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President Biden’s American Rescue Plan contains a tax credit expansion that policymakers say will cut child poverty in half. Just as Social Security and Medicare nearly erased elder poverty, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion has the potential to lift... Read more
Dorchester’s John Walsh, who died on July 6 at 81, worked relentlessly for affordable housing, crime prevention, and insuring that people of color and women got a fair share of construction jobs. A native of the Bowdoin-Geneva St. Peter’s neighborhood,... Read more
A flurry of endorsements for at large city council candidates have rolled in this week. A preliminary election for city council will be held on Sept. 14 to trim the current field of 17 at-large candidates down to eight finalists. There are four at-large... Read more
Local leaders are closely watching to see what names will crop up as candidates to fill Rachael Rollins’s seat as Suffolk Co. district attorney on an interim basis if, as seems likely, she is confirmed as the state’s US attorney by the US Senate.... Read more
Developers hoping to build a 270-unit residential “apartment community” on what is currently a vacant site at 990 American Legion Highway in Hyde Park were met with criticism from neighborhood association members, abutters, and labor union workers on... Read more
What a difference a decade makes. That will likely be an oft-heard comment on Saturday morning when city officials and residents gather at the newly built, $18.3 million Adams Street branch library. The 13,450-square-foot building stands as a monument to... Read more
Charley Murphy will continue to lead the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center into the future after the center’s board of directors voted to offer him the permanent position as president and CEO last week. Murphy has been working on an interim basis... Read more
In early June, the community grocer Daily Table embarked on a summer partnership with the Shah Family Foundation to bring free, pre-packaged breakfast and lunch to children across Dorchester, Roxbury, and Cambridge.  The program, piloted in Chelsea with... Read more
State Rep. Liz Miranda has thrown her support behind Evandro Carvalho— her predecessor in the Legislature—as he campaigns to become the next city councillor in District 4. The two of them Carvalho canvassed Bowdoin-Geneva together on Saturday, going door-... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey is hoping a free ride will give her a lift to the polls. Janey on Monday announced a three-month pilot program that eliminates fares on the Route 28 bus that connects the neighborhoods of Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury. The city... Read more
President Joe Biden on Monday nominated Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as the state's top federal prosecutor, a historic move that could reshape the U.S. Attorney's office and kick off a flurry of activity among elected... Read more
Two prominent progressive organizations are standing with Joel Richards in the contest for District 4 city councillor. The Greater Boston Labor Council threw its support to Richards this weekend along with Sunrise Boston, a youth-led climate advocacy... Read more
UMass officials are issuing a request for proposals for the redevelopment of the Calf Pasture Pumping Station and another parcel, currently used for parking at the Boston campus, in Dorchester’s Columbia Point. UMass on Friday announced that it has tapped... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George will appear in the No. 1 slot on the Sept. 14 mayoral preliminary ballot. City elections officials on Friday pulled candidate names out of a gold tumbler to determine the ballot. State Rep. Jon Santiago will... Read more
Members of Dorchester’s Ward 15 Democratic Committee earlier this month threw their support behind Ruthzee Louijeune, a former aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and David Halbert, a former aide in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration. No other at-large... Read more
The “Bostonians for Real Progress” super PAC, the newest outside group to enter the Boston mayor’s race, says it’s backing City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George for the top job. “We believe Anissa is the best candidate, able to tackle all our... Read more
UPDATE: The super PAC tells the Reporter it's backing Annissa Essaibi George. Original story is available below. A new super PAC, with a Boston focus, appears to be gearing up for an entrance into city politics as a mayoral preliminary election draws... Read more
City elections officials plan to determine the order of candidates on the Sept. 14 preliminary ballot on Friday. The lottery will take place at noon inside City Hall’s Iannella Chambers. The elections department plans to livestream the lottery. Elections... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Tuesday snagged a key endorsement as 32BJ SEIU, which represents property service workers, threw its support to her. She might also get a super PAC from them, too. The union represents 20,000 workers in Massachusetts, many of... Read more
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey UNITE HERE Local 26
The super PAC backing Acting Mayor Kim Janey is swinging into action, pulling in nearly half a million dollars while focusing on canvassing efforts. The super PAC, supported by the hospitality workers union known as UNITE HERE Local 26, received $420,000... Read more


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