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As Mass. nears deadline to cap shelter capacity, state to partner with feds to help migrants obtain work permits

State and federal Homeland Security officials will co-host a clinic the week of Nov. 13 in Middlesex County. The state will organize appointments and provide transportation for migrants from shelter sites statewide.

In District 7 City Council race, an incumbent faces off with a familiar name on the ballot

Ahead of the Nov. 7 Boston City Council election, the two District 7 candidates face a significant gap in funding and votes in the Sept. 12 preliminary election.

Boston civil rights group sues state over plan to set limits on right-to-shelter law

At issue: the state's self-imposed cap on the overwhelmed emergency shelter system.


Why Maine? Why anywhere?

In Maine’s second-largest city, like everywhere, people are shocked that the kind of mass murder that lays waste to other places has found their beloved community too.

In District 6, city council candidates pitch unity, personal experience

Benjamin Weber of Jamaica Plain and William King of West Roxbury diverge on some hot-button issues.

‘We cannot let that stand’: Wu moves forward with plan to clear ‘Mass. and Cass’

Wu framed the coordinated effort as a permanent and empathetic solution to the prolonged humanitarian crisis at the intersection known as Mass. and Cass, widely considered the epicenter of the region’s opioid abuse and homeless crisis.

In Boston’s District 3, candidates have similar priorities, different answers

Despite their diverging political philosophies, candidates John FitzGerald and Joel Richards largely both agree on the main issues facing Dorchester-based District 3.

Students at Mass. colleges protest against Israel’s attacks on Gaza, joining nationwide rallies

The local demonstrations were held at multiple institutions including Harvard Divinity School, Smith College, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, and Tufts University.