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Donations down for Romney in home state

The Bay State’s donations to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign have dwindled by as much as one third compared with donations from the 2008 elections, according to an article in The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Romney’s home state, made fewer contributions to his current campaign because of his change in political ideals, experts said in the article. […]

Chomsky encourages Occupy protesters to band together

Renowned linguist and social activist Noam Chomsky expressed support for the Occupy Boston movement while cautioning protesters that change would take months or years to occur in a speech at the movement’s headquarters in Dewey Square Saturday. In the shadow of the towering buildings of the Financial District, hundreds of protesters gathered to watch Chomsky […]

Zombies take over GSU in protest of BU Biolab

Boston University students dressed as zombies stood in front of the George Sherman Union on Friday to protest the BU level-4 biosafety lab built in Roxbury. The lab, if opened, would research dangerous and highly contagious pathogens and has caused controversy over the past decade. Demonstrators have been protesting the BioLab since 2003 when the […]

Boston City Council candidates outline concerns at open forum

Boston City Council candidates addressed issues concerning unemployment, safety and the distribution of taxpayers’ money at an open forum on Thursday. Incumbent Tito Jackson, of Roxbury, and opposing candidate Sheneal Parker began the forum, held at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, where moderator Sarah-Ann Shaw asked them what platforms they planned to run […]

City Council candidate aims to reform education

As a long-time supporter and educator of the Boston Public Schools, Suzanne Lee hopes to bring her experience in education reform to the City Council if elected in the Nov. 8 municipal election. Lee is running for a seat representing District 2, which includes South Boston, Chinatown, Dorchester and parts of the South End. Devoted […]