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Hundreds mark Indigenous Peoples Day
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Hundreds mark Indigenous Peoples Day
Hundreds of people came together in events over the long weekend in Boston and Newton to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and to call on the governor and legislature to make it a statewide holiday, to improve education for Native students and celebrate Native history in public schools, and to ban Native mascots, among other demands.
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Essaibi George gets majority of cop donations
As candidates approach the finish line, financial support from police officers has been far higher on behalf of at-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George.
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In the news: Natara Gray
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In the news: Natara Gray
Berklee College of Music has named Natara Gray as the first assistant dean of Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment.
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Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns
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Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns
A Boston police sergeant who was caught on video saying he had run down protesters was reinstated to full duty with an eight-day suspension following months of desk duty.
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Clear differences in D7 candidate platforms
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Clear differences in D7 candidate platforms
After preliminary voting narrowed down the field of candidates vying for the District 7 city council seat soon to be vacated by acting Mayor Kim Janey, two remain –– Tania Anderson and Roy Owens Sr.
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Drivers debate rideshare legislation
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Drivers debate rideshare legislation
Labor activists, elected officials and drivers for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft joined together on the steps of the State House last Wednesday in vocal opposition to legislation introduced earlier this year that would change the employment structure of app-based drivers. The action was immediately followed by a virtual hearing on the matter.
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Population changes upend voting patterns
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Population changes upend voting patterns
Gentrification of Boston neighborhoods has led to lower turnout across the city, particularly in predominantly white, working-class areas.
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Essaibi George details plans for boosting equity
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Essaibi George details plans for boosting equity
Boston mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George, scrambling to shore up support in communities of color, released a sweeping equity plan last week highlighted by a $100 million investment in Black neighborhoods to boost economic and social development.
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Pressley adds to Wu’s endorsement haul
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Pressley adds to Wu’s endorsement haul
Last Friday, news that U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley would endorse Michelle Wu underscored growing support for the at-large councilor’s bid for the mayor’s seat.
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Council takes up lack of HVAC in schools
Boston City Council discussed plans to address the safety conditions of Boston Public Schools buildings and classrooms during extreme temperatures in a virtual meeting on Sept. 30.
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State intervention would solve none of BPS’s problems
After almost two years of pandemic uncertainty, vague communication and a revolving door of Boston School Committee member resignations, Governor Baker and his appointee Commissioner Jeff Riley have added a layer of stressful bullying by continuing to foster the idea of receivership for the Boston Public Schools.
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In the news: John B. Cruz III
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In the news: John B. Cruz III
The Boston Preservation Alliance presented its 2021 President’s Award for Excellence to John Cruz and Cruz Companies.
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