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Andrea Campbell held a news conference outside one of Mattapan's vaccination sites last year.

Andrea Campbell mulling bid for Mass. attorney general

The former city councilor's interest in the role surfaced publicly just hours after Attorney General Maura Healey launched her campaign for governor Thursday.

Kim Janey became acting mayor last year when Martin J. Walsh left City Hall to join President Biden’s Cabinet.

Kim Janey starts a new chapter in academia

Boston's former acting mayor plans to serve as a fellow at two different local universities.

In her two terms as attorney general, Maura Healey has used her role to vault onto the national stage.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey telling allies she’s running for governor

Healey’s announcement could come as early as Thursday, according to several people with knowledge of her plans.

The ballot initiatives would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Labor coalition asks Mass. high court to block gig worker ballot questions

Advocates working with a labor-backed coalition fighting the proposed ballot questions filed a complaint with the Supreme Judicial Court charging that the attorney general’s office “wrongfully” certified the petitions and that the secretary of state’s office should not be allowed to put them before voters.

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, left, is being accused of discrimination by the superintendent of the Everett Public Schools, Priya Tahiliani.

Everett Schools superintendent accuses mayor of racism and sexism

Priya Tahiliani has accused Mayor Carlo DeMaria of subjecting her to “blatant and overt acts of discrimination and retaliation” because she is an Indian-American woman who has hired administrative leaders who are not white.

Governor Charlie Baker.

Watch live: Governor Baker to speak about COVID-19 in Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to speak Wednesday about COVID-19 testing. Watch live here at 1 p.m.

Solar panel array on the roof of Beverly High School.

All around Massachusetts, cities and towns want to go fossil fuel free. Here’s why they can’t.

Across Massachusetts, dozens of cities and towns have said they want to outlaw the use of fossil fuels in newly constructed buildings. The state’s new climate legislation aimed to do just that, but the Baker administration failed to deliver a promised draft by fall 2021.

A Lyft light sat on the dashboard of a vehicle in this file photo from New York.

Lyft makes largest one-time political donation in Massachusetts history, fueling gig worker ballot fight

The rideshare giant Lyft gave a whopping $14.4 million to a committee supporting the ballot effort, most of which came in a single $13 million donation on Dec. 30, newly released records show.