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Matthew Fruzzetti ate a bowl of cereal outside his makeshift hut at New Market Square near the in the area known as known as Mass. and Cass on Dec. 3. He said he has been working with a case worker from the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, and would be willing to move into suitable housing. He recognized that he and others should be in their own homes. "I'm homeless and a drug addict, but other people have it a lot worse down here," he said. Mayor Michelle Wu has drafted plans to begin moving people living in the tent encampments in the area known as Mass. and Cass, the heart of the city’s opioid crisis, to transitional housing sites across the city.

Mayor Wu drafts immediate plan to move people from Mass. and Cass to new housing

The plans, coming just weeks after Mayor Michelle Wu announced the city was pausing tent removals in the area, would aim to move those living in the encampments to as many as 200 transitional housing units in various neighborhoods, according to advocates.

Rachael Rollins is facing strong opposition from Republicans, but they may not have the numbers to stop her.

Rollins edges closer to being confirmed as the next US attorney for Massachusetts following narrow Senate vote

The 50-47 vote along party lines cleared a key hurdle in one of the more bitter partisan fights over a Biden administration nominee. Rachael Rollins still needs a final vote by the full Senate to be confirmed.

The Massachusetts State House, still closed and mostly inactive.

Revealed in dark of night and passed hours later in nearly empty chamber, Mass. House moves $4 billion bill toward governor

The sweeping spending legislation promises hundreds of millions of dollars for everything from housing to workforce training to Massachusetts’ health care system.

"The main reason we’re choosing to make the decision we made is because we want to focus on the work,” Governor Charlie Baker said of his decision.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says he won’t seek reelection

The Republican, who maintained the enduring support of his blue-state constituents through boom times, the Trump presidency, and the COVID-19 pandemic, will not seek a third term in 2022, he said Wednesday.

The governor's office is up for grabs with Charlie Baker's announcement that he won't run next year.

Maura Healey? Marty Walsh? With Baker out, who might run for governor of Massachusetts?

Among the hopefuls who could join the four major candidates already in the race: the state’s attorney general and a former Boston mayor.

City Councilor Ed Flynn.

Flynn says he has the support to become Boston City Council president

Ed Flynn, a district councilor from South Boston, announced Wednesday that he has enough support to become the body’s president in January.

Boston City Hall.

Boston appeals judge’s decision overturning citywide eviction moratorium

The City of Boston on Wednesday appealed a judge’s decision knocking down a local eviction moratorium, saying that opening the floodgates to evictions amid the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic “would be disastrous.”

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Watch live: Baker speaks after announcing he won’t run for reelection

Governor Charlie Baker is speaking now.