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Closures put pressure on salon owners
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Closures put pressure on salon owners
Across the state, regular patrons of nail and hair salons found themselves without their services as of noon last Tuesday under Baker’s order.
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Fatema Ahmad heads Muslim Justice League
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Fatema Ahmad heads Muslim Justice League
Two-and-a-half years ago, Fatema Ahmad left her well-paying job as a biomedical engineer in Wisconsin, and in January she became the executive director of Boston’s Muslim Justice League, a nonprofit working to prevent human rights violations under the pretense of national security.
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Resources for small business
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Resources for small business
Both the government and community-based organizations have encouraged applications for loan programs and emergency relief funds amid the global coronavirus public health crisis.
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Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
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Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
As far as city parks go, the Buena Vista Urban Wild seems nondescript. From Warren Street, the site is marked by a puddingstone cliff topped by a thicket of maple and oak trees. From the Walnut Avenue side, however, two sets of granite steps lead up to the top of a hill that has been shaped by nearly 400 years of Roxbury history.
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Officials expect COVID cases to spike in April
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Officials expect COVID cases to spike in April
As of Monday, there were 825 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boston and 5,752 statewide, but Gov. Charlie Baker says the worst may be yet to come, predicting that the largest surge of admitted patients won’t come until mid-month — sometime between April 7 and 17.
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Arroyo calls for moratorium on mortgages, rents
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Arroyo calls for moratorium on mortgages, rents
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Councilor, lawyers force release of BPD data
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Councilor, lawyers force release of BPD data
After months of delayed response to requests, which violated the city’s public records laws, the Boston Police Department has finally released some data on 2018 pedestrian stops.
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Walsh, Baker extend shutdowns as coronavirus cases increase
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Walsh, Baker extend shutdowns as coronavirus cases increase
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Local activist provides free meals
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Local activist provides free meals
Next to the Grove Hall post office, a queue stretches back 20 yards as families wait in line for backs of takeout food supplied by the nonprofit group Violence in Boston. On the menu Wednesday: American chop suey lunches and spaghetti dinners.
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Housing Court postpones evictions due to COVID-19 outbreak
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Housing Court postpones evictions due to COVID-19 outbreak
As of today, the Massachusetts Housing Court will postpone evictions in the state due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
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Local, state government respond to coronavirus crisis
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Local, state government respond to coronavirus crisis
Sunday at 3 p.m., Mayor Martin Walsh held a press conference announcing restrictions on public gatherings and restricting bars and restaurants to operate at 50 percent capacity. But at 6 p.m., Gov. Charlie Baker issued an even more dire set of restrictions, ordering all restaurants and bars closed and banning public gatherings of more than 25 people.
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City, state agree to benchmarks for progress in schools
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City, state agree to benchmarks for progress in schools
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius last week signed a memorandum of understanding with State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley agreeing on a course of action to correct inequities in the city’s schools.
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