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Although the 2017 mayoral race will not legally commence until enough signatures are in hand and appropriately filed, City Councillor Tito Jackson is already mounting a vigorous critique of the Walsh administration’s approach to the city’s ongoing... Read more

Massachusetts lawmakers steamrolled Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of pay raise legislation Thursday, delivering big salary increases for themselves, six statewide constitutional officers, and scores of judges.

In a turn of events that no... Read more

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday expressed its opposition to President Donald Trump's order on immigration and refugee policy by passing a resolution calling on Trump to rescind the order that "presents serious constitutional and other legal issues... Read more

Calling President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban "unconstitutional," Attorney General Maura Healey moved on Tuesday to add Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts to a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down the executive order on the... Read more

Drawing links to Nazi Germany, the president of the Massachusetts Senate condemned the Trump administration's move to bar entry into the country of nationals from seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Senate President Stan... Read more

President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees swiftly met opposition in Massachusetts, where over the weekend a federal court issued a temporary restraining order, thousands protested in Copley Square, and politicians and... Read more

A day after pledging to open City Hall to immigrants threatened by a shift in federal policies, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said the public is missing the larger point about the economic importance of immigration and the need for comprehensive... Read more

Dorchester native Deirdre Manning, 50, won the top spot and Savin Hill’s Eric Robinson, 45, finished second in Boston’s Safest Driver competition, a city of Boston initiative aimed at slowing speeds and curbing accidents. Over 5,000 people participated... Read more

A city of Boston initiative aimed at building new, affordable homes on city-owned lots across Dorchester and Mattapan is accelerating this year and officials are encouraging first-time buyers to begin preparing to ensure a chance at the income-... Read more

A bill filed by Dorchester lawmaker Evandro Carvalho last week would direct the MBTA to launch a two-year “pilot service evaluation” of the Fairmount Line. The legislation would advance a longtime goal of transit equity advocates: changing the existing... Read more

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