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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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Natick official draws fire after attending DC riot
Natick Town Meeting member Suzanne E. Ianni drew fire after attending the demonstration and riot in the nation’s capital.
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Will there be a special election when Marty leaves?
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Will there be a special election when Marty leaves?
What the mayoral election will look like, and when it will happen, remain open questions. How things will play out depend on two factors: when Walsh, if he is confirmed as Labor Secretary, will actually leave office; and whether the City Council and mayor adopt a home rule petition to waive a special election.
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Minimum wage hike, paid sick time take effect in Mass.
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Minimum wage hike, paid sick time take effect in Mass.
Massachusetts workers began the new year with extended family leave benefits and an increase in the minimum wage.
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Opinion
Why Harris’ Senate seat is so important
he instant that Joe Biden tapped California Senator Kamala Harris as his VP running mate, the murmur was: Who will fill her seat if Biden wins? Should it be a Black woman because Harris is a Black woman? Should it be a Latino because California has never had a Latino senator? Or should it be a bona fide progressive no matter the color or gender?
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David Dinkins, 1927–2020
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David Dinkins, 1927–2020
David N. Dinkins, the courtly former New York City mayor who presided over an upswing in the city’s fortunes through calm leadership in the midst of racial and financial challenges, died Nov. 30 in his Manhattan home at age 93.
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Walsh, transit activists blast MBTA service cuts
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Walsh, transit activists blast MBTA service cuts
Mayor Martin Walsh and a group of transit activists held a press conference in front of government center Monday to denounce the MBTA’s proposed service cuts. Shortly after, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced at a board meeting his recommendation to defer the conversation on service reduction to a later meeting.
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Democrats: A logical choice for Blacks
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Editorial
Democrats: A logical choice for Blacks
It is insulting for Trump to suggest that Black voters fail to consider which candidates will provide the greatest advantage to Blacks and are therefore deserving of the Black vote. Such an assertion can be more reasonably directed to white working class voters who support Trump’s Republican Party.
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
President Donald Trump, despite a continuing history of divisive rhetoric, improbably anointed himself a champion of African Americans in the final debate, seeking to put a dent in his opponent’s overwhelming advantage among Black voters.
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Last-minute push for eviction protections
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Last-minute push for eviction protections
While demonstrators with City Life/Vida Urbana were marching to the State House on Thursday Oct. 15, House representatives were inside discussing legislation to extend eviction protections with Rep. Mike Connolly in an informal session.
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