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In the news: Sherley Cruz
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In the news: Sherley Cruz
Former Boston resident Sherley Cruz has been selected to join the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Legal Clini
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Walsh administration lays out new Mass. & Cass plan
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Walsh administration lays out new Mass. & Cass plan
Months after a controversial police sweep of the streets around Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue pushed the city’s concentration of drug users into the surrounding South End and Roxbury neighborhoods, city officials announced a Mass and Cass 2.0 plan to mitigate the impacts of the homeless encampments, discarded needles and other public nuisances while continuing to provide services.
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Arroyo gets nod from challengers
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Arroyo gets nod from challengers
Saturday, five of the candidates who did not make the cut in the District 5 race rallied around Arroyo during an endorsement announcement in Mattapan Square. Tuesday, Arroyo picked up an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley.
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Edwards calls for overhaul of ZBA
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Edwards calls for overhaul of ZBA
District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards filed an ordinance last week that would radically reform the way the Zoning Board of Appeal is constituted and conducts its business. The measure would end the practice of reserving seats on the board for real-estate industry insiders and institute strict guidelines to curb conflicts of interest.
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McCormack students want school to keep field
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McCormack students want school to keep field
Students from the McCormack school are opposed to a proposed $30 million Boys and Girls Club field house that would be built on land currently occupied by the school’s athletic field and playground.
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In the news: Nnneka Nwosu Faison
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In the news: Nnneka Nwosu Faison
Nneka Nwosu Faison has been promoted to executive producer of WCVB Channel 5’s award-winning Chronicle, the nation’s longest running, locally produced news magazine.
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At-large candidates call for separate planning department, question exam school admissions
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At-large candidates call for separate planning department, question exam school admissions
Following a week of victory parties and media coverage, seven of the eight finalists for at-large City Council seats congregated for a candidate forum in Dorchester on Tuesday night. 
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Franklin Institute Moving to Dudley
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Franklin Institute Moving to Dudley
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, a private, nonprofit college offering degrees and certificates in engineering and industrial technologies, announced this week its planned purchase of the former Harrison Supply building on Harrison Avenue in the Dudley Square area.
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New England’s oldest African-American owned law firm celebrates 35th year in business
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New England’s oldest African-American owned law firm celebrates 35th year in business
With the recent celebration of the 35th anniversary of McKenzie & Associates P.C., Boston’s black business community reached a new benchmark. Founded in 1984, McKenzie & Associates is now New England’s oldest African-American-owned law firm.
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Edwards proposes zoning board reforms
City Councilor Lydia Edwards has filed legislation to reform the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal following revelations in recent weeks of bribery and insider-dealing in the city’s construction permitting process.
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Campaigns struggled against low turnout
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Campaigns struggled against low turnout
This year, black, Latino and white progressive voters appear to have voted in lower numbers than the city average, with the exception of those living in areas where competitive challengers forced a preliminary election battle.
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City on pace to meet housing goals
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City on pace to meet housing goals
The housing officials met with reporters Monday to discuss their annual update on the city’s Boston 2030 plan, which calls for the construction of 69,000 new units. So far, more than 30,442 new units have been permitted or completed. Of the 15,820 income-restricted units called for in the goal, 6,004 have been permitted or completed.
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