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I was a college student in 1973 when Roe v. Wade first ensured that a back-alley abortion was not the only choice for an American woman who ne…

Addressing hundreds of business leaders, Gov. Maura Healey said she is keyed into their concerns about competitiveness, tax burdens, a shortage of employees, runaway housing prices and unreliable transportation services. But her speech included few specifics about what her nascent administration will do to tackle those issues.

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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Wednesday that she wants to set the city on a path to reach its former peak population while guarding against trends that are putting pressure on residents because of soaring housing costs. Wu said she hopes to manage the city’s surging growth while avoiding some of the urban renewal efforts of the last century that ended up displacing thousands of working class, immigrant, and Black and brown residents. Boston’s population peaked in 1950, when the number of residents topped 801,000. Wu became the first woman and first Asian American elected Boston mayor in 2021.

Murray Hidary's immersive sound installation 'Distanced Together' is on view at Mass MoCA now through Feb. 4. "You can really interact with it however you need to. It really is a space for reflection, for catharsis, for healing and really reflecting on the experience we’ve all had over the last couple of years with the music as the soundtrack tracing the arc of the pandemic.”


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