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In the city election’s most crowded contest, 13 candidates are presently vying to win voter’s support to become the next District 7 city councillor. With the Sept. 26 run-off election less than four weeks away— and only a few days until the deadline... Read more

Felix G. Arroyo, chief of health and human services for the city of Boston, was fired by Mayor Martin Walsh last Thursday after “a comprehensive internal investigation” into allegations that he harassed a woman who worked for him, according city... Read more

The city of Boston’s chief financial officer, David Sweeney, a man with deep roots in Dorchester, will take over as chief of staff for Mayor Martin Walsh on Sept. 1, the mayor’s office announced last Friday. As the mayor’s top aide, his... Read more

At a groundbreaking ceremony at Mattapan’s Olmsted Green development site on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $72 million in state funding for 25 housing projects across the Bay State, eight of them in Boston. In addition to Olmsted Green, another... Read more

Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, set Americans on edge over the weekend as officials in Boston cast a wary eye on a rally planned for Boston Common this Saturday.

In a letter Monday, anti-racism groups called upon Boston Mayor Marty Walsh... Read more

Boston is exceeding its housing goals, bolstered by new concentrations of affordable middle-income stock in some of its least affordable neighborhoods, according to two recent city reviews. While slower, progress is substantial outside of the city core... Read more

Walsh

Highlighting successes in housing, job creation, and efforts against homelessness in a booming Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off his re-election campaign at Florian Hall on Saturday.

“What I try to do is change people’s lives every day,” the... Read more

Rep. Russell Holmes isn’t buying Speaker Robert DeLeo’s claims that his ouster on Monday from a vice chairmanship was totally unrelated to Holmes’s critical comments about the future leadership of the House.

“If they believe that, then call me... Read more

Boston Democrat Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will succeed outgoing Rep. Brian Dempsey as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a pivotal fiscal affairs and policymaking post in state government.

The state representative from Jamaica Plain... Read more

Could passenger ferry service work along Dorchester’s waterfront? Photo courtesy Boston Harbor Now

With its 180 miles of shoreline, Boston Harbor boasts a vibrant waterfront community, one that the group Boston Harbor Now believes could benefit from new and increased passenger ferry service. The non-profit announced a partnership with the consulting... Read more

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