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Jay Gonzalez
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Jay Gonzalez

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.

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Cambridge

Mass. Marijuana Retailers Criticize ‘Community Impact Fees’ on Businesses

Mass. marijuana retailers have accused the Cannabis Control Commission of failing to enforce legal limits on how much municipalities can charge the businesses.

Primaries
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Primaries

United States Capitol
City Politics

Ayanna Pressley Defeats Incumbent Congressman Michael Capuano

Running unopposed in November, Pressley, 44, will become the first African-American to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Quentin Palfrey
City Politics

Political Newcomers, Harvard Affiliates See Victories in Massachusetts Primaries

In a primary upset in Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District, Ayanna S. Pressley defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Michael E. Capuano.

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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.

Cambridge Polling Places
City Politics

Your Massachusetts Primary Election Primer

Residents head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the state primaries, deciding races that vary from uncompetitive to hotly contested. Here's a primer on the candidates — and where you can vote.

Primaries
Politics

Voters Head to the Polls in Mass. Primary: Live Updates

Massachusetts voters will choose candidates in a highly scrutinized primary Tuesday. The Crimson sent reporters to polling locations in Cambridge and Allston to talk to voters throughout the day. Follow along for updates.

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Harvard College Democrats

College Democrats Visit State House for Lobby Day

Around 30 students met with state legislators at the State House Thursday to advocate for five bills as part of the Harvard College Democrats’ semesterly Lobby Day.

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Harvard College Democrats

Spurred by Friend's Suicide, Harvard Senior Pushes for Gun Control Legislation

After a childhood friend committed suicide, Reed T. Shafer-Ray ’18 began pushing for twin gun safety bills in the Massachusetts State House that he hopes will save lives.

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.

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
On Campus

Stop Deportations

Graduate students gathered in Phillips Brooks House Wednesday afternoon to rally for the Safe Communities Act.

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.

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