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Observers encouraged by Baker administration transition team diversity, yet Latinos not represented

Many in the black community were encouraged by Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s inclusion of four African Americans among the 16 chairmen of his transition team. No Latinos were appointed chairs of the team.

Author cites growing Latino influence in U.S. elections

There's a sea change taking place in politics today, and it's being led by Latinos, according to Roberto Lovato, a writer and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research.

Business owners hoping Baker will continue gains

Massachusetts business owners and business and organizations that support them are already at work planning a pro-business agenda for the incoming administration of Governor-elect Charlie Baker.

Baker wins race for governor with few black, Latino votes

Charlie Baker won the race for Massachusetts governor by little more than 40,000 of the more than 2 million votes cast.

ISIS and the cost of war

The United States is just five weeks into the latest phase of its effort in Iraq against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant group — but already there are calls ...

Mayor Walsh launches regional climate preparedness effort.

Last week, on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the city of Boston will be convening a regional summit to better prepare Greater Boston for the impacts of climate change.

Patrick highlights state’s clean energy innovation

Further his administration’s commitment to supporting clean energy, Gov. Patrick announced $2.5 million in funding opportunities for clean energy companies.

Republican wave sweeps U.S., Baker wins Mass. by narrow margin

The Republican wave that swept national politics has extended into Massachusetts, propelling GOP candidate Charlie Baker into the State House, despite a spirited campaign by Democrats to put Attorney General Martha Coakley in the governor’s office.

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Bostonian's express appreciation for Mayor Menino's legacy

City mourns passing of longest-serving mayor

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino died today after suspending cancer treatments last week.

Suggestions for a successful voting experience on Nov. 4

With the state election fast approaching, the Boston Election Department offers the following tips to help ease the process for both voters and poll workers alike.

Gubernatorial candidates address Latino audience at forum

A gubernatorial candidate forum hosted by Northeastern University and El Mundo Media last week elicited lively exchanges on immigration reform, increasing access to education and creating a Latino-inclusive administration.

Coakley, Democrats make appeals to party’s loyal base

In the last week of campaigning, Democrats are revving up the party’s base.

Charlie Baker gaining traction with urban voters

Polling data shows gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has made inroads with voters in Massachusetts cities.

Baker releases ‘urban agenda,’ opens Blue Hill Avenue office

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker released what he calls his “urban agenda” during the opening of a campaign office on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester.

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