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NAACP president questions Council's legal memo
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NAACP president questions Council's legal memo
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
Starting on the night of his inauguration, Joe Biden signed 30 executive orders within the first three days of his presidency. They’re meant to fulfill promises he made while campaigning, assist the fight against COVID-19 and reverse a number of Donald Trump’s actions.
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Councilors spar over special election
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Councilors spar over special election
Last Friday, a week after City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo proposed a home rule petition that would eliminate the requirement for a special election to fill the mayor’s seat, a legal review requested by Councilor Lydia Edwards found that three of the body’s 13 members could not vote on the matter due to conflicts of interest.
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With HBCUs Behind Her, A Black Woman Ascends To The Vice Presidency
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With HBCUs Behind Her, A Black Woman Ascends To The Vice Presidency
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Youth Poet Laureate Becomes Instant Celebrity After Reading At Biden Inauguration
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Youth Poet Laureate Becomes Instant Celebrity After Reading At Biden Inauguration
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Councilors debate special election
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Councilors debate special election
Barely seven days after news of Martin Walsh’s pending departure from city government went public, the race for the mayor’s seat exposed contentious fault lines in the City Council, where two members are actively campaigning for the seat and a third is expected to run.
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Notes on an insurrection: violence, magical thinking
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Notes on an insurrection: violence, magical thinking
Magical thinking and its handmaiden of violence were the forces driving those who refused to accept President Trump’s election loss, instead ascribing his defeat to Deep State conspiracies and global forces of evil aligned against white Christian culture. And it is nothing new. At its core, slavery involved deeply rooted cognitive dissonance by denying the humanity of Africans in spite of Gospel teachings, while employing violence to enforce the hypocrisy.
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Natick official draws fire after attending DC riot
Natick Town Meeting member Suzanne E. Ianni drew fire after attending the demonstration and riot in the nation’s capital.
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Police commissioner latest to mull mayoral run
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Police commissioner latest to mull mayoral run
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Will there be a special election when Marty leaves?
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Will there be a special election when Marty leaves?
What the mayoral election will look like, and when it will happen, remain open questions. How things will play out depend on two factors: when Walsh, if he is confirmed as Labor Secretary, will actually leave office; and whether the City Council and mayor adopt a home rule petition to waive a special election.
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Walsh tapped for Labor secretary, councilors line up for mayoral race
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Walsh tapped for Labor secretary, councilors line up for mayoral race
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Tiffany Cross and Jonathan Capehart Will Inspire New Generations of Viewers with New MSNBC Shows
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Tiffany Cross and Jonathan Capehart Will Inspire New Generations of Viewers with New MSNBC Shows
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