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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 […]

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Charlie Baker’s War Against the Morning Sun

Could we ditch daylight-saving time?

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Barney Frank Explains Why More Pols Aren’t Backing Legalized Weed

Three years of retirement have done little to mollify Barney Frank. The former Massachusetts congressman squared off with state Sen. Jason Lewis on WCVB’s On the Record this […]

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New Poll Shows Mass. Voters in Favor of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Bay State supporters of legalization are riding high. A new WBZ-UMass Amherst poll of 700 likely Massachusetts voters shows Question 4, the ballot measure that would legalize […]

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BRA Changes Name to BPDA, Hopes You’ll Trust Them Now

The Boston Redevelopment Authority, the quasi-public agency whose 60-year history has been marred by accusations of cronyism and the clear-cutting of the entire West End, has a […]

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Conservative Group’s Report Offers Glowing Forecast If Charter Cap Lifted

Not only would the state spend more on each student in its public schools if Question 2 passes, but their performance will improve as well, according to a […]

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Seth Moulton Says He Smoked Pot at Harvard, Supports Legalization

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts just gained a powerful ally. In an interview with WGBH’s Boston Public Radio last week, Congressman Seth Moulton not […]

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Boston’s War on Happy Hour Needs to End

Boston’s war on happy hour has gone on far too long. It’s time to pour one out for our antiquated liquor laws.

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Baker Administration Suggests Cuts to School Funding, Local Aid if Pot’s Legalized

Speaking to municipal officials Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito suggested that state government would cut funding for schools and local aid if voters legalize recreational marijuana […]

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Should Boston #BantheBag?

Plastic bags. An environmentalist’s nightmare, they gum up recycling operations, are constantly getting stuck in sewer grates and trees, blow around neighborhoods on trash day, float […]