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Year in review: Boston saw profound political changes in 2021
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Year in review: Boston saw profound political changes in 2021
In the year 2021, as was the case in 2020, news around the globe was dominated by a microscopic virus that has brought the world to its knees. Yet 2021 in Boston also was a year of historic political firsts — with four women running for mayor and a new crop of Black, Latino and Asian politicians who have redrawn the political landscape in the city.
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Local News
Edwards, Breadon seek tow truck regulations
Councilors Liz Breadon and Lydia Edwards have filed legislation to modernize and reform involuntary private vehicle towing and relocation practices in Boston
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Murders investigated as hate crime
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Local News
Murders investigated as hate crime
Police are investigating a Winthrop double murder of a Black man and a Black woman as a hate crime.
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Thank you, Boston
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Local News
Thank you, Boston
“In 2021, Boston will rise up again. We will leave no one behind, and our city will be stronger than ever.”
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Company One Theatre series focuses on the future of Boston neighborhoods
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Arts & Culture
Company One Theatre series focuses on the future of Boston neighborhoods
On June 12, Company One Theatre (C1) launched their Better Future Series, a monthly online discussion among artists, community organizers and policymakers about the future of neighborhoods around Boston.
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Demonstrators blast Baker on MBTA cuts
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Local News
Demonstrators blast Baker on MBTA cuts
MBTA trains have derailed 50 times over the last five years. In that same amount of time, Gov. Charlie Baker has laid off 20% of the maintenance workers who are charged with keeping the trains on track, transit equity advocates say. 
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The primacy of the human bond
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Editorial
The primacy of the human bond
Despite periodic conflicts, it is far better to reflect on the human commonality between blacks and the Irish rather than revert to the antagonistic mindset that prevailed on North Sentinel Island.
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An editor’s reflections
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News
An editor’s reflections
The book “Boston’s Banner Years” chronicles the achievements of blacks in the city, providing a counter narrative to common misperceptions about the community.
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Banner book launch at Boston University
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Local News
Banner book launch at Boston University
Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center hosted a reception for Bay State Banner Publisher Melvin Miller marking the publication of his book, “Boston’s Banner Years: 1965-2015; A Saga of Black Success.”
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