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In the news: Courtney Sharpe
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In the news: Courtney Sharpe
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture announced Courtney Sharpe as the Director of Cultural Planning in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
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Banks making big bucks from customers’ overdraft fees
Banks and other depository institutions market fees as convenient ‘overdraft protection’ What they do to consumers is strip billions of dollars each year from personal checking accounts, while generating a lucrative, no-lose revenue stream for these institutions.
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City committee to discuss displacement and gentrification in Rox.
District 7 Councilor Kim Janey has ordered a hearing on gentrification and displacement in Roxbury.
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Marriott hotel workers vote to authorize strike
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Marriott hotel workers vote to authorize strike
Hotel workers voted Sept. 12 to authorize a strike at eight Boston Marriott hotels, a move local union members are ready to make if demands for better pay and working conditions are not met.
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Investors driving up real estate costs
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Investors driving up real estate costs
A report released last week, “Towering Excess: The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom for Bostonians,” finds that in 12 of the city’s largest luxury buildings, 35 percent of the units are owned by limited liability companies or trusts that hide the identities of the individuals or entities that own them.
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Activists set conditions for BPS superintendent search
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Activists set conditions for BPS superintendent search
Education, civil rights, and community organizations are demanding that Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent Laura Perille not be considered for the permanent position, and that a timeline be set to find her successor from a diverse range of experienced candidates.
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Rollins won’t prosecute petty crime
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Rollins won’t prosecute petty crime
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Bill Pierce
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Bill Pierce
Berklee College of Music is honoring its woodwind chair emeritus Bill Pierce in a Signature Series performance. "The Art of the Tenor: Celebrating Bill Pierce" will take place at the Berklee Performance Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 8:00 p.m.
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BuildBPS recommendations to be unveiled this fall
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BuildBPS recommendations to be unveiled this fall
“[BuildBPS] is about the school system we need and want for the future, one that will meet the needs of all of our students,” Perille told journalists at a sit-down last Wednesday morning at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) headquarters in Dudley Square.
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South End artists fight eviction from historic cultural home
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South End artists fight eviction from historic cultural home
Neon signs declaring the Piano Craft Guild apartment block and studio space on Tremont Street an “art free zone” hint at the uncertain future remaining artist residents face.
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Separated families sue U.S. gov’t
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Separated families sue U.S. gov’t
The complaint, filed Sept. 5, is the first class action case against the government on behalf of children separated from their families by ICE. A coalition of lawyers are suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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ACLU publishes Mass. criminal justice report
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ACLU publishes Mass. criminal justice report
Although legislators passed major criminal law reform in the State House this spring, the American Civil Liberties Union continues to pursue even more changes in the system to reduce Massachusetts' prison population by over 3,700 in eight years.
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