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Twenty years of disruption in Boston’s public schools

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In the news: Zuhaly Ramón
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In the news: Zuhaly Ramón
MORE Advertising, a full-service, minority women-led marketing and advertising agency launched in 1997, today announced that Zuhaly Ramón has joined the agency as account executive and Latinx Coordinator.
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Mayoral candidates discuss jobs, wealth gap
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Mayoral candidates discuss jobs, wealth gap
Boston’s six mayoral candidates, speaking last Thursday at a racial justice forum sponsored by the NAACP, offered competing ideas for closing the city’s racial wealth gap and compelling developers to comply with requirements for hiring local and diverse residents for construction jobs.
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Council again passes crowd control ordinance
City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Andrea Campbell successfully passed for the second time an ordinance on limiting police crowd control weapons, a reform that acting Mayor Janey voted “yes” on while she was still in her seat as Council president.
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Hundreds rally for Hopkinton teen found dead
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Hundreds rally for Hopkinton teen found dead
Hundreds gathered on Hopkinton Town Common on Thursday, May 6, to call for justice for Mikayla Miller, the 16-year-old Black girl who was found dead in the woods near her home the morning of April 18 after an alleged physical altercation with a group of teenagers the prior evening.
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Campaign underway for millionaires tax
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Campaign underway for millionaires tax
Proponents of a Massachusetts constitutional amendment that would add a 9% surtax on incomes over $1 million say they are ready to move forward with a campaign to garner support for the measure, which is expected to move to a statewide ballot initiative next year.
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Twenty years of disruption in Boston’s public schools
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Twenty years of disruption in Boston’s public schools
In the last 20 years, the district has closed, moved or merged 70% of its schools, according to research by Boston Latin Academy history teacher Jose Valenzuela.
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Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce turns towards racial reckoning
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Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce turns towards racial reckoning
Under Greater Boston Chamber of Commmerce president Jim Rooney, the influential business organization has another revolution in mind – this one a fundamental change in commercial opportunity for people of color in a nation undergoing a broad racial reckoning.
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BPS, Boston Afterschool & Beyond offer expanded summer programming
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BPS, Boston Afterschool & Beyond offer expanded summer programming
Boston Public Schools is teaming up with the nonprofit Boston After School & Beyond on an ambitious goal: enrolling nearly 28,000 students in summer recreational and enrichment programs.
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Former employees boycott Marriott Copley
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Former employees boycott Marriott Copley
More than 230 workers at the Marriott Copley lost their jobs at the Copley Marriott last fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have partnered with Unite Here Local 26 to call for a boycott and demand that the Marriott reinstate its former employees.
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In the news: Priscilla H. Douglas
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In the news: Priscilla H. Douglas
Priscilla H. Douglas has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Public Library.
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Activists push for a regional approach to rail
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Activists push for a regional approach to rail
Regional rail has changed drastically over the last year, but its fares have not. Transit Matters, a Boston-based public transit advocacy group, introduced a Regional Rail Transformation Vision in 2019 that creates an opportunity for lower fares.
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Union draws fire for Campbell attack
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Union draws fire for Campbell attack
City Councilor Andrea Campbell said the tone of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association should alarm the public and worry the officers it represents.
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