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In the news: Joseph Betancourt
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In the news: Joseph Betancourt
Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, has been appointed vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Coalition advocates for more affordable units
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Coalition advocates for more affordable units
A coalition of affordable housing activists is calling on city officials to increase the percentage of affordable housing units in new construction required under its inclusionary development policy from the current 13 percent to 33 percent, to stem what they say is a displacement crisis in Boston.
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UMass faces tuition hikes amid funding shortfalls
University of Massachusetts students are set to face a hike in tuition this fall after the Legislature failed to pass a budget that would have included the funding amount requested by the UMass system.
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Group pushes for Dudley pot shop
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Group pushes for Dudley pot shop
Residents sparred over the establishment of a cannabis dispensary in Dudley Square last Wednesday during a community meeting in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where the dispensary owners presented their business plans, addressed community concerns and made a case to their fellow community members for their support going forward.
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Coalition challenges Tubman House sale
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Coalition challenges Tubman House sale
Opponents of a plan to redevelop the Harriet Tubman House as condos are pointing to deed restrictions on the South End building and calling for the proposal to be scrapped. The neighborhood's urban renewal plan limits the use of the property to "offices and recreation."
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Council probes city’s anti-violence funding
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Council probes city’s anti-violence funding
Every year, millions of dollars in federal, state and local funds go into anti-violence efforts in Boston. Last week, City Council President Andrea Campbell held a hearing to investigate the efficacy of local anti-violence efforts.
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In the news: Dion Irish
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In the news: Dion Irish
Dion Irish has been appointed to serve as the Commissioner of Inspectional Services.
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Attorney General: electric supply switch costs residents millions
Residents across Massachusetts who switched to competitive electric suppliers have lost $253 million over the last three years, according to a report released last week by Attorney General Maura Healy.
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Activists seek recognition for Crispus Attucks
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Activists seek recognition for Crispus Attucks
A group of activists is calling for a statue of Crispus Attucks, who was the first to fall in the Boston Massacre — the 1770 prelude to open armed conflict between British troops and the colonists.
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South Bay crackdown raises concerns
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South Bay crackdown raises concerns
Police moved into the streets around the South Bay jail in what officers called “Operation Clean Sweep,” moved the assemblage of homeless people and drug users out of the area arresting 19, most on outstanding warrants.
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Candidates say yes to rent control
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Candidates say yes to rent control
While candidates have expressed divergent views on many of the issues presented, one area where there appears to be substantial agreement is rent control.
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Legislature passes on education funding reforms
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Legislature passes on education funding reforms
Massachusetts Legislators ended their session last week without resolution on education funding reform, leaving on the table questions about how the state’s low-resource districts will be funded and what powers the state will have to intervene in schools and districts deemed underperforming.
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