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Charlie Baker signs off on sweeping criminal justice bill – but requests some changes

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday signed into law a sweeping overhaul to the state’s criminal justice system…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Merging Beth Israel, Lahey would sharply drive up health care costs, watchdog says

A state watchdog agency on Wednesday delivered a setback to the proposed union of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health, warning that their sprawling merger could sharply raise health care costs statewide.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization hosts event to hold election candidates accountable

“Faith in action” — that’s how some members of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization described the group’s pre-election meeting held Monday evening in Roxbury

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Monday, October 22, 2018

State, federal regulators sign off on Beth Israel-Lahey merger

Nearly two years after proposing the deal, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health received final clearance to merge, striking a compromise with regulators who worried that the new health care giant would raise prices and impede access to care for low-income patients.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Criminal justice reform likely in Mass., but how far will it go?

Most everyone agrees that this is the year to overhaul the state’s criminal justice system. But sharp divisions remain over how far the changes should go.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Judges need discretion — and defendants need fairness — in sentencing

While I appreciate the important work that District Attorney Michael O’Keefe and his office do to prosecute criminals on the Cape and Islands (“Mandatory minimums play a role in criminal justice system,” Letters, Dec. 29), I must interject a dose of reality into the conversation about mandatory-minimum sentencing in the Commonwealth.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hundreds attend interfaith gathering to work for justice, save health care law

Hundreds of people from about 50 faith-based organizations filled a Jamaica Plain church Thursday night to renew a call for equality and justice at a time of uncertainty under President Donald Trump.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Affordable housing advocates crave bigger slice of CPA revenue

After Bostonians overwhelmingly voted for the Community Preservation Act, a small property tax increase aimed at improving neighborhoods, a new battle is taking shape — over the committee that will decide how that nearly $20 million in new revenue will be spent.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Senators push criminal justice reform

State senators Thursday called for bold criminal justice reform on issues ranging from repealing mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes, to restricting the use of solitary confinement, to offering more services for offenders suffering from drug addiction.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Groups urge Baker to oppose possible Medicaid cuts

More than two dozen groups representing Massachusetts hospitals, nonprofits, labor unions, and other organizations are urging Governor Charlie Baker to oppose any federal policy changes that could threaten Medicaid coverage for thousands of poor and disabled people across the state.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

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