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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh made an emphatic push on Wednesday to license undocumented immigrants who drive in Massachusetts, throwing his support behind legislation pending on Beacon Hill that faces an important deadline. Walsh penned an opinion piece for... Read more
Chief-of-staff Dave Sweeney to depart Walsh’s office David Sweeney, who has served as Mayor Martin Walsh’s Chief of Staff since September 2017, will leave the administration to serve as president and CEO of MASCO, a non-profit organization centered in the... Read more
Two former Massachusetts governors will top the state's presidential primary ballots on March 3, 2020. The ballot order was established Friday after Secretary of State William Galvin drew names at random, selecting them from a bronze basket. Former Govs.... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh made the case Tuesday for city-sponsored legislation that he says will help Boston leverage a boom-time development market to help seed affordable housing starts and workforce training programs. State House News Service reports that... Read more
Community activist Julia Mejia has won the recount of Boston’s at-large City Council election by a single vote. After three days of counting, the final tally was 22,492 for Mejia and 22,491 for Alejandra St. Guillen. Both are first-time candidates for... Read more
The final outcome of the at-large city council election— which is the subject of an ongoing recount effort— could be resolved as soon as today. The actual recounting of ballots began Saturday in the Haymarket room of City Hall at around 11 a.m. The votes... Read more
Last week, I stood in a packed gymnasium at English High School right here in Boston and watched Governor Baker as he signed a nation-leading education funding equity bill into law. The bill corrects our Commonwealth’s 26-year-old K-12 funding formula,... Read more
Tuesday's election for Boston City Council-at-large ended with just ten votes separating the fourth and fifth place finishers— Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen. St. Guillen initially conceded defeat on Tuesday night at her campaign party. But when... Read more
Representative Ayanna Pressley has thrown her support to fellow Massachusetts Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren and her campaign for the White House. Pressley made the announcement in a short video and plans to appear with her tomorrow in campaign... Read more
The head of the Massachusetts State Police announced her retirement Wednesday morning, planning to depart the agency she has led for about two years at the end of next week. Col. Kerry Gilpin, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, has helmed... Read more

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