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Massachusetts senators push to end mandatory sentence minimums

With momentum building for criminal justice reform, state Senators are preparing to push for a legislative package they say will reduce the number of people incarcerated in Massachusetts and save the state money.

A White House not worthy of respect

Americans believe that the president of the United States is due the greatest show of respect. Political commentators and the media have been trying to be deferential despite Donald Trump’s bizarre views and inappropriate conduct. But finally the lid is ...

Can Democrats win in the Trump era?

The Democratic National Committee was by any standard a wreck and a ruin during the 2016 presidential campaign. How much of this is past history in the Trump era is the big question that will in part be answered when ...

Backlash against Muslim ban offers hope, but immigrants still vulnerable

Immigrant rights advocates are hailing Thursday’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which refused to reinstate President Trump’s ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries. But they are also bracing for a prolonged legal fight ...

Tito Jackson proposes defense fund for immigrants facing deportation

City Councilor Tito Jackson announced last week that he had introduced legislation to create an Immigrant Legal Defense Fund for the city.

Fears for schools, rights under Trump

President Donald Trump administration’s recent moves left many concerned for the future of public education and doubting the administration’s commitment to protecting civil rights of people of color and immigrants, upholding the Constitution and reigning in corporate influence over public ...

Senate president supports criminal justice reforms

Last week legislative action seemed imminent when state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg committed to work for legislative fixes supported by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, including pretrial bail reform, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, the ...

Boston rallies in Copley, Logan against Trump's immigrant ban

President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring refugees from any country and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., and Boston rose to fight it.

Boston lawmakers, advocates continue pushing for criminal justice reform

Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz took advantage of a Martin Luther King Day speaking spot to evoke the historic leader and call for long-delayed action on policies that could reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Anti-Trump protesters march in city, world

More than 175,000 Bostonians demonstrated last weekend in a show of unity and protest over the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Boston Women's March turns out 175,000 to protest Trump

Nearly two hundred thousand women packed the Boston Common today to protest Trump's administration and call to defend Americans' rights. Attorney General Maura Healey promised to sue the federal government to protect citizens rights and the environment, if needed. “I ...

Jackson announces run for mayor

Pledging to fight against income inequality and increase support for public education, District 7 City Councilor launched his mayoral campaign today from the parking lot of the Haley House Café in Dudley Square as a crowd of about 200 looked ...

Walsh's State of the City Highlights Education Funding

Mayor Martin Walsh tonight addressed a packed Symphony Hall. In his State of the City speech he promised to file significant education funding legislation.

District 7 hopefuls line up as Jackson ponders mayoral run

A quiet storm is brewing while City Councilor Tito Jackson mulls a challenge to incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh. If Jackson runs for mayor he says he will not run for re-election to the District 7 seat he represents.

Politics in review: City council, state races, the charter cap

The year brought the city council new members and a new president, while in the State House, incumbents largely defended their seats or chose to step down. A long running battle over the charter cap came before voters on the ...

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