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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley supports the push to skip a special election for a successor to Mayor Walsh, President Biden’s Secretary of Labor-designate, and stick with regularly scheduled elections later this year. “I think Lawrence has given us a great... Read more
Calling him a “good friend” and “stand-up guy,” President-elect Joe Biden today introduced Mayor Marty Walsh as his administration’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, a position that the 53-year-old Dorchester resident and past union leader... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker has returned to the Legislature landmark legislation that would impose new accountability standards on police, proposing a handful of amendments Thursday that he hopes Democrats will compromise with him over, but making clear he's not... Read more
After strong pushback from neighbors, a team that hoped to site a 3,000-square-foot retail cannabis store in a key commercial building in Adams Corner is now eyeing a location closer to Neponset Circle. CNA Stores, Inc., a company based in Amesbury, MA,... Read more
Morrissey Boulevard is going to flood every few weeks when there’s an especially high tide or a storm surge. It’s what happens when you build a low-lying motorway through the middle of a body of water—in this case, Dorchester Bay. We can decide to simply... Read more
The Honorable Serge Georges, Jr., a Dorchester native who currently sits as an associate justice at the Dorchester Division of Boston Municipal Court, will be nominated by Gov. Charlie Baker to join the state’s Supreme Judicial Court, according to the... Read more
Mayor Walsh moved ahead with today with a three-pronged approach to reform the Boston Police Department, following recommendations from a task force he commissioned last summer in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.... Read more
After a weekend of celebrations following President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris’s victory in the 2020 election, attention should soon begin to shift to next year’s most important political contest on the local front: Mayor of Boston. A key... Read more
.With a bitterly contested presidential campaign coming to a head Tuesday night or in the days following Election Day, Gov. Charlie Baker activated up to 1,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard on Monday as one step in preparations to ensure... Read more
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch's path to re-election just got a little clearer with the South Boston Democrat's primary challenger Brianna Wu announcing Tuesday that she would discontinue her campaign for Congress. Lynch, who is seeking his 10th full term in the... Read more

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