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Wu touts administration's accomplishments
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Wu touts administration's accomplishments
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Wu outlines plans to break up BPDA, accelerate development
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Wu outlines plans to break up BPDA, accelerate development
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Joel Richards launches campaign for District 3 City Council seat
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Joel Richards launches campaign for District 3 City Council seat
Boston schoolteacher Joel Richards kicked off his campaign for the District 3 City Council seat Friday, promising to fight to make Boston a city where all of its residents can thrive.
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Councilors, BPS officials at odds over sexual misconduct statistics
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Councilors, BPS officials at odds over sexual misconduct statistics
During an Oct. 27 City Council hearing on violence in the Boston Public Schools, Councilors Michael Flaherty, Erin Murphy and Ed Flynn questioned BPS officials on increased reports of violence in the schools.
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Sen. Warren cites legislative gains, funds for local projects
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Sen. Warren cites legislative gains, funds for local projects
For Democrats across the country, Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in a runoff election versus Republican Herschel Walker represented a hard-fought victory for the party, one that helped secure a solid 51-vote majority in the Senate. For Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Warnock’s victory means she will continue to work with a key ally in the Senate.
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Joel Richards running for District 3
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Joel Richards running for District 3
Boston schoolteacher Joel Richards announced Monday he will challenge District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker in next year’s municipal election, telling the Banner he wants to address issues including public education, the high cost of housing and public transportation in the city.
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Hakeem Jeffries makes history as House minority leader
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Hakeem Jeffries makes history as House minority leader
When Hakeem Jeffries stepped to the rostrum of the U.S. Congress to nominate Nancy Pelosi as speaker in 2019, he shook the chamber with a rousing speech capped off by a startling reference to rap lyrics from Naughty by Nature.
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Council calls on Wu to increase affordable unit requirements
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Council calls on Wu to increase affordable unit requirements
Boston City councilors passed a resolution last week calling on the administration of Mayor Michelle Wu to increase the percentage of affordable housing required in new housing developments to 20% from the current 13% and to lower the building-size threshold at which the policy takes effect from nine units to five units.
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What’s possible under Healey administration?
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What’s possible under Healey administration?
With a new gubernatorial administration comes the promise of new priorities for state government, and with the passage of the so-called millionaires tax, the promise of funding to make things happen.
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Election officials bracing for trouble at the polls
Three hundred candidates are running for office in 2022 who don’t believe Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. They won’t all win but imagining even half of them in office is an unsettling thought.
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Kamala Harris rallies Democrats in Roxbury
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Kamala Harris rallies Democrats in Roxbury
Vice President Kamala Harris joined gubernatorial nominee Maura Healey and candidate for lieutenant governor Kim Driscoll at a Roxbury rally Nov. 2 to support the Democratic ticket and to get out the vote.
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White grievance politics surfaces on City Council
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White grievance politics surfaces on City Council
Faced with a redistricting map that would transfer three traditionally Irish American Boston precincts into a predominantly Black city council district, Councilor Frank Baker invoked the oppression of Catholics in the North of Ireland and called out the Redistricting Committee chair for being a Protestant.
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