Policy

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Wellness

The Death I Want

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

City Life

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, […]

City Life

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 […]

Restaurants

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]