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Coalition blasts Baker's vaccine rollout
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Coalition blasts Baker's vaccine rollout
Public health, racial justice and immigrant rights advocates are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to implement improvements in the vaccine rollout to better include communities of color and those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Biden administration gives guidance on schools
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Biden administration gives guidance on schools
The Biden administration last week released new guidelines on schools reopening, for the first time offering federal guidance on issues including physical distancing and air quality in classrooms, testing and acceptable community spread rates.
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Opinion
An education agenda
Our elected officials must commit themselves to ending systemic racism which creates the current segregated system in which some students receive a quality education and others do not. We need leadership to narrow opportunity gaps and focus on the residents who are experiencing the worst of the pandemic, not just in the Boston Public Schools but in all our neighborhoods.
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Chelsea nonprofit opens doors for vaccinations
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Chelsea nonprofit opens doors for vaccinations
In the city of Chelsea, once considered the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Massachusetts, residents have new hope, with a new vaccination site located downtown now available to residents.
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High-risk adults now eligible for vaccination
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High-risk adults now eligible for vaccination
Elders living in public and private subsidized housing have been moved up in phase two of the state’s vaccination plan to fight against COVID-19.
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BPS students question in-school instruction push
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BPS students question in-school instruction push
Students who testified at the Jan. 13 School Committee meeting expressed doubts about their schools capacity to safely accommodate students, citing CDC guidelines.
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BPS, teachers agree on pact to reopen schools
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BPS, teachers agree on pact to reopen schools
As numbers increase and stay high, Boston Public Schools has unveiled a new plan for extending safety protocols in the school buildings that are open and reconfiguring the larger reopening plan.
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Year 2020 marked by pandemic and protests
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Year 2020 marked by pandemic and protests
While the COVID-19 pandemic came to define 2020, the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd and the racial reckoning that came in its wake dominated headlines for much of the year as well, leading policy makers, business leaders and the news media to grapple with racial inequality in its manifold forms for much of the year.
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Walsh reflects on year of challenges and changes
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Walsh reflects on year of challenges and changes
In a Banner interview, Mayor Marty Walsh reflected on Boston’s pandemic response, the city’s current police reform and education issues, and his own future options.
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Hunger relief nonprofits facing challenges
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Hunger relief nonprofits facing challenges
It’s all hands on deck as nonprofits around the state, even those that are not typically focused on distributing food, are pivoting to join the effort to reduce hunger during the pandemic.
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Governor increases limits on gatherings in anticipation of holiday COVID surge
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Governor increases limits on gatherings in anticipation of holiday COVID surge
Governor Charlie Baker introduced new restrictions that will take effect Saturday, Dec. 26, in anticipation of increased community COVID-19 spread during the holidays
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First vaccines in Massachusetts rolling out
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First vaccines in Massachusetts rolling out
Last week at the State House, Baker said the first 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Cambridge-based Moderna would go to health care workers, those in long-term care facilities, first responders and those living in congregate settings, such as shelters and prisons.
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