Rachael Rollins announces bid for Suffolk County DA's office

Rachael Rollins, a former U.S. attorney and general counsel to MassPort, is the fourth entry into the race for Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, formally announcing her campaign with a press release today.

Pressley launches bid for congressional seat

At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley kicked off her campaign for the 7th Congressional District at a Cambridge restaurant Feb. 13, vowing to push against the political climate in Massachusetts that favors incumbents over insurgents.

Candidates jockey for support at Hyde Park caucus

Democratic Party activists entering the Ward 18 caucus in the Hyde Park Municipal Building Saturday ran a gauntlet of clipboard-bearing signature gatherers who allowed only a narrow corridor between the building’s front door and the auditorium.

Council to take on tough issues in 2018 hearings

Lydia Edwards’ order for a hearing on speculation in the Boston housing market, along with other moves by her fellow councilors, promise to bring a remarkable range of debate on city policy in the coming months.

Ed reform think tank declares unified enrollment dead in Boston

A year ago, members of the Boston Compact, a team of city, charter school and BPS officials, said they would soon release a plan for unified enrollment, a one-stop process through which parents signing their children up for BPS schools ...

Pressley launches bid for Congress

At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley announced today her candidacy for the 7th Congressional District seat currently held by Michael Capuano.

Parents, councilors mull return to elected school committee

At the same time the Boston School Committee voted on Wednesday to elect member Michael Loconto president of the mayor-appointed body, a parent group took to Facebook and Twitter to gauge support for an alternative: an elected committee. By mid-Thursday, ...

City backs down on school start times

Boston School Superintendent announced today that BPS will not implement changes in school start times that would have shifted nearly half of all elementary school students to bell times at 7:30 a.m. or earlier.

Civil rights groups: early start times won't produce equity

Amid the firestorm of protest from parents over the Boston Public Schools’ planned changes to elementary school start times, Superintendent Tommy Chang invoked the concept of racial equity to justify the move.

Parents flood School Committee meeting, urge rollback of start time change

Elementary school parents flooded last night’s School Committee meeting, speaking against next year’s 7:15 a.m. start time and 1:15 p.m. end time for many elementary schools. Dozens of parents urged the School Committee to scrap the planned changes during the ...

BPS responds to parent pushback

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang emailed a letter to parents yesterday touting positive feedback from high school communities, while acknowledging the fierce pushback from elementary school parents.

Parents mobilize over new BPS start times

Sunday, parents gave voice to that outrage, with more than 150 people filling a function room at Doyle’s Café in Jamaica Plain for a meeting on the start-time changes and collecting more than 5,200 signatures in an online petition to ...

IRS audit of city raises questions

When news broke that the city had been audited by the Internal Revenue Service Monday, the focus of coverage was on Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang and his apparent failure to notify School Committee members and the mayor of ...

Jackson’s mayoral bid raised issues of equity

Mayor Martin Walsh’s victory in the Nov. 7 election came as no surprise to most observers. With slim odds of beating an incumbent mayor and with Walsh enjoying a $4 million war chest, Jackson, who never had more than $101,000 ...

Lydia Edwards wins in District 1

Lydia Edwards won the District 1 City Councilor seat, besting Stephen Passacantilli by 730 votes. Edwards garnered 52.8 percent of the total votes in the district, which includes East Boston, Charlestown and the North End and has been represented by ...