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City pension funds under scrutiny
City Councilors agreed last Wednesday to review where city pensions are currently invested and to potentially divest retirement funds from companies and industries that are not socially responsible.
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Who’s on the ballot?
On Nov. 6 Bostonians will go to the polls to vote for candidates for state and federal positions. Here are the all of the candidates in contested and unopposed seats appearing on ballots in Boston.
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ACLU attorney assesses DA campaigns
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ACLU attorney assesses DA campaigns
With little more than a week to go before the Nov. 6 election of Suffolk County’s new district attorney, Rahsaan Hall, director of the ACLU’s racial justice program, presented to about 40 students and voters at Suffolk University’s Mildred F. Sawyer Library on Tremont Street.
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Rollins draws on wealth of experience
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Rollins draws on wealth of experience
As the Democratic candidate, Rachael Rollins will likely make people uncomfortable if she beats out Republican Mike Maloney on November 6. Her now-famous list of 15 petty crimes she will not prosecute as DA, which includes instances like trespassing and disorderly conduct, gained support from President Barack Obama and The New Yorker magazine while drawing criticism from Boston police and local newspapers.
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Candidates attend interfaith forum
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Candidates attend interfaith forum
Interfaith organizations and community groups hosted Massachusetts’ attorney general, gubernatorial and district attorney candidates and City Councilor Kim Janey in a forum on immigration, healthcare and affordable housing Oct. 22.
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Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
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Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
There are still some issues that have not been decided in the primary election last September 4th. Prominent among these is whether Rachael Rollins will be elected as the first woman to be Suffolk County District Attorney.
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Suffolk DA candidates clash in forum
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Suffolk DA candidates clash in forum
The Suffolk County District Attorney candidates may share progressive platforms, but fundamental differences were revealed last Thursday evening during occasionally heated discussions about juvenile justice and criminal reform, at a nonprofit bookstore in the South End
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Pressley to focus on impeachment
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Pressley to focus on impeachment
At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who won the Democratic primary for the 7th Congressional District seat in September, plans to prioritize reforming the Democratic Party, work to have President Donald Trump impeached and tackle issues of economic inequality in Massachusetts
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Big changes in Boston’s electoral map
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Big changes in Boston’s electoral map
This year, the Sept. 4 primary, with stunning upset victories by Pressley and Rollins, demonstrated just how much the city’s demographics and political landscape have changed.
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Progressives win big in primaries
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Progressives win big in primaries
A surge of progressive candidates challenging Democratic incumbents proved pollsters and pundits wrong Tuesday, sweeping longtime incumbents out of office and upending the calculus of Massachusetts politics.
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Progressive legislative primaries pull in big cash
Progressive politics got Bostonians digging deep to financially support candidates, an analysis of campaign contributions in the legislative primary races reveals
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Election Commissioner Dion Irish breaks down Election Day
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Election Commissioner Dion Irish breaks down Election Day
Boston Election Commissioner Dion Irish is now preparing for the September 4 primaries, which will determine the results for both state and federal offices, as contests for the state Legislature, governor, and Congress will all be included on the ballot.
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