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Businesses push for Safe Communities Act
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Businesses push for Safe Communities Act
A coalition of business leaders is pushing for the passage of the Safe Communities Act in the Massachusetts Legislature. The legislation would bar police in the state from acting as immigration law enforcers, bar police and court officials from inquiring about immigration status unless required to do so by law and create standards for local law enforcement interactions with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
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Author examines effects of unconscious bias in schools
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Author examines effects of unconscious bias in schools
In “Unconscious Bias in Schools,” authors Tracey A. Benson and Sarah E. Fiarman discuss the racial biases of teachers and administrations in the school environment. The book, published Aug. 13, covers how these biases affect educational outcomes for students of color, as well as strategies to overcome these effects.
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City seeks bids for Nawn factory site
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City seeks bids for Nawn factory site
A museum interpreting Roxbury history will feature prominently in bids to redevelop the historic Nawn Factory building on Washington Street in Dudley Square, according to a request for proposals released by the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development Monday.
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Pressley pushes for justice system reform
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Pressley pushes for justice system reform
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley last week announced a resolution calling for sweeping criminal justice reforms aimed at decreasing the number of people incarcerated, on probation or otherwise involved in the nation’s criminal justice system.
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A gathering to honor Teen Empowerment
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A gathering to honor Teen Empowerment
Last Wednesday Teen Empowerment held a fundraiser at the John F. Kennedy Museum in Dorchester.
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In the news: Michael Branch
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In the news: Michael Branch
Michael Branch, Brockton District Court chief probation officer, was recently recognized as a community leader and presented with the Purple Tie Award for his work.
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
From the outset, McCormack students, teachers and residents of the abutting Harbor Point neighborhood testified against what many saw as an attempt to transfer public open space into private hands.
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Chinatown groups grapple with gambling addiction
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Chinatown groups grapple with gambling addiction
Chinatown is particularly vulnerable to problem gambling because of a high concentration of poverty, low-paying jobs and lack of English proficiency.
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Was it an oversight?
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Was it an oversight?
In 2017, Walsh said the COOP board would expand from three to five members and would take on more cases. Yet two years later, the board hasn’t even released data on cases it has reviewed over the last four years and has just two members, one of whom appears to be in violation the mayor’s executive order barring city officials from being employed in the cannabis business.
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In the news: Leslie Reid
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In the news: Leslie Reid
The Madison Park Development Corporation Board of Directors has appointed Leslie Reid as the nonprofit’s new chief executive officer.
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Program offers hope for ex-gang members
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Program offers hope for ex-gang members
Paul Burns sits behind a battered wooden desk. He meticulously takes notes from his book, HVAC Fundamentals: Volume 1: Heating Systems, Furnaces and Boilers, studying the craft of heating and ventilation repair. He bends his head toward the manual and whispers sentences from chapter nine: “Indoor Air Fundamentals.” He rolls up his sleeves as he reads through the next paragraph, revealing two arms covered with ink.
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Walsh executive order aimed at equitable contracting
City of Boston officials last week announced changes to the procurement process through which the city purchases goods and services, aimed at expanding the number of minority- and women-owned businesses contracting with city departments.
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