Saraya Wintersmith, WGBH

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Past articles by Saraya:

DA candidate Arroyo denies assault allegations as some withdraw endorsements

Former Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Boston City Council President Ed Flynn and the Iron Workers Union rescinded their support. → Read More

Wu names former Boston Police Superintendent Michael Cox as new police commissioner

Cox, 57, returns to Boston after a three-year stint as chief of police in Ann Arbor, Mich. → Read More

Federal judge clears fired BPD commissioner’s lawsuit to proceed

Dennis White can move forward with three claims against Boston and former acting Mayor Kim Janey. → Read More

Mental health, wealth gap rises among top issues impacting Black men at inaugural community listening session

The Commission emphasized hearing from the community in it first public listening session. → Read More

Boston Fire Commissioner John Dempsey retiring after 36-year career

Dempsey confirmed his retirement to GBH News Friday. → Read More

Iconic Boston Pride parade will not return this summer

Scores of events are still planned for June. → Read More

Boston to lift indoor mask mandate Saturday — except for public schools

The city will monitor key COVID-19 metrics could reimpose a mask order in the future. → Read More

Wu: Boston's proof of vaccination policy could end within days

The mayor said Boston's key COVID-19 metrics are continuing a downward trend. → Read More

Boston sets threshold for easing proof-of-vaccination requirements

ICU capacity, daily hospitalizations and positivity rate will trigger less stringent requirements for businesses. → Read More

Michelle Wu to be sworn in as Boston mayor Nov. 16 in "brief" ceremony

Acting Mayor Kim Janey will deliver a farewell address. → Read More

Like Other Arab Americans In Politics, Boston's Essaibi George Faces Questions About Her Identity

For the Arab-Polish, first-generation American woman, identity has been a complicated journey. → Read More

What To Look For In Wednesday’s Boston Mayoral Debate

Latest Poll: Wu holds a 32 point lead over Assaibi George, with almost 20% of voters undecided. → Read More

Markey Backs Wu For Boston Mayor

The Mass. senator cited her environmental record in his endorsement. → Read More

Historic Drama: Janey Endorses Wu For Boston Mayor

Janey said Wu is the candidate most committed to fighting for Black and brown equality. → Read More

Campbell Calls Boston Police Union Attacks 'Racist' And 'Sexist'

The mayoral candidate said the tone of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association should alarm the public and worry the officers it represents. → Read More

Mayoral Candidate Andrea Campbell Unveils Plan For Boston's Problematic Mass & Cass

The city councilor's proposal would include reactivating the Long Island shelter by using ferries. → Read More

Massachusetts Voters Reject Ranked-Choice Voting Measure In Question 2

Supporters of the measure conceded early Wednesday morning. → Read More

Activists Train Cautious Eye On Boston’s Police Reform Task Force

Boston activists calling for police reform are skeptical as the city’s task force commences. → Read More

Boston Enters 3rd Phase Of Economic Restart

Movie theaters, museums and historical sites are among the businesses allowed to reopen Monday, with appropriate public health measures in place. → Read More

Lives Remembered: Jerry Williams, A Beloved Patriarch

Michael Williams, Jerry’s son, said his father was reliable and slow to anger. → Read More