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Select Board member Raul Fernandez near the Brookline Police Station.

In Brookline, questions abound for the future of its police department

Last week brought more upheaval, with acting chief Mark Morgan going on medical leave and a new acting chief, its fourth top cop in as many years, appointed by the Select Board.

US Attorney Rachael Rollins.

‘There may be’ federal role in Boston’s Mass. and Cass crisis, Rollins says

US Attorney Rachael Rollins told WCVB’s “On The Record” program Sunday morning that human trafficking and drug trafficking cases will be a priority for her office — issues that have been a scourge in the Mass. and Cass area.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu read through scripts before recording video messages for MLK day events that had to pivot from in person to online because of the rise in positive COVID cases on Jan 10.

For new Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, it’s trial by fire

Wu has already made Boston history as the first woman, person of color, millennial, and mother elected mayor. Now, with the fate of her early initiatives, she’ll show whether she can transform the city’s future.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.

As COVID-19 vaccine mandate begins, Wu describes toll of protests at her home

Protesters have been appearing at the home of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu in response to a deadline of today for municipal workers to get at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Cars passed by the Massachusetts State House in this file photo.

Wrentham Republican said to be mulling race for governor

Chris Doughty, a businessman and investor, is seriously considering a run for Massachusetts governor, according to three people who’ve spoken with him.

A healthcare worker prepares a vaccine in Boston on June 17, 2021.

Saturday marks first vaccination deadline for Boston’s city workforce; most complying so far

During the immediate run-up to Boston’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for its 18,000-strong workforce, the vast majority of city employees were in compliance with the new requirement, according to Mayor Michelle Wu’s office.

Governor Charlie Baker.

Baker spent $100,000 of campaign cash on MassGOP legal fight

Governor Charlie Baker is leaving office next year. His exit from Massachusetts Republican politics may not be so swift.

People gathered on Southampton Street between Atkinson and Topeka Streets a day after the tents were cleared from Mass. and Cass.

After tent encampments are cleared at Mass. and Cass, need for long-term solution remains clear

Mayor Michelle Wu said Wednesday’s effort was just one step in a long process of addressing homelessness and addiction.