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Closures put pressure on salon owners
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Closures put pressure on salon owners
Across the state, regular patrons of nail and hair salons found themselves without their services as of noon last Tuesday under Baker’s order.
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Fatema Ahmad heads Muslim Justice League
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Fatema Ahmad heads Muslim Justice League
Two-and-a-half years ago, Fatema Ahmad left her well-paying job as a biomedical engineer in Wisconsin, and in January she became the executive director of Boston’s Muslim Justice League, a nonprofit working to prevent human rights violations under the pretense of national security.
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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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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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On Friday, March 27, Jackson received test results confirming he had, indeed, been infected with the coronavirus.
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Councilor, lawyers force release of BPD data
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Councilor, lawyers force release of BPD data
After months of delayed response to requests, which violated the city’s public records laws, the Boston Police Department has finally released some data on 2018 pedestrian stops.
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Black businesses in peril
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Black businesses in peril
A survey conducted by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) found that 90% of respondents are currently experiencing a somewhat to severe negative financial impact due to the crisis.
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In Boston's neighborhoods an uneven response to the coronavirus epidemic
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In Boston's neighborhoods an uneven response to the coronavirus epidemic
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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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In the news: Kathryn R. Burton
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In the news: Kathryn R. Burton
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that he has appointed Kathryn R. Burton as his chief of staff, effective March 9.
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New policy on sharing BPS info with Boston Police
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New policy on sharing BPS info with Boston Police
Two months after a local civil rights group accused Boston Public Schools of sharing students’ information with federal immigration authorities, the city is proposing a new policy officials say will clarify the protocols for sharing that information with law enforcement and other groups.
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Connected firm lands lucrative MBTA contract
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Connected firm lands lucrative MBTA contract
A consulting firm led by the son of Gov. Charlie Baker’s 2018 reelection campaign chairman is getting $5.5 million to “humanize the brand” of the MBTA as it embarks on a massive capital projects plan — and deals with bad publicity on a near-daily basis.
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