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Tito Jackson looks for one last Boston council fight, stymied by a rule book

Wednesday’s meeting was the council’s last of the year, before a new council is sworn in on Jan. 1.

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Jackson, LaMattina say goodbye to Boston City Council

On Wednesday, they were celebrated with tears and cheers, and praised for their service on the City Council during their last hearing as councilors.


Speaker DeLeo shakes up staff, promotes new chief

Seth Gitell will succeed current chief of staff James Eisenberg.

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Charlie Baker gets GOP primary challenger

Scott Lively is not just leaving his fate to his God, as he told the Globe when he ran for governor as an independent in 2014.

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Baker continues fund-raising with RNC, despite its support of Moore

Charlie Baker’s aides say he is “disappointed” the Republican National Committee decided this week to provide financial support to Moore.

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Thirteen state lawmakers travel to Israel as Legislature considers boycott bill

As it has for years, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, which arranged and will lead the tour, is also paying the tab for the lawmakers — a price tag that can reach as high $6000 a person.

An effort to ban state-funded abortion services didn’t get enough signatures

Massachusetts is one of 17 states in the country where state-funded abortions are allowed.

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City Council considers nixing permits for acoustic performances

City Council President Michelle Wu has proposed preserving a pilot city ordinance that allows stores to host acoustic performances any day of the week.


When politics and friendship collide in Lowell

Mayor Martin J. Walsh reportedly needled Representative David Nangle about his getting behind Third District candidate Lori Trahan.


City Council makes picks for new Community Preservation Committee

City voters approved the Community Preservation Act in 2016, allowing for a 1 percent surcharge on residential and business property taxes, beginning last July.