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A lot happens in Boston every day. To help you keep up, WBUR, Boston's NPR News station, pulled these stories together just for you. Science, technology, arts, politics, health, business, investigations, and so much more — it's all the local news you need, delivered by the best reporters in Massachusetts.

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Consider This: President Of Boston Pride Steps Down

Linda DeMarco's departure comes after other organizations in the city boycotted Boston Pride, and following a year of pressure from local activists seeking leadership inclusion for Black and Trans members.

9mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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'They Are Blaming Us': Contract Fight Threatens Springfield Symphony Orchestra Season

The SSO, touted as Massachusetts' largest symphony outside Boston, faces many financial challenges, according to its board. And they say the problems existed well before the pandemic.

4mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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President Of Boston Pride Steps Down After Boycott

This week, the president of Boston Pride, Linda DeMarco, announced her departure.

6mins

11 Jun 2021

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Consider This: Mass. Legislature Sends Controversial 'Millionaire's Tax' To The Ballot

Massachusetts voters will decide whether to raise taxes on the state’s wealthiest residents in 2022.

7mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Consider This: How Kim Janey Became Boston's Acting Mayor

Consider This cohost Arun Rath speaks with GBH reporter Adam Reilly about Janey's path to power.

9mins

9 Jun 2021

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Lawmakers Set To Vote On 'Millionaire's Tax'

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are expected to vote on Wednesday on a state constitutional amendment to permit a 4% surtax on personal income above a million dollars. 

4mins

9 Jun 2021

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Republicans Face Many Opponents In Deep Blue Massachusetts — Including Each Other

The Massachusetts Republican Party is a house divided. The state party chairman recently led an unsuccessful bid to oust Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito from the executive committee. And the party is further divided over controversial remarks made by a state committee member.

3mins

8 Jun 2021

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Consider This: Dennis White Out As Boston Police Commissioner

Months of political drama came to a close yesterday when acting Mayor Kim Janey fired White over allegations that he abused his now ex-wife in the 1990s.

8mins

8 Jun 2021

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Janey Fires Boston Police Commissioner White After Legal Battle

Acting Mayor Kim Janey fired Boston police Commissioner Dennis White Monday after White lost a legal battle to block his removal last month.

5mins

7 Jun 2021

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Consider This: How To Rebuild A Social Life In The New Normal

People of all ages are preparing themselves for life after the pandemic.

8mins

7 Jun 2021

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