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Marcus Anthony Hall Educational Institute provides civics education for underserved youth
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Marcus Anthony Hall Educational Institute provides civics education for underserved youth
A powerhouse of political leadership braved the year’s first winter storm on Sunday, Jan. 7 to celebrate a local program that teaches Boston youth from underserved communities how to get involved in politics.
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Historic wins, bitter divides: The year in Boston politics
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Historic wins, bitter divides: The year in Boston politics
At the dawn of 2023, Massachusetts politicians were celebrating the historic electoral victories of Maura Healey, the state’s first woman governor, and Andrea Campbell, the first Black woman elected statewide in Massachusetts history.
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Candidates of color join large field in R.I. congressional race
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Candidates of color join large field in R.I. congressional race
More than a dozen Democratic candidates have entered the special election race for the Rhode Island congressional seat vacated by Rep. David Cicilline. who announced his resignation June 1 to run the Rhode Island Foundation. 
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Worrell wants to bring resources to district
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Worrell wants to bring resources to district
Christopher Worrell was elected Nov. 8 to represent the 5th Suffolk District in the Massachusetts Legislature. The child of Jamaican and Bajan parents, Worrell was born and raised in Dorchester and graduated from Bunker Hill Community College. His brother, Brian Worrell, was elected in 2021 to represent Dorchester-based District 4 on the City Council.
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Kamala Harris rallies with labor activists in Boston
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Kamala Harris rallies with labor activists in Boston
Vice President Kamala Harris joined union leaders and elected officials at the Greater Boston Labor Council’s annual Labor Day breakfast to celebrate workers and underscore the administration’s commitment to organized labor.
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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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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
Mayor Michelle Wu last week signed a home rule petition for a 2% tax on real estate sales over $2 million. The tax would apply only to the amount in excess of $2 million on the sale of real estate. The petition requires legislative approval to become law.
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A Native American legislative agenda
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A Native American legislative agenda
Native American advocates and supporters gathered with state legislators on the State House steps Nov. 18 to voice support for five bills that would address the treatment and experience of Native Americans across the state.
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Is Boston finally past tribal politics?
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Is Boston finally past tribal politics?
Could this year’s mayoral race, with three Black Candidates, a Latino candidate and an Asian candidate all running for the same seat, rupture the alliance that has dominated politics in Boston’s communities of color?
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Candidates lining up for district races
The City Council 2021 race is filling up with candidates. District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s seat is open, two new contenders are looking to replace Kim Janey and challengers continue to fill up the District 4 race.
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Pressley, Lee, Kendi discuss anti-racist policies
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Pressley, Lee, Kendi discuss anti-racist policies
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley dove into a conversation on equity in her policy making with fellow Rep. Barbara Lee and anti-racism scholar Ibrahm X. Kendi on Feb. 4. They spoke on how policy can be more anti-racist, and how equity should already be built into policies on public health and criminal justice.
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
Legislation passed at the State House last week will create a commission to investigate racial disparities related to maternal health. The bill, created by Rep. Liz Miranda, Rep. Kay Khan and Sen. Rebecca Rausch, is meant to address the crisis of Black women dying in childbirth at higher rates than white women.
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