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In the news: Harry J. Elam, Jr.
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In the news: Harry J. Elam, Jr.
Harry J. Elam, Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University, has been selected as the 16th president of Occidental College.
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Councilors take on housing, election recounts, city contracting
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Councilors take on housing, election recounts, city contracting
Councilor Liz Breadon addressed the City Council for the very first time to emphasize one of Boston’s fastest growing problems: lack of affordable family housing. The District 9 councilor said that the city is witnessing the displacement of working families that have lived in the city for generations.
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A 19th century photo album comes to life
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A 19th century photo album comes to life
A rare collection of 19th-century photographs, belonging to a slavery survivor, abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor, are now available online through the Boston Athenaeum. With one click, people from all over the world can now view the historic portrait albums of Harriet Hayden.
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Trotter institute gets new director, budget reduction
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Trotter institute gets new director, budget reduction
On the positive side of the ledger, a new director was appointed to the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture. On the negative side, university officials have further cut the budget at the institute.
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DPV Transportation Worldwide COO aims to go green
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DPV Transportation Worldwide COO aims to go green
DPV Transportation Worldwide, a multi-million dollar company specializing in luxury transportation for corporate employees, has grown enormously in the last three years. With close to $11 million in assets, CEO Jose Perez is making big plans for the company’s future.
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Cullinane will not run again in 12th
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Cullinane will not run again in 12th
State Rep. Dan Cullinane announced last week that he will not be running for re-election, leaving an opening in the 12th Suffolk District.
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Black vote looms large in primary
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Black vote looms large in primary
After early-voting contests in the cornfields of Iowa and the snows of New Hampshire, the 2020 Democratic primary race now turns to states where black voters could decide who will carry the party banner into the November showdown with President Donald J. Trump.
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In the news: Lynn Perry Wooten
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In the news: Lynn Perry Wooten
Simmons University’s Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten has been unanimously selected to serve as Simmons’ ninth president effective July 1, 2020.
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Testing firm lashes out at BPS over its use of ISEE
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Testing firm lashes out at BPS over its use of ISEE
After a two-decade long partnership, Boston Public Schools and the Education Records Bureau (ERB), which developed the standardized testing for admission to Boston’s exam high schools, have parted ways.
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Warren promises to actually drain the swamp
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Warren promises to actually drain the swamp
In the week before the first-in-the-nation primary, words like “electibility” are heard time and again in bars, coffee shops, town halls, and anywhere else that political events unfold in these parts.
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Councilors plan housing, criminal justice hearings
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Councilors plan housing, criminal justice hearings
District 8 City Councilor Kenzie Bok introduced an order regarding the future of cooperative housing during last week’s council meeting, using her first address before the body to address what she said are urgent challenges in the city’s housing market.
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Walsh announces $69m in housing funds
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Walsh announces $69m in housing funds
On Feb. 7, Mayor Walsh announced $69 million in funding that city officials say will support construction of 936 affordable new units in Boston.
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