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Pride and politics at Haitian parade
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Pride and politics at Haitian parade
In Mattapan and Hyde Park 10 candidates are vying for the District 5 council seat being vacated by Councilor Tim McCarthy.
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Thousands rally for education funding
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Thousands rally for education funding
Thousands of activists from across the state came together Thursday in support of bills that would fund public K-12 and higher education in the state.
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Fierce competition for votes, money in 2019 council race
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Fierce competition for votes, money in 2019 council race
Observers say running an at-large council campaign requires tens of thousands of dollars to reach out to voters across the city. To win one of the four seats, candidates will likely need some 40,000 votes.
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Rollins, Baker administration spar over policy
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Rollins, Baker administration spar over policy
Within days of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ March 25 memo outlining sweeping changes to the way her office handles misdemeanor crimes, state Secretary of Public Safety Thomas Turco fired a warning shot across her bow, charging in a memo that her policies would make communities more dangerous.
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Pressley says she’ll prioritize issues of economic inequality
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Pressley says she’ll prioritize issues of economic inequality
Standing before a capacity crowd in the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center Saturday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley pledged to battle economic inequality as she took the oath of office in a symbolic swearing-in ceremony, a week after she officially took the oath of office in D.C. After Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey administered the oath, Pressley told the audience she would not celebrate victory until we have realized “equity, equality and justice.”
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McCarthy drops out of 5th District race, Arroyo, Sanon gearing up
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McCarthy drops out of 5th District race, Arroyo, Sanon gearing up
Just two weeks after announcing he would seek re-election to the District 5 City Council seat he has represented since 2013, Tim McCarthy last week said he will not run in this year’s race for the Hyde Park-based seat.
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Rollins sworn in as Suffolk district attorney
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Rollins sworn in as Suffolk district attorney
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was sworn in last Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at Roxbury Community College, becoming the first woman of color in the state’s history to hold the position.
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Elugardo charts her journey to the House
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Elugardo charts her journey to the House
As state Rep. Nika Elugardo steps into her new role at the State House, she says she has already begun to turn her policy platform into a legislative agenda.
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Civil rights activists push for full Census participation
As the Census Bureau prepares for its 2020 count, concerns about new plans to question respondents about their citizenship status have taken center stage. But now, civil rights activists and others focused on the importance of ensuring a full and accurate tally of everybody living in the United States are also worried that current administrators seem to be wavering from a long-standing practice of fiercely safeguarding the confidentiality of census data
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Pressley solicits input on immigration
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Pressley solicits input on immigration
Ayanna Pressley, Congresswoman-elect for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, held an equity agenda forum in East Boston on Dec. 15 with a focus on immigration.
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
An early challenger has stepped up to battle City Councilor Tim McCarthy for his District 5 seat in the November 2019 election. Ricardo Arroyo quit his job as a public defender last Friday and this week announced his intention to run for Boston City Council, representing residents in Mattapan, Roslindale and Hyde Park.
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Growing list of at-large contenders
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Growing list of at-large contenders
Althea Garrison's impending ascent to the City Council appears to have sparked keen interest in the 2019 at-large race, drawing as many as nine contenders.
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