Policy

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There’s a Push to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

Massachusetts hasn’t raised the minimum wage for workers in half a decade, and Beacon Hill lawmakers say it puts employees at a disadvantage as they […]

City Life

Post-‘Boston Calling,’ the City Still Stands

I checked the papers: the city is still here. We had a rock show on City Hall Plaza—a two day rock show!—and there was no […]

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The Authority: Why the B.R.A. Needs to Go

In this town, the Boston Redevelopment Authority rules supreme. Accountable only to the mayor, it exerts total control over zoning, planning, and development—an anachronistic concentration of power not found anywhere else in the country. As the Menino era draws to a close, it’s time for the agency to go.

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Thousands to Protest Genetically Modified Foods During Weekend Rally

While some people will gather at City Hall to listen to the tunes of Fun., and other big name musical acts at the Boston Calling […]

City Life

More Marijuana Rallies Might Be Budding in Boston

In less than a week, the official medical marijuana regulations crafted by the Department of Public Health will go into effect, and already, activists are […]

Stand Down

What do the looming cuts to the defense budget mean for Massachusetts?

The Empire State Strikes Back

New York’s decision to allow gay marriage was a great stride for equality—one that could cost Massachusetts millions in lost tourism.

Bad Medicine

The Patrick administration likes the notion of universal health coverage. It just doesn’t want to pay for it.

Puff Daddy

A Harvard biomedical engineer has come up with a new kind of dining experience, one that has the potential to revolutionize how we look at food—or at least our oral fixations.

How the Moultons Made Peace with the War

Seth Moulton’s G.I. Joe looks, Harvard degree, and courageous Marine service would make most parents proud. His own needed a little help coming to terms with the warrior they’ve raised.