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Candidate debate focused on Mass & Cass
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Candidate debate focused on Mass & Cass
About seven weeks ahead of Massachusetts’ primary election, candidates presented different approaches to tackle a crisis of mental health, substance use disorders and criminal activity in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, also called Mass. and Cass.
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How will new American voters affect elections?
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How will new American voters affect elections?
A report from the National Partnership for New Americans shows there were 5.19 million newly minted U.S. citizens between 2016 and 2020. That figure represents a significant and, in key battleground states, potentially decisive voting bloc.
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Chelsea rep. candidates debate issues
Democratic candidates vying to represent the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ 11th Suffolk District that comprises Chelsea and part of Everett came together in a virtual forum last week hosted by the progressive political group Our Revolution Massachusetts.
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Will Mass. spend ARPA funds equitably?
With new funds flowing into the state from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the bipartisan infrastructure bill, experts warn that Massachusetts is ill-prepared to spend that money equitably without major changes to state law.
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Candidates press for votes in 5th Suffolk
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Candidates press for votes in 5th Suffolk
With less than two months before the September primary, two leading candidates continue to compete to replace outgoing state Rep. Liz Miranda in the 5th Suffolk District seat.
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City Councilor Kendra Lara confronts charges of anti-semitism
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City Councilor Kendra Lara confronts charges of anti-semitism
City Councilor Kendra Lara found herself mired in charges of antisemitism in June after a social media post critical of a federal appeals court decision that upheld an Arkansas law bars state contractors from participating in boycotts of Israel.
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Wu celebrates inauguration with City Hall Plaza bash
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Wu celebrates inauguration with City Hall Plaza bash
After serving as mayor for nearly 7 months, Michelle Wu finally celebrated her fall victory with an inauguration celebration on City Hall Plaza.
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Is DA Hayden reversing Rollins’ policies?
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Is DA Hayden reversing Rollins’ policies?
Four months into his administration, some are questioning District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s commitment to the bold criminal justice reforms voters chose when they elected Rollins in 2018.
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Wu pushes reform vision at Boston think tank
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Wu pushes reform vision at Boston think tank
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu signaled her intent to stand firm on her reform agenda and that she’s bracing for opposition to her policy goals in remarks she made Tuesday to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.
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Politics
The rent is too high: state rep. candidate priced out
Last week State Representative hopeful Mark Martinez announced on Twitter that he would be withdrawing his candidacy for the 7th Suffolk District, citing his inability to find affordable housing in the district as the reason for the early end to the campaign.
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Council opposes ride-share app ballot question
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Council opposes ride-share app ballot question
Last Wednesday, the Boston City Council passed a resolution urging Massachusetts residents to oppose a statewide ballot measure that would make app-based drivers for companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash independent contractors.
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Candidates for 15th Suffolk seat air views
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Candidates for 15th Suffolk seat air views
The four candidates vying for the 15th Suffolk state representative seat being vacated by Nika Elugardo came together for their first candidate forum last week, outlining their positions on issues raised by the group Jamaica Plain Progressives.
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