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Study finds growing inequity in BPS school assignment
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Study finds growing inequity in BPS school assignment
Five years after Boston Public Schools adopted a new home-based school assignment system, a study shows growing inequity in access to top-tier schools for black and Latino students.
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August 08, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Boston
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Another petty criticism
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Editorial
Another petty criticism
News reports attacking the management of the Whittier Street Health Center ignore the achievements of the Roxbury nonprofit and the extraordinary pressures facing health centers today.
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Challengers hit streets in 14th Suffolk District race
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Local News
Challengers hit streets in 14th Suffolk District race
At least two candidates are actively pounding the pavement in the five-way Democratic primary race for the 14th Suffolk District state representative seat. Political activist Segun Idowu and civil rights attorney Gretchen Van Ness have for months been knocking on doors in the sprawling Hyde Park district.
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
The Boston City Council’s Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation held a public hearing on a neighborhood zoning initiative and master plan Monday night in East Boston. Nearly 200 people attended the meeting at Mario Umana Academy, led by the hearing’s lead sponsor, Councilor Lydia Edwards.
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Advocacy group opens up Boston Harbor for all
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Arts & Culture
Advocacy group opens up Boston Harbor for all
On Monday, August 27, Boston Harbor Now will host the Mattapan Community Cruise, a free harbor cruise for all Mattapan residents. The community cruise initiative is just one of several ways Boston Harbor Now is working to make the harbor and its programming more accessible.
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Education advocates push for more funding
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Education advocates push for more funding
Educators, students and parents gathered in front of the State House last Thursday, July 12 to protest the continued underfunding of public education, particularly for English language learners and students from low-income households.
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Volunteer Open House at the Arnold Arboretum: Share Nature with Children!
August 02, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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1854 Cycling Company
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Business
1854 Cycling Company
In 2016, Randolph, now living in Framingham, founded the 1854 Abolitionist bicycle company as a way to provide manufacturing jobs to formerly incarcerated men and women who ordinarily face challenges finding the well-paying jobs they need to get their lives back on track.
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Justice advocates reflect on victory
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Local News
Justice advocates reflect on victory
Advocates celebrated the adoption of landmark criminal justice reforms at the Statehouse last week, while legislators called for continued action.
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It’s geriatric legends vs. youngbloods in hoops comedy ‘Uncle Drew’
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Arts & Culture
It’s geriatric legends vs. youngbloods in hoops comedy ‘Uncle Drew’
“Uncle Drew” is a hilarious hoops flick that pays tribute to Rucker Park as well as to the acrobatic athletes who have mesmerized generations of adoring fans attending the annual summer classic. Directed by Charles Stone III (“Drumline”), the picture stars the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving as the title character—but don’t expect to be able to recognize him under all the gobs of plastic makeup turning him into a senior citizen.
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My Caribbean One World Expo: many islands, one spirit
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Arts & Culture
My Caribbean One World Expo: many islands, one spirit
On Saturday, July 14, Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway was the site of the sixth annual My Caribbean One World Expo, a festival celebrating the culture of the Caribbean and its diaspora. The event was organized by Authentic Caribbean Foundation, a nonprofit that supports Caribbean children impacted by disabilities and HIV/AIDS.
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Mother reunited with son after separation
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Mother reunited with son after separation
Fleeing an abusive husband who she said had threatened her with a knife and gun, a Brazilian woman turned herself in to immigration officials after crossing into the United States without documentation in May. Although the woman, whose attorneys identified by the initials W.R., sought refugee status in the United States, federal officials immediately separated her from her 9-year-old son.
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July 07, 2018
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Opinion
Health care is a human right
Health care is a human right, yet efforts to expand access to coverage have repeatedly come under attack in Washington. I have long supported Medicare for All as the most effective way to expand access to health care. The United States already has a “public option.” In fact, there are three: Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare, which covers the military.
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