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Annissa Essaibi George’s time inside City Hall is winding down, but the Dorchester native and former mayoral candidate is staying busy amid chatter about her political future. She turned 48 last Sunday, and the night before, at the Polish American... Read more
Rachael Rollins
By the narrowest of margins, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday afternoon confirmed Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins as the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. The Senate was deadlocked 50-50 along party lines, requiring Vice President Kamala... Read more
Liz Miranda
State Rep. Liz Miranda, a Roxbury native, said she's launching a 2022 state Senate run on Wednesday. The Second Suffolk Senate seat will be open next year due to Sonia Chang-Diaz, who has represented the district since 2009, choosing to run for governor.... Read more
23 bus at Ashmont MBTA Station
Mayor Michelle Wu’s $8 million fare-free bus proposal, which targets three bus lines as part of a two-year pilot, on Wednesday cleared the City Council on a 12-1 vote. Dorchester Councillor Frank Baker was the lone "no" vote. Dorchester's Erin Murphy, who... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker, a two-term Republican who at his peak was one of the most popular governors in the country, will not seek a third term, throwing wide open the 2022 race for the state's top political office after close to two years of managing through... Read more
Marty Walsh and Charlie Baker had what wags called a “bromance,” a close relationship that started when the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor stayed in constant contact during the battery of winter storms in 2015. With Walsh’s elected successor... Read more
Blue Hill Ave
Federal transportation officials are set to send $15 million to Massachusetts for an overhaul of Blue Hill Avenue, a project aimed at improving access to public transportation and refashioning a key economic corridor of the city, US Reps. Ayanna Pressley... Read more
Mayor Wu at Ashmont
Mayor Michelle Wu appeared outside Ashmont’s MBTA station on Thursday to promote her proposal for spending $8 million in federal funds on making three bus lines fare-free for the next two years. Standing behind Wu on her second full day as mayor were... Read more
Janey Wu
Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson, who served as Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign manager, has signed on as interim chief of staff for the nascent administration. The Wu transition team also announced that Attorney General Maura Healey's former chief of staff will... Read more
Essaibi George
Annissa Essaibi George on Friday took to Facebook and email to thank supporters of her mayoral campaign as she winds down her time on the City Council. “We all worked so hard in this race, and while I do wish the outcome was different, I will support... Read more

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