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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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Governor urges schools to open
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Local News
Governor urges schools to open
The push to reopen schools in Massachusetts mirrors a national trend in which governors and mayors are pushing for a return to schools at the same time COVID rates are spiking around the country.
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Opinion
A hopscotch step backwards?
There is no need for a fight about whether or not students should go back to poorly ventilated, windowless classrooms in the fall.
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Baker rolls back phase 3 as COVID cases climb
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Local News
Baker rolls back phase 3 as COVID cases climb
Though Massachusetts was leading the northeast in COVID-19 recovery, a recent uptick in cases and deaths has alarmed state officials.
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Local student feeds needy during pandemic
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Local News
Local student feeds needy during pandemic
Biology student Eve Abraha was wrapping up her junior year at Tufts University. She did informal hair braiding from her home at Medford and had a job, but that didn’t stop her from starting to make food and distribute it to those in need during the public health emergency COVID-19 to make sure some members of the community have the resources they need.
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Company One Theatre series focuses on the future of Boston neighborhoods
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Arts & Culture
Company One Theatre series focuses on the future of Boston neighborhoods
On June 12, Company One Theatre (C1) launched their Better Future Series, a monthly online discussion among artists, community organizers and policymakers about the future of neighborhoods around Boston.
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Unions advance proposal for school reopening
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Local News
Unions advance proposal for school reopening
The state’s three largest teachers unions are calling on the state to use a phased approach to resuming classes in September, allowing students to return to school buildings only after city and state authorities guarantee appropriate physical distancing is possible, school buildings have in place supplies and staff for cleaning and that they have adequate ventilation and HVAC systems.
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Local News
Legislators fight eviction with emergency bill
Legislators say there could be 20,000 evictions following the end of the governor’s moratorium on evictions.
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Opinion
Help is on the way for small businesses
These businesses are neighborhood anchors and pillars, representing a rich legacy of Black-owned business and entrepreneurship that spans 180+ years in the Black community.
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Local News
Domestic workers now facing homelessness
In a survey conducted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, black immigrant domestic workers in Boston and other cities explained the widespread unemployment and fear of losing their homes without a safety net.
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News
House leaders demand details on PPP program
As the remaining days dwindle for small businesses to apply for loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), both banks and federal officials are being challenged by several House leaders to explain how the $670 billion program intended to aid the nation’s small businesses has actually been operating.
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Walsh warns against second COVID surge
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Local News
Walsh warns against second COVID surge
Mayor Walsh warned Boston residents that COVID-19 will likely have a second surge and encouraged them to take precautions as the city reopens.
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