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Michelle Wu sworn in as Boston’s first woman elected mayor

Nov. 16, 2021 15:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Wu was sworn in Tuesday as Boston’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor in the city's long history. The swearing-in of the city's first Asian American mayor came two weeks after Wu won the city's mayoral election. Before Wu,...

Framingham voters oust state's first Black female mayor

Nov. 03, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The same day that voters elected Michelle Wu as Boston’s first female and first Asian American mayor, voters in Framingham ousted Yvonne Spicer, the first Black woman to run a city in Massachusetts. The 59-year-old Spicer lost her re-election bid Tuesday...

Boston elects Wu, first woman and Asian American as mayor

Nov. 03, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston voters, marking a key milestone in the city's long political history, for the first time elected a woman and an Asian American as mayor on Tuesday, tapping City Councilor Michelle Wu to serve in the city’s top political office. Wu’s victory...

Boston mayoral candidates hoping to make history Tuesday

Nov. 01, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The two candidates hoping to make history in Boston's mayoral contest — Democrats Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George — spent the final hours of the campaign racing from neighborhood to neighborhood urging their voters to turn up at the polls Tuesday. ...

Are Arab Americans people of color? Mayor vote raises issue

Oct. 31, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Are Arab Americans people of color? The question has been bubbling beneath the surface of Boston's historic mayor's race, where one of the two candidates, Annissa Essaibi George, has found herself challenged on the campaign trail about her decision to...

Boston mayoral hopefuls face off in feisty televised debate

Oct. 25, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu clashed on everything from rent control to public transportation as they faced off Monday in a feisty, final televised debate of Boston’s historic mayoral contest. Essaibi George repeatedly...

Report: Boston construction sites not meeting equity rules

Oct. 19, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rules in Boston that set minimums for the participation of city residents, women and people of color as workers on construction projects are not being met by the vast majority of top projects. City data obtained by GBH News shows that for the top 150...

Playing for Jimmy: Grieving Hayes suits up for Flyers season

Oct. 14, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The tattoo runs along Kevin Hayes’ left forearm, a permanent reminder of what the Philadelphia Flyers center is missing, a solemn quote overlaid by a thick, script J for his late brother that serves as an indelible tribute to a bond he believes isn’t broken, merely...

Boston's 2 remaining mayoral hopefuls face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu drew sharp distinctions between their campaigns as they faced off Wednesday in the first head-to-head televised debate of the final stretch of Boston’s mayoral contest. Whoever wins on Nov. 2...

Workshare is 'phenomenal' in pandemic, labor secretary says

Oct. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine program that lets state employers reduce worker hours instead of laying workers off entirely has been a "phenomenal tool" during the pandemic, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Tuesday. The Workshare Program was used only by one or...