of leader Boston needs right now,” St. Fleur said in a statement. “She is informed by the painful... Read more
Former State Rep. Marie St. Fleur is set to formally endorse Andrea Campbell’s candidacy for Mayor on Tuesday afternoon. “Andrea Campbell is exactly the kind of leader Boston needs right now,” St. Fleur said in a statement. “She is informed by the painful... Read more
By May 29, more than two months ahead of the schedule previously announced, Massachusetts intends to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions and the state of emergency that's been in place since March 10, 2020 will be lifted June 15, Gov. Charlie Baker... Read more
A federal judge last week sentenced Eric Tran Thai, 39, to 12 years in federal prison and 5 years of probation for his guilty plea to charges of two counts of possession of child pornography. Thai admitted in January that he somehow managed to get into... Read more
Former Boston Police Commissioner endorses Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor By Mia McCarthy, Correspondent Former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed at-Large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor during an event in Mattapan on... Read more
Former Boston Police Commissioner endorses Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor By Mia McCarthy, Correspondent Former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed at-Large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor during an event in Mattapan on... Read more
Former City of Boston Cabinet member Dr. Karilyn Crockett has joined the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as a research and program consultant. In her new role, Crockett will be tasked with expanding the business organization’s work to address wealth... Read more
MBTA ridership saw “significant rising action” in March and April, though overall it remains at only a fraction of pre-pandemic levels, according to T General Manager Steve Poftak. During the week of April 30, 2021, the agency transported about 45... Read more
With fare evasion decriminalized under a law Gov. Baker signed in January, MBTA staff on Monday proposed ending the practice of marking driver’s licenses for non-renewal if a resident failed to pay a fare evasion citation. Transit justice advocates have... Read more
Offering all MBTA bus trips free of fares could carry a price tag of hundreds of millions of dollars, driven by both increased operating costs and foregone revenue, T officials said on Monday. As the transit agency weighs new low-income fare options and... Read more
Born and adopted in California, Joan Strauss decided after her birth mother’s death from Covid-19 last year that she would seek access to her sealed birth records. Strauss, now an East Brookfield resident, is an author and filmmaker who through that work... Read more
Covid-19 vaccine-seekers in Massachusetts are now able to get their shots at six of the state’s mass vaccination sites without first booking an appointment. Last week, Gov. Baker said that the six sites — at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and Reggie... Read more
The first “major assignment” for the state’s new policing accountability commission is certifying current law enforcement officials before the end of the calendar year, Gov. Baker said on Monday. “The commission itself was appointed about two weeks ago.... Read more
After being shut out of sports arenas for a year, Boston sports fans are shelling out huge sums to watch the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics play in person. Pent-up demand and limited supply are driving ticket prices to record highs, even with capacity... Read more
Minnesota’s Democratic governor, Tim Walz, got his COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year alongside his predecessor, Republican Tim Pawlenty. For those looking for a reason to get the shot, Walz told President Joe Biden that he hoped that moment offered one... Read more
With Democrats clinging to a slim majority in Congress, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley said the next recovery package should be big and inclusive of everything from roads and bridges to housing, childcare, and paid family leave, warning Democrats against... Read more
One of my rediscovered pleasures following vaccination is going into bookstores. A few weeks ago, I picked up Patrick Radden Keefe’s book “Say Nothing,” which is about “the Troubles,” the longtime conflict that turned violent in Northern Ireland in the... Read more
Liliana Cruz choked up at her kitchen table in New Bedford as she talked about faithfully paying her rent — every month over the last five years. Despite that, her landlord has sent her a notice ordering her to leave the three-bedroom house by the end of... Read more
A new class of highly-skilled pipefitters and HVAC-Refrigeration technicians from Pipefitters Local 537’s apprentice program is ready to build and service the state’s hospitals, laboratories, and schools as we emerge from the pandemic. Six graduates... Read more
The state’s first philanthropic fund focused on the Latino community announced a new name last Friday and said it will seek to strengthen health equity and economic opportunity for a population that has faced a disproportionate toll from the pandemic.... Read more

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