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In the news: Michael A. Vance
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In the news: Michael A. Vance
The Central Boston Elder Services Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Michael A. Vance as its new chief executive officer.
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Gov. Baker signs civics education bill
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Gov. Baker signs civics education bill
Gov. Charlie Baker signed a nonpartisan civics education bill last week aimed at encouraging youth involvement in national and local government.
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Anti-ICE protest calls out DCF in separation case
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Anti-ICE protest calls out DCF in separation case
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 had begun like any other school day for Siham Byah, a Moroccan-born single mother and asylum seeker. That was until she left her home in Nahant to attend her annual appointment at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Burlington, where she was unexpectedly detained for almost two months before being transferred to a jail in Virginia and deported to Morocco.
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Art project to memorialize lives of slain Rox. women
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Art project to memorialize lives of slain Rox. women
Between January and May 1979, 11 black women were murdered in Roxbury within several miles of one another. Now, Kendra Hicks, a Roxbury native and community organizer, is turning this painful piece of the neighborhood’s history into public art installations called The Estuary Projects.
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Nonprofit bookstore offers youth jobs and bright futures
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Nonprofit bookstore offers youth jobs and bright futures
Last month, More Than Words, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth through business management, opened its expanded bookstore in the South End. Located at 242 East Berkeley St., the bookstore offers more than 50,000 used-book titles as well as gifts from other mission-driven businesses and event space.
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City pension funds under scrutiny
City Councilors agreed last Wednesday to review where city pensions are currently invested and to potentially divest retirement funds from companies and industries that are not socially responsible.
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City releases data on 54,247 income-restricted units in Boston
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City releases data on 54,247 income-restricted units in Boston
Mayor Martin Walsh has released the city’s first affordable housing report, detailing Boston’s 54,247 income-restricted housing units.
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In the news: Amanda Seider
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In the news: Amanda Seider
KIPP Massachusetts, a network of charter schools, has appointed Amanda Seider chairman of the board.
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Ambassador: Cape Verde on the right track
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Ambassador: Cape Verde on the right track
Cape Verde’s democratic structures are in good health 43 years after the West African archipelago won its independence from Portugal, the nation’s ambassador to the U.S., Carlos Veiga, told an audience at Bridgewater State University Oct. 25.
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Highland Park development plans approved
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Highland Park development plans approved
City officials have announced the three developers who will build 38 mixed-income, energy-efficient housing units on 25 parcels of public land in Highland Park.
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Conference aimed at disrupting poverty
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Conference aimed at disrupting poverty
Mayor Martin Walsh said the city of Boston is encouraging a comeback for the middle class and that economic access for African-American and Latino communities remains a priority, during the second day of a national anti-poverty conference last Friday at the University of Massachusetts’ Boston campus.
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Report: few resources for young job seekers
Across Massachusetts, school districts have adopted exacting new standards to prepare students for college. Nearly half of the state’s workforce has a college degree. But for the other half — those who never finish college or those who never start — the path to employment success is riddled with pitfalls, according to a report released this week by a coalition of agencies working with young adults.
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