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Edwards reflects on diverse needs of district
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Edwards reflects on diverse needs of district
Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards won the Jan. 11 special election to fill the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate district seat vacated by John Boncore. As District 1 City Councilor for the past four years, she has represented East Boston, Charlestown and the North End; now, she will represent East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop at the state level.
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Tanisha Sullivan announces bid for secretary of state
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Tanisha Sullivan announces bid for secretary of state
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Rollins takes reins at U.S. attorney office
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Rollins takes reins at U.S. attorney office
After a contentious confirmation process, during which GOP lawmakers fought her appointment, Rachael Rollins made history Monday when she was sworn in as U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, the first Black woman to hold that position.
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Local officials, teachers blast Baker on COVID response
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Local officials, teachers blast Baker on COVID response
In the past week, Boston Public Schools teachers and staff have seen their highest-ever number of COVID-19 infections — with 1,202 staff out on Monday — and a post-winter holiday return to school marred by shipments of ineffective face masks and expired at-home tests courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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Mattapan woman running for sheriff
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Mattapan woman running for sheriff
Sandy Zamor Calixte, a top aide in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s department, announced Wednesday that she has officially resigned from her position in order to run against Sheriff Steven Tompkins for the top job.
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Del Rio is in, others considering runs for District 1 seat
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Del Rio is in, others considering runs for District 1 seat
In the wake of City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ Dec. 14 victory in the special primary election for the First Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District, Tania Del Rio, East Boston resident and YWCA Cambridge executive director, on Dec. 16 announced her bid for the District 1 council seat.
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Ballot question puts Wu at odds with voters over school committee
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Ballot question puts Wu at odds with voters over school committee
When Boston Public School teacher Neema Avashia watched the school committee give away the open green space beside her John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester for development despite the pleas of students, teachers and neighbors who used it for recreation, she suspected the days of the mayor-appointed school board might be drawing to a close.
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Senate votes to approve Rollins as U.S. attorney
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Senate votes to approve Rollins as U.S. attorney
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins made history last week as the first Black woman to become the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
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Edwards is victor in Senate special election
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Edwards is victor in Senate special election
When City Councilor Lydia Edwards entered Spinelli’s in East Boston, where she held her election night party, it was with tears of joy on her face and her campaign team in tow to announce victory in the special primary election for the vacant First Suffolk and Middlesex seat in the state Senate.
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Miranda, Elugardo running for 2nd Suffolk Senate district
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Miranda, Elugardo running for 2nd Suffolk Senate district
The race for the newly-drawn 2nd Suffolk District seat is open and state Reps Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo are in.
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Backed by Black and Latino coalition, Flynn secures votes for Council presidency
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Backed by Black and Latino coalition, Flynn secures votes for Council presidency
District 2 City Councilor Edward Flynn announced Wednesday he has the votes necessary to become president of the 13-member body, after his coalition of supporters joined forces with a group of Black and Latino councilors.
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Baker announces he won't run for reelection
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Baker announces he won't run for reelection
Governor Charlie Baker announced today that he will not be seeking a third term, guaranteeing new leadership for the commonwealth in 2022.
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