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Activists mark victories during Boston Women’s March
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Activists mark victories during Boston Women’s March
Thousands of people turned out onto Boston Common Saturday for the third annual Women’s March, but the message this year seemed different from those of past years.
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In The News: Nikko Mendoza
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In The News: Nikko Mendoza
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Essaibi-George calls for hearing on BuildBPS
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Essaibi-George calls for hearing on BuildBPS
City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, chair of the council’s Committee on Education, has called for a hearing asking for more transparency from the BuildBPS program, a plan to address construction issues at the majority of the schools in the Boston Public Schools district.
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A legislative push for school funding
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A legislative push for school funding
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announced an education finance reform bill Wednesday that would create a guaranteed minimum level of funding for all districts in the state, as well as implement recommendations from the state’s Foundation Budget Review Commission (FBRC).
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Campbell questions city’s Civil Service hiring
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Campbell questions city’s Civil Service hiring
Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell has called for a series of measures to increase diversity among the city’s public safety departments, including an overhaul of the Civil Service system, which gives hiring priority to veterans.
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Mattapan seeks greater say in development
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Mattapan seeks greater say in development
With proposals for two marijuana dispensaries, two large development projects that could bring more than 200 new housing units to Mattapan Square and a slew of smaller condo projects that local residents say are putting pressure on the neighborhood’s rental market, Mattapan residents are looking for a greater role in planning. To that end, neighborhood activists are holding an election on Feb. 23 for the newly-formed Mattapan Neighborhood Council.
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Rushing looks back on 36 years in Legislature
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Rushing looks back on 36 years in Legislature
During an interview in the News Café at the main branch of the Boston Public Library the day after the ceremony, the Byron Rushing looked back on an electoral career that spanned enormous changes in politics and economics, both locally and nationally. That arc took him to the leadership ranks in the Legislature, his elevation to Assistant Majority Leader coming as African Americans and Latinos tripled their ranks in the House.
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Changes in Dudley Sq. restaurants
Dudley Square’s restaurant scene and night life will take a hit soon as Haley House Bakery Cafe temporarily shuts it doors due to revenue losses, its directors announced last Thursday. At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh was scheduled to announce in his State of the City address Tuesday night the opening of a new live jazz restaurant in the ground floor of the Bolling Municipal Building, also in Dudley Square.
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Pressley says she’ll prioritize issues of economic inequality
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Pressley says she’ll prioritize issues of economic inequality
Standing before a capacity crowd in the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center Saturday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley pledged to battle economic inequality as she took the oath of office in a symbolic swearing-in ceremony, a week after she officially took the oath of office in D.C. After Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey administered the oath, Pressley told the audience she would not celebrate victory until we have realized “equity, equality and justice.”
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In The News: Natalia Urtubey
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In The News: Natalia Urtubey
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Natalia Urtubey as director of Small Business.
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Walsh files legislation on housing, economic equity
Mayor Martin Walsh introduced the first of four legislative packages he plans to submit to the Massachusetts legislature on Monday, containing 14 bills relating to housing security and economic equity.
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Rollins’ non-prosecution policy stirs national controversy
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Rollins’ non-prosecution policy stirs national controversy
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, who has caused controversy with her campaign promise not to prosecute 15 minor crimes, was sworn in last week in a ceremony at Roxbury Community College.
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