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Historic wins, bitter divides: The year in Boston politics
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Politics
Historic wins, bitter divides: The year in Boston politics
At the dawn of 2023, Massachusetts politicians were celebrating the historic electoral victories of Maura Healey, the state’s first woman governor, and Andrea Campbell, the first Black woman elected statewide in Massachusetts history.
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In a new Boston, NAACP faces challenges to past gains
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Local News
In a new Boston, NAACP faces challenges to past gains
Much has changed in Boston since the NAACP last held its national convention in the city, in 1982. Back then, the city had a population that was majority white, a City Council with Bruce Bolling as its only member of color and a mayor whose last name matched his race, Kevin White.
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King’s children recall father’s wisdom, activism
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King’s children recall father’s wisdom, activism
Mel King’s children grew up in a household where discussions of Boston’s politics and social justice issues were commonplace.
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Opinion
Not a single ‘no’ vote
What happens to our public institutions when democracy fails? When elected officials ignore the will of the people, governing bodies lose their independence, and the fundamental right to local democratic control is stripped away?
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South End candidates wrestle with inequality
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Politics
South End candidates wrestle with inequality
The South End is in many ways a study in contrasts. A neighborhood where subsidized housing developments abut luxury condo buildings, a neighborhood where Black and Latino Bostonians have deep roots, but where few have pockets deep enough to afford rents.
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Mel King was a visionary Boston leader
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Mel King was a visionary Boston leader
Mel King died last week at 94, leaving behind a legacy of social change and political activism that had a profound influence on Boston’s civic life.
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Candidates v. the people: is it ok to put signs on public property?
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Politics
Candidates v. the people: is it ok to put signs on public property?
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Hayden under fire over T cop case allegations
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Local News
Hayden under fire over T cop case allegations
In the wake of a Boston Globe investigation that suggested that interim District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office declined to prosecute an MBTA police officer accused of misconduct, then received donations from the officer and his attorney, several local elected officials are calling on him to resign.
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Candidate debate focused on Mass & Cass
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Politics
Candidate debate focused on Mass & Cass
About seven weeks ahead of Massachusetts’ primary election, candidates presented different approaches to tackle a crisis of mental health, substance use disorders and criminal activity in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, also called Mass. and Cass.
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Candidates press for votes in 5th Suffolk
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Local News
Candidates press for votes in 5th Suffolk
With less than two months before the September primary, two leading candidates continue to compete to replace outgoing state Rep. Liz Miranda in the 5th Suffolk District seat.
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Wu celebrates inauguration with City Hall Plaza bash
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Local News
Wu celebrates inauguration with City Hall Plaza bash
After serving as mayor for nearly 7 months, Michelle Wu finally celebrated her fall victory with an inauguration celebration on City Hall Plaza.
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Politicians urge action on Mass and Cass
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News
Politicians urge action on Mass and Cass
A group of Massachusetts elected officials are calling on state and local law enforcement to execute a sweep of outstanding criminal warrants and to clear people with mental health issues and substance use disorder from the corridor near Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, known as Mass. and Cass.
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