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City Councilor Michelle Wu has already announced her candidacy for
the November mayoral elections. She would also be eligible to run in the
special election if it happens.

What to know about Boston’s special election for mayor

Kelly Garrity, news staff February 5, 2021

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s appointment as labor secretary in President Joe Biden’s cabinet is likely to leave a rare, open mayoral race in a city where an incumbent mayor hasn’t lost in 72 years....

Air pollution is just one of the environmental injustices faced by low-income and minority communities, and it is worsened by the operation of incinerators and compressor stations.

Environmental injustice remains prevalent in low-income, minority populations

Rose Pecci, news correspondent February 5, 2021

Enbridge Inc., an international energy transportation company, announced in October 2020 the delayed beginning of operation of the gas compressor station in Weymouth. This announcement came after the station...

Boston’s Police Commissioner William Gross retires, Dennis White to take his place

Boston’s Police Commissioner William Gross retires, Dennis White to take his place

Skye Richmond, breaking news editor January 28, 2021

William Gross will retire this Friday, Jan. 29, after being appointed August of 2018 as Boston’s first Black police commissioner, Mayor Walsh announced Thursday morning.  Dennis White currently serves...

Carpenter and others striking against Good Vibrations asked for the removal of floor models and tester toys and improved communication, among other demands.

Good Vibrations strike brings change for Boston workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Rachel Erwin, news staff January 19, 2021

Aug. 15 is a day that Aria Carpenter will never forget. With her fellow workers supporting her, she staged a walkout at Brookline’s Good Vibrations, a sex toy retailer focused on sex-positive education...

Janey speaking at the opening of the Center for Smart Building Technology at Roxbury Community College in February, 2020.

Kim Janey to be new Boston Mayor

Kenneal Patterson, news staff January 7, 2021

City Council President Kim Janey is in position to become the first Black person and first woman to serve as mayor of Boston.  According to Boston’s city charter, Janey’s position as council president...

State Representative-Elect in Somerville, Erika Uyterhoeven hopes to bring awareness to progressive issues during her term, which starts Jan. 6.

Somerville’s Rep-Elect Erika Uyterhoeven talks her path to politics and goals in office

Julie Sung, news correspondent December 26, 2020

In the middle of the January cold, Erika Uyterhoeven sat with the 27th Middlesex District’s former state representative Denise Provost at Somerville’s Armory Café, engaging in what would become a...

The Massachusetts State House, located in Beacon Hill.

State will meet 2020 emissions goal, though experts worry about future progress

Kelly Thomas, news staff December 11, 2020

Massachusetts is on track to reach its goal of cutting annual statewide emissions to 70.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide this year, experts say. This year’s goal, mandated by the 2008 Global...

The MBTA budget cuts will impact the frequency of T rides, with the Orange Line now running only every eight-and-a-half minutes.

MBTA budget cuts will leave students without affordable transportation

Maggie Scales, news correspondent December 10, 2020

A severe decline in ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the MBTA to reconfigure how it operates under substantial budget cuts — leaving frequent riders skeptical of the already unreliable...

The opening of Boston Community Pediatrics last month is only the start of Riseberg’s attempt to address Boston’s health inequities, specifically for low-income and minority populations.

Boston Community Pediatrics brings comprehensive care to South End

Kenneal Patterson, news staff December 10, 2020

Dr. Robyn Riseberg is addressing Boston’s health inequities by trying something new. On Nov. 16, the pediatrician celebrated the opening of Boston Community Pediatrics, the first nonprofit pediatric...

Rep. David LeBoeuf serves as the state representative for the 17th Worcester District.

Rep. David LeBoeuf seeks to bring community, constituents of Worcester together

Matt Yan, news staff November 24, 2020

Born and raised in Worcester, Rep. David LeBoeuf serves as the state representative for the 17th Worcester District. After taking office in 2018, the 31-year-old –– a Democrat and one of the youngest...

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speaks to protestors rallying against the MBTA service cuts that were proposed Nov. 9.

Officials, residents, transit riders protest MBTA service cuts

Mihiro Shimano, news staff November 24, 2020

On Nov. 11, local elected officials, Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain residents, among others, gathered at the Heath Street station in front of Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center to rally against the MBTA service...

Architects and designers might have to incorporate what they’ve learned so far from the pandemic into planning spaces for the future.

In addressing COVID concerns, architects are finding lasting changes to design

Jill Makin, news correspondent November 10, 2020

Following the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., businesses, restaurants and public spaces have had to adapt their existing layouts in order to comply with safety guidelines. Moving forward, architects and...

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