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Baker signs Massachusetts' congressional redistricting map

Nov. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Monday creating new lines for Massachusetts' nine congressional districts. The map avoids any dramatic shifts in district lines, in large part because the state retains the same number of existing...

Baker signs bills creating new state House, Senate districts

Nov. 07, 2021 09:04 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed two bills this week that will draw new district lines for all 200 state House and Senate seats in Massachusetts. State lawmakers who crafted the new maps said the new districts will help strengthen the political clout of Black,...

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. ...

Alexander Hamilton letter at center of legal fight returned

Oct. 12, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

A letter written by founding father Alexander Hamilton during the Revolutionary War and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives has been returned following a federal appeals court decision, top state officials said Tuesday. Secretary of the...

MassMutual fined for failing to monitor GameStop saga star

Sep. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are fining MassMutual $4 million and ordering it to overhaul its social-media policies after accusing the company of failing to supervise an employee whose online cheerleading of GameStop's stock helped launch the frenzy that shook Wall Street...

Boston mayoral contest to narrow to 2 candidates of color

Sep. 13, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Those vying to become Boston's next mayor fanned out across the city Monday hoping to shake as many hands as possible ahead of Tuesday’s preliminary election that will for the first time narrow the list of hopefuls to two candidates of color — possibly both women. ...

Boston mayoral hopefuls ramp up campaigns as election looms

Sep. 07, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s top mayoral hopefuls are scrambling to get as many of their voters as possible to the polls ahead of next Tuesday’s preliminary election that will almost certainly for the first time narrow the field of mayoral contenders to two candidates of color, possibly both...