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For Boston’s police intelligence gathering operation, more barbed questions

Councilors and civil rights advocates have for years demanded more details about BRIC’s gang database.

In Boston’s council election, Mayor Michelle Wu tries to flex her influence

By backing certain candidates, she is trying to build a power structure that makes it easier for her to deliver on her agenda.

Dean Tran, former state senator, accused of using Senate staff for campaign work

The charges come three months after Tran’s Fitchburg home was raided by the FBI.

Faneuil Hall should be renamed, some say. But the process and support for a name change are hazy.

A coalition called the New Democracy Coalition has been pushing to rename Faneuil Hall over the last five years because of Faneuil’s enslavement of and trading of human beings.

Massachusetts Republican Party settles campaign finance allegations with state, to pay $15,000

The MassGOP will pay $15,000 in three installments under the deal, which party chair Amy Carnevale signed Wednesday with Attorney General Andrea Campbell’s office, according to a copy provided to the Globe.

Wu’s Mass. and Cass plan meets skepticism from both ends of the council’s political spectrum

Administration officials were peppered with questions about the efficacy of Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposal, which is aimed at giving police increased authority to clear tents and ramshackle street shelters.

Top Mass. cannabis regulator sues to lift suspension; treasurer says ‘several serious allegations’ prompted discipline

Shannon O’Brien, a one-time Democratic nominee for governor, argued that Treasurer Deborah Goldberg “willfully side-stepped” the law when she suspended her as the chair of the Cannabis Control Commission.

The $1 billion tax reform package is a big win for Governor Maura Healey

It’s been more than two decades since the last significant tax cut, when voters — not legislators — approved a measure to slice the state’s income tax to 5 percent.