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Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt Boston City Council meeting

The seven protesters brandished a Palestinian flag and a sign that called for a stop of American financial support to Israel. They were escorted from the chamber by Boston Police. No arrests were made.

The ‘right thing to do.’ YMCA opens doors to migrant families sleeping in MBTA office building

State officials and the YMCA of Greater Boston said Wednesday they are providing daytime services at the Chinatown Y for migrant families who are sleeping in converted conference rooms at the state’s transportation building.

Mayor Wu on Boston’s winter: ‘We will be prepared for anything’

With temperatures dipping into the low 30s, Mayor Michelle Wu advised people to dress warmly and call 911 if anyone sees homeless or underdressed people struggling against the chill.

Mass. Legislature closes out least productive period in decades

Lawmakers have failed to move proposals to Governor Maura Healey’s desk that would address some of the state’s most pressing issues.

A guaranteed basic income for Boston’s poor? Officials consider the idea.

With about 18 percent of city residents living below the poverty line, Boston officials are mulling the implementation of a temporary guaranteed income program for the city’s poor.

Latino children are more likely to enter foster care in Massachusetts than any other state

One out of 20 Hispanic children in Massachusetts are involved in the state's child welfare system.

Effort aims for greater equity in the state’s fractured public health system

A bill under consideration in the state Legislature would make new public health standards law.


For some families, the right to shelter isn’t a right at all

Each year, the state formally denies hundreds of families seeking a temporary place to stay. Many more seek emergency shelter but never complete an application.