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Transit activists protest MBTA service cuts
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Transit activists protest MBTA service cuts
After losing the majority of its riders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MBTA announced Nov. 9 extensive cuts to service on the T, commuter rail, ferry and buses. Starting January 2021 and continuing through the summer, they will roll back service times and specific lines, prioritizing what they call “essential lines” for communities that rely on public transportation.
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Alexandra Oliver-Dávila is new School Committee chair
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Alexandra Oliver-Dávila is new School Committee chair
Alexandra Oliver-Dávila was voted chair of the Boston School Committee last week, taking over from former member Michael Loconto, who left the body after he was heard on a live mic mocking Chinese-sounding names during the Oct. 21 School Committee meeting.
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In the news: Nick Martin
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In the news: Nick Martin
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that he is appointing Nick Martin to be the administration's new chief communications officer, effective Monday, December 14.
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Mayor announces reimagined Boston Main Streets program
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Mayor announces reimagined Boston Main Streets program
Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tuesday a new community engagement process to reimagine Boston’s businesses. Reimagine Boston Main Streets is meant to strengthen the city’s Main Streets program, assess where the resources are and identify gaps. The first part of this community engagement process began at a Nov. 23 Remo event — a virtual conference where attendees could sit at “tables” and discuss different aspects of Boston business.
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Counselors, cops clash over tear gas
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Counselors, cops clash over tear gas
After a summer of protests, Boston city councilors are looking for more protocol on how the police control crowds. In a working session on Nov. 18, Councilors Andrea Campbell, Lydia Edwards and Ricardo Arroyo attempted to bring Boston police officers on board with restrictions on tear gas, projectiles and other crowd control weapons, but did not receive support.
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Billionaires profit, workers struggle
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Billionaires profit, workers struggle
In the eight months since states went on lockdown in March, 647 billionaires in the United States have seen their wealth increase by $960 billion, according to a report released last week by the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive think tank. Meanwhile, frontline and low-wage workers have faced dangerous working conditions, furloughs, layoffs and evictions.
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Activists push legislation as budget debate winds down
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Activists push legislation as budget debate winds down
Debates on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget in each branch of the state Legislature have come to a close, and legislators are getting ready for conference committees to start deliberating on a final product. Activists have been following the process closely, and after the House of Representatives finished its debate, pushed for their amendments to pass in the Senate version.
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In the news: Petrina Martin Cherry
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In the news: Petrina Martin Cherry
Boston Arts Academy Foundation announced that Petrina Martin Cherry, vice president of sales, marketing and community outreach at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan and the Boston Medical Center Health System, has joined its 24-member advisory council.
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Mayor signs order for civilian review board
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Mayor signs order for civilian review board
Mayor Martin Walsh has signed two executive orders in the next step of implementing recommended police reforms. Boston Police Reform Task Force Walsh created in July recommended that he institute an Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, which would house an Internal Affairs Oversight Panel and a Civilian Review Board with the power to investigate the Boston Police Department.
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Trio highlights discrimination in health care
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Trio highlights discrimination in health care
Racial disparities and discrimination in the health care system are not often talked about, but for Black women, the reality is hard to ignore.
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Mattapan residents mapping history, future
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Mattapan residents mapping history, future
Mattapan residents are taking hold of their history through a multi-layered mapping project that will highlight the past, present and future of the historic Boston neighborhood.
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Council zeroes in on Boston police overtime
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Council zeroes in on Boston police overtime
During a hearing Monday in which city councilors questioned police brass on overtime, court appearances were featured prominently.
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