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Updated Boston 311 app adds support for 10 new languages

The overnight update added Spanish, Haitian Creole, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Cape Verdean Creole, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and French. Previously, English was the only language supported.

Boston City Council redistricting leaders propose new political maps

Boston City Council redistricting leaders on Monday proposed a new set of boundaries for council districts, an early but important milestone as the body races to finish redrawing its political maps ahead of an early November deadline.

In Chelsea, Maura Healey meets with Latina small business owners

Healey, the state attorney general and Democratic nominee for governor, told reporters she empathized with the challenges facing small business owners in Massachusetts, who are still recovering from the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doughnut breakfast sandwich, selfies, ribbon-cuttings: Baker quietly taking local roads to exit

Unlike many of his predecessors, Governor Charlie Baker will leave office in January showing no appetite for national politics. His months have instead been drumbeat of groundbreakings, grant announcements, and small-town appearances.

After uncertainty, Democrats commit to debates in most statewide races

Debates have been scheduled between the major-party candidates in the contests for governor, attorney general, and auditor.

Deeply divided, can Boston’s city councilors repair relations?

A highly charged August meeting laid bare what has become a raw rift that had been months in the making.

At redistricting hearing, advocates call for Arroyo to be reinstated as chair

During a City Hall hearing focused on potential changes to the map of City Council districts, leaders from a number of advocacy organizations on Thursday called for Councilor Ricardo Arroyo to be reinstated as chair of the committee in charge of the once-in-a-decade mapmaking process.

Maggie Hassan and Chris Sununu lead Senate and governor races, N.H. poll finds

A new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll found Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan leads Republican Don Bolduc by 8.5 percentage points, while Republican incumbent Governor Chris Sununu leads Democratic rival Tom Sherman by a wide margin.