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Boston seen losing school-age children
Boston is losing its middle class, according to a study released by the Boston Foundation last week, with some of the sharpest declines in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and South Boston.
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In the news: Tonya Butler
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In the news: Tonya Butler
Berklee College of Music has appointed Tonya Butler as the new Chair of the Music Business/Management Department.
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State seen lagging on minority contracting
The dollar amount of state contracts awarded to minority-owned business has declined by 24% over the last 20 years, according to a WGBH investigation released last week.
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In the news: John Lozada
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In the news: John Lozada
John Lozada, the Equity and Inclusion Director for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, was named this year’s recipient of the Lucia Mayerson-David Lifetime Achievement Award at El Jolgorio Navideño, the largest Latino holiday gala in New England.
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Mayor, counselors take transfer tax to legislature
To say that Shameeka Moreno found an affordable home in the nick of time would be an understatement. The Roxbury mother had been homeless twice before, and she was facing displacement for a third time. Thankfully, she managed to settle into a low-cost apartment.
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Mayor Walsh to invest $100m in schools
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Mayor Walsh to invest $100m in schools
In his State of the City speech last week, Mayor Martin Walsh pledged $100 million in additional funding to Boston Public Schools, funds that he said would be above regular yearly cost increases and would be channeled directly to classrooms.
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Congressional Black Caucus meets in Boston
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Congressional Black Caucus meets in Boston
The Congressional Black Caucus made a historic visit to Boston last weekend to address the country’s systemic inequality and economic injustice.
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In the news: Fatema Ahmad
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In the news: Fatema Ahmad
Fatema Ahmad has been appointed executive director at Muslim Justice League, where she leads MJL’s  efforts to dismantle the criminalization and policing of marginalized communities under national security pretexts.
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Undocumented license legislation stalled in House
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Undocumented license legislation stalled in House
Maybelline Perez, 21, remembers how complicated it was to move her belongings from her home in East Boston to her dorm on Northeastern University’s campus without a family car.Her brother Ben, 16, a boarding student in Andover, uses a combination of MBTA buses, subways and commuter rail to go between school and home, making what should be a 30-minute drive into a two-hour-long commute.Perez and her family moved to Boston in 2012 from El Salvador. Since then, they have been living in the United States undocumented. Having a driver’s license would allow the Perez family to take faster trips to Andover and to roam the state freely.
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Mayor Walsh investing in affordable housing
Mayor Martin Walsh is proposing hundreds of millions of dollars in additional spending on affordable housing over the next five years, officials in his administration said during a press briefing in advance of the mayor’s annual State of the City address.
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Boston’s most diverse city council ever is sworn in
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Boston’s most diverse city council ever is sworn in
Monday marked a historic precedent as four new Boston City Council members were sworn in at Faneuil Hall, forming the most diverse Council in the city’s history. 
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In the news: Serge Georges, Jr.
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In the news: Serge Georges, Jr.
Boston College High School is proud to announce that The James E. Cotter ‘55 Courage Award, presented to a member of the BC High community in recognition of courage in the face of adversity, tenacious spirit, and force of will, was awarded to the Honorable Serge Georges Jr., ‘88.
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