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 ...

Electeds of color hear residents’ priorities

Community members had the ears of legislators of color last week during a listening session designed to help officials shape their agendas before the new session.

Meeting basic needs under Trump

As Donald Trump’s White House takes shape, local thinkers anticipate what the president-elect’s federal appointments could mean for a state that went overwhelmingly to Hillary Clinton. While individual states and cities’ practices may buffer them against some of the effects, ...

The ‘Fight for $15’ persists in Massachusetts and beyond

Massachusetts fast food, airport, Uber, and other workers paid the minimum wage went on strike last week as part of a nationwide campaign for $15 wages and union rights.

Boston students take to streets, protest Trump admin.

Hundreds of Boston students assembled on the Boston Common Monday in protest of Donald Trump's election, demanding that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker oppose the new administration's education agenda and publicly declare support for immigrants, Muslims and ...

Will Trump’s education agenda gain traction here?

The battle over privatization in Massachusetts is by no means over. Both President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, are firmly committed to charter schools and school vouchers that would allow parents to use district ...

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 ...