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Commuters ride for free on Fairmount Line for two weeks

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano joined local activists and state officials to kick off two weeks of free rides on the Fairmount Line, for which he will pay using his campaign account.

Boston mayoral candidates compete for signatures

Nomination papers were issued last week for the 2017 mayoral and city council races, and candidates wasted little time hitting the streets, some as solo acts, others with armies of volunteers to collect the signatures they will need to secure ...

Candidates compete for signatures

Nomination papers were issued Tuesday for the 2017 mayoral and city council races and candidates wasted little time hitting the streets, some as solo acts, others with armies of volunteers to collect the signatures they will need to secure a ...

City council seat challengers emerge

With city council applications for nomination papers made available Wednesday, a spread of challengers are emerging, causing the list of competitors for the District 7 seat being vacated by Tito Jackson to grow increasingly long. The departures of Councilors Sal ...

New challengers emerge for city council seats

With city council candidacy application papers made available today, a spread of challengers are emerging. The list of competitors for the District 7 seat being vacated by Tito Jackson grows increasingly long. The departures of Councilors Sal LaMattina of District ...

Unions mobilize national, local networks against Trump

Members of several SEIU chapters called for residents to stay attentive to policy emerging from the federal administration and be ready to rise in response. The Trump administration has sparked counteraction from unions, including state-level policy advocacy as well as ...

City reveals capital spending plan

Mayor Martin Walsh introduced a $2.08 billion five-year spending proposal last week that features investments in school facilities, library branches, open spaces, crosswalk and traffic signal improvements, and other initiatives spread throughout the city.

MIRA Coalition draws hundreds to rally for safe communities

Members of a lineup that included politicians, civil rights activists and others said President Donald Trump’s threats to immigrants risk the financial wellbeing and socioculutural fabric of the state and nation.

Congressman talks straight with constituents on challenging times ahead

Congressman Michael Capuano spoke to a crowd at the Mildred Avenue school in Mattapan about challenges Democrats face in working with the Trump administration and a Republican majority.

Legislators prioritize needed school funding update with new budget formula bill

Educators, education activists and several state legislators gathered at the State House on Monday to call for passage of a bill that would update the formula by which the state determines the minimally adequate budget needed for each school.

Deeqo Jibril’s campaign launch kicks off race for District 7 seat

With a crowd of about 200 in the audience, District 7 candidate Deeqo Jibril formally kicked off her campaign for the City Council seat being vacated by Tito Jackson, who announced his bid for mayor in January.

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren hold rally on workers’ issues

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for the Democratic Party proactively advance working class values during a rally that included a lineup of state-focused activists groups. The event marked the first formal collaboration between Our Revolution and Raise ...

Criminal justice reform groups gear up for change in 2017

Jobs not Jails' Calvin Feliciano said that activists are stepping up energy next year politicians will be facing re-election and will find it too politically risky to take a stand on criminal justice reforms. Because of this, activists are focusing ...

Deeqo Jibril kicks off campaign

With a crowd of about 200 in the audience, District 7 candidate Deeqo Jibril formally kicked off her campaign for the City Council seat being vacated by Tito Jackson, who announced his bid for mayor in January.

Political targeting seen in activists’ detainment

Three Vermont activists who are unauthorized immigrants were picked up by ICE, sparking a protest outside the site of their Boston bond hearing. Demonstrators say the detainments were politically motivated and that the activists represent a boon, not threat, to ...