Tonight in Grove Hall: Mayoral forum minus one

Turned out by the Prince Hall Grand Lodge venue that agreed to host their mayoral forum, organizers of the We Decide Coalition say they will go forward with in a new venue.

NAACP: Mayor Walsh falls short of campaign promises to communities of color

Mayor Martin Walsh has fallen short of campaign promises to increase educational outcomes, provide employment, housing and public safety in communities of color according to a report released by the NAACP Boston Branch today.

Walsh’s appeal to black, progressive voters points to shifting power in Hub

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh made a push for progressive voters on Sunday when he appeared with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren at Doyle’s Café in Jamaica Plain for her endorsement of his reelection.

State legislators produce sweeping criminal justice reform bill

The legislative package aims to reduce unnecessary incarceration, via measures including removing fees that create a disparate burden on the poor due solely to their financial status and encouraging less severe responses to some offenses.

Jackson, Walsh debate live from Dudley Square

Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson clashed over issues of police accountability, economic development and education in the first of two debates scheduled before the Nov. 7 general election.

Jackson challenges Walsh on education, housing

Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson made their cases to Roxbury and Jamaica Plain voters last week, fielding questions about housing, schools and their records in office in the first mayoral candidate forum since the Sept. 26 preliminary ...

Walsh calls for two debates, Jackson wants four

The ink had barely dried on the Sept. 27 preliminary election results when Mayor Martin Walsh agreed to two debates against his challenger, District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson. One debate was to be hosted by conservative WBZ talk show ...

‘Perfect storm’ threatens successful 2020 Census

There are growing concerns about the Census Bureau’s ability to pull off a successful 2020 Census – one that counts all communities equally well.

Uncertain future for Haitian immigrants

Members of the Haitian community rallied outside the State House last week, calling for renewed or permanent resident status for Haitians who have lived in the U.S. for years under a policy that gives temporary protected status to those who ...

Walsh, Janey, Edwards, Flynn come out on top in low-turnout preliminary

Mayor Martin Walsh garnered 63 percent of the vote, easily beating out District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson’s 29 percent and Robert Cappucci and Joseph A Wiley, each of whom received less than one percent of the vote.

Arroyo responds to harassment claim

Last week, Arroyo fired back with a response to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination complaint filed by the employee, Hilani Morales, stating she had made up the allegations against him, changing her story twice. He presented evidence in the form ...

Charter advocates weigh in on District 7 race

Now, with just days to go before Boston’s Sept. 26 preliminary municipal election, some of those same wealthy donors are appearing on the campaign finance records of at least one local candidate: Deeqo Jibril, who is vying for the District ...

Walsh, Jackson focus on mobilizing supporters

Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 Tito Jackson face off for the first time next Tuesday during the mayoral preliminary balloting. There have been no debates, but both candidates have staked out key positions on issues critical to voters.

District 1 candidates face off in East Boston forum

Candidates for the District 1 Boston City Council seat participated in a public forum in East Boston last week to answer constituents' questions about where they stand on local issues. Currently running for the seat are Margaret Farmer, Lydia Edwards, ...

With the census in peril, what will it take to right the ship?

The 2020 Census is off to a rocky start, with crucial preparations already delayed or falling to the wayside, largely a result of inadequate funding from Congress.