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In the news: Danchen Xu
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In the news: Danchen Xu
Danchen Xu has been appointed Chinatown, Downtown and Leather District neighborhood liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement cabinet. In this role, Xu will work as an advocate to the Chinatown, Downtown and Leather District Neighborhoods.
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Education advocates push for more funding
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Education advocates push for more funding
Educators, students and parents gathered in front of the State House last Thursday, July 12 to protest the continued underfunding of public education, particularly for English language learners and students from low-income households.
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Mother reunited with son after separation
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Mother reunited with son after separation
Fleeing an abusive husband who she said had threatened her with a knife and gun, a Brazilian woman turned herself in to immigration officials after crossing into the United States without documentation in May. Although the woman, whose attorneys identified by the initials W.R., sought refugee status in the United States, federal officials immediately separated her from her 9-year-old son.
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Justice advocates reflect on victory
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Justice advocates reflect on victory
Advocates celebrated the adoption of landmark criminal justice reforms at the Statehouse last week, while legislators called for continued action.
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Challengers hit streets in 14th Suffolk District race
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Challengers hit streets in 14th Suffolk District race
At least two candidates are actively pounding the pavement in the five-way Democratic primary race for the 14th Suffolk District state representative seat. Political activist Segun Idowu and civil rights attorney Gretchen Van Ness have for months been knocking on doors in the sprawling Hyde Park district.
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Study finds growing inequity in BPS school assignment
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Study finds growing inequity in BPS school assignment
Five years after Boston Public Schools adopted a new home-based school assignment system, a study shows growing inequity in access to top-tier schools for black and Latino students.
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
The Boston City Council’s Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation held a public hearing on a neighborhood zoning initiative and master plan Monday night in East Boston. Nearly 200 people attended the meeting at Mario Umana Academy, led by the hearing’s lead sponsor, Councilor Lydia Edwards.
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In the News: Domonique A. Williams
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In the News: Domonique A. Williams
Domonique A. Williams was recently appointed deputy director of the Office of Housing Stability.
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Art project asks public for ‘Love Letters to a Library’
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Art project asks public for ‘Love Letters to a Library’
The Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture launched a “Love Letter to a Library” public art collaboration Monday with a banner display at the Central Library and continuing throughout the BPL system.  The text of the banners, “I Remember Everything You Taught Me Here,” is intended to encourage viewers to engage with libraries as sites of learning, discourse, and memory.
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Highland Park seeks historical designation
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Highland Park seeks historical designation
Earlier this month, Highland Park-Fort Hill residents launched a campaign to have the neighborhood designated an Architectural Conservation District by the Boston Landmarks Commission. Organizing into nine street teams, residents hope to gain widespread public support and backing from the Boston Landmarks Commission, in order to preserve the architecture and character of Highland Park, and to help neighborhood residents better manage real estate development in the area.
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Chinatown residents battle gentrification in historic row houses
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Chinatown residents battle gentrification in historic row houses
Shortly after buying 9 Johnny Court, the new owner plans to nearly double the small row house in size, and residents are worried about the effect this will have on their neighborhood.
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No longer in the gang database, yet forever marked a gangster
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No longer in the gang database, yet forever marked a gangster
Calvin Feliciano was looking forward to attending a spiritual retreat on an island in British Columbia when he picked his luggage off a carousel at Vancouver International Airport. He wasn’t expecting to be detained and questioned about his gang record.
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