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Officials expect COVID cases to spike in April
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Officials expect COVID cases to spike in April
As of Monday, there were 825 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boston and 5,752 statewide, but Gov. Charlie Baker says the worst may be yet to come, predicting that the largest surge of admitted patients won’t come until mid-month — sometime between April 7 and 17.
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A Domestic and Global Issue hosted by Tufts University School of Medicine:  A Domestic and Global Issue hosted by Tufts University School of Medicine
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A special message from BECMA regarding Coronavirus
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A special message from BECMA regarding Coronavirus
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Government relief comes to American workers
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Government relief comes to American workers
Rather than focusing on corporate losses, the proposal provides funds to people. Those earning less than $75,000 per year will get $1,200 and $500 for every dependent child. Married couples earning $150,000 will get $2,400.
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On Friday, March 27, Jackson received test results confirming he had, indeed, been infected with the coronavirus.
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Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
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Local News
Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
As far as city parks go, the Buena Vista Urban Wild seems nondescript. From Warren Street, the site is marked by a puddingstone cliff topped by a thicket of maple and oak trees. From the Walnut Avenue side, however, two sets of granite steps lead up to the top of a hill that has been shaped by nearly 400 years of Roxbury history.
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Resources for small business
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Resources for small business
Both the government and community-based organizations have encouraged applications for loan programs and emergency relief funds amid the global coronavirus public health crisis.
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2020 Build Black Wealth: FREE Monthly Series
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Poet, rapper Oompa brings artists together with #QuarantineDanceChallenge
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Arts & Culture
Poet, rapper Oompa brings artists together with #QuarantineDanceChallenge
Boston native artist Oompa has been making waves in the local music scene for years. The poet, rapper and educator won the 2018 Unsigned Artist of the Year award from Boston Music Awards and was nominated for an unprecedented six awards total. Now in the age of social distancing Oompa is bringing the community together in a whole new way: through dance.
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Experience the arts through online classes
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Arts & Culture
Experience the arts through online classes
Artists have taken to the Internet during COVID-19, not only to share their art but to teach it as well. It turns out, art appreciation and art-making classes can be taken from your living room.
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Stuck at home? Dig into your own black history
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Arts & Culture
Stuck at home? Dig into your own black history
Sandra Lovell Taitt-Eaddy has over 25 years of experience in genealogical research with a particular focus on ancestral research in black cultures. Her work began in conversations with her own family and combing through accessible online databases, all efforts that can be performed right now from home while social distancing.
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A poem a day keeps Isolation away
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Arts & Culture
A poem a day keeps Isolation away
Poetry helps us find our way to ourselves and to others, and poems can be a source of consolation, courage and connection in a challenging time. An ideal way to begin is to sign up for free daily delivery of a poem via e-mail at poets.org/poem-a-day.
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Don’t leave African Americans out in COVID testing
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Opinion
Don’t leave African Americans out in COVID testing
The instant the COVID-19 crisis hit, the great fear was that African Americans would be last in line, if at all, to get tested. The fear wasn’t unfounded, for very good reasons. Countless studies have shown the gaping racial disparities in availability and affordability of medical testing and screening.
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Opinion
The COVID-19 pandemic proves the 2020 Census is more important than ever
A complete count in the 2020 Census is more important than ever to make our communities more resilient in face of challenges. In this public health emergency, Census data helps first responders and disaster recovery personnel identify where and how much help is needed.
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