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Our state is turning a moral corner. For decades, we have lived with a costly, ineffective, and systemically racist criminal justice system. It has stubbornly continued the tactics of the “War on Drugs.” It has drained resources from our budgets every... Read more

The Massachusetts Lottery plans to try a change of scenery, moving its administrative staff from its longtime headquarters in Braintree a few miles north to Dorchester’s Columbia Point.

Putting the roughly 140 headquarters staff near UMass-... Read more

A House bill proposed by State Rep. Evandro Carvalho that would instruct the MBTA to run more frequent trains on the Fairmount Line over a two year period has cleared an important hurdle at the State House.

Carvalho's bill, H2723, was reported... Read more

As state representatives prepare to vote to regulate and tax short-term rentals, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is withdrawing his own plan to govern the industry in the city, citing a need for more time to refine it.

In a letter to the Boston City... Read more

Another week, another few names in contention for a busy election season in Suffolk County.

Rachael Rollins, of Roxbury, former chief legal council for Massport and former Assistant US Attorney, pulled papers March 9 to seek the open Suffolk... Read more

Rachael Rollins has joined the field of candidates hoping to succeed Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley in the open race for the top prosecutorial position in Boston.

A Roxbury resident, Rollins has led the legal departments of major... Read more

Is building an aerial gondola over the streets of Boston’s Seaport district a good idea? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t.

But, whatever its merits or shortfalls, we hope that Boston’s political, business, and media leaders will slow their roll on... Read more

Relying on increased parking fees, more advertising dollars and some expected legislative relief from an employee-financing law, MBTA officials have scrunched down their projected budget gap to $36.5 million.

That is about two thirds smaller... Read more

Updated Tues. Feb. 27 at 2:00 p.m. -- The race for the Fist Suffolk District got a lot more streamlined on Monday, as state Rep. Evandro Carvalho announced he will no longer pursue the senate seat... Read more

The much-debated question of who would take over the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, the South Boston tradition helmed for the past few years by former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, now has a twofold answer. US Congressman Stephen Lynch and City... Read more

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