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Can kids safely return to school amid ongoing COVID pandemic?
As kids return to school this fall, parents have some homework to do: helping to keep their kids safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Security guards demand raises, better conditions
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News
Security guards demand raises, better conditions
Nearly two dozen people gathered outside the high-rise at One International Place last Wednesday afternoon to rally on behalf of security officers demanding better wages and better benefits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Local News
Officials urge masking as Covid cases rise
On Friday, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) sent an advisory to local media highlighting new data that shows a nearly 40% increase in cases last week and an uptick in hospitalizations with the virus.
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Editorial
The indication is that a second booster shot is needed
It appears that COVID-19 will continue to be with humans for some time. Successful mass vaccinations have slowed the level of infections, but a new version, the Omicron variant BA.2, has emerged with deadly consequences.
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Pressley, Mejia discuss mental health with students
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Pressley, Mejia discuss mental health with students
ongresswoman Ayanna Pressley joined at-large City Councilor Julia Mejia and students from the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) in a virtual town hall on Tuesday to discuss the COVID-19 response, the youth mental health crisis and how policymakers can support students and their families.
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Covid19
Lawyers for Civil Rights and Point32Health Team Up to Provide Support to Small Businesses and Local Vaccination Efforts
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Local News
Lawmakers detail ARPA priorities
The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted last week to approve HB 4219 — a comprehensive $3.82 billion spending plan aimed at aiding industries and individuals impacted by COVID-19.
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Opinion
COVID-19 scams target people of color
Just as the annual holiday season of shopping and celebrating nears, a major federal financial regulator released new research detailing how communities of color not only are targeted by well-known types of predatory lenders, but new forms of fraud seek to exploit consumers in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Editorial
We have not yet won the battle against COVID-19
Blacks are still lagging behind in Covid-19 vaccinations. According to the New York Times, only 55% of Black New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose. Other ethnic groups are doing much better.
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News
COVID’s effects worsen America’s racial wealth gap
As the global pandemic continues to take lives and infect multiple generations, virtually every dimension of life is challenged. And people with the fewest financial resources before COVID-19 are being challenged more than ever. 
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Local News
School starts next week. Are we ready?
With lingering concerns over air filtration, mask use, social distancing and testing and tracking, Boston Public Schools (BPS) parents and staff are still trying to get their feet underneath them and understand what measures are in place to keep students safe from the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom as kids prepare to return to school in person.
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Opinion
Vaccination boosters: An important tool to continue COVID-19 protection
Men’s Health Network (MHN) applauds the recommendations from CDC and NIH announced on Aug. 18, 2021 to make COVID-19 vaccine booster shots available for those who are at higher risk of COVID-19 infections, including nursing home residents, health care providers, and those over 65 years of age.
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