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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 15, 2021 3:47 PM EST

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: State Republicans need a clean break with the past The Connecticut Post Jan. 14 J.R. Romano’s resignation as chairman of the Republican state central committee comes at an inauspicious time. Top...

Boston Mayor Walsh gives likely final State of City address

Jan. 12, 2021 7:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh painted a picture of a city battered by the pandemic, but also resilient and prepared to emerge stronger as he delivered what is likely his last State of the City address Tuesday and looked ahead to joining President Joe Biden’s administration as labor...

Mayor to give State of City speech as he prepares for DC gig

Jan. 10, 2021 9:07 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is preparing to give what's expected to be his final State of City address as he prepares for a new post as President-elect Joe Biden's labor secretary. The Democrat will deliver the annual address virtually on Tuesday. The speech will be live streamed at boston.gov...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to announce key administration posts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democratic wins could strengthen Biden's legislative push

Jan. 9, 2021 1:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at every turn. Those worries eased this past week when Democrats swept two Senate special elections in Georgia, giving the party control of...

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

Jan. 9, 2021 1:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Seattle’s police chief says two city officers were apparently in Washington, D.C., Wednesday when a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters...

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Boston mayor, RI governor among Biden adds to economic team

Jan. 8, 2021 2:44 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday introduced the governor of Rhode Island, the mayor of Boston and a small-business advocate from California as the newest members of his economic team. The formal announcement came a day after his transition team announced Gov. Gina Raimondo as...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo faces reporters during a news conference, in Providence, R.I. President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden picks Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo as commerce secretary

Jan. 7, 2021 10:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department, helping set trade policy and promote U.S. opportunities for growth domestically and overseas. Raimondo, a former venture capitalist, is in her second term as governor and previously...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh talks about the postponement of the Boston Marathon during a news conference, in Boston.  President-elect Joe Biden has selected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his labor secretary, choosing a former union worker who shares his Irish American background and working-class roots. The 53-year-old Walsh has served as the Democratic mayor of Boston since 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Biden picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

Jan. 7, 2021 8:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be his labor secretary, selecting a former union worker who shares Biden's Irish-American background and working-class roots. Walsh, 53, has served as the Democratic mayor of Boston since 2014. When he...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo faces reporters during a news conference, in Providence, R.I. President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden's Cabinet picks shake up New England politics

Jan. 7, 2021 6:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — And just like that, the changing of the guard in the White House has shaken up New England politics. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday named Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to his Cabinet. Raimondo, a term-limited Democrat, is Biden's pick for commerce...

State extending by two weeks restrictions on capacity limits

Jan. 7, 2021 5:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is extending by two weeks tightened restrictions on gatherings, including a 25% capacity limit for many businesses. The restrictions went into effect on Dec. 26 and will now be extended for at least two more weeks to Jan. 24, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday at a Statehouse...