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State Rep. Russell Holmes of Mattapan launched another broadside against the leadership of the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week, describing the legislative body’s top-down approach as isolating for those who do not go along.

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A cadre of Dorchester civic, main streets, and health center leaders gathered Monday night for a discussion where they would have the opportunity to query city and state and city officials about the nuts and bolts of how the new cannabis industry might... Read more

Mayor Walsh’s fifth State of the City speech on Tuesday night was familiar to the ears of longtime city observers. As in bygone years, the address summed up the progress of Walsh’s tenure and laid out new goals for the balance of his second term.... Read more

During an upbeat State of the City address Tuesday night at Symphony Hall, Mayor Marty Walsh contrasted Boston with the dysfunction in Washington, comparing the city's successes with the paralysis in the federal government.

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Cullinane presses Gov. Baker, MBTA for update

Findings in the long-awaited report on the future prospects of the Mattapan Trolley Line report assert that problems associated with the Red Line extension extend well beyond the... Read more

Five years in and facing the potential of multiple challengers in the upcoming municipal election, District 5 City Councillor Timothy McCarthy says he still brings a public works sensibility to his job.

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With Hyde Park attorney Ricardo Arroyo jumping into the race last week, there are now two candidates seeking the District 5 council seat currently held by Councillor McCarthy.

Arroyo was a public defender until early December, when he left the... Read more

City Council President Andrea Campbell is looking to continue to use her platform to push for equity across a city strained by housing costs and grappling with new industries as she prepares for another run for her District 4 seat.

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Alejandra St. Guillen, director of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's Office for Immigrant Advancement, will run for an at-large Boston City Council seat, she announced Wednesday. In an email, St. Guillen said she hoped to "address growing inequalities, from... Read more

City Councillor Ayanna Pressley, Congresswoman-elect, is throwing her support to U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi to once again take up her mantle as Speaker of the House when Democrats control the chamber in January.

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