Massachusetts 2018 primary election results

Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday saw both parties build on the rejection of centrism that defined the previous election cycle and has defined the current one elsewhere in the nation. On the Democratic side, the upset victory of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Seventh Congressional District, which covers much of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, over incumbent […]


Legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts: Where local legislators stand

Last November, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana for people above the age of 21. Now state legislators representing Medford and Somerville are determining how best to implement the voters’ will. The Massachusetts Legislature has formed a Committee on Marijuana Policy, made up of members of the State Senate and House of Representatives. […]


Tufts-Somerville relationship strained by issues of housing, social responsibility

Over the past several years, Somerville politicians have repeatedly criticized Tufts University on a number of issues, arguing that the school too often serves its own interests at the city’s expense. Tufts, according to several of Somerville’s aldermen, has expanded its reach into city neighborhoods, which has threatened housing affordability for local residents and clashed with […]


Cummings School receives $5 million from Commonwealth for FY16, sparking debates

On July 30, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine was granted $5 million from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the 2016 fiscal year. The Cummings School, located in Grafton, Mass., has received money from the Commonwealth for years, and recent budget negotiations have prompted a debate about why any public money goes to a private institution like Tufts. In an […]


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