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Boston Police headquarters.

Tell us: What do you want to see in Boston’s next police commissioner?

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is searching for a new police commissioner. We want to hear what you want to see in the city’s next police commissioner. What issues do you hope the new top cop will focus on? Tell us in this survey.

Boston Police headquarters.

What does Boston want in its next police commissioner?

Over 200 people attended a virtual community forum designed to solicit feedback about Boston's police force and what kind of individual should lead it.

Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh listened as he was introduced at a press conference about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at Springfield’s Union Station.

Walsh says he is not running for Mass. governor: ‘It was an honor to be mentioned’

US Labor Secretary and former Boston mayor Marty Walsh said he will not be joining the race for governor of Massachusetts.

Attorney General Maura Healey spoke to her supporters and the media on Thursday morning in Boston.

Maura Healey launches campaign for governor, promising to ‘continue with what’s working and fix what’s not’

The Democrat framed herself as an experienced public servant prepared to extend her purview from legal issues to kitchen-table ones, and get the Massachusetts economy “back on track.” Though she has built a reputation as a progressive, Healey resisted such labels, instead striking a moderate tone.

Andrea Campbell held a news conference outside one of Mattapan's vaccination sites last year.

Andrea Campbell mulling bid for Mass. attorney general

The former city councilor's interest in the role surfaced publicly just hours after Attorney General Maura Healey launched her campaign for governor Thursday.

Kim Janey became acting mayor last year when Martin J. Walsh left City Hall to join President Biden’s Cabinet.

Kim Janey starts a new chapter in academia

Boston's former acting mayor plans to serve as a fellow at two different local universities.

In her two terms as attorney general, Maura Healey has used her role to vault onto the national stage.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey telling allies she’s running for governor

Healey’s announcement could come as early as Thursday, according to several people with knowledge of her plans.

The ballot initiatives would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Labor coalition asks Mass. high court to block gig worker ballot questions

Advocates working with a labor-backed coalition fighting the proposed ballot questions filed a complaint with the Supreme Judicial Court charging that the attorney general’s office “wrongfully” certified the petitions and that the secretary of state’s office should not be allowed to put them before voters.