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Black, Latino groups file federal complaint against Walsh administration over contracting
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Business
Black, Latino groups file federal complaint against Walsh administration over contracting
A coalition of minority business advocates filed a complaint against the city of Boston Monday, alleging that the city discriminates against Black and Latino-owned businesses in its $2.1 billion in annual contracting.
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Councilors probe improvements to 311 system
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Help your city by getting tested for COVID-19
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Opinion
Help your city by getting tested for COVID-19
We are entering a critical time in this pandemic, and everyone who does their part will help save lives, and make a real difference.
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Boston’s chief of equity holds conversation on closing Boston’s wealth gap
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Local News
Boston’s chief of equity holds conversation on closing Boston’s wealth gap
In one of her first events as the city’s chief of equity, Karilyn Crockett led a discussion Aug. 27 on the wealth gap with the Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, examining pay equity along race and gender lines.
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City seeks artist for public art project at BPL Roxbury branch
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Arts & Culture
City seeks artist for public art project at BPL Roxbury branch
Last week, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Boston Art Commission announced a search for an artist or artistic team to create permanent public artwork for the renovated Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library.
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Karilyn Crockett heads city’s new equity office
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Local News
Karilyn Crockett heads city’s new equity office
Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced a new Office of Equity for the city of Boston, appointing Dr. Karilyn Crockett to lead it.
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Parking tickets, accessibility vetted at City Council meeting
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Local News
Parking tickets, accessibility vetted at City Council meeting
At the Feb. 26 City Council meeting, Councilor Julia Mejia proposed a hearing order regarding cutting parking ticket costs for low-income families. She issued a hearing order to discuss possibilities for the tickets to be income-adjusted.
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State has checkered history of school district interventions
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Local News
State has checkered history of school district interventions
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IN THE NEWS: Shani Fletcher
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Local News
IN THE NEWS: Shani Fletcher
Shani Fletcher was appointed Grassroots program development officer for the City's Department of Neighborhood Development. Fletcher will be responsible for creating and preserving community gardens, urban farms, and other open spaces, under the leadership of Chief of Housing Sheila Dillon.
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In the news: Manny Lopes
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Local News
In the news: Manny Lopes
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Manny Lopes as the Chair of Boston's Board of Health.
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In the news: Shumeane L. Benford
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Local News
In the news: Shumeane L. Benford
Shumeane L. Benford has been appointed the City of Boston’s new chief of the Office of Emergency Management. As chief, Benford will have have direct oversight of the office’s emergency planning, training, and exercise programs and manage relationships with regional, state, and federal homeland security partners.
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In the news: Courtney Sharpe
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Local News
In the news: Courtney Sharpe
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture announced Courtney Sharpe as the Director of Cultural Planning in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
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