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Coakley calls for increase in minimum wage

In the midst of her campaign for the November gubernatorial election, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley called for a minimum wage increase Tuesday at the Government Affairs Forum. The forum was held at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce where Coakley delivered a speech addressing income inequality and its effect on Massachusetts. Coakley spoke about the negative […]

Mass. Rep. Steve Walsh chosen to lead Council of Community Hospitals

Mass. Rep. Steve Walsh resigned from his seat in the House of Representatives Tuesday when he was selected to serve as the new executive director for The Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals. Walsh, who has held his seat since 2002, was previously a co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. He worked with Mass. Sen. […]

Smoke-outs held on Boston Common to protest ban on smoking in parks

Protesters gathered in the Boston Common to smoke tobacco on Saturday to ignite conversation against a recent ordinance by City Council that banned smoking in Boston public parks. Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino initially proposed the smoking ban ordinance, which prohibits smoking of marijuana, tobacco and vaporizers in public parks. It came into effect almost immediately after […]

Mayor Walsh to revamp Boston Redevelopment Authority

  For the first time since his inauguration on Jan. 6, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh spoke out publicly on Saturday about his plans for reconstruction in the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the agency in charge of all development and construction functions in the city. His plans, laid out on, include an independent audit for the BRA […]

Cannabis advocates work toward legalization in Massachusetts

  Advocates for the legalization of cannabis have accelerated efforts to bring the controversial question to the ballot in the 2016. Polling and focus group data indicates 63 percent of Massachusetts’s citizens would vote to legalize cannabis and treat it like alcohol, said Allen St. Pierre, the executive director for the National Organization for the […]