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Councilors Annissa Essaibi George, left, and Michelle Wu.

Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi George joust in scrappy second televised debate in Boston mayoral race

If it is anything like the first debate last week, expect City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, the underdog, to come out swinging at City Councilor Michelle Wu, who has maintained her dominant lead in the contest, according to two recent polls.

Boston mayoral candidates Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu.

Watch live: Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu face off in Boston mayoral debate

Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu are meeting in their second debate in the Boston mayoral contest.

The Massachusetts State House, where lawmakers reconstructed maps to make a majority-minority state Senate district based in Brockton.

Under pressure, state Senate redraws map, adding new majority-minority district in Brockton

Advocates had pushed hard for the change. “Often we wonder, is it worth it to testify? Is it worth it to show up? And the answer is yes,” said Beth Huang, executive director of the Massachusetts Voter Table.

Passersby walked near City Hall in Boston in 2018.

With campaign donations, Boston city workers have staked out their preferred mayoral candidate

Less than a month from Election Day, new campaign finance data show a stark divide among city workers willing to put money behind one of the two sitting councilors in the race for mayor.

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Andrea Campbell announced her endorsements in the at-large and District 4 City Council races. She has still not weighed in on the mayoral race.

Boston City Council race this week: Latest poll mirrors prelims, Andrea Campbell unveils endorsements, flier sparks racism allegations

A new poll shows which candidates are leading the at-large City Council race, former mayoral candidate and District 4 councilor Andrea Campbell announces her council endorsements, and a campaign mailer sparks accusations of racism in the District 6 race.

EMTs arrived on Atkinson Street near the intersection known as Mass. and Cass in Boston in September. Boston authorities Tuesday declared addiction and homelessness in the city to be a public health crisis.

‘There is an urgency’: Janey unveils Mass. and Cass plan as city declares addiction and homelessness a public health crisis

Boston authorities declared addiction and homelessness in the city to be a public health crisis, while Acting Mayor Kim Janey unveiled steps aimed at combating the problems plaguing the local geographic heart of that crisis, the area known as Mass. and Cass.

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Boston City Council candidates answer six big questions facing the city

The Globe asked all 23 City Council candidates questions about major issues facing Boston today, including housing, education, and the police budget. Here are their responses.

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Six questions for the City Council District 1 candidate

City Council District 1 candidate Lydia Edwards answers questions on how to tackle major issues facing Boston, such as housing, education, and the police budget.