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Massachusetts

Jay Gonzalez
Politics

Gonzalez Proposes Endowment Tax that Would Cost Harvard Half a Billion Per Year

Gonzalez, the Democratic candidate for Mass. governor, wants to levy a 1.6 percent tax on private, non-profit colleges and universities in the state whose endowments total over $1 billion — a category that includes Harvard.

Quentin Palfrey on Primary Night
Politics

From Harvard to Beacon Hill: Quentin Palfrey ’96 Makes a Bid for Lieutenant Governor

Quentin A. Palfrey ’96 always knew he wanted to serve others. Now, drawing on Harvard role models ranging from Theodore Roosevelt to his parents, he's running to serve as Massachusetts's next lieutenant governor.

Apple Orchard
Flyby Blog

How To Do Massachusetts Apple Picking Right

Bring your own peanut butter, and don't leave without a box of apple cider donuts.

United States Capitol
City Politics

Capuano, Pressley Face Off in Nationally Watched Primary

For the first time in roughly two decades, voters in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville will vote in a highly contested Democratic primary.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Features

Star Economics Prof Fryer Facing Harvard and State-Level Investigations, Barred from Lab He Heads

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is being investigated separately by Harvard and the state of Massachusetts and has been barred by University officials from setting foot in the research lab he heads.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally for Massachusetts Sexual Assault Bills

The rally—organized by the student-led Every Voice Coalition—supported two bills currently in House committees.

University Hall
Labor

University Updates Pregnancy Policy Under New State Law

The change comes as a new piece of state legislation, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, takes effect.

Allston Construction
Allston

Mass. Secretary Urges MassDOT to Further West Station Analysis

​Mass. Secretary Matthew A. Beaton called for further review by the Department of Transportation’s recent evaluation of Allston’s West Station.

Bob Massie
Politics

Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Massie Speaks at The Democracy Center

Activist and author Robert “Bob” K. Massie visited The Democracy Center on Friday to discuss his campaign for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 this November.

Stop Deportations
Politics

Students Phone Bank for Safe Communities Act

The Safe Communities Act is a piece of Massachusetts legislation that aims to offer more legal protections for immigrants in the commonwealth.

Allston

Lapp Letter to MassDOT

Marty Walsh
Politics

Walsh Elected for Second Mayoral Term

Boston residents have re-elected Martin J. Walsh for a second term as mayor on Tuesday in a victory over opponent Tito Jackson.

Harvard Business School
Politics

Business School Administrator Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Business school administrator Margaret W. Busse has announced her candidacy for Mass. state Senate as a Republican.

Smoking Weed
Flyby Blog

How to Hypothetically Celebrate Boston's First Legal 4/20

Happy 4/20, Harvard!

Health

After Health Care Bill Failure, Experts Grapple with Future of Mass. Care

“We really dodged a huge bullet on Friday, but it is definitely not over," one Massachusetts health care executive said.

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