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Mass. activists continue to demand PR debt relief
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Mass. activists continue to demand PR debt relief
As a federal bankruptcy court in Boston held a hearing to determine the future of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, local grassroots organizations gathered outside the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse Monday to demand cancellation of the island’s debt and diversion of more U.S. government resources to further rebuild Puerto Rico.
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Capuano hosts event with civil rights leader
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Capuano hosts event with civil rights leader
U.S. Reps. Michael Capuano of the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts and John Lewis from the 5th Congressional District of Georgia held a discussion a discussion on civil rights at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury Saturday as the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee announced its officials endorsement of the Somerville Democrat, who is facing a challenge from at-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.
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First-term councilor brings housing focus to Iannella Chamber
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First-term councilor brings housing focus to Iannella Chamber
District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards has focused on housing issues in the city of Boston since her election in November.
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In the news: Tania Del Rio
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In the news: Tania Del Rio
Martin Walsh announced the appointment of Tania Del Rio as the City of Boston's new executive director for the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement, an office tasked with overseeing and coordinating initiatives to promote equal rights and equal economic, social, political and educational opportunities for all women and girls throughout Boston. Del Rio, who currently serves as the Diversity outreach officer in the City's Office of Diversity, is the first Latina to lead the office.
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BPS initiative aimed at boosting graduation rates
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BPS initiative aimed at boosting graduation rates
Boston Public Schools administrators are considering changes to the way schools are funded and students are assigned to provide more opportunities to students in danger of not graduating.
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Brighton Head Start center to be displaced by new development
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Brighton Head Start center to be displaced by new development
Action for Boston Community Development’s Head Start & Early Head Start center in Brighton has been providing childcare services to low-income families at 149 Washington Street since 1985. According to ABCD President and CEO John Drew, the owner of the property, St. John’s Seminary, sold it to AvalonBay Communities, a national developer, leaving ABCD scrambling to find a new location to house their school.
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Arroyo comes back from cardiac arrest, coma
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Arroyo comes back from cardiac arrest, coma
Hours after Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo suffered cardiac arrest May 4, collapsing on the floor of Boston City Hall, many feared the worst. As the days drew on and Arroyo remained in a coma, family members and supporters held a prayer vigil at a Lower Roxbury church.
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Howell, Miranda go head-to-head in 5th Suffolk race
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Howell, Miranda go head-to-head in 5th Suffolk race
Walking through Dorchester’s Mary Hannon Park last Friday, 5th Suffolk District candidate Liz Miranda hands out campaign literature. As she chats with street worker Jamal Wornum, a group of elementary, middle and high school students play basketball as part of the informal summer program he runs when he’s not working for the city.
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In the news: Elaine Ng
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In the news: Elaine Ng
TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England), a $50 million organization that provides management consulting, shared operational services and capacity building support to other nonprofits, is proud to name Elaine Ng as its new chief executive officer.
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Merrie Najimy set to take reins at Mass Teachers Association
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Merrie Najimy set to take reins at Mass Teachers Association
Merrie Najimy, the president-elect of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), was inspired to become an educator and later a unionist after experiencing in her own youth that the curricula taught in the Massachusetts public schools she attended felt exclusionary to Arab-American students.
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Owner of Roxbury sober home charged with drug, sex crimes
The owner and operator of a Roxbury sober home has been indicted on 34 charges in connection with distributing drugs to recovering substance users in exchange for sex, Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week. The defendant is also a lawyer and offered substance users legal representation and advice as well as cash and free rent at the sober home in exchange for sex, according to Healey’s office.
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Senate approves education funding reform, bill moves to House
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Senate approves education funding reform, bill moves to House
The Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously last Thursday to pass An Act Modernizing the Foundation Budget for the 21st Century, which would update the state’s 25-year-old education funding formula.
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