An oversight hearing held Wednesday to examine the deal between University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Ida College also highlighted broader tensions between different regions of the state and within the UMass system.
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U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, facing a primary challenge from Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, is hosting a town hall forum in Roxbury on Saturday with civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
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As tensions escalated this week between members of the UMass Boston community and the UMass president’s office, elected officials touring the Columbia Point campus made it clear that they plan to weigh in heavily on how its land will be used and its... Read more
Updated May 15, 2:46 p.m.: The search for a new chancellor at UMass Boston has been narrowed to three candidates, with UMass President Marty Meehan expected to recommend one of the names to the university system’s board of trustees in the near future... Read more
Nick Collins, state Senator-elect for the First Suffolk District, was sworn in at noon Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker and will join the legislative body just in time for continued budget discussions and the upcoming hearing on... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh will leave for Ireland tomorrow for five days, his second international trip as mayor, during which he will receive several ceremonial awards and participate in the unveiling of Kilkerrin Rock.
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Standing in front of the housing development where he grew up, Congressman Stephen Lynch joined other Democrats Monday calling for a $70 billion investment in public housing around the country over five years.
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US Rep. Michael Capuano and Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, a challenger for his 7th district congressional seat in the primary election in September, once again staked out similar policy grounds, this time at a racial justice forum in... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh reiterated today that his administration is “open to the idea” of the city of Boston taking more control of the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus in Dorchester, a prospect first floated Wednesday in a Boston Globe column.... Read more