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U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh came to Copley Square to tout the Biden administration’s support for 12 weeks of paid family or medical leave for every American worker. But once that was dispensed with, he fell into a scrum of reporters, a familiar scene... Read more
State Representative Liz Miranda of the Fifth Suffolk District has endorsed Tania Anderson in the race to succeed Kim Janey as the city councillor for District 7. Eight men and women will compete for two finalist slots in the Sept. 14 preliminary election... Read more
A citywide assortment of community groups, under the banner of Right to the City Vote, on Saturday endorsed Acting Mayor Kim Janey's campaign for a full four-year term. Janey, who ascended to the mayor’s seat in March after Marty Walsh left to head up... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker signed a $261.1 million fiscal 2021 supplemental budget bill that revives mail-in and expanded in-person early voting through Dec. 15 and establishes a new MBTA board of directors. Baker signed the bill (H 3973) on Thursday in full,... Read more
A flurry of endorsements for at large city council candidates have rolled in this week. A preliminary election for city council will be held on Sept. 14 to trim the current field of 17 at-large candidates down to eight finalists. There are four at-large... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey is hoping a free ride will give her a lift to the polls. Janey on Monday announced a three-month pilot program that eliminates fares on the Route 28 bus that connects the neighborhoods of Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury. The city... Read more
Members of Dorchester’s Ward 15 Democratic Committee earlier this month threw their support behind Ruthzee Louijeune, a former aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and David Halbert, a former aide in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration. No other at-large... Read more
The “Bostonians for Real Progress” super PAC, the newest outside group to enter the Boston mayor’s race, says it’s backing City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George for the top job. “We believe Anissa is the best candidate, able to tackle all our... Read more
UPDATE: The super PAC tells the Reporter it's backing Annissa Essaibi George. Original story is available below. A new super PAC, with a Boston focus, appears to be gearing up for an entrance into city politics as a mayoral preliminary election draws... Read more
City elections officials plan to determine the order of candidates on the Sept. 14 preliminary ballot on Friday. The lottery will take place at noon inside City Hall’s Iannella Chambers. The elections department plans to livestream the lottery. Elections... Read more

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