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Thousands rally for abortion rights
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Thousands rally for abortion rights
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Councilors push for Boston slavery apology
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Councilors push for Boston slavery apology
The Boston City Council last week unanimously approved a measure to “acknowledge, condemn and apologize for the role played by the City of Boston in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
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Plan would divert Franklin Park traffic through Roxbury
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Plan would divert Franklin Park traffic through Roxbury
In 2018, with the sale of the Winthrop Square Garage, then-Mayor Martin Walsh committed $28 million to revitalize Franklin Park –– a promise that is now coming to fruition. However, with proposed plans including closing one of the park’s major through roads to automotive traffic, neighbors are expressing concerns over increased congestion and the sacrifice of invaluable community assets within the park’s outer regions.
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Uvalde Police Dept., Texas governor block release of records on shooting
In the past week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined the growing list of state and local officials fighting the release of records that could help bring clarity to how the emergency response unfolded during last month’s deadly shooting in Uvalde.
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In the news: Joseph D. Feaster Jr. Esq.
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In the news: Joseph D. Feaster Jr. Esq.
William James College, a leader in mental health education, awarded Joseph D. Feaster, Jr. Esq, the Doctor of Humane Letters, which is the highest degree that an academic institution can bestow.
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Homeowners sue Roxbury mortgage lender
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Homeowners sue Roxbury mortgage lender
At a protest Tuesday outside the Roxbury headquarters of BlueHub, formerly Boston Community Capital, Cheryl Ortiz and a few dozen other homeowners rallied against its lending practices.
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Latin America is changing. Will the U.S.?
For decades Latin America has been on the periphery of U.S. foreign policy thinking. But major transformations including new migration patterns, climate change, and broad-based social movements are already having consequences across the continent.
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Politicians urge action on Mass and Cass
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Politicians urge action on Mass and Cass
A group of Massachusetts elected officials are calling on state and local law enforcement to execute a sweep of outstanding criminal warrants and to clear people with mental health issues and substance use disorder from the corridor near Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, known as Mass. and Cass.
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Two candidates will be interviewed for BPS superintendent
Boston Public Schools officials announced two finalists in the search for the district’s next superintendent will be interviewed this week in a series of public meetings.
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Is DA Hayden reversing Rollins’ policies?
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Is DA Hayden reversing Rollins’ policies?
Four months into his administration, some are questioning District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s commitment to the bold criminal justice reforms voters chose when they elected Rollins in 2018.
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City releases audit of publicly-owned land
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City releases audit of publicly-owned land
Mayor Michelle Wu last week announced the completion of a city-wide land audit –– dubbed the “Public Land for Public Good: Citywide Land Audit” –– that has assessed and cataloged all city-owned property in order to begin reimagining uses to better serve Bostonians.
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In the news: Kevin M. Simon
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In the news: Kevin M. Simon
In an important step in the ongoing work to meet Bostonians’ health needs and elevate mental and behavioral health as a citywide priority, Mayor Michelle Wu and Bisola Ojikutu, commissioner of Public Health and executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), announced Kevin M. Simon, M.D., as BPHC’s first-ever chief behavioral health officer.
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