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Berkshire Eagle becomes part of the national conversation about race

Some communities talk about talking about race. But in the Berkshires, powerful conversations about race matters have been going on for several years, especially since the Berkshire County NAACP revived its local chapter in 2012. The Berkshire Eagle has amplified those conversations with the publication last month of an opinion piece by Steven Nikitas, a(...)

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Walsh issues subpoenas

Trying to drum up publicity for his legal fight against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh leaked subpoenas to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald on Tuesday. The subpoenas, seeking records and depositions, were sent to several current and former state troopers, the Hard Rock Cafe, and former state transportation secretary (and current Boston 2024 CEO)(...)

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Walsh is flush

The Herald‘s Matt Stout reported on Sunday that Mayor Marty Walsh is proving to be very popular among campaign donors and voters. The Boston mayor’s campaign finance report for the first two weeks of June showed a hefty haul of $244,000, though the actual fundraising for that period was $192,000, with $52,000 a carryover that(...)

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The rush to be first, the need to be right

The Boston Herald and the Boston Globe each had exclusive stories last week that sent some warning temblors through Beacon Hill.   The Globe reported that a sworn affidavit from an unknown source triggered an Ethics Commission investigation into a potential conflict of interest by Gaming Commission chairman Stephen Crosby. The Herald splashed a piece about(...)

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