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Coakley investigates widespread data breach

As a result of a potential widespread data breach in March, Massachusetts Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley launched an investigation Tuesday into data broker company U.S. Info Search and credit reporting company Experian. Several criminals have reportedly been able to access a commercial database containing personal information, including social security numbers and credit card numbers, of over 200 million U.S. citizens. “Allegations that […]

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Walsh celebrates 101 days in office with city

Walsh celebrates 101 days in office with city

Since Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s 100th day in office fell on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, he chose to instead celebrate the mayoral milestone on the 101st day, by hosting a press conference in East Boston Wednesday to talk about his plans for the future. About 100 city officials, members of the press and residents attended the ceremony, which took […]

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Mayor Walsh creates ethics committee for Hub policies

To analyze the current practices and procedures associated with the city’s Ethics Policy, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh implemented the Ethics Committee to review relevant changes and implement new programs. The committee will enact a new Statement of Financial Interest for city employees and make changes to education programs pertaining to ethics issues, among other responsibilities. Walsh appointed Eugene O’Flaherty, Elissa […]

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Kayyem leads in College Democrats poll by 39.5 percent

Although a recent WBUR poll has shown Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley leading the polls against her Republican opponent Charlie Baker, Democratic candidate Juliette Kayyem won the plurality of votes in a student straw poll at Smith College in Northampton. The two-day College Democrats of Massachusetts convention took place between April 5 and 6 and hosted more than 150 students […]

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Gubernatorial candidates share views at LGBTQ forum

Gubernatorial candidates share views at LGBTQ forum

In the days following the Massachusetts Republican Party’s endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, the eight other declared candidates for governor met at a forum at Boston Public Library Tuesday to speak about the issues currently facing the Commonwealth’s LGBTQ community. “As goes Massachusetts, so goes the nation and hopefully the world,” said Kara Coredini, executive director of MassEquality. “For the past […]

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MassGOP endorses Charlie Baker for governor, Fisher contests voting process

MassGOP endorses Charlie Baker for governor, Fisher contests voting process

Following Saturday’s Republican state convention, where the Massachusetts Republican Party endorsed gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, Mark Fisher, a small business owner fighting for the Republican nomination for governor, is seeking legal representation against MassGOP for allegedly not following convention rules. At the convention, which took place at Boston University’s Agganis Arena, Baker received 2,095 of the 2,533 delegate votes. Fisher, […]

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Election reform bill will increase voter turnout, officials say

Election reform bill will increase voter turnout, officials say

In hopes of spurring an increase in voter turnout, an election reform bill is moving through the State House that would ensure early voting, online voter registration and pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds in Massachusetts. Under the new law, there would be an early voting period beginning 10 days before Election Day and ending two days before Election Day. Additionally, […]

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Divided, MassGOP adopts polarized party platform

In a heated debate over the social issues dividing the Massachusetts Republican Party, state committee members accepted a proposal Tuesday that redefines conservative beliefs about abortion and same-sex marriage, despite recent efforts from gubernatorial candidate to move MassGOP toward the middle of the political spectrum. Massachusetts Republican committee members accepted the platform by a 52-16 vote after the platform committee unveiled the […]

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Sen. Murray not to run for re-election in November

Sen. Murray not to run for re-election in November

Massachusetts Sen. Therese Murray, the first woman to serve as the chamber’s president, announced she will not run for re-election to the state Senate this November. Several Massachusetts senators said they have worked closely with Murray throughout her time in the Senate and admire her for the change she sparked in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, the Senate’s minority […]

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Candidates gain support in gubernatorial election

Candidates gain support in gubernatorial election

Gubernatorial candidates Mass. Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley and Mass. Treasurer Steven Grossman are starting to rack up endorsements, bolstering support in their upcoming election bids. Mass. Senate President Therese Murray officially endorsed Coakley in the gubernatorial race on Wednesday and on Sunday, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean endorsed Grossman due to Grossman’s lifelong commitment to progressive policy and social and economic justice, according […]

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