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What’s possible under Healey administration?
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What’s possible under Healey administration?
With a new gubernatorial administration comes the promise of new priorities for state government, and with the passage of the so-called millionaires tax, the promise of funding to make things happen.
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Election officials bracing for trouble at the polls
Three hundred candidates are running for office in 2022 who don’t believe Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. They won’t all win but imagining even half of them in office is an unsettling thought.
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Kamala Harris rallies Democrats in Roxbury
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Kamala Harris rallies Democrats in Roxbury
Vice President Kamala Harris joined gubernatorial nominee Maura Healey and candidate for lieutenant governor Kim Driscoll at a Roxbury rally Nov. 2 to support the Democratic ticket and to get out the vote.
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White grievance politics surfaces on City Council
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White grievance politics surfaces on City Council
Faced with a redistricting map that would transfer three traditionally Irish American Boston precincts into a predominantly Black city council district, Councilor Frank Baker invoked the oppression of Catholics in the North of Ireland and called out the Redistricting Committee chair for being a Protestant.
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Healey, Campbell make history with wins
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Healey, Campbell make history with wins
While partisans across the country anxiously awaited the results of Tuesday's elections, Massachusetts Democrats were celebrating a decisive, historic win for their party Tuesday night.
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Police, council clash over civilian flaggers
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Police, council clash over civilian flaggers
A City Council hearing on the idea of using civilian flaggers instead of police details on some construction projects got heated Monday as Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Larry Calderone refused to surrender the microphone after exceeding the five-minute limit for testimony, prompting councilors to walk out of the hearing, held at the Bolling Building in Roxbury.
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Council passes 'unity' redistricting map
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Council passes 'unity' redistricting map
With several outbursts and more than an hour and a half spent in recess, city councilors voted on redistricting last Wednesday, passing newly drawn district lines based on the so-called unity map advanced by the NAACP, Mijente, Chinese Progressive Association and other groups representing communities of color.
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Hall challenges GOP DA in Plymouth County
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Hall challenges GOP DA in Plymouth County
Voters across Plymouth County will decide Nov. 8 whether to keep Massachusetts’ only Republican district attorney or elect a Democratic reformer to replace him.
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Healey, Campbell rally for questions 1 and 4
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Healey, Campbell rally for questions 1 and 4
As election day draws closer, candidates are throwing their political weight behind ballot questions that will impact voters across the state.
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Redistricting exposes race divide on council
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Redistricting exposes race divide on council
A longstanding racial divide on the City Council has moved to center stage as the 13 members of the body debate the redrawing of the city’s nine council districts.
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Councilors clash over redistricting
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Councilors clash over redistricting
A redistricting map supported by voting rights advocates sparked fierce pushback from white City Councilors Monday during a heated hearing in City Hall’s Iannella Chamber.
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What's going on with redistricting?
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What's going on with redistricting?
Ed Flynn outlined a political dilemma that is currently gripping the City Council as its members attempt to redraw the body’s nine districts.
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