Letter From Alexander Hamilton on Display in Boston
Boston is a destination city for so many who want to celebrate our country’s history. This year, on our nation’s birthday, some new history is being unveiled. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s own words are on display in Boston in a letter to the Marquis de Lafayette from July of 1780. “The letter was a letter of warning,” said Massachusetts...
Secretary of State Candidate Rayla Campbell Defends Controversial School Remarks
Last month, Rayla Campbell made history, becoming the first Black woman to make Massachusetts’ statewide ballot as a candidate for secretary of state. Recent shocking comments about the state’s education system drew some negative press, but Campbell says if she wins, her focus would be on the ballot box. Campbell says she’s not your typical Massachusetts Republican. “There are...
Here's What Biden's Russian Oil Move Means for Massachusetts
President Joe Biden banned the import of Russian oil, natural gas and coal Tuesday, an action that is likely to further raise the sky-high price of gasoline in the short-term but one that environment-minded advocates hope will lead to a long-term separation from fossil fuels. Biden said the ban is intended to “inflict further pain on [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,…
Boston NAACP Leader Tanisha Sullivan Challenges Sec. of State William Galvin
The president of the Boston Branch of the NAACP is running to be Massachusetts’ first new secretary of state in nearly three decades. Tanisha Sullivan, an attorney and the local chapter’s leader, is promising to bring a fresh perspective to the job, which has been held by William Galvin for 27 years. “We’ve got more work to do to...
NAACP Boston President Challenges Mass. Secretary of State
Tanisha Sullivan, president of the NAACP Boston Branch, is running for secretary state against William Galvin, who has held the job for 27 years.
Low Voter Turnout Predicted in Historic Boston Mayoral Race
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is predicting lower voter turnout compared to past elections, despite the historic nature of a race where Boston will elect the first woman of color as mayor. There are a number of important races across the state on Tuesday, possibly none with a higher profile than Boston’s historic mayoral contest between Boston City...
William Galvin to Address Allegations of Tossed Mail-In Ballots on Monday
Two Boston city councilors claim a postal worker tossed mail-in ballots just days before the election.
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…
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...