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NAACP Boston Branch begins election process with contentious meeting

Branch President Michael Curry is being challenged by Massachusetts Association of Law Enforcement Officers President Larry Ellison.

Forum pushes gubernatorial candidates on human service issues

The Providers’ Council, a statewide organization of human service providers, held a forum on human services with gubernatorial candidates.

Willy Lantigua, Marcos Devers competing for 16th Essex District House seat

Former Lawrence Mayor Willy Lantigua is seeking to unseat state Rep. Marcos Devers and regain the 16th Essex House seat.

Coakley, Baker tout support in black, Latino communities

Attorney General Martha Coakley held a communities of color rally at Hibernian Hall Sunday while businessman Charlie Baker is gearing up for an endorsement event with prominent black supporters.

Baker appeals for votes in Boston’s solidly Democratic black community

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker has been reaching out to voters in Boston’s black and Latino communities.

Blacks, Latinos see gains in Democratic primary

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins and former City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo had strong showings in their respective races for sheriff and Register of Probate.

Jerome Smith appointed to Neighborhood Services cabinet position in Walsh administration

Jerome Smith, former chief of staff to Sen. President Therese Murray, was appointed chief of Civic Engagement for the City of Boston.

Coakley wins by narrow margin, faces Baker in gubernatorial race

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Democratic primary victory, with 42 percent of the vote, paves the way for a close race against Republican Charlie Baker for the Nov. 4 election.

Advocates say DCF needs continuity to follow through with reforms

A report funded by the Boston Foundation outlines key policy recommendations for the Department of Children and Families.

Who won the vote in Boston's black community?

Black voter turnout was at the city average of 12 percent.

Black voters in South face obstacles, loss of protection

With the weakening of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are facing new challenges.

Mayor announces the departure of Barbara Ferrer

Barbara Ferrer, head of the city’s Public Health Commission, is leaving to take a job with the Kellog Foundation.

Voter turnout just under 9 percent

The Massachusetts primary is Tuesday, Sept. 9

Who’s on the September 9 ballot?

List of candidates appearing on ballots in Boston 1st and 2nd Suffolk Senate districts (South End, Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain).

Ward 9 Democratic Committee elects new officers

The Boston Ward 9 Democratic Committee met on Saturday to elect committee officers and to endorse candidates in the September 9 primary election.

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