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Municipal officials anticipate challenges under Trump administration

Cities have been powerful policy players under Barack Obama’s administration, able to take local action on initiatives that otherwise stalled in Congress. Meanwhile, Donald Trump drew the bulk of his support from rural areas and ran under the Republican party ...

State ballot brings Community Preservation Act and legal pot

City officials, community development corporation representatives and others gathered last week to celebrate one of the few bright spots emerging from this divisive campaign season: local passage of the Community Preservation Act. Voters also ushered in legal marijuana and farm ...

Charter school question suffers defeat at polls

Students, parent activists and teachers took the stage to celebrate the defeat of Ballot Question 2, which called for a lift to the statewide cap on charter school expansion — a victory that Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni said ...

U.S. prepares for Trump presidency

In the wake of Trump’s election, many are concerned about how a campaign marked by prejudice will translate into governmental action. Some take the election as a call to rally and organize.

Early voting through Fri., Nov. 4

Unlike traditional polling, you don’t have to vote at your assigned polling location. Vote at the location that is most convenient for you. All ballot styles will be available at every early voting location. During the early voting period, Boston ...

As Trump talks voter fraud, voter suppression is the real issue

As Donald Trump roams the country encouraging hatred of immigrants and distrust of the election process, in many places it’s immigrants and minorities who have reason to worry — about being blocked from the polls. This November 8th will be ...

A new legislator for Roxbury’s 7th Suffolk

In what was the most hotly-contested legislative race in Boston’s low-turnout state primary, political newcomer Chynah Tyler eked out a narrow victory, with 901 of the 2,061 votes cast in the three-way race. Monica Cannon trailed by 105 votes with ...

Chynah Tyler wins in 7th Suffolk

Political newcomer Chynah Tyler swept the field in the race to succeed state Rep. Gloria Fox, winning with 43 percent of the2,061 votes cast in the Seventh Suffolk House district.

Dist. 7 candidates debate

Residents turned out to the Twelfth Baptist Church last week to hear from the candidates who aim to replace longtime incumbent Gloria Fox when she steps down from the Seventh Suffolk district House seat.

Vote Thursday Sept 8 in 6th Suffolk primary

Whoever wins the Sept. 8 election will likely become the community’s representative on Beacon Hill.

MassVOTE hosts forum for candidates vying to succeed retiring Rep. Gloria Fox

Tonight at 6 p.m., MassVOTE will host a forum for candidates vying for the 7th Suffolk District House seat currently held by Rep. Gloria Fox, who is retiring after a generation serving the Roxbury community on Beacon Hill.

Council votes to oppose ballot question 2

Boston City Councilors voted 11-2 to pass a resolution against ballot question 2, which calls for lifting the statewide cap on new charter schools in Massachusetts. City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Joshua Zakim cast the sole votes against the resolution, ...

Charter school proponents draw funds from NY donors

“What we can say is that the privatization effort in Massachusetts is a construct of several wealthy families and that the campaign has been going on longer than is generally realized."

Beyond Bernie: We Need a Party of the 99%!

The Bernie Sanders movement faces a burning question: Do we fall in line behind Clinton’s corporate campaign, or do we continue the political revolution and build a new party for the 99%?

City Council passes BPS budget 9-4

Today the city council passed the Boston Public Schools revised budget proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh with a vote of nine to four.