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Are Massachusetts politics on immigration changing? Strategists, activists weigh in.
05-17-2024 5:20 PM

By CASSANDRA DUMAY

State activists and party organizers from across the political spectrum are determining how to address Massachusetts residents’ new top concern — immigration — going into the 2024 election cycle.Recent polling by GBH, CommonWealth Beacon and MassINC...

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Athol’s ‘non-sanctuary city’ proposal on hold
10-04-2023 4:01 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – A proposal to designate Athol a ‘non-sanctuary city’ is on hold – for now.A crowd of people filled the board’s meeting room and spilled out into the hallway at Tuesday night’s meeting, a number of whom wished to speak regarding a proposal put...


Non-sanctuary city proposal in Athol draws criticism
09-28-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – At its meeting next Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Selectboard will consider whether or not to declare Athol a “non-sanctuary city.”This was proposed by board member Brian Dodge at the Sept. 19 meeting in response to the possibility the town might be...


Mass. lawmakers: Immigrants can plug gaping labor force holes
09-22-2023 4:17 PM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

With Massachusetts straining under an overburdened emergency shelter system and staring down a shortfall of workers, a group of more than 60 Bay State lawmakers is sending a letter urging the White House and Congress to work with haste to find a...


Feds delivering $1.9M for migrant housing in Mass. 
08-20-2023 5:00 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

Nearly $2 million in federal dollars will flow into Massachusetts and Boston city coffers to tackle the migrant housing crisis, with the money arriving just over a week after Gov. Maura Healey declared a state of emergency due to strained shelter...

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