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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.

Coakley campaign revving up get-out-the-vote effort

Attorney General Martha Coakley rallied supporters in Brockton and the South Coast region last week as her campaign gets ready to turn out it base of support.

Evan Falchuk pursues government reform with United Independent Party

Independent candidate for governor Evan Falchuk says putting independent candidates in office is the best way to effect substantive changes in state government.

Baker discusses government reforms with Banner

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker’s plans to reform state government go beyond welfare and public housing. Baker has plans to fund repairs to the MBTA system, lift the cap on charter schools and increase local aid to cities and towns.

In The News: Alvin Poussaint

Harvard University Medical School Professor Alvin Poussaint was recognized at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses’ Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.

NAACP Boston Branch begins election process with contentious meeting

Branch President Michael Curry is being challenged by Massachusetts Association of Law Enforcement Officers President Larry Ellison.

Forum pushes gubernatorial candidates on human service issues

The Providers’ Council, a statewide organization of human service providers, held a forum on human services with gubernatorial candidates.

Willy Lantigua, Marcos Devers competing for 16th Essex District House seat

Former Lawrence Mayor Willy Lantigua is seeking to unseat state Rep. Marcos Devers and regain the 16th Essex House seat.

Coakley, Baker tout support in black, Latino communities

Attorney General Martha Coakley held a communities of color rally at Hibernian Hall Sunday while businessman Charlie Baker is gearing up for an endorsement event with prominent black supporters.

Baker appeals for votes in Boston’s solidly Democratic black community

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker has been reaching out to voters in Boston’s black and Latino communities.