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City of Boston announces health equity agenda to improve life expectancy
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City of Boston announces health equity agenda to improve life expectancy
For the 35 years she’s lived in Mattapan, Vivien Morris has centered local health and wellness in her life and work. This focus led her to found the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition and the Edgewater Food Forest and to join groups like the Boston Community Health Collaborative as a community resident representative.
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Summer EATS program aims to fight summer food insecurity
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Summer EATS program aims to fight summer food insecurity
On Friday, July 12, the Mildred Avenue K-8 school in Mattapan hosted a launch event for the Boston Public Schools’ annual Summer EATS program, which helps to dismantle food insecurity across the city.
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Roxbury affordable housing development goes fully electric — even when the power goes out
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Roxbury affordable housing development goes fully electric — even when the power goes out
Down the street from Nubian Square, in a little room on the outside of a new affordable housing building, two enormous cabinets hum away.
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Argentina records 16th Copa title, Spain beats England 2-1 for 4th Euro Championship
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Argentina records 16th Copa title, Spain beats England 2-1 for 4th Euro Championship
Spain and Argentina stand atop the world soccer rankings following their thrilling victories in their respective international competitions.
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Education formula’s autopilot steering money to wealthy
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Education formula’s autopilot steering money to wealthy
Adequate education opportunity, according to state statute, is formulaic. It’s been so since 1993, when the Education Reform Act was passed within a week of the Supreme Judicial Court’s McDuffy ruling. The enforceable duty to “cherish the … public schools” was fulfilled by billions allocated annually in Chapter 70 aid.
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West End Museum hosts Adam Nimoy, son of pioneering multicultural ‘Star Trek’ star
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West End Museum hosts Adam Nimoy, son of pioneering multicultural ‘Star Trek’ star
On June 30, Adam Nimoy spoke in Boston at The West End Museum as part of a book tour for his new memoir “The Most Human: Reconciling With My Father, Leonard Nimoy” (Chicago Review Press, June 4, 2024).
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Anti-DEI laws could further exacerbate the already critical Black physician shortage
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Anti-DEI laws could further exacerbate the already critical Black physician shortage
By now, it’s clear: A shortage of Black doctors is shortening the lives of Black people. Stemming from Jim Crow-era oppression, politicians and activists have tried to address the shortage with plans ranging from more aid to STEM programs in Black schools to tuition-free medical schools.
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Business
New business surge continues despite high interest rates
New businesses are still forming far above pre-pandemic levels despite high interest rates — although elevated rates are weighing on young businesses.
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Eastern Bank and Cambridge Trust join forces
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Eastern Bank and Cambridge Trust join forces
On July 15, Eastern Bankshares, Inc., the stock holding company for Eastern Bank, announced its merger with Cambridge Bancorp, the parent company of Cambridge Trust.
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Breaking new ground: Break dancing debuts as sport at 2024 Paris Olympics
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Breaking new ground: Break dancing debuts as sport at 2024 Paris Olympics
Break dancing, also known as breaking, is set to make its debut at the 2024 Paris Olympics, marking a significant milestone for the sport and the Olympic movement.
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In the news: Biplaw Rai
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In the news: Biplaw Rai
Biplaw Rai has been selected as the Boston Ujima Project’s 2024-2025 Restaurant fellow.
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Former 1090 WILD-AM director Elroy Smith to host reunion for some of Boston’s best radio personalities
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Former 1090 WILD-AM director Elroy Smith to host reunion for some of Boston’s best radio personalities
“Candy Girl,” an upbeat ditty by boy band New Edition, was a hit in the ’80s and ’90s. Reminiscent of the Jackson 5 with their boyish charm and sweet vocals, New Edition’s members were young boys from Boston, brought together by Roxbury native Bobby Brown.
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