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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...

New Boston mayor to take office just 2 weeks after election

Sep. 24, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whoever wins Boston’s mayoral race on Nov. 2 won’t have much time to prepare to step into the office. The two candidates — City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu — met Thursday with acting Mayor Kim Janey to discuss the timeline....

Boston getting mayor of color as Wu, Essaibi George advance

Sep. 15, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November. City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George topped the five-person race in...

Wu advances in Boston mayor race; opponent too early to call

Sep. 15, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November. The question is, which two? Democrat Michelle Wu emerged the top...

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 spar on range of topics in debate

Sep. 08, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s top mayoral hopefuls sparred on a range of topics — from education and climate change to housing affordability and public safety — during their first televised debate Wednesday, less than a week before next Tuesday’s preliminary election. ...

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...