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Report: MBTA faces fiscal cliff
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Report: MBTA faces fiscal cliff
A report released Sept. 16 outlines a grim future for the funding of the MBTA. Local transit advocates say they are not surprised but suggest this signals a moment for needed change.
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Activists push candidates on Mass and Cass
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Activists push candidates on Mass and Cass
As election season moves forward with a pared-down list of candidates, community activists are capitalizing on added attention to the ongoing opioid crisis at “Mass and Cass” by demanding that campaigns have concrete plans in order to secure neighborhood support.
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No clear consensus on mayoral candidates
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No clear consensus on mayoral candidates
With at-large City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu the two finalists in the race for the mayor’s seat, activists and elected officials in the city’s Black, Latino and Asian communities are facing tough decisions on whom and whether to endorse for the Nov. 2 election.
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Gov’s remote learning ban sparks concern
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Gov’s remote learning ban sparks concern
Because Gov. Charlie Baker has mandated in-person learning for all school districts, effectively banning remote instruction, students who remain home for health reasons, who are quarantined because of close contact with someone infected with COVID or who themselves suffer a COVID infection cannot log into class remotely.
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District attorneys work to right past wrongs
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District attorneys work to right past wrongs
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced Sept. 7 that she is looking to vacate the rape charges against Tyrone Clark, a Massachusetts prisoner who was convicted in 1974. The steps are part of the efforts of the Suffolk County Integrity Review Bureau (IRB), an independent division within the DA’s office tasked with reviewing claims of innocence and wrongful convictions in past cases prosecuted by the DA.
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In the news: Tamare Gordon
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In the news: Tamare Gordon
United South End Settlements today announced the promotion of Tamare Gordon to the position of assistant director of early childhood education.
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Electeds push for debt-free college
As part of the first education plan put forward by a candidate in the 2022 gubernatorial race, democratic hopeful and Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz has laid out what she calls a “plan for quality, debt-free, universal public education from birth into adulthood,” which includes sweeping reforms across all levels of schooling.
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Activists march against prison
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Activists march against prison
Activists and elected officials marched the three miles from the Suffolk County House of Corrections to the Massachusetts State House Monday morning in support of a moratorium on construction of a new women’s prison in Norfolk.
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Murals brighten Grove Hall with sunflowers
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Murals brighten Grove Hall with sunflowers
In 2018, an idea went from seed to blossom for artist Ekua Holmes. The Roxbury resident began planting sunflowers in vacant lots around the neighborhood and distributing seeds to local residents.
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Campbell, Janey feud over charter schools
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Campbell, Janey feud over charter schools
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Here's where mayoral candidates will spend Tuesday evening
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Here's where mayoral candidates will spend Tuesday evening
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Researchers map gentrification patterns
For years, urban planners and housing advocates have understood the effects of gentrification on local populations in general ways — Black, Haitian and Cape Verdean families leaving Boston for Brockton and Randolph, Latinos in East Boston seeking lower rents in Revere and Lynn.
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