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Demonstrators march on Beacon Street in solidarity with transgender youth across the country.

Anti-Transgender legislation reaches all-time high in the first months of 2021

Leo Woods, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

A group of activists gathered on the Boston Common on April 9 to show support for transgender youth across the U.S., who have recently been the targets of restrictive legislation regarding participation...

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Walsh confirmed as labor secretary, Janey becomes first woman and person of color as Boston mayor

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

The Senate confirmed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary Monday, making him the first union leader to serve in the position since 1977. Walsh was confirmed with a 68-29 vote, according to NPR....

Charlie Baker at a press conference

New vaccine website launched in Mass. to make registering for vaccine easier

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Massachusetts residents and employees may have a better chance to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine after the government changed the state’s online registration system last week As of March 12, anyone...

Suffolk alumnus and State Rep. candidate accused of sexual misconduct, loses endorsements

Suffolk alumnus and State Rep. candidate accused of sexual misconduct, loses endorsements

William Woodring, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Suffolk University alumnus and State Representative candidate Valentino “Tino” Capobianco lost endorsements from top democrats in Massachusetts Tuesday due to sexual misconduct allegations that may...

Phase 2 of vaccine rollout in Mass. met with criticisms

Phase 2 of vaccine rollout in Mass. met with criticisms

Alyssa Auger, Journal Contributor February 9, 2021

Massachusetts has entered Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. As of Feb. 1, individuals aged 75 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine, joining first responders and essential health...

New law guarantees better Title IX protections on campuses

New law guarantees better Title IX protections on campuses

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

The Every Voice Bill was signed into law last month, ensuring that universities take comprehensive measures to fight sexual violence on college campuses and provide support to survivors. This new legislation...

Mayor Walsh to join Biden’s cabinet; new police commissioner on leave after allegations of domestic violence

Mayor Walsh to join Biden’s cabinet; new police commissioner on leave after allegations of domestic violence

Leo Woods, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Boston has seen several major changes, including a police commissioner controversy, since Joe Biden was inaugurated last month.  Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Senate confirmation hearing took place...

Alex Gray via his campaign website

Suffolk Law alumnus hopes to become first blind city councilor in Boston

James Bartlett, Politics Editor November 25, 2020

Suffolk Law alumnus and advisor to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Alex Gray, is running to become the city’s first city councilor who is blind.  Gray, of Jamaica Plain, is running for a councilor-at-large...

Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren at a ROE Act event.

Warren, Markey promote ROE Act, abortion protections in Mass. at online event

Shealagh Sullivan, Journal Contributor November 11, 2020

People from all over Massachusetts gathered online to listen to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey speak in favor of the ROE Act, which has found a new burst of support since the Supreme Court...

Walsh and Baker courtesy of Kristina McComb photographer for Office of the Governor via Flickr

Baker, Walsh rumored as Mass. politicians considered for Biden cabinet

William Woodring, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

Politico reported recently that Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden’s transition team was considering multiple republicans for top cabinet positions, including Massachusetts Governor...

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. Wu announced Tuesday that she will challenge current Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh for his seat in 2021

Wu announces 2021 run for Boston mayoral race

James Bartlett September 15, 2020

Boston City Councilor at-Large Michelle Wu is officially running for mayor in Boston.  On Sept. 7, Boston’s current Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that Wu had informed him she would challenge him...

Sanders supporters rally, march in Boston ahead of Mass. primary

Sanders supporters rally, march in Boston ahead of Mass. primary

James Bartlett and Caroline Enos February 23, 2020

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied in the Boston Common and marched through the streets of Boston Saturday, Feb. 22, just a week before the Massachusetts...

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