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The Boston City Council voted unanimously today in favor of a proposal that would ban single-use plastic shopping bags at checkout lines and instate a 5 cent fine for thicker multiple-use plastic bags if shoppers fail to bring a reusable bag to... Read more

In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for Haitians in the US by July 2019, community leaders, advocates, and elected officials in Massachusetts railed against the order and vowed to spend the... Read more

In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for Haitians in the US by July 2019, community leaders, advocates, and elected officials in Massachusetts railed against the order and vowed to spend the... Read more

District 4 City Councillor Andrea Campbell, now a new mother, is working remotely for the most part lately, but her staffers are out and about as the team gears up for the coming term, she said, having spent her first taking the measure of the district... Read more

Gov. Charlie Baker and state lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to continue temporary immigration protections for people who fled their home countries during periods of instability.

The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution... Read more

This election marks a milestone for the veteran woman on the council, Ayanna Pressley, who will have spent a decade in the at-large seat advocating for healthy communities once this next term finishes.

“I’ve seen that as a mandate from the... Read more

This election marks a milestone for the veteran woman on the council,says at-Large Councillor Ayanna Pressley, who will have spent a decade in the at-large seat advocating for healthy communities once this next term finishes.

“I’ve seen that as... Read more

The city council is staring down the last month of its legislative term, the election behind them and a diverse slate of councillors stepping up to the plate in anticipation of the new year. This year’s race reaffirmed their focus on at least one... Read more

As the evening chill settled over the city, a steady stream of voters made its way in and out of the Cristo Rey High School in Savin Hill, where ballots are cast and counted for Ward 13, Precinct 10. Polls would close in an hour, and Martin J. Walsh... Read more

After one of the city’s most hotly contested campaigns, Kim Janey was elected on Tuesday as the first female city councillor to represent the neighborhood that her family has called home for generations.

Janey, who defeated Rufus Faulk, 55... Read more

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