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Although their candidates were not victorious on Election Day, both the Green-Rainbow Party and United Independent Party were legitimized because they each received more than 3 percent of the vote. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GREEN RAINBOW PARTY AND UNITED INDEPENDENT PARTY

2014 Mass. midterm elections spawn new political parties

Though none of their candidates were elected governor of Massachusetts, candidates for the United Independent Party […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
A Monday report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center has found that 1 out of 4 Massachusetts residents is living at or near the poverty level. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

1 of every 4 Mass. resident is living in poverty

One out of every four Massachusetts resident is living at or near the poverty level, according […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News

Revamped Mass. Health Connector more functional for healthcare users, applicants

The Massachusetts Health Connector has been revamped for the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period that […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Two Massachusetts casinos received licensing Friday and plans for development are underway. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Plans for Massachusetts casinos underway

MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts received a unanimous vote Friday from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
NSTAR, seen here working in Back Bay, filed for a 29 percent increase in its Basic Service supply rate Friday that could cause financial hardship for students. PHOTO BY MONIKA WAHI/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

NSTAR proposes 29 percent price hike

A significant hike in electricity and gas prices proposed by one of Massachusetts’ main utilities could […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four additional registered marijuana dispernsaries to advance to the Inspection Phase, including one on Milk Street in Boston. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

DPH approves four more marijuana dispensaries

The Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Division approved four additional dispensaries for operation Friday. There […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday plans to implement budget cuts, addressing the $325 million shortfall in 2015 budget. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Patrick to address budget shortfall, implement budget cuts

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration announced plans Thursday to implement budget cuts to address a $325 […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Jamie Giorgio, head of security and rising general manager at Bijou Nightclub, addressed how assault and battery charges were incurred at the nightclub on Oct. 18 2013 at a City Hall hearing on Monday. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bars and nightclubs called to address incidents of assault and battery

The City of Boston’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing heard the cases of two bars […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa gives a gesture of hope and inclusion to the detainees at the Suffolk County House of Corrections Sunday. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Activists advocate for the rights of detained immigrants

More than 40 people gathered outside the Suffolk County Correctional Facility Sunday in solidarity for immigrants […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Panelists compared facts and myths surrounding Ebola Friday at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE PAGONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Medical experts address myths, facts surrounding the Ebola virus

A conference was held at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories Friday to address myths […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News