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State Senator Diana DiZoglio wins Democratic nomination for auditor, AP projects. Chris Dempsey conceded the race.

The Boston Globe: “DiZoglio, 39, has cast herself as a political outsider who will be aggressive in fighting for more transparency and accountability in state government. The Methuen Democrat and Wellesley College graduate was first elected to the Massachusetts House in 2012, and often talks about her experience pushing back on Beacon Hill leadership and [...]

2023-03-06T23:09:30+00:00September 7th, 2022|The Boston Globe|

‘We can never go back’: Leaked opinion mobilizes Black women around abortion rights

USA Today: Shakya Cherry-Donaldson was on a girls trip with 10 other Black women when she learned about the bombshell news. The Supreme Court was preparing to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. "There was a collective mourning," Cherry-Donaldson said. “We were triggered into this screaming conversation with each other [...]

2023-03-06T23:01:09+00:00May 12th, 2022|USA Today|

Thomas Koonce and William Allen have earned their redemption. Others deserve a second chance.

The Boston Globe: “The recent decisions by Governor Charlie Baker to grant the clemency petitions of Thomas Koonce and William Allen made headlines around the state, not because of controversy — to the contrary, both prosecutors and criminal justice reform advocates were vocally supportive — but because they are rare acts of grace afforded to [...]

2023-03-06T22:52:27+00:00February 14th, 2022|The Boston Globe|

Tom Steyer launching climate investment fund

CNBC: “Tom Steyer announced Thursday he is launching a climate investment fund, called Galvanize Climate Solutions. It will invest “in the billions” of dollars in various decarbonization efforts, ranging from seed-stage start-ups to major investments in business expansions, a spokesperson for Steyer told CNBC. The fund will focus on what Steyer called “Movement Capitalism,” or [...]

2023-03-06T22:48:48+00:00September 9th, 2021|CNBC|

Hardworking young people are building our future. Don’t leave them out of COVID relief

As COVID-19 relief continues to roll out in stages, it’s been noted more and more that an entire generation of young adults is being overlooked. But largely invisible is a segment of young adults already left behind even in good times — the lower-income 16- to 24-year-olds not regularly in school or work commonly called “opportunity youth” — who are [...]

2020-05-28T19:23:55+00:00May 28th, 2020|Kansas City Star|

Youth, Disconnected: Coronavirus Shutdown Leaves Some Behind

After two weeks of “mental toughness” training, 20 teenagers and young adults in a YouthBuild daily program in Enid, Oklahoma, were on the cusp of turning their lives around. Out of school and out of work, they proved to organizers that they could be punctual, follow instructions and work hard. As a result, the youths [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:31+00:00May 1st, 2020|PEW Trusts|

Brayton Point owners say wind industry showing interest in site

SOMERSET — With the cooling towers and chimneys demolished and a lot of other structures taken down on the Brayton Point Commerce Center site,significant progress toward getting the property ready to be developed has been made and, according to Neil McLaughlin, co-director of Patriot Stevedoring + Logistics, the company operating the site’s marine terminal, there [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00April 20th, 2020|Boston Herald|

With a ‘yes’ vote on March 3, Newton can pave the way to fairer future

America’s wealthy suburbs need to change. They need to allow more affordable housing, so that low-income families can access top-notch public schools and the lifetime opportunities they create. They need more housing, period, to cool the real estate market that’s crushing middle-class families. And they need denser housing as a way to address climate change. [...]

2020-05-28T19:28:09+00:00February 21st, 2020|The Boston Globe|

State lawmakers eye system to bring offshore wind energy into grid

One of the companies that would be interested in bidding for a transmission project is Anbaric, a Wakefield-based company that focuses exclusively on transmission. Stephen Conant, an Anbaric partner and project manager, described the idea of independent or expandable transmission as being like a power strip. “Imagine if we’re all in here and we all [...]

2019-07-10T17:20:19+00:00June 20th, 2019|State House News Service|
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