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The JFK Presidential Library in Dorchester.

JFK Library Foundation to present Profile in Courage awards to seven people who helped battle COVID-19

The seven people being honored with the awards are those who “will represent the courage and national sacrifice we have witnessed in so many aspects of American life."

Department of Children and Families Commissioner Linda Spears during a press conference at the State House in Boston on September 4, 2015. Spears and an array of public agencies will testify on Tuesday in a highly anticipated oversight hearing into David Almond’s death.

As DCF answers for Fall River teen’s death, advocates see a ‘nightmarish cycle’ replaying

The Department of Children and Families has been thrust back into legislative and public crosshairs following the death of David Almond, a Fall River teen who authorities say was starved and abused by his father and his father’s girlfriend while under the watch of the agency and others.

Adrian Walker
On Acting Mayor Kim Janey's first day, light and shadows played on the Brutalist architecture of City Hall.

Stop trying to push Black candidates out of the mayor’s race

For years, a small group of activists have pushed the idea that Black voters can only support one person at a time, and that everyone else should stand down.

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey sJaney has a history of calling for substantial overhaul of the police as a city councilor and recently unveiled a $3.75 billion operating budget that include includes cuts to the police department.

What will Acting Mayor Kim Janey do about Boston police?

The chief controversies swirling around the nation’s oldest police force are threefold, including the status of the city’s police commissioner, Dennis White, who is on paid administrative leave while an independent investigator probes a 1999 domestic abuse allegation.

Longtime Secretary of State Bill Gardner, known as the “guardian” of the New Hampshire presidential primary, has pledged to bat away any attempts to threaten the state's first-in-the-nation status.

As Democrats weigh fate of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, Republicans prepare to run in it

Many Democrats, including some who ran for president in 2020, say Iowa and New Hampshire shouldn’t hold the nation’s first nominating contests because their majority-white populations don’t reflect the Democratic electorate.

GOP Chairman Jim Lyons is selectively enforcing procedural rules and targeting voters of color in an effort to consolidate his own power on the little-watched panel, a group of Asian American Republicans have charged.

Asian American Republicans accuse state GOP of pursuing discriminatory scheme to disenfranchise them in party elections

More than two dozen Asian American Republicans are alleging discrimination by the state party, claiming GOP Chairman Jim Lyons is trying to keep them out of the political process.

Gerly Adrien, who made history by becoming the first Black woman elected to the Everett City Council in 2019, announced Friday that she's running for mayor.

Everett city councilor to challenge mayor

Gerly Adrien, who made history by becoming the first Black woman elected to Everett City Council in 2019, announced Friday that she’s running for mayor.

Governor Charlie Baker.

Watch live: Governor Baker to make announcement about summer learning

Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to speak Friday about summer learning after touring Galvin Middle School in Canton. Watch live here around 8:30 a.m.