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Fatema Ahmad heads Muslim Justice League
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Fatema Ahmad heads Muslim Justice League
Two-and-a-half years ago, Fatema Ahmad left her well-paying job as a biomedical engineer in Wisconsin, and in January she became the executive director of Boston’s Muslim Justice League, a nonprofit working to prevent human rights violations under the pretense of national security.
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Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
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Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
As far as city parks go, the Buena Vista Urban Wild seems nondescript. From Warren Street, the site is marked by a puddingstone cliff topped by a thicket of maple and oak trees. From the Walnut Avenue side, however, two sets of granite steps lead up to the top of a hill that has been shaped by nearly 400 years of Roxbury history.
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Officials expect COVID cases to spike in April
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Officials expect COVID cases to spike in April
As of Monday, there were 825 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boston and 5,752 statewide, but Gov. Charlie Baker says the worst may be yet to come, predicting that the largest surge of admitted patients won’t come until mid-month — sometime between April 7 and 17.
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Councilor, lawyers force release of BPD data
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Councilor, lawyers force release of BPD data
After months of delayed response to requests, which violated the city’s public records laws, the Boston Police Department has finally released some data on 2018 pedestrian stops.
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In the news: Kathryn R. Burton
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In the news: Kathryn R. Burton
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that he has appointed Kathryn R. Burton as his chief of staff, effective March 9.
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Demonstrators blast Baker on MBTA cuts
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Demonstrators blast Baker on MBTA cuts
MBTA trains have derailed 50 times over the last five years. In that same amount of time, Gov. Charlie Baker has laid off 20% of the maintenance workers who are charged with keeping the trains on track, transit equity advocates say. 
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Progressives sweep Wards 1, 18
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Progressives sweep Wards 1, 18
Boston and Massachusetts may have leaned centrist, but three of Boston’s ward committees veered left, with activists running under a “fresh slate” banner sweeping Wards 1 and 18.
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In the news: Ceferina Murrell
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In the news: Ceferina Murrell
At the Black Excellence on the Hill ceremony, Dorchester’s resident Ceferina Murrell was honored by the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus for her years of advocacy on behalf of people of color and women.
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Dorchester man pushes ballers to be scholars
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Dorchester man pushes ballers to be scholars
Tony Richards was not allowed to play high school basketball because of his poor grades. While this would be a setback for some, it inspired his life’s work, to give children across Boston academic support so that they can pursue their athletic dreams.
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Parking tickets, accessibility vetted at City Council meeting
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Parking tickets, accessibility vetted at City Council meeting
At the Feb. 26 City Council meeting, Councilor Julia Mejia proposed a hearing order regarding cutting parking ticket costs for low-income families. She issued a hearing order to discuss possibilities for the tickets to be income-adjusted.
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In the news: Eric Mitchell
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In the news: Eric Mitchell
Eric Mitchell has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Pathways for Children, a leading provider of education and care programs on the North Shore.
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Teens march on State House for youth jobs
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Teens march on State House for youth jobs
Hundreds of young people gathered on the State House steps last Thursday during the 12th annual youth justice rally, entitled “2020 Vision: Reframe your Future.” Advocates from all across the commonwealth gathered in support of criminal justice reform, housing equity, funding for youth jobs, environmental protection and other issues that disproportionately impact Boston’s youth of color.
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