Governor Charlie Baker

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The Battle for Franklin Park

The auditorium at Boston’s English High School was packed when Zack DeClerck strode to the microphone one April evening in 2018. Before him was a […]

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What You Need to Know about the Idea of a “Vaccine Pass”

The vaccine passes are coming! Or…are they? From the early days of the pandemic, the concept of a vaccine pass (sometimes called a vaccine passport) […]

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Charlie Baker: Leadership, Lessons Learned, and What Lies Ahead

“It’s nice to see you,” Charlie Baker says, walking toward me and bending his long right arm so his elbow points in my direction. I […]

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Why Did Boston Hospitals Briefly Stop Receiving Vaccine Doses?

What in the world was he thinking? I’m talking about the baffling decision by Gov. Charlie Baker—a man who prides himself on being a manager […]

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The New Antihero of the Massachusetts’ Vaccine Rollout: The Four-Armed Octopus of Doom

It’s playfully orange, nestled into a cloud colored gentle baby blue. Its four (not eight!) tentacles sprout from its featureless orb body and are splayed […]

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As COVID Cases Climb, the Honor System Is the Law of the Land in Massachusetts

When Gov. Charlie Baker opened his press conference Tuesday afternoon to unveil the state’s newly re-tooled approach for handling the latest coronavirus surge in Massachusetts, […]

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Home & Property

With Evictions Slated to Restart, Questions Fly about Baker’s New Plan

Things are not looking good here in Massachusetts: COVID-19 cases are ticking up, state unemployment is the highest it’s been since the 1970s, winter is […]

Home & Property

A Two-Month Delay of Evictions Doesn’t Solve the Crisis, Housing Advocates Say

As much as each day of the pandemic tends to blend together, there is one date that has stood out for months: August 18. That […]

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Why Is Baker Worrying about Those (Clearly Fake) “COVID-19 Parties”?

Gov. Charlie Baker has earned plaudits for effectively communicating the gravity of the situation we’re living through, and unlike so many of his fellow Republican […]

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Businesses May Be Reopening, but That Doesn’t Mean People Are Ready to Go Back

It feels like an eternity ago now, but I can still remember the unshakable, on-edge feeling of those first two weeks I started working from […]

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It’s Official: Massachusetts Schools Are Closed for the Year

The past month has been a major adjustment, to say the least, for parents, teachers, and kids, all of whom have had to adapt to […]

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If Liquor Stores Are “Essential,” Why Aren’t Marijuana Dispensaries?

Massachusetts’ cannabis industry has spent years pushing the state to treat marijuana more like alcohol. The campaign that advocated for legalization via statewide ballot question […]

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As Coronavirus Surge Approaches, Hospitals Brace for the Impact

We’ve been trapped inside for three weeks. The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in the state is still climbing, by nearly 1,000 cases a day. […]

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Charlie Baker Still Refuses to Take a Stance on Impeachment

Surprising literally no one, Governor Charlie Baker stayed mum on whether or not he supported the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Donald Trump Thursday. […]

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Is Massachusetts Gearing up For a #MassExit?

From Beacon Hill to city halls, local politicians are inching ever closer to launching the state’s first safe injection facilities (SIFs)—and in doing so, igniting […]