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12th Suffolk candidates face off in town hall
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12th Suffolk candidates face off in town hall
In a virtual town hall, democratic candidates for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 12th Suffolk seat answered questions Saturday about wealth disparities, housing justice, health care and more.
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Legislature extends session deadline
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Legislature extends session deadline
Although the Legislature was scheduled to wrap up its business on Friday, July 31, the House and Senate agreed on July 29 to extend the session.
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Concerns growing on back-to-school plans
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Concerns growing on back-to-school plans
With days left before school districts are required to submit plans for reopening schools, school teachers and staff are pushing back on plans for in-person classes, citing factors ranging from the state’s lack of COVID-19 testing capacity to school buildings that lack well-functioning HVAC systems or windows that open.
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In the news: Yvonne Jones
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In the news: Yvonne Jones
The board of directors of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Greater Boston’s anti-poverty agency, has reelected community leader, educator, and activist Yvonne Jones of Dorchester to a fourth year as chair.
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
Last year, the Boston Public Schools’ plan to sell off the playing fields next to the John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester appeared to come to a halt as students and local abutters raised concerns about the loss of open space and a development process that appeared to put developers first. Last Wednesday, BPS officials and the prospective developers of the land presented plans to move the project forward.
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‘Ride for Black Lives’ takes it to the streets
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‘Ride for Black Lives’ takes it to the streets
A crowd of more than 600 cyclists participated in the Ride for Black Lives, taking over city streets as they made their way from Franklin Park to the Boston Common.
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Police Task Force holds first listening sessions
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Police Task Force holds first listening sessions
In two public listening sessions, Boston residents questioned the Boston Police Task Force about body cameras and implicit bias training.
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Local student feeds needy during pandemic
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Local student feeds needy during pandemic
Biology student Eve Abraha was wrapping up her junior year at Tufts University. She did informal hair braiding from her home at Medford and had a job, but that didn’t stop her from starting to make food and distribute it to those in need during the public health emergency COVID-19 to make sure some members of the community have the resources they need.
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A push to extend eviction protections
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A push to extend eviction protections
Governor Charlie Baker’s statewide eviction moratorium is now set to end on October 17, he announced last Tuesday. But while the ban prevents no-fault evictions from flooding the courts during the COVID-19 emergency, organizers say the state could see over 20,000 eviction cases immediately after it ends.
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FIOed: some in Boston face weekly police stops
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FIOed: some in Boston face weekly police stops
Like many young black men in Boston, Derrell “Slim” Weathers can’t tell you how many times he’s been stopped, questioned, frisked or searched by police. It started, he says, when he was 12 and has kept up into his 30s as often as five times a week.
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Black, Latino caucus members cite victories in House police reform bill
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Black, Latino caucus members cite victories in House police reform bill
The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed their version of a police reform bill early Saturday morning by a 93-66 vote, after three days of debate, marked by mounting concerns over qualified immunity, no-knock warrants and internal investigations.
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In the news: Marvin Loiseau
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In the news: Marvin Loiseau
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has named Marvin Loiseau to serve as the school’s dean of academics.
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