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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a February campaign stop in Boston. Clinton has raised millions of dollars more in donations from Massachusetts supporters than Republican candidate Donald Trump. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN /DFP FILE PHOTO

Clinton leads Trump in Mass. presidential campaigning

All candidates who ran or are running in the 2016 presidential election have raised a total of over $25 million in Massachusetts up until the end of August, with $13 million going to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and $950,000 going to Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a report released by the Federal Election Commission on Sept. 20. Roughly 85 […]

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On Thursday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with other senators, introduced a bill to make accreditors more transparent in how they rate colleges and universities. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Senator Warren proposes reforming higher education accreditation

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation that will reduce student debt by reforming higher education accreditation, according to a Thursday press release. The bill, titled the Accreditation Reform and Enhanced Accountability Act of 2016, will grant the U.S. Department of Education more power to hold accreditors responsible in order to help students access more affordable higher education. “This bill gives the […]

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Brock Satter, the main organizer of a protest at the MBTA's Ruggles Station Friday evening, tells the crowd what the group Mass Action Against Police Brutality demands of the police and government. PHOTO BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Group holds “Speak Out” following police shootings around country

Mass Action Against Police Brutality hosted a “Speak Out” Friday evening at Ruggles Station, where a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered over the course of an hour to engage in conversation about police brutality. Brock Satter, an organizer at MAAPB, explained that a Speak Out is intended to be similar to a rally, but slightly less formal. It was […]

By Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · City, News
The new BlindWays app, launched by the MBTA and the Perkins School for the Blind, helps blind and visually impaired riders find bus stops around the city. PHOTO BY OLIVIA FALCIGNO/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New MBTA app assists visually impaired riders

The Perkins School for the Blind, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, launched BlindWays, an app that guides visually impaired people to nearby bus stops, according to a Tuesday press release. The app aims to solve the “micronavigation problem,” which is a challenge visually impaired people often face in navigating short distances, […]

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With almost $4 million in campaign funds, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker might be running for re-election in 2018. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/ DFP FILE PHOTO

Gov. Baker fundraises $4 million for potential 2018 bid

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s campaign account currently has a balance of almost $4 million acquired from fundraising, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance reported Sept. 16. The report states that Baker’s total bank-reported receipts in the reporting period from Sept. 1 to Sept. 15 amounts to $34,540 from individuals. Donations come mainly from Massachusetts residents, and donations range […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has launched an early voting website “Vote Early Boston” as an initiative to make voting more accessible for people who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day.  PHOTO BY MAE DAVIS/ DFP FILE PHOTO

Boston launches early voting website

The City of Boston and Mayor Martin Walsh launched its inaugural early voting website, “Vote Early Boston,” on Monday, which provides information about how residents can vote up to 10 days before Election Day online, according to a press release. The “Vote Early Boston” website provides voters with information about the early voting initiative, which was signed into law by […]

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On Monday, Whole Foods Market donated over $30,000 to Boston Public Schools' Countdown to Kindergarten program. PHOTO COURTESY BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Whole Foods donates over $30,000 to kindergarten readiness program

Whole Foods Market donated $31,675 to Boston Public School’s Countdown to Kindergarten  program on Monday, according to a BPS press release. Countdown to Kindergarten, a group within BPS that prepares children for kindergarten, will be using the cash grant to support kindergarten readiness programs, work on kindergarteners’ perfect attendance and promote various family activities, Countdown to Kindergarten Director Sonia Gomez-Banrey […]

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Trader Joe's will open a new location on Western Avenue in Allston next year. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Trader Joe’s set to open Allston location in 2017

Trader Joe’s announced Thursday plans to open a new store in 2017 on Western Avenue in Allston, according to a press release. The store will occupy approximately 13,000 square feet of the bottom floor of the Continuum mixed-use project building, Trader Joe’s spokesperson Alison Mochizuki said. The Western Avenue location will be the first Trader Joe’s in Allston when it […]

By Maisie Guzi· · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has made $14 million available to make housing in Boston more affordable as outlined in his “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030” plan. PHOTO BY BRIGID KING/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh begins accepting bids for affordable housing

Boston will begin considering bids from developers for $14 million in funding for an affordable housing project, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced in a Thursday press release. The funding is part of the city’s Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 initiative, which aims to build 6,500 new affordable housing units for various groups and income levels by 2030, the release […]

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is partnering with ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber to make MBTA Paratransit more accessible for people who need it. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/ DFP FILE PHOTO

MBTA partners with Uber and Lyft for Paratransit Pilot Program

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced the launch of a pilot paratransit program that will be a coalition between Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, disability advocates, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Uber and Lyft to assist paratransit customers, according to a Friday press release. The On-Demand Paratransit Pilot Program follows an initiative launched in January that subsidizes […]

By Anush Swaminathan· · 0 comments · City, News