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Why Boston Needs Liquor License Reform

Walk through Faneuil Hall, along Lansdowne Street around Fenway Park, or down Broadway in Southie on a Friday night, and a similar scene will likely […]

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Baker Administration Accused of Denying Motel Rooms to Homeless Mothers

On the campaign trail, Gov. Charlie Baker vowed to end the practice of placing homeless families in hotels and motels at the state’s expense when shelters […]

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Why Is Charlie Baker Cutting $1.9 Million for Substance Abuse Treatment?

An emotional Gov. Charlie Baker broke down in tears as he signed landmark opioid legislation into law back in March, “the most comprehensive measure in the […]

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Report: Trump Considering Bobby Valentine for U.S. Ambassador to Japan

President-Elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering former Red Sox manager and current Sacred Heart University athletic director Bobby Valentine for U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Multiple […]

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Trump Picks Boston’s Gen. John F. Kelly for Homeland Security Chief

President-Elect Donald Trump has selected retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, a Boston native, to head the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly, 66, would be […]

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BU Student Government Approves ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Proposal

The Boston University Student Government passed a proposal Tuesday night formally supporting a petition to make BU a “sanctuary campus” for undocumented immigrants. The proposal urges BU […]

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Donald Trump’s Gilded Cabinet Has a Harvard Streak

Pundits with more tenuous grasps of reality love to throw around the word “populism” as they clumsily grope around for an explanation of the Donald […]

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Jamie Eldridge Arrested While Protesting for $15 Minimum Wage in Cambridge

State Sen. Jamie Eldridge was one of three dozen protesters arrested by Cambridge police in Central Square early Tuesday morning. The Acton Democrat and co-chairman […]

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Trump Picks HBS Alum Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

President-Elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected Harvard Business School alum Elaine Chao as his pick for transportation secretary. Chao is the first Asian-American woman to […]

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Barney Frank: Donald Trump Will Cause Another Great Recession

Count Barney Frank among those skeptical of Donald Trump’s plans to make America great again. The retired Massachusetts Congressman railed against the President-Elect’s desire to scrap the […]

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Boston Already Has Some Sanctuary City Protections

City Councilor Tito Jackson earned plaudits when he proposed making Boston a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants following President-Elect Donald Trump’s call for the mass deportation […]

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In Defiance of Trump, Tito Jackson Wants to Make Boston a Sanctuary City

In his first interview as Preisdent-Elect on 60 Minutes Sunday night, Donald Trump said to expect the mass deportation of up to 3 million “criminal” illegal immigrants within […]

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Maine Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Some election results are known immediately. Some take a little longer, like the nailbiter of a finish between Maggie Hassan and Kelly Ayotte in New […]

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Massachusetts Pot Shops Might Get Here Later Than You Thought

  Massachusetts reached a major milestone on Tuesday by electing to legalize recreational marijuana, but the state may not end up seeing its first legal […]

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Massachusetts Votes to Legalize Marijuana

After decades of advocacy and a long, contentious campaign, voters in Massachusetts have legalized marijuana, passing ballot Question 4, the Associated Press is reporting as results […]