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Arroyo comes back from cardiac arrest, coma
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Arroyo comes back from cardiac arrest, coma
Hours after Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo suffered cardiac arrest May 4, collapsing on the floor of Boston City Hall, many feared the worst. As the days drew on and Arroyo remained in a coma, family members and supporters held a prayer vigil at a Lower Roxbury church.
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Howell, Miranda go head-to-head in 5th Suffolk race
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Howell, Miranda go head-to-head in 5th Suffolk race
Walking through Dorchester’s Mary Hannon Park last Friday, 5th Suffolk District candidate Liz Miranda hands out campaign literature. As she chats with street worker Jamal Wornum, a group of elementary, middle and high school students play basketball as part of the informal summer program he runs when he’s not working for the city.
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Boston’s bustling election season heats up
Several highly contested state election races are currently underway, with major players entering and leaving, long-held seats opening up and a series of crucial ballot questions up for vote.
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Governor Baker signs criminal justice reforms into law
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Governor Baker signs criminal justice reforms into law
Surrounded by Democratic and Republican lawmakers, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that rolls back mandatory minimum sentences for some nonviolent crimes, reforms the state’s criminal records laws making it easier for ex-offenders to seal their records and reduces fines and fees assessed on ex-prisoners.
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Drug policies evolve as addiction becomes a white problem
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Drug policies evolve as addiction becomes a white problem
The criminal justice reform bill that Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law last week would not likely have been possible in the year 2000 when Massachusetts voters rejected a measure that would have diverted defendants caught with small amounts of drugs to treatment programs rather than jails.
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Suffolk County D.A. candidates spar at Jamaica Plain forum
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Suffolk County D.A. candidates spar at Jamaica Plain forum
The gloves came off Monday as five candidates for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office participated in a forum at English High School hosted by JP Progressives, the NAACP Boston Branch and other groups.
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Lawmakers fete 25 yrs of ed. reform
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Lawmakers fete 25 yrs of ed. reform
State officials and education leaders gathered at the State House last Thursday to mark the 25 years since Massachusetts passed the 1993 Education Reform Act, which codified the so-called grand bargain of increased state funding for schools coupled with mandatory standardized testing.
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Rachael Rollins announces bid for Suffolk County DA's office
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Rachael Rollins announces bid for Suffolk County DA's office
Rachael Rollins, a former U.S. attorney and general counsel to MassPort, is the fourth entry into the race for Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, formally announcing her campaign with a press release today.
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Pressley launches bid for congressional seat
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Pressley launches bid for congressional seat
At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley kicked off her campaign for the 7th Congressional District at a Cambridge restaurant Feb. 13, vowing to push against the political climate in Massachusetts that favors incumbents over insurgents.
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Candidates jockey for support at Hyde Park caucus
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Candidates jockey for support at Hyde Park caucus
Democratic Party activists entering the Ward 18 caucus in the Hyde Park Municipal Building Saturday ran a gauntlet of clipboard-bearing signature gatherers who allowed only a narrow corridor between the building’s front door and the auditorium.
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Council to take on tough issues in 2018 hearings
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Council to take on tough issues in 2018 hearings
Lydia Edwards’ order for a hearing on speculation in the Boston housing market, along with other moves by her fellow councilors, promise to bring a remarkable range of debate on city policy in the coming months.
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Ed reform think tank declares unified enrollment dead in Boston
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Ed reform think tank declares unified enrollment dead in Boston
A year ago, members of the Boston Compact, a team of city, charter school and BPS officials, said they would soon release a plan for unified enrollment, a one-stop process through which parents signing their children up for BPS schools would also be added to the charter school application process.
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