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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano still has a hefty lead over City Councillor Ayanna Pressley, who is challenging him for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional seat, according to a WBUR poll released today. Registered voters likely to vote in the district... Read more
Attorney General Maura Healey has endorsed City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley in the race for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional seat. “For me, this isn’t political, it’s personal,” Healey said in a statement Monday. “Ayanna isn’t just my City... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker sat down to sign the "grand bargain" bill on June 28 flanked by Democrats including incoming Senate President Karen Spilka, House Majority Leader Ron Mariano, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and Senate President Harriette Chandler. Sam... Read more
One candidate recalled visiting family locked up there. Others vying for office mentioned clients behind the facility's bars. And another aspiring pol recalled a young man who had passed through its walls before becoming point guard for a neighborhood... Read more
There will be no legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts on July 1. And though regulators expect to approve business licenses next week, there can be no legal retail sales until an independent testing laboratory applies and is licensed by the... Read more
Amid national debate over enforcement of illegal immigration laws, Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley on Monday called for the defunding of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, and a path to citizenship for all... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) this week recommended that six projects in Dorchester be among the 35 projects set to be included in the upcoming first round of funding through the Community Preservation Act (CPA)... Read more
While Boston is seeing a decrease in commercial vacancies, city councillors worry progress is not moving quickly enough to energize potentially vital storefronts across the city. And, rhyming with other inequities across Boston, most disused, vacant, or... Read more
Advocates urged elected officials to commit to build at least 1,000 new units of affordable housing within the city of Boston over the next five years, with a ticket price of about $40 million annually, during a packed Tuesday evening event in Dorchester... Read more
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will launch new planning initiatives in Mattapan and Newmarket to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements and to support long-term equitable growth and sustainability. Mayor Martin J. Walsh... Read more

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