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Sen. Collins secures community funding priorities
Last week the Massachusetts State Senate voted on several key funding bills in response to the impacts of the Novel Coronavirus in Massachusetts.
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It’s time for America to address systemic racism
Today, black people are fighting battles seemingly on every front. From ensuring we can survive the health and economic stresses that COVID-19 has put on our businesses and communities, to fighting that other virus that this nation has long given up finding the vaccine for: systemic racism.
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Some question push for fall school opening
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Some question push for fall school opening
As local and state officials are laying groundwork for students to return to school buildings in the fall, some are raising concerns over the potential risks and costs of bringing students back into classrooms.
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$3 trillion HEROES Act promises more COVID-19 relief
The economic effects of a raging pandemic are affecting people of all races, backgrounds, and educational levels. And an unfortunate pattern continues: families hardest hit by the Great Recession are again disproportionately affected. 
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Opinion
Obesity: The risk lurking in the shadows during the COVID-19 pandemic
Public health officials and policymakers need to implement strategies that can specifically reduce the risk of disease transmission in low-wage workers and racial/ethnic minority communities, for this pandemic and for public health emergencies in the future.
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Activists demand halt to state reopening plan
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Activists demand halt to state reopening plan
Black and Latinx advocates used Memorial Day to commemorate the people of color who have died from COVID-19 and demand a rollback of the state’s reopening plans.
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Walsh announces funding for small businesses
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Walsh announces funding for small businesses
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Boston Muslims to celebrate Eid at home
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Boston Muslims to celebrate Eid at home
As a stay-at-home advisory or government lockdown is set for many countries across the globe, Muslims are experiencing an overall sadness and struggle to find meaning in and reason for celebrating the holiday this year.
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Opinion
Reopening does not mean back to normal
What needs to be made clear is that reopening does not mean back to normal, and normal is not what we should be striving for.
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Activists demand prison population reduction
Recent data from the American Civil Liberties Union found that 800 inmates and staff in Massachusetts prisons have tested positive for coronavirus. Decarceration advocates released a 10-point plan urging Gov. Charlie Baker to depopulate prisons throughout the commonwealth.
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Making vote-by-mail inclusive
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Making vote-by-mail inclusive
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Massachusetts launches public awareness campaign to stop spread of COVID-19
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Massachusetts launches public awareness campaign to stop spread of COVID-19
Massachusetts has launched a new multicultural campaign to help stop the spread of COVID in diverse communities that have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
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