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In the news: Karilyn Crockett
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In the news: Karilyn Crockett
Karilyn Crockett has been appointed chief of equity for the City of Boston, a cabinet-level position the mayor established last week to embed equity and racial justice into all city planning, operations and work moving forward.
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Study finds higher eviction rates in black communities
While 18% of Boston renters currently live in majority-black neighborhoods, about 37% of evictions occur in those neighborhoods, according to a study undertaken by researchers at MIT and the Boston tenants’ rights group City Life/Vida Urbana.
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Black artists locked out of NU studio space
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Black artists locked out of NU studio space
Artists from the African American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) gathered in front of a Northeastern University studio space chanting “give us the keys” on Saturday.
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Boston Art Commission votes to remove Lincoln statue
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Boston Art Commission votes to remove Lincoln statue
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Districts expecting less state education money
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Districts expecting less state education money
Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday that Massachusetts schools will reopen in the fall under one of three possible scenarios – a full return with social distancing, partial remote teaching, or fully remote.
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New funds aimed at wealth disparities
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New funds aimed at wealth disparities
Black neighborhoods long ignored, overlooked or illegally bypassed for investment may see a surge of new businesses, jobs and development as a result of major commitments from public and private funds launched in the wake of massive nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and other victims of police violence.
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Building an inclusive STEM pipeline
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Building an inclusive STEM pipeline
Since 2002, the Biogen Community Lab has provided local teens state-of-the-art lab experiences that can open their eyes to science careers.
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Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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Is Walsh's response to Boston's racial inequities enough?
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In the news: Elijah Heckstall
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In the news: Elijah Heckstall
Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence have announced the appointment of Elijah Heckstall as Principal of Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, effective July 1, 2020.
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Domestic workers now facing homelessness
In a survey conducted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, black immigrant domestic workers in Boston and other cities explained the widespread unemployment and fear of losing their homes without a safety net.
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Walsh warns against second COVID surge
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Walsh warns against second COVID surge
Mayor Walsh warned Boston residents that COVID-19 will likely have a second surge and encouraged them to take precautions as the city reopens.
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Electeds struggle with police funding
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Electeds struggle with police funding
While youth activists and city councilors are calling for reallocating 10% from Boston Police Department budget to social services, Mayor Martin Walsh last Friday said he will make no further cuts to law enforcement.
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