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Walsh on his housing record

The luxury housing isn’t putting pressure on the market. A lot of the people going in there are new people coming into Boston. We’re growing as a city. We’re going to continue to grow.

Lydia Edwards vies for city council seat

Lydia Edwards brings with her a background of advocacy in areas such as domestic and immigrant workers’ rights and support for residents facing housing crises. Now she looks to advocate for East Boston, Charlestown and the North End on the ...

What effect might next Saturday’s planned white supremacist rally have on Boston?

It could have a significant impact. We’re having a lot of issues as it is with our new president. We need to stand together and keep the peace. We don’t need that here. — Pearl Thomas, Disabled, Melrose

Ballot measures, gubernatorial, Senate races looming for 2018

Progressive favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren and moderate Republican Gov. Charlie Baker face off against challengers on the 2018 ballot. A union-backed measure raising income tax on the state’s wealthiest residents also will feature on the ballot, as may proposals providing ...

Do you think Donald Trump will serve out his full term?

I don’t think Trump will last. I think he’ll be impeached because of the emoluments clause. He’s enriching himself. He has no moral compass. — Zakiya Alake, Civil Rights Defender, Dorchester

Activists press Gov. Baker on cooperation with U.S. Immigration

Immigrant activists clashed with prominent Republicans last week after state lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker announced a proposal that would allow local law enforcement to detain immigrants on behalf of federal immigration authorities.

In the news: Jeffrey Sánchez

Jamaica Plain state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has been tapped to replace Rep. Brian Dempsey as chairman of the Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee. Sanchez will be the first person of color to hold the key post in the history of ...

America: A fallen leader?

Every year at this time it was once common for American youth to celebrate July 4th with shouts of “we’re number one.” This was an exuberant recognition of the economic achievement of the United States, as well as the nation’s ...

What do you think it would take to make America truly great?

Admittance and acceptance of all the ways that America has hurt people, correcting the wrongs and making amends. — Sahar Lawrence, Community Engagement, Jamaica Plain

Education is focal point in Boston mayoral race

Education is emerging as a flash point in the 2017 mayoral race, with challenger Tito Jackson building on tensions over school funding, school closures and what some see as a lack of support for Boston’s district schools in his bid ...

Boston District 7 candidates face off in debate over city issues

Eleven of the thirteen candidates for the District 7 City Council seat soon to be vacated by Tito Jackson turned out for a debate in Grove Hall last week.

Campbell: Mentoring key to student success

Research has shown that without proper support structures in school, students are less likely to graduate and continue their education.

Mayor makes changes to police review board

This week Mayor Martin Walsh announced changes to the COOP board he said would strengthen its ability to monitor Internal Affairs investigations — increasing the number of panel members from three to five and increasing the share of IAD complaints ...

Campaigns in full swing at Dorchester Day parade

Candidates’ nomination papers are in and the Dorchester Day parade represents the first major event where campaigns can show off their strength.

Capuano: Trump budget poses challenges for local government

The Trump administration released a budget last week that proposes deep cuts to federal programs and taxes on the rich while increasing spending on the nation’s military – a controversial move that earned him praise from his base of conservative ...

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