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Governor Charlie Baker on Monday signed a bill into law that will temporarily halt evictions and some foreclosure proceedings in the state during the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, H.4615, prohibits all non-essential residential and small... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court last week halved the number of voter signatures candidates need to qualify for a place on the ballot in the Sept. 1 primary election. The high court’s decision also gave those running for district or county offices an extra... Read more
Community health centers in Massachusetts will see an infusion of $36.5 million statewide, with several key facilities in Dorchester and Mattapan included in the funding awards through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under CARES Act... Read more
Gov. Baker on Friday signed a bill enabling some restaurants during the ongoing state of emergency to include beer and wine sales with food takeout/delivery orders and pushing the tax-filing deadline to July 15. The restaurant provision in the bill... Read more
The Boston City Council today passed a non-binding resolution calling for a moratorium on rents, mortgage payments, evictions and foreclosures by a 12-1 vote. District 3 Councillor Frank Baker, who blocked the vote last week and sent the resolution into a... Read more
Housing activists continue to field urgent calls from tenants facing imminent eviction orders, even though a court-ordered pause on such removals will continue through mid-April. Meanwhile, as legislation to halt all evictions during the COVID-19... Read more
At-large City Councillor Michael Flaherty of South Boston sees his most important role during the ongoing health emergency as connecting worried constituents to vital, accurate information resources. “With new details and orders from the governor and the... Read more
It’s long been a staple of political campaigns in the city of Boston: Volunteers going door-to-door with literature promoting candidates and seeking votes. On Saturday, the Walsh administration will re-boot the old-school “lit-drop” to get out vital COVID... Read more
Boston City Councillors tested out their online platform at their regular Wednesday meeting this week with about half of the councillors checking in via Zoom Video Communications’ video chat meeting program in keeping with social distancing guidelines as... Read more
Editor's Note: Sen. Nick Collins announced Monday that the traditional pre-parade breakfast and political roast in South Boston has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of CONVID-19, the coronavirus. “As Mayor Walsh and the city of Boston... Read more

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