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Boston police union approves new contract agreement

A spokesperson for the politically powerful labor group said the agreement was approved “overwhelmingly” although exact vote counts were not immediately available. The matter now heads to the city council.

Judge to rule on cannabis regulator’s request to postpone hearing challenging her suspension

Shannon O’Brien appeared Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, the latest battleground in her months-long political fight with state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.

Mass. lawmakers pass, Healey signs $3 billion spending bill, ending days-long standoff over migrant shelters

The legislation’s passage ended days of partisan drama on Beacon Hill, with Democratic leaders and the House’s small GOP caucus pointing fingers at each for delaying a bill that touches everyone from homeless and migrant families to state employee paychecks.

Mass. House again fails to pass $3 billion spending bill amid GOP opposition

The House’s small GOP caucus used the same procedural move it did on previous days to halt Saturday's session and a deal Democrats negotiated on the wide-ranging budget bill.


They’re poor, but not poor enough to qualify for emergency housing in Massachusetts

The income limits for those seeking emergency housing in our right to shelter state are ludicrously low, leaving desperate families like Tami Mitchell’s stranded.

For a guaranteed basic income pilot, Boston can look to its neighbors

Officials in Chelsea and Cambridge report that their pilot programs, which gave cash to low-income households, were successful. But they admit they are not sure where the money is going to come from to extend their initiatives.

City of Boston, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association reach tentative contract agreement

“This tentative agreement reflects our shared focus on ensuring safety across every neighborhood through community policing and providing necessary resources for the health and well-being of officers and their families,” read the statement from Wu and Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Larry Calderone.

Mass. Democrats again fail to pass $2.8 billion spending bill amid impasse with GOP

For the second time in as many days, Democratic leaders on Friday failed to pass a deal on a nearly $3 billion spending bill in the Massachusetts House, continuing a standoff with the small GOP caucus.