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Elizabeth Warren wrote a scathing letter to Silicon Valley Bank’s CEO. Read it here.

"You have nobody to blame for the failure at your bank but yourself and your fellow executives," the Massachusetts Democrat wrote in a letter Wednesday to Silicon Valley Bank’s former president and CEO.

As food aid program winds down, another piece of the COVID-era safety net gets snipped away

People who've received expanded food benefits for the past three years face the program's end, even as food prices remain sky-high.

With a divided Boston City Council, Mayor Michelle Wu often gets her way

Whether due to councilors' internal divisions or the mayor's broad legal power and political savvy, Michelle Wu has prevailed in disagreements with the legislative body.

Three Boston public pools to reopen as Wu introduces youth-focused initiative

Mayor Michelle Wu announced Thursday that the city this year will reopen three community center pools in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan that were closed due to staffing shortages and facility renovations.

‘It’s a significant risk.’ Weeks into term, Diana DiZoglio’s move to audit Legislature marks a political gambit.

“This is exactly one of the reasons why she wanted to run,” said Doug Rubin, who advised state Auditor Diana DiZoglio during her campaign. “For her, this is very personal.”

New statewide poll shows strong support for rent control

A majority of likely Massachusetts voters agree that cities and towns should be allowed to impose their own rent control policies, a new poll shows.

South End consultant, community advocate latest to announce candidacy for Santiago’s Boston state House seat

John Moran, a 24-year South End resident, announced his special election campaign for the 9th Suffolk House seat Thursday morning.

Boston City Council approves rent control proposal, BPDA restructuring

Mayor Michelle Wu notched a pair of important victories, but both policy changes require sign-off from the state Legislature and governor before they go into effect.