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In the News: Christine Araujo

Mayor Martin Walsh announced that Christine Araujo is the new chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals, which regulates appeals to the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land throughout the city of Boston. Araujo will be ...

Midterm elections see more Latinos seated in Congress

Latinos posted groundbreaking wins in Congress in the 2014 election, with five new candidates, both Democrats and Republicans, claiming seats in the House. These victories will bring the total number of Latino members of Congress up to 32 — the ...

Report shows Latinos underrepresented in local government leadership

A report released this week, “The Silent Crisis: Including Latinos and Why It Matters,” shows that while Latinos make up 17.5 percent of Boston’s population, they hold only 7.5 percent of cabinet, senior staff or chief positions and only 7.1 ...

Governor Patrick signs order on environmental justice

Governor Deval Patrick has signed an Executive Order on Environmental Justice that enhances environmental protections and benefits for communities of color and low-income or limited-English-proficiency communities, groups that bear a disproportionate burden of environmental pollution and toxins.

Mayor vetoes proposed commission on black and Latino boys and men

City Council members reacted indignantly last week to Mayor Martin Walsh’s veto of a proposed new Commission on the Status of Black Men and Boys in Boston that District 7 Councilor Tito Jackson had been championing for the past 10 ...

Immigration changes seen as temporary fix

President Obama’s executive order on immigration will grant temporary status to 4.4 million undocumented immigrants, but will not alter the status of an additional 6 million people who entered the United States illegally.

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.

A scene in Downtown Crossing

Bostonian's express appreciation for Mayor Menino's legacy

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