Policy

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Fiona Hill, Trump’s New Russia Expert, Went to Harvard

Amidst growing tension between Russia and the United States, President Donald Trump has reportedly tapped preeminent Kremlinologist and Harvard alum Fiona Hill as his chief Russian […]

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Everyone Is Missing the Point About Sanctuary Cities

If we have learned anything in this first month of the Trump presidency, it’s how malleable the term “sanctuary” can be, with respect to protections […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Pledge Support for “Sanctuary State” Bill

On Wednesday, dozens of lawmakers pledged support for a bill that would make Massachusetts a so-called “sanctuary state.” In caucus on Beacon Hill, House Democrats discussed […]

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Space Savers Are Banned in the South End

Is that smart planning, or policy for the privileged?

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Marty Walsh Bashes Trump, Defends Sanctuary Cities on The Daily Show

  Mayor Marty Walsh came out swinging against President Donald Trump when he joined Trevor Noah on The Daily Show Thursday night, vowing to defend Boston’s so-called […]

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Boston’s Colleges Speak out Against Donald Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Leaders from Boston’s colleges and universities spoke out against President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations and barring all refugees from entering […]

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Walsh Vows to Protect Immigrants from Trump’s Executive Orders in CNN Op-Ed

Mayor Marty Walsh said he isn’t afraid of Boston losing federal funding for the so-called “sanctuary city” protections it offers undocumented immigrants, rebuking the Trump […]

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Marty Walsh Gets in Heated Argument with WEEI Hosts over Sanctuary City Plan

Mayor Marty Walsh earned plaudits Wednesday after he announced he was prepared to shelter undocumented immigrants inside City Hall, in response to President Donald Trump’s forthcoming […]

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The NRA Is Suing Maura Healey and Charlie Baker

Attorney General Maura Healey’s decision to close a loophole regarding the sale of assault weapons has produced some consequences. The Massachusetts chapter of the National […]

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Walsh Officials Secretly Negotiated with Bob Kraft on Soccer Stadium, Critics Say

Local electeds have blasted the Walsh administration’s “behind-closed-door discussion” with UMass officials and New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft, over plans to build a soccer stadium […]

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Robert Kraft: Donald Trump’s Policies ‘Are Going to Be Great’ for America

While it’s up for debate whether or not the Patriots have a Trump problem, the Patriots owner has no problem whatsoever with Trump. In an interview […]

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The Death I Want

Why I’m suing Massachusetts for the right to die on my own terms.

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Charlie Baker Writes Letter to Congress Defending Parts of Obamacare

In a letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week, Gov. Charlie Baker urged Congress to keep key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, […]

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City’s Gender Pay Gap Report a Good Start, But Lack of Race Info Glaring

Mayor Marty Walsh released a new report on the city’s gender pay gap Thursday, which found that women in Boston earn 77 cents for every dollar their […]

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Massachusetts’ $11 an Hour Minimum Wage Goes into Effect

Starting January 1, the minimum wage in Massachusetts is $11 an hour, up from $10. The increase is the last of three required under a 2014 […]