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A number of hopefuls have announced bids to run for a seat on the City Council next year, a tantalizing target following Mayor Walsh’s nomination to serve as Joe Biden’s Secretary of Labor and the decisions by two sitting councillors— At-large Councillor... Read more
With Mayor Martin Walsh preparing to leave City Hall, the Boston City Council is considering changing the rules that require a special election if Walsh resigns before March 5 in order to avoid holding four elections over the next 10 months to choose a... Read more
City Council conundrum: election scheduling The Boston City Council last Wednesday debated the merits of a Home Rule Petition that, if approved through four stages of signoffs, would set aside a special election that, according to the city charter, would... Read more
Congressman Stephen Lynch has “significant concerns” about security around the US Capitol ahead of next week’s planned inauguration, which is a potential target of domestic terror groups threatening armed resistance in Washington, D.C., and other cities... Read more
With the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden being planned just eight days from now, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the state is not aware of any threats at this point that would warrant activating the National Guard after the FBI warned of... Read more
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a cab driver’s son who grew up in Dorchester and later a became a very generous booster of conservative politicians and the nation of Israel, died Monday night at the age of 87 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s... Read more
Tuesday night’s address by the mayor wasn’t just a State of the City speech, it was a farewell, of sorts. Marty Walsh is rooted here in this neighborhood and that’s not going to change. Yes, once confirmed by the US Senate — probably next month— he’ll be... Read more
US Sen. Edward Markey was in the US Capitol complex last Wednesday when thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the congressional grounds, and laid siege to senators and representatives and their staff members over several hours. The Reporter’s Ed Forry... Read more
Mayor Walsh’s likely departure for Washington, D.C., could pull several new candidates into a race to succeed him this summer or fall, depending on the timing of his expected resignation, which would follow his confirmation by the US Senate. Two city... Read more
City Council President Kim Janey, a Roxbury native whose family has deep roots in the neighborhood, will become the first Black, and first female, mayor of Boston when Marty Walsh resigns to become the US Secretary of Labor. The 55-year-old Janey was... Read more
Calling him a “good friend” and “stand-up guy,” President-elect Joe Biden last week introduced Mayor Walsh to the nation as his choice to lead the Department of Labor, a position that the 53-year-old Dorchester resident and past union leader... Read more
The FBI Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts are asking for the public’s assistance in locating longtime fugitive Hung Tien Pham, who... Read more
As the new legislative session gets underway, the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus plans to install a new chairperson as Rep. Carlos Gonzalez transitions out of the leadership position. Rep. Chynah Tyler, a Roxbury Democrat, will take over as chair of... Read more
Eric Tran Thai, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography on Monday for incidents in which he would sit in a stall in boys' rooms at Boston Latin School and surreptitiously video students in 2017, the US Attorney's office reports... Read more
Calling him a “good friend” and “stand-up guy,” President-elect Joe Biden today introduced Mayor Marty Walsh as his administration’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, a position that the 53-year-old Dorchester resident and past union leader... Read more
The Rev. John Predmore, SJ. chaplain to the staff, faculty, parents, and alumni of Boston College High School on Columbia Point, likes to go down to the sea again and again from his home on the school’s campus. After a recent walk along the edge of Boston... Read more
A new weekly pool COVID-19 testing program will be available to Massachusetts schools as part of an effort to bring more students back into the classroom, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday. Baker and his administration's education officials have... Read more
Calls to remove President Donald Trump from office after he incited a violent riot in the U.S. Capitol swept across Massachusetts on Thursday, coming from the state's Republican governor and every member of the all-Democrat congressional delegation. Gov.... Read more
(Updated— Jan. 7, 9:14 p.m.)— Mayor Martin Walsh has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of Labor for the Biden-Harris administration and on Thursday night the second-term Boston mayor said he plans to accept the job. "Working people, labor unions,... Read more
A day after Capitol Hill was wrought with chaos when a mob of Trump supporters, incited by the president, rushed the US Capitol building and forced Congress into lockdown, Boston's Mayor Martin Walsh joined a long list of elected officials calling for... Read more

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