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New documents reveal extent, cost of BPD’s secret surveillance strategy
After more than 100 white supremacists gathered in Boston and marched through the city over Independence Day weekend, city and law enforcement officials said they “did not have intelligence” that the nationally-known Patriot Front group was coming to the Hub — despite paying a government contractor with CIA ties millions of dollars for exactly that kind of information.
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DA candidates in ULEM forum
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DA candidates in ULEM forum
The next Suffolk County district attorney will face a challenging question: Is Boston equipped to handle a rising tide of hate crimes and white supremacist activity?
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Local officials celebrate National Night Out
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Local officials celebrate National Night Out
The Boston Police Department put on community events across the city Monday and Tuesday in celebration of “National Night Out,” a campaign by the nonprofit National Association of Town Watch to foster positive relationships between the community and law enforcement.
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People of color are majority in Wu’s cabinet
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People of color are majority in Wu’s cabinet
When Mayor Michelle Wu convenes her cabinet for its bi-weekly meeting, the faces in the room look much like those on the city’s streets: a mixture of whites, Blacks, Latinos and Asians that makes up Boston’s majority-people of color population.
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Wins, losses for Black & Latino Caucus members
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Wins, losses for Black & Latino Caucus members
After a marathon legislating session over the weekend, Massachusetts lawmakers have a slew of bills headed to the governor’s desk for final approval. However, some key pieces of legislation proposed by members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus failed to make it over the finish line before both body’s sessions ended July 31.
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Candidate debate focused on Mass & Cass
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Candidate debate focused on Mass & Cass
About seven weeks ahead of Massachusetts’ primary election, candidates presented different approaches to tackle a crisis of mental health, substance use disorders and criminal activity in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, also called Mass. and Cass.
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Incoming police commissioner shares insights
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Incoming police commissioner shares insights
Michael Cox spent 30 years in the Boston Police Department before leaving to head the Ann Arbor, Michigan force. Now he’s returning as commissioner of the BPD.
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MBTA spent millions with politically-connected PR firm
MBTA officials said Boathouse was tapped for a campaign to recruit bus riders and to support the agency’s “Take the T” marketing, which was designed to bring back passengers after the sharp drop in ridership brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those payments started up again after several months of high-profile crashes, derailments, malfunctions, and a death led to harsh criticism for the MBTA and Gov. Charlie Baker.
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How will new American voters affect elections?
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How will new American voters affect elections?
A report from the National Partnership for New Americans shows there were 5.19 million newly minted U.S. citizens between 2016 and 2020. That figure represents a significant and, in key battleground states, potentially decisive voting bloc.
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Business
Overdraft fees strip $15B from bank customers
There’s nothing inherently wrong about a financial institution earning a fair profit. But there is nothing fair when billion-dollar institutions design products to prey upon people with the fewest financial resources — just to boost their bottom lines.
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In the News: Melody Valdes
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In the News: Melody Valdes
Melody Valdes has been promoted to the position of chief program officer at United South End Settlements (USES).
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
As part of Mayor Michelle Wu’s ongoing effort to implement rent stabilization in Boston, city property owners were called upon Thursday to share their thoughts on how best to implement the controversial policy.
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