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Councilors take on housing, election recounts, city contracting
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Councilors take on housing, election recounts, city contracting
Councilor Liz Breadon addressed the City Council for the very first time to emphasize one of Boston’s fastest growing problems: lack of affordable family housing. The District 9 councilor said that the city is witnessing the displacement of working families that have lived in the city for generations.
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Opinion
White House cuts HUD
Once again, the White House budget proposal slashes funding and programs that many low-and-moderate income consumers rely upon.
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Cullinane will not run again in 12th
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Local News
Cullinane will not run again in 12th
State Rep. Dan Cullinane announced last week that he will not be running for re-election, leaving an opening in the 12th Suffolk District.
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Black vote looms large in primary
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Local News
Black vote looms large in primary
After early-voting contests in the cornfields of Iowa and the snows of New Hampshire, the 2020 Democratic primary race now turns to states where black voters could decide who will carry the party banner into the November showdown with President Donald J. Trump.
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Opinion
The scramble for black votes
Every Democratic presidential hopeful wants my vote. As an African American woman voter, I’m part of the powerful voting bloc the Democratic National Committee chair, Tom Perez, calls the “backbone” of the party. However, they’ll need to earn it.
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Warren promises to actually drain the swamp
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News
Warren promises to actually drain the swamp
In the week before the first-in-the-nation primary, words like “electibility” are heard time and again in bars, coffee shops, town halls, and anywhere else that political events unfold in these parts.
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Councilors plan housing, criminal justice hearings
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Local News
Councilors plan housing, criminal justice hearings
District 8 City Councilor Kenzie Bok introduced an order regarding the future of cooperative housing during last week’s council meeting, using her first address before the body to address what she said are urgent challenges in the city’s housing market.
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Deval bows out
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Politics
Deval bows out
Deval Patrick ended his long-shot bid for the White House today after a single-digit showing in the key New Hampshire primary left him with a near-impossible pathway to victory.
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Open defiance of an oath
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Editorial
Open defiance of an oath
Every senator who sat as a juror in Trump’s impeachment took the same oath as Mitt Romney. Yet he is the only Republican to see that his president’s conduct was so “grievously wrong” that he had to convict in order to comply with the oath that he had taken. He was the only one of 53 senators to convict.
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Deval Patrick’s hope & history tour
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Local News
Deval Patrick’s hope & history tour
Deval Patrick’s presidential race took a brief detour from the campaign trail this week to walk in the footsteps of black history and draw personal and political hope from the stories of resilience of early African American residents of New Hampshire’s largest seacoast town.
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Janey rolls out new City Council committees
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Local News
Janey rolls out new City Council committees
Council President Kim Janey finalized this year’s council committee assignments during last week’s meeting. The assignments put women in charge of some of the body’s most powerful committees, including Government Operations, chaired by Lydia Edwards; Education, chaired by Annissa Essaibi-George; Ways and Means, chaired by Kenzie Bok; and a newly recreated Post Audit committee, chaired by Michelle Wu.
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Progressives push for takeovers of Boston ward committees
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Local News
Progressives push for takeovers of Boston ward committees
When Massachusetts voters head to the polls on Tuesday, March 3, most will have their minds fixated on their presidential candidate of choice. But as fierce as the 12-way race for the party nomination is, many Boston voters will face even more heated battles at the bottom of the ballot, where dozens of candidates are vying for seats on their local ward committees
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