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Attorney General Andrea Campbell said on Monday that her office intends to “hold folks accountable” for the financial crisis at Steward Health Care that threatens the stability of the state’s public health system. The Mattapan Democrat, who lives just... Read more
Dorchester's Maura S. Doyle, Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court in Suffolk County, will not seek re-election this year, according to Doyle's office. Doyle, first elected 28 years ago, is currently the longest-serving elected official who lives in... Read more
About 30 people attended meeting held at UMass Boston Members of the state-run Morrissey Boulevard Commission discussed climate resiliency options for the boulevard’s re-design during its second public meeting on Tuesday evening at UMass Boston. The... Read more
The “9C” mid-year state budget cuts made by Gov. Healey this month seemed like technical moves far away on Beacon Hill until the bill came due at a number of local organizations, where funding they have depended on – and spent in a number of cases –is... Read more
Boston City Councillors began their new term on Monday morning, Jan. 1, with a punctual bow to tradition, salutes to revolutionary change, and an offer to partake of “jou mou,” a favorite Haitian soup made with squash and a medley of other vegetables. In... Read more
At-Large City Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune was elected president of the Boston City Council Monday, succeeding Councillor Ed Flynn in that post and pledging to make equity a guiding principle while aspiring to "bring everyone along" in the city. The... Read more
The Boston City Council held its final formal meeting of the year last Wednesday— but the body’s leader wants to reconvene next week to reconsider its earlier decision to refuse $13.3 million in federal aid for anti-terror measures in the city. Mayor Wu... Read more
Michael Flaherty, a South Boston native who began his political career in the mid-1990s as an upstart challenger to entrenched incumbents of an earlier generation, will not seek re-election to the Boston City Council this year. Flaherty made the surprise... Read more
Louijeune and Baker
With at-large Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune at the helm, the City Council seems close to a consensus on approving new boundaries of its nine district seats. Louijeune, the chair of the Civil Rights Committee who is presiding over the redistricting process... Read more
The City Council must make another attempt at redrawing the political boundaries of its nine district seats, a US federal judge ordered on Monday. Councillors verbally sparred for months last fall before a 9-4 vote on a map that sliced up Dorchester-based... Read more

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