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In the news: Michael Branch
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In the news: Michael Branch
Michael Branch, Brockton District Court chief probation officer, was recently recognized as a community leader and presented with the Purple Tie Award for his work.
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
From the outset, McCormack students, teachers and residents of the abutting Harbor Point neighborhood testified against what many saw as an attempt to transfer public open space into private hands.
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Chinatown groups grapple with gambling addiction
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Chinatown groups grapple with gambling addiction
Chinatown is particularly vulnerable to problem gambling because of a high concentration of poverty, low-paying jobs and lack of English proficiency.
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Was it an oversight?
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Was it an oversight?
In 2017, Walsh said the COOP board would expand from three to five members and would take on more cases. Yet two years later, the board hasn’t even released data on cases it has reviewed over the last four years and has just two members, one of whom appears to be in violation the mayor’s executive order barring city officials from being employed in the cannabis business.
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Council probes maternal health disparities
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Council probes maternal health disparities
City councilors are considering expanding doula services in Boston as a way to close health disparity gaps for black mothers, and experts say it could be an achievable way for the city to make a significant public health impact.
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Historic election changes face of council
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Historic election changes face of council
The shift in the balance of power on the Boston City Council will likely bring a different politics to the body.
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Letter to the editor: History repeats itself
Some of these homicide stories recently coming out of Texas bring to mind the Billie Sol Estes scandal of the early 1960s in that state. That scandal involved the death of Henry H. Marshall, a former manager for the State Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation office, who was found dead with five bullet wounds from his own rifle on June 3, 1961!
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Black, Latino legislators seek police data on stops
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Black, Latino legislators seek police data on stops
A bill that would outlaw use of hand-held phones while driving in Massachusetts remains stalled due to legislators’ concerns about increased racial profiling that could stem from increased enforcement.
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Tompkins ends contract to house ICE detainees
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Tompkins ends contract to house ICE detainees
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins announced last Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees would no longer be held at the Suffolk County House of Correction in South Bay.
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Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
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Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
The constituents who came to Stetson Hall in Randolph brought questions about immigration, impeachment, women’s rights and growing inequality to 7th District U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s town hall meeting Saturday.
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IRS: It’s just easier and cheaper to audit the poor
The IRS audits the working poor at about the same rate as the wealthiest 1%.
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Jamaica Mi Hungry: Entrepreneur takes business from catering to bricks and mortar
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Jamaica Mi Hungry: Entrepreneur takes business from catering to bricks and mortar
For seven years, chef Ernie Campbell has sold Jamaican food from his Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck, building up a loyal following. This fall, he’s looking to build on his success with a brick-and-mortar location at 225 Centre St.
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