• Alexander Hamilton Oct 12

    Stolen Revolutionary-Era Letter From Alexander Hamilton Returned to Mass.

    A Revolutionary War letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette is back in the Massachusetts Archives in the wake of a federal court ruling last week, more than 75 years after it was believed to have been stolen. Hamilton wrote the letter in 1780, in his role as aide de camp to Gen. George Washington, and it was…

  • State House Sep 24

    Mass. House Agrees to Vaccine Mandate for Reps., Staff

    Massachusetts’ House of Representatives voted Thursday to require all members and staff to be fully vaccinated if they want to work out of the State House, agreeing to strict new COVID-19 health protocols that will put it mostly in line with the Senate and Gov. Charlie Baker’s policies on employee vaccination. The measure is intended to be the first...

  • Meme stocks Sep 16

    ‘Roaring Kitty,' Key Figure in Gamestop Stock Craze, Nets MassMutual $4M Fine

    YouTuber Roaring Kitty, one of the key figures in this winter’s GameStop meme stock bonanza, landed his former employer in hot water with Massachusetts regulators, including a $4 million fine.

  • voting Sep 7

    Want to Vote by Mail in Mass. City Elections? Register by Wednesday

    Time is running out for Massachusetts residents to sign up to vote by mail in the preliminary elections taking place across the commonwealth Sept. 14. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is Wednesday at 5 p.m. — that’s when aplications need to arrive to city election offices, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin noted Tuesday. Voters can register…

  • Census Aug 14

    Breaking Down What the Census Results Mean for Massachusetts

    Results of the 2020 Census show good news for Massachusetts in terms of population. Secretary of State William Galvin says Massachusetts is the fastest-growing state in the Northeast. The population grew by 7.4%, putting the state over 7 million residents for the first time ever. “As a mecca for employment, education, health care, we have brought people here,” Galvin said….

  • Census Aug 13

    Census: Massachusetts Grew Older, Less White, More Populous

    Those identifying as white alone in Massachusetts — not Hispanic or Latino — declined from 76.1% in 2010 to 67.6% in 2020. During the same decade the percentage of the population identifying as Hispanic or Latino grew from 9.6% in 2010 to 12.6% in 2020. The Black and African-American population (non-Hispanic) increased slightly from 6% in 2010 to 6.5% in…

  • Juneteenth Jun 10

    Massachusetts, Employers Prepare for First Juneteenth State Holiday

    While this won’t be the first year Massachusetts has recognized Juneteenth as an important day in history for Black Americans, it will be the first year June 19 gets celebrated as an official state holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States.

  • Census Apr 26

    Massachusetts Retains US House Seats as Population Tops 7M

    Massachusetts will retain all nine of its U.S. House seats following the release of new Census Bureau data Monday that showed the state’s total population topping 7 million for the first time — up from 6.5 million in the 2010 census. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who oversees the census in Massachusetts, said he was pleased with the count….

  • robinhood Apr 16

    Massachusetts Looks to Bar Trading App Robinhood; Company Sues

    Stakes are rising in Massachusetts’ legal battle against Robinhood Financial, and regulators are asking for the popular trading app’s brokerage registration to be revoked, which would effectively bar it from the state. Robinhood, meanwhile, calls the complaint brought by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office elitist and based on a rule that should not apply in its case....

  • coronavirus Jan 15

    Vote and Vaccination? Galvin Suggests COVID Shots Be Given at Mass. Polling Sites

    In an effort to speed up Massachusetts’ coronavirus vaccine distribution plan, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin is suggesting using polling places in upcoming local elections as a way to get people the first dose of the vaccine.

  • Decision 2020 Nov 5, 2020

    Massachusetts Deadline for Mail-in Ballots Will Stand, Galvin Says

    Secretary of State William Galvin said Wednesday he’s confident an extended Nov. 6 deadline to receive mail-in ballots in Massachusetts would withstand any potential legal challenge, despite calls by the president to exclude ballots that arrive after election day. President Donald Trump’s campaign announced Wednesday it will challenge the mail-in voting timetable in hotly-contested Pennsylvania, where a court previously...

  • Massachusetts Nov 5, 2020

    Mass. Deadline For Mail-In Ballots Will Stand, Galvin Says

    The Trump campaign is challenging Pennsylvania’s deadline for extended mail-in ballot deadline, With Massachusetts also allowing ballots postmarked by election day that are received this week to count, is there a chance he’ll also fight the Bay State’s rules?

  • Massachusetts Oct 5, 2020

    Over 1.6 Million Mass. Voters Have Requested Mail-in Ballots

    With less than a month until the election, Secretary of State William Galvin on Monday urged voters to make a plan to vote and not to wait if they anticipate casting their ballot by mail to ensure they are counted. Galvin said that more than 1.6 million registered voters have already requested mail-in ballots, and he predicted that number could…

  • coronavirus Sep 23, 2020

    Voters in Massachusetts Can Now Request Ballots Online. Here's How

    Election Day is less than six weeks away, and for the first time ever, Massachusetts voters can now request a mail-in ballot online without submitting any physical paperwork. Secretary of State William Galvin launched an online portal Wednesday, mailmyballotma.com, allowing all registered voters to ask their local election officials for a mail-in general election ballot. During the cycle leading...

  • Massachusetts Sep 11, 2020

    Mass. Officials Talk Census Amid Concerns of Undercount

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh made a push Friday to have city residents complete their census forms. The secretary of the commonwealth says he’s concerned, based on a state analysis, that Massachusetts is being undercounted.

  • Boston population Sep 11, 2020

    Boston's Mayor Walsh Pushes Residents to Take Census Amid Concerns of Undercount

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attended a U.S. Census completion event in Roxbury Friday amid suspicions from Massachusetts’ secretary of the commonwealth that the state’s population is being undercounted. Walsh visited the census sign-up event about 2 p.m. at Roxbury Community College that’s also serving as a voter registration site. “The money that’s on the table right now, for every...

  • voter turnout Sep 9, 2020

    A Record Number of People Voted in the Mass. Primaries

    Whether in person, by mail or by early voting, a record number of Massachusetts residents cast ballots in last week’s state primary elections, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced Wednesday. In total, 1,706,992 ballots were cast, Galvin said. The vast majority of them, 1,427,868, were in the Democratic primary, with 272,648 in the Republican primary, 4,871 in the Libertarian…

  • Mail-in Voting Sep 10, 2020

    Galvin: More Money Needed for Mail-in Voting in Mass.

    With the drama of ballot counting in the Fourth Congressional District behind him, Secretary of State William Galvin called the state’s first foray into widespread mail-in voting a “great success,” but said he will need additional funding to ensure that the November election goes off smoothly. Applications for mail-in ballots will begin to go out to registered voters by...

  • Decision 2020 Aug 18, 2020

    Over 1 Million Mass. Residents Have Requested Mail-in Ballots

    Over one million Massachusetts residents have requested vote-by-mail ballots ahead of the state’s Sept. 1 primary and November presidential elections, Secretary of State William Galvin said Tuesday. In a press conference, Galvin said the state had been “very effective” in its effort to provide safe, secure ways to vote amid the coronavirus pandemic and controversy over mail-in ballots and the…

  • coronavirus Jul 7, 2020

    New Mail-In Early Voting Options

    Secretary of State William Galvin is now preparing to mail applications to all 4.5 million of the state’s registered voters for mail-in primary election ballots by July 15.

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