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Gov’s remote learning ban sparks concern
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Gov’s remote learning ban sparks concern
Because Gov. Charlie Baker has mandated in-person learning for all school districts, effectively banning remote instruction, students who remain home for health reasons, who are quarantined because of close contact with someone infected with COVID or who themselves suffer a COVID infection cannot log into class remotely.
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District attorneys work to right past wrongs
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District attorneys work to right past wrongs
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced Sept. 7 that she is looking to vacate the rape charges against Tyrone Clark, a Massachusetts prisoner who was convicted in 1974. The steps are part of the efforts of the Suffolk County Integrity Review Bureau (IRB), an independent division within the DA’s office tasked with reviewing claims of innocence and wrongful convictions in past cases prosecuted by the DA.
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In the news: Tamare Gordon
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In the news: Tamare Gordon
United South End Settlements today announced the promotion of Tamare Gordon to the position of assistant director of early childhood education.
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Electeds push for debt-free college
As part of the first education plan put forward by a candidate in the 2022 gubernatorial race, democratic hopeful and Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz has laid out what she calls a “plan for quality, debt-free, universal public education from birth into adulthood,” which includes sweeping reforms across all levels of schooling.
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Activists march against prison
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Activists march against prison
Activists and elected officials marched the three miles from the Suffolk County House of Corrections to the Massachusetts State House Monday morning in support of a moratorium on construction of a new women’s prison in Norfolk.
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Murals brighten Grove Hall with sunflowers
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Murals brighten Grove Hall with sunflowers
In 2018, an idea went from seed to blossom for artist Ekua Holmes. The Roxbury resident began planting sunflowers in vacant lots around the neighborhood and distributing seeds to local residents.
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Campbell, Janey feud over charter schools
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Campbell, Janey feud over charter schools
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Researchers map gentrification patterns
For years, urban planners and housing advocates have understood the effects of gentrification on local populations in general ways — Black, Haitian and Cape Verdean families leaving Boston for Brockton and Randolph, Latinos in East Boston seeking lower rents in Revere and Lynn.
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Janey rolls out ban on evictions
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Janey rolls out ban on evictions
Following a state-level ban on evictions that expired in October 2020 and a federal ban that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down in August, acting Mayor Kim Janey on Aug. 31 announced a municipal eviction moratorium for the city of Boston.
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Paul Goodnight honored, depicted in mural
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Paul Goodnight honored, depicted in mural
Legendary local artist Paul Goodnight was given his own day Sept. 4 at a celebration of Nubiana Murals, an outdoor museum of building facades in Nubian Square.
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Schools facing bus driver shortage
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Schools facing bus driver shortage
Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announced in a press conference at City Hall Thursday that the district is facing staffing shortages ahead of the start of the 2021-22 school year.
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Polls show Wu in lead for mayor
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Polls show Wu in lead for mayor
In the latest public polls on Boston’s mayoral race, at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu was far ahead of the pack, with a MassINC poll showing her with 30% of the vote, followed by acting Mayor Kim Janey with 15%, at-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi George with 13% and District 4 Councilor Andrea Campbell, 11%. Former chief of economic development John Barros polled at 4%.
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