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Dumcius joining CommonWealth staff

GINTAUTAS DUMCIUS, who has spent nearly 20 years reporting on Boston and state politics, as well as neighborhood development and the courts, is joining the staff of CommonWealth. His hiring is part of a planned expansion and makeover of the nonprofit news organization.Dumcius most recently served as the Dorchester Reporter’s managing editor, and before that, […]

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Maybe the Globe should take a look at itself

“IT’S BEEN YEARS since legislative democracy truly flourished at the State House,” the Boston Globe editorial board sighed in exasperation a few weeks ago. For more than a decade, Globe editorials have been denouncing the Legislature’s m.o., which was fashioned by Democratic supermajorities in both House and Senate: consolidate power within a small group of […]

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New reporter at CommonWealth

ATTENTIVE READERS may have noticed a new byline in CommonWealth over the last month. Jennifer Smith has joined the magazine as a staff reporter, replacing Shira Schoenberg, who left CommonWealth after three years to join the Boston Globe editorial page.  Smith has covered Massachusetts for a variety of publications over the past decade, coming to […]

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In end of era, Bay State Banner sold

Big news from the world of local news in Boston: After almost 60 years at the helm, Mel Miller has decided it’s time for a changing of the guard at the Bay State Banner, the venerable weekly focused on the city’s Black community that he has owned since its founding in 1965. The 88-year-old publisher […]