Unforeseen events shaped Walsh’s first 100 days

Martin Walsh attended a breakfast for the Mothers for Justice and Equality on Feb. 22

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Mayor Martin Walsh has lurched from one crisis or controversy to another, trying to gain a firm hold on the job.

“For a committee that is supposed to be advancing science, we seem to be doing an awfully good job of advancing selective science,” said Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, who is on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

GOP pushes funding cuts for social science work

House Republicans are questioning millions of dollars in grants by singling out dozens of projects for extra scrutiny.

Elizabeth Warren decries US college loan profits

Senator Warren’s speech outlined policy changes she has long sought on student lending, her signature issue.

A Tea Party candidate, Mark Fisher, asserts that the Republican State Committee violated its own rules at its party convention last month.

Judge seeks GOP race opinion

A judge invited legal opinions on whether a gubernatorial candidate could be named to a primary ballot without the nomination of his party.

Bernie Sanders would inject liberal passion into a primary.

Bernie Sanders seeks to pull Democrats left in 2016 primary

The Vermont senator is testing the waters for a presidential run and said that he is sincere in his quest to share his ardently liberal message.

Poll finds Martha Coakley leading gubernatorial rivals

Coakley is leading both Democratic primary hopefuls and Charlie Baker, a Republican, the poll of registered voters found.

Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee Stephen Brewer is a prostate cancer survivor.

Legislators push effort on prostate cancer care

Three members of the Mass. Legislature are speaking out about their own battles against prostate cancer in an effort to elevate awareness.

Ohio told to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

Judge Timothy Black’s ruling was a partial but significant victory for gay rights supporters.

The tax deal is designed to jump-start the development of Fenway Center, enabling construction to start early next year on new retail spaces, hundreds of apartments and a parking garage on property that straddles the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Mayor Walsh calls for Fenway Center tax break

The $4.6 million tax break is designed to jump-start the development of the $550 million project.

Walsh, union reach tentative deal on contract

Boston firefighters must vote on the contract, and a spokeswoman for the mayor declined to give details until it is ratified.

Changing N.H. demographics may help Scott Brown

About two-thirds of adults were born in another state, a quarter of them in Massachusetts.

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