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Women Make Historic Electoral Gains Over Four Years

An occasional series about women’s gains and losses in the Trump era Four years ago, the defeat of the first major-party female presidential nominee...
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Emerge MA Alum Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui Works with Public Health Officials to Ensure Community Health and Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Cambridge announced Friday it will delay entering Step Two of Phase Three of Massachusetts’s reopening plan, after determining it would...
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Somerville Residents and Leaders, including Emerge MA Alum Kristen Strezo, Protest End of Eviction Moratorium

On Sunday, Somerville residents and elected leaders marched to City Hall to call for more tenant protections. Around 50 people, among them several...
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Lowell School Committee members, including Emerge MA alum Jackie Doherty, declare racism a public health crisis

Despite the City Council’s rejection of a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis, the School Committee Wednesday passed a motion to...
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Emerge MA Alum and State Rep Claire Cronin casts Massachusetts votes for Biden at the DNC

A state representative for Brockton and Easton cast Massachusetts’ votes for president during the virtual roll call at the Democratic National...
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With students returning to college, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon advocates for constituents’ safety in Allston-Brighton

Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon is worried about college students living off-campus and the potential spread of COVID-19. She represents...
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A Blue Line car for bikes? Lydia Edwards floats the idea to help cyclists cross the harbor

No matter how many bicycle lanes or Bluebikes stations come to East Boston, the neighborhood still has one major cycling barrier: Boston Harbor....
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What to know about Michelle Wu’s ‘Green New Deal & Just Recovery’ for Boston

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu recently laid out a vision to bring the sweeping call for a Green New Deal heralded by Washington lawmakers to...
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Lexington delegation, including Emerge Alum Rep Michelle Ciccollo, announces local aid, education funding boost

Lexington’s legislative delegation of Sen. Cindy Friedman, D-Arlington, Sen. Mike Barrett, D-Lexington, and Rep. Michelle Ciccolo, D-Lexington,...
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  • Press Release
  • Aug 19, 2020
  • WGBH

Sen. Becca Rausch Discusses Mail-In Voting

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, some in Massachusetts were calling for the state to improve and expand opportunities to vote by mail. In July, Gov....
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