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Massachusetts’ Environment Is Under Much Greater Threat Than You Think

There’s no way around it, says Ken Kimmell, former head of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). The Trump administration’s planned cuts to the Environmental […]

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Marty Walsh Calls Jeff Sessions’s Sanctuary Cities Threat “Irresponsible and Destructive”

Mayor Marty Walsh issued a strong rebuke to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s threat to strip the nation’s so-called “sanctuary cities” of federal funding. “The safety and […]

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HUD Cuts Will Kill Two Boston Homeless Recovery Programs

Two transitional programs aimed at helping Boston’s homeless addicts recover while finding housing will shutter, thanks to cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […]

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Push to Ditch Daylight Savings in Massachusetts Gains Momentum

Has Daylight Savings Time got you feeling sluggish? Relief could soon be on the way. Last year, Gov. Charlie Baker formed a task force aimed […]

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Massachusetts Could Become the Only State Whose Governor’s Records Aren’t Open

Massachusetts leads the nation in all manner of things, from the best universities to the most cutting-edge hospitals. But there’s one area where the Bay […]

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City Council Passes Resolution Affirming “Sanctuary” Status for Boston Public Schools

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution affirming so-called “sanctuary” status for Boston Public Schools, amidst the Trump administrations’s crackdown on undocumented […]

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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 […]