Meeting basic needs under Trump

As Donald Trump’s White House takes shape, local thinkers anticipate what the president-elect’s federal appointments could mean for a state that went overwhelmingly to Hillary Clinton. While individual states and cities’ practices may buffer them against some of the effects, ...

The ‘Fight for $15’ persists in Massachusetts and beyond

Massachusetts fast food, airport, Uber, and other workers paid the minimum wage went on strike last week as part of a nationwide campaign for $15 wages and union rights.

Boston students take to streets, protest Trump admin.

Hundreds of Boston students assembled on the Boston Common Monday in protest of Donald Trump's election, demanding that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker oppose the new administration's education agenda and publicly declare support for immigrants, Muslims and ...

Will Trump’s education agenda gain traction here?

The battle over privatization in Massachusetts is by no means over. Both President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, are firmly committed to charter schools and school vouchers that would allow parents to use district ...

Municipal officials anticipate challenges under Trump administration

Cities have been powerful policy players under Barack Obama’s administration, able to take local action on initiatives that otherwise stalled in Congress. Meanwhile, Donald Trump drew the bulk of his support from rural areas and ran under the Republican party ...

State ballot brings Community Preservation Act and legal pot

City officials, community development corporation representatives and others gathered last week to celebrate one of the few bright spots emerging from this divisive campaign season: local passage of the Community Preservation Act. Voters also ushered in legal marijuana and farm ...

Charter school question suffers defeat at polls

Students, parent activists and teachers took the stage to celebrate the defeat of Ballot Question 2, which called for a lift to the statewide cap on charter school expansion — a victory that Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni said ...

U.S. prepares for Trump presidency

In the wake of Trump’s election, many are concerned about how a campaign marked by prejudice will translate into governmental action. Some take the election as a call to rally and organize.

Early voting through Fri., Nov. 4

Unlike traditional polling, you don’t have to vote at your assigned polling location. Vote at the location that is most convenient for you. All ballot styles will be available at every early voting location. During the early voting period, Boston ...

As Trump talks voter fraud, voter suppression is the real issue

As Donald Trump roams the country encouraging hatred of immigrants and distrust of the election process, in many places it’s immigrants and minorities who have reason to worry — about being blocked from the polls. This November 8th will be ...

A new legislator for Roxbury’s 7th Suffolk

In what was the most hotly-contested legislative race in Boston’s low-turnout state primary, political newcomer Chynah Tyler eked out a narrow victory, with 901 of the 2,061 votes cast in the three-way race. Monica Cannon trailed by 105 votes with ...

Chynah Tyler wins in 7th Suffolk

Political newcomer Chynah Tyler swept the field in the race to succeed state Rep. Gloria Fox, winning with 43 percent of the2,061 votes cast in the Seventh Suffolk House district.

Dist. 7 candidates debate

Residents turned out to the Twelfth Baptist Church last week to hear from the candidates who aim to replace longtime incumbent Gloria Fox when she steps down from the Seventh Suffolk district House seat.

Vote Thursday Sept 8 in 6th Suffolk primary

Whoever wins the Sept. 8 election will likely become the community’s representative on Beacon Hill.

MassVOTE hosts forum for candidates vying to succeed retiring Rep. Gloria Fox

Tonight at 6 p.m., MassVOTE will host a forum for candidates vying for the 7th Suffolk District House seat currently held by Rep. Gloria Fox, who is retiring after a generation serving the Roxbury community on Beacon Hill.