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Electeds join effort to save Melnea Cass trees
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Electeds join effort to save Melnea Cass trees
Roxbury residents fighting city and state officials’ plans to remove more than 100 trees on Melnea Cass Boulevard scored a victory last week when city officials agreed to pause the construction project, which is aimed at widening sections of the roadway.
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Who’s really getting state contracts?
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Who’s really getting state contracts?
A WGBH investigation has revealed that minority businesses may not get as great a share of state contracting dollars as the governor is reporting.
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A 4F commander in chief
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Editorial
A 4F commander in chief
Thoughtful Americans will now have to be worried about a commander in chief who has no patriotic attachment to the country whose citizens he is obligated to protect against enemies, foreign and domestic.
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Wu challenges Walsh as Boston embraces progressive politics
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Wu challenges Walsh as Boston embraces progressive politics
Wu, who has championed making the MBTA free, called for the elimination of the city’s Boston Planning and Development Agency and voted against the mayor’s 2021 budget while calling for cuts to Boston Police Department funding will most likely be running to the left of Walsh — following in the footsteps of U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a former at-large councilor who took out incumbent Congressman Michael Capuano.
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Local entrepreneur turns problem into business model
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Business
Local entrepreneur turns problem into business model
When Marcus Medley set out to launch Apace Forms, a software that provides easy-to-use templates for real estate contracts, he knew it all started with the answer to a very simple question: what is a problem I face that needs to be solved?
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America’s racist past continues to haunt the present in 'ANTEBELLUM'
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Arts & Culture
America’s racist past continues to haunt the present in 'ANTEBELLUM'
What began for filmmaker Gerard Bush as a nightmare in 2017 of “a woman who was so desperate for help that she was screaming across dimensions” quickly morphed into a short story, which later evolved into a movie script, and now into the thriller “Antebellum.”
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Concord Museum Forum: Author Kerri Greenidge on Black Radical
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Mayor’s Mural Crew adapts to COVID-19 needs
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Arts & Culture
Mayor’s Mural Crew adapts to COVID-19 needs
The end of August marked the 29th completed year of The Mayor’s Mural Crew, a program that employs high school students from around Boston to create murals and public art projects citywide. This year the Mural Crew employed nearly triple its typical number of students in an effort to provide safe, in-person work experiences and opportunities during this challenging time.
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New Rep's historical moving play celebrates Black Civil War hero from Watertown
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Arts & Culture
New Rep's historical moving play celebrates Black Civil War hero from Watertown
New Repertory Theatre will present a series of socially-distanced, outdoor historical plays this fall in collaboration with Watertown Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Watertown. Running Sept. 26–Nov. 8, these plays, presented in a walking format with safety precautions in place, will highlight historical figures from the Watertown area, beginning with Black Civil War hero Charles W. Lenox.
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National Parks marks underground railroad month
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National Parks marks underground railroad month
International Underground Railroad Month is underway, and the National Parks Service is shining a light on fugitive slaves who made their way through Boston.
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Task force calls for civilian review board
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Task force calls for civilian review board
Police Reform Task Force released its initial recommendations to the public Sept. 10, awaiting the mayor’s and City Council’s response. The group is proposing an Office of Police Accountability and Transparency to replace the Community Ombudsman Oversight Panel, with more power in its departments, as well as expanded rules on body cameras, use of force and more.
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Activists discuss building wealth through business
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Activists discuss building wealth through business
As Black businesses struggle to recover from COVID-19, local experts have gathered to talk solutions and resources to rebuild Black wealth amidst the ongoing crisis. In partnership with the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) and Berkshire Bank, the Bay State Banner’s Howard Manly moderated a panel on “Helping Black Businesses Thrive.”
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In the news: Khymani James
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In the news: Khymani James
Khymani James has been appointed student representative to the Boston School Committee. James is a senior at Boston Latin Academy and is a lifelong Boston resident.
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