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Mass. legislators support stricter gun control laws

Amid the national debate on gun control, Massachusetts’s representatives in Washington D.C. have come out in support of U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed gun control package. The laws include mandatory background checks for all gun owners, a stronger ban on assault weapons and an improvement in mental health care, among other provisions, according to the White House website. The […]

Updated water bottle bill is close to passage after months of gridlock

After receiving the highest number of cosponsors in its history, the Bottle Bill update — which would expand recycling opportunities throughout the state — seems close to passage. Initially introduced in 2011, the bill had 66 cosponsors in the House. But, when the official cosponsor period ended Friday at midnight, the bill had a total […]

BU officials see no place for guns on campus

Amidst national debate and dialogue on the role of guns in society, particularly in schools and on college campuses, several Boston University officials said guns do not belong on campus and are a barrier to education. “I don’t think it is appropriate to mix the academic environment on campus and arm the students,” said BU […]

Special election candidates begin to emerge

The pool of candidates for this summer’s special Senate election is beginning to grow as a number of political personalities from the Commonwealth have announced their intent to either run or abstain from campaigning toward John Kerry’s former position. U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch — both Democrats — are the only two candidates to announce they will […]

Scott Brown not running for Kerry’s Senate seat

Scott Brown announced Friday he will not enter the special election race for the Republican Party to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant seat in the Senate, coming as a shock to many who saw this as an alternative route for Brown to return to office. “Over these past few weeks I have given serious thought about […]