Roxbury gets a cultural boost

Roxbury has been designated a cultural district by the state, after a years-long effort to attract people seeking out authentic slices of Boston’s ethnic mosaic.

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Walsh not too proud to brag

The mayor’s campaign boasted that it had collected 38,521 signatures. Mayoral candidates need 3,000 to qualify for the ballot.

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Henriquez remains hopeful in District 7 bid

Carlos Henriquez is a high-profile candidate making a foray back into politics after his 2014 conviction in an assault and battery case.

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New England GOP versus ‘liberal media’

In New Hampshire, Republicans were smarting over coverage of an event featuring White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

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Candidate Baker proposed bold anti-patronage plan

Nearly 2½ years into his tenure, not a peep of any plan. At the same time, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito are under fire for filling environmental agencies with political and personal allies.

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Wanted: State House security director

Terrorist attacks around the world are rattling the folks who run the State House, so much so they have created a new position – director of security – and are on the verge of filling it.

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Teeth-gnashing on Beacon Hill

The Massachusetts Dental Society has conducted a poll it says shows widespread concern about a new type of advanced dental hygienist, a sort of nurse practitioner of the dental world.

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Group plans sit-in outside governor’s office

A group of clergy and prisoners’ rights advocates is planning a sit-in outside Governor Charlie Baker’s office on Friday – the birthday of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X – in an effort to press the governor to investigate allegations of abuse in the state correction system and end practices such as solitary confinement, which the activists call “barbaric.”

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Kim Janey jumps into council race

Kim Janey, a long-time education advocate, said she will make public education and the plight of people being displaced from their homes amid Boston’s building boom key issues in her bid to be the first woman elected to the city council from District 7, which includes Roxbury, the South End and parts of Dorchester.

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Jeb Bush’s return

Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush will speak at Boston College on June 8 to an annual finance conference.

Republican endorsement tracker


// Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the GOP candidates

Chris Christie, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Democratic endorsement tracker


//[1].jpg Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the Democratic candidates

Dozens of New Hampshire Democrats have rallied to support former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second presidential bid.

Candidate interviews

// Watch Political Happy Hour Live with Seth Moulton

Boston Globe political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Congressman Seth Moulton. Watch the event replay.

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.