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Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey announces candidacy for office

Apr. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey officially announced Tuesday that she will be a candidate for the job full time in the fall election. “The work to address the challenges we face from COVID-19 and the racial inequalities that have been inherited from...

Live long in sculpture: 20-foot art planned for Spock symbol

Mar. 26, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Science in Boston is paying tribute to city native Leonard Nimoy with a 20-foot sculpture shaped like Mr. Spock's split-fingered “live long and prosper" hand gesture, the museum and the late “Star Trek” actor's family announced Friday. ...

Boston turns historic page with 1st Black, 1st female mayor

Mar. 24, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kim Janey, who as a child had rocks hurled at her school bus during Boston's desegregation era, marked her historic elevation as the first woman and first Black person to serve as mayor of the city with a ceremonial swearing-in event Wednesday. Janey...

Janey becomes 1st woman, person of color to be Boston mayor

Mar. 22, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston has a new mayor in Kim Janey, who became the city’s first female and first person of color to take the office Monday. Marty Walsh resigned Monday evening to become President Joe Biden’s labor secretary. The Boston City Council President Janey,...

Logical move: Boston pays tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy

Mar. 21, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a perfectly logical move, Boston is paying tribute to the actor who played Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek" television show and movies. Mayor Marty Walsh declared March 26 Leonard Nimoy Day in the city, his daughter, Julie shared on her Twitter account. ...

NH expands vaccine eligibility; St. Patrick's Day event back

Mar. 21, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Sunday: MASSACHUSETTS The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is back, virtually. The event was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The “bring your own...

Another candidate jumps into Boston's mayoral race

Mar. 04, 2021 14:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former top official in Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration announced Thursday that he will run to replace his former boss. John Barros, who recently stepped down as the city’s chief of economic development after seven years in the position,...

'We turn a blind eye': Boston's police remain largely white

Mar. 04, 2021 08:26 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — For years, Boston city leaders have vowed to diversify the police department so it looks more like the community it serves. Yet the police force is just as white as it was a decade ago, and huge barriers to diversity remain, advocates say. City officials...

Baker defends call to ease coronavirus business restrictions

Mar. 01, 2021 17:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is coming under criticism from some health experts who are warning that his decision to ease coronavirus restrictions is too soon and may lead to more misery down the road. On Monday, the state began lifting some restrictions that have...

'Turning point': Women of color increasingly leading Boston

Feb. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — For the better part of a century, the iconic image of a Boston mayor typically conjured up the figure of James Michael Curley — the real-life Irish-American city boss elected four times as mayor between 1914 and 1946. Think Spencer Tracy in “The Last Hurrah.” ...