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Santiago vows to ‘rebuild trust’ in veterans’ services 

JON SANTIAGO knows the pandemic left Massachusetts looking askance at its veterans’ services after scores of COVID deaths amid scandals over mismanagement at two long-term care facilities for veterans. Reforming the embattled soldiers’ home system and instilling confidence in his office, Santiago said, are his top priorities as Gov. Maura Healey’s secretary of veterans’ services, […]

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Where the pandemic buck stops

AS MASSACHUSETTS simultaneously looks to make its way past the worst of the pandemic while also adjusting to the new curve balls being thrown by the surging Delta variant, it once again puts a spotlight on the role of government, the place the buck ultimately stops when it comes to dealing with a situation with […]

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Boston’s change election

FIVE WEEKS BEFORE Nika Elugardo took on state Rep. Jeff Sánchez at a candidate forum in the Democratic primary contest in the 15th Suffolk District, JP Progressives could tell there was a pick-up in voter interest. That’s why the liberal neighborhood political group changed the forum location from a function room at Doyle’s—a bar and […]