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Parents, students discuss safe return to school
In a virtual meeting with the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance on Sept. 3, several parents, students and teachers discussed what would make them feel safe enough to return to school buildings in the fall.
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Opinion
Include immigrants in COVID-19 relief
It is unfathomable that people who have regularly paid taxes would be shut out of relief when it’s most needed. This isn’t charity. It’s about doing right by our neighbors
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Social factors contribute to COVID-19 cases among Blacks and Latinos
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Social factors contribute to COVID-19 cases among Blacks and Latinos
In a recent study by Health Affairs, a national health journal that has been focusing on COVID-19 matters, researchers have found specific social factors that predict high COVID-19 cases in Black and Latino communities.
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Business
Federal housing assistance falls short of meeting COVID-19 needs
As the nation’s double dose of health and economic crises continues, many consumers believe that federal assistance to make ends meet has virtually disappeared.
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A remote start for BPS schools
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News
A remote start for BPS schools
Boston Public Schools students will begin the year remotely, Mayor Martin Walsh announced last Friday, with a phased-in return to in-school instruction that will be contingent on the city’s rate of COVID infections remaining below 4% of those tested.
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School dept., teachers at odds over school plan
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School dept., teachers at odds over school plan
Tensions between Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius and the Boston Teachers Union continue to simmer as the district pushes forward with plans to reopen schools over the objections of schoolteachers and staff who say they want to see more safety measures put in place.
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Nubian Square restaurant recovers with new patio space, delivery
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Nubian Square restaurant recovers with new patio space, delivery
Roxbury businesses face an uphill climb when it comes to returning to normal, so Haley House Bakery Cafe has pulled from all their resources to bring hospitality back to an unpredictable situation.
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Concerns growing on back-to-school plans
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Concerns growing on back-to-school plans
With days left before school districts are required to submit plans for reopening schools, school teachers and staff are pushing back on plans for in-person classes, citing factors ranging from the state’s lack of COVID-19 testing capacity to school buildings that lack well-functioning HVAC systems or windows that open.
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Resources for Boston’s small businesses
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Business
Resources for Boston’s small businesses
The City of Boston offers many resources for small business owners — from COVID-19 guidance and support, to workshops in marketing, accounting, HR and more.
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Business
Small businesses face challenges
A recent study from MassINC Polling Group shows that a third of small businesses in Massachusetts aren’t able to fully reopen, and Black-owned businesses continue to struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Opinion
Congress must heed the ticking COVID-19 timebomb behind bars
When people are sentenced to prison, they are not sentenced to die by infection, but that is exactly what is happening.
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Local News
MIT researchers probe COVID disparities
Black Americans are dying from Covid-19 more frequently than white people. But two researchers found it’s not because of obesity or poverty.
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