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Walsh, Jackson focus on mobilizing supporters

Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 Tito Jackson face off for the first time next Tuesday during the mayoral preliminary balloting. There have been no debates, but both candidates have staked out key positions on issues critical to voters.

District 1 candidates face off in East Boston forum

Candidates for the District 1 Boston City Council seat participated in a public forum in East Boston last week to answer constituents' questions about where they stand on local issues. Currently running for the seat are Margaret Farmer, Lydia Edwards, ...

With the census in peril, what will it take to right the ship?

The 2020 Census is off to a rocky start, with crucial preparations already delayed or falling to the wayside, largely a result of inadequate funding from Congress.

Charter advocates seek alliance with former adversaries

Now with the Fair Share Amendment much closer to becoming a reality, leaders of organizations funded by charter school advocates are seeking to work with teachers unions and other charter school opponents on the measure.

A new generation of white supremacists emerges in Charlottesville

The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — the largest gathering of its sort in at least a generation — represented a new incarnation of the white supremacy movement. Old-guard groups like the Ku Klux Klan, ...

Trial Court offers to reinstate Arroyo, seeks control over hiring

Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo can return to the Registry in October, Massachusetts Trial Court officials said last week, if he agrees to let them supervise the process of hiring deputy administrators.

Walsh on his housing record

The luxury housing isn’t putting pressure on the market. A lot of the people going in there are new people coming into Boston. We’re growing as a city. We’re going to continue to grow.

Lydia Edwards vies for city council seat

Lydia Edwards brings with her a background of advocacy in areas such as domestic and immigrant workers’ rights and support for residents facing housing crises. Now she looks to advocate for East Boston, Charlestown and the North End on the ...

What effect might next Saturday’s planned white supremacist rally have on Boston?

It could have a significant impact. We’re having a lot of issues as it is with our new president. We need to stand together and keep the peace. We don’t need that here. — Pearl Thomas, Disabled, Melrose

Ballot measures, gubernatorial, Senate races looming for 2018

Progressive favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren and moderate Republican Gov. Charlie Baker face off against challengers on the 2018 ballot. A union-backed measure raising income tax on the state’s wealthiest residents also will feature on the ballot, as may proposals providing ...

Do you think Donald Trump will serve out his full term?

I don’t think Trump will last. I think he’ll be impeached because of the emoluments clause. He’s enriching himself. He has no moral compass. — Zakiya Alake, Civil Rights Defender, Dorchester

Activists press Gov. Baker on cooperation with U.S. Immigration

Immigrant activists clashed with prominent Republicans last week after state lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker announced a proposal that would allow local law enforcement to detain immigrants on behalf of federal immigration authorities.

In the news: Jeffrey Sánchez

Jamaica Plain state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has been tapped to replace Rep. Brian Dempsey as chairman of the Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee. Sanchez will be the first person of color to hold the key post in the history of ...

America: A fallen leader?

Every year at this time it was once common for American youth to celebrate July 4th with shouts of “we’re number one.” This was an exuberant recognition of the economic achievement of the United States, as well as the nation’s ...

What do you think it would take to make America truly great?

Admittance and acceptance of all the ways that America has hurt people, correcting the wrongs and making amends. — Sahar Lawrence, Community Engagement, Jamaica Plain

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