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Protesters call for increased funding for youth jobs, housing
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Protesters call for increased funding for youth jobs, housing
As drivers sought to head home or to evening activities on June 7, the music and chatter of buskers at Faneuil Hall mixed with the chants of youth activists as protesters shut down the street below City Hall, calling on Mayor Michelle Wu to preserve updates in the city budget that would increase access to youth jobs and housing.
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City announces second round of SPACE Grant awardees
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City announces second round of SPACE Grant awardees
On April 3, 2024, Mayor Michelle Wu announced the second round of Supporting Pandemic Affected Community Enterprises (SPACE) Grant awardees. These local entrepreneurs will receive American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help them expand their businesses and move into vacant storefronts.
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Civic leaders say Wu ignoring community input
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Civic leaders say Wu ignoring community input
Since the city’s announcement last summer that a women’s professional soccer team would lease White Stadium, park advocates and activists in neighborhoods surrounding Franklin Park have struggled to keep up with the breakneck pace of project review meetings.
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Blue Hill Avenue redesign receives mixed reviews
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Blue Hill Avenue redesign receives mixed reviews
The administration of Mayor Michelle Wu is planning to use federal funding for a $44 million overhaul of Blue Hill Avenue, with a focus on updated bus and pedestrian infrastructure. The work is slated to begin in 2026.
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City Hall backs off plans to move O’Bryant School
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City Hall backs off plans to move O’Bryant School
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has backed off from plans to move the O’Bryant School from the heart of the Black community to West Roxbury, meaning that the city’s premiere academy of science and mathematics will remain, at least for now, on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury.
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Wu announces research teams for task force on reparations
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Wu announces research teams for task force on reparations
Mayor Michelle Wu took another step toward reparations this week, announcing the group of academics and history experts who will lead research efforts into Boston’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and the city’s more recent history of discrimination.
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Opinion
More broken promises on building schools
Boston Public Schools parents, students and educators are led on a dizzying merry-go-round when it comes to their schools.
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Mayor Wu highlights building wealth, year's accomplishments in State of the City address
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Mayor Wu highlights building wealth, year's accomplishments in State of the City address
In her second State of the City address, Mayor Michelle Wu touted her administration’s efforts to build wealth, especially in communities of color.
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City’s apology to Bennett, Swanson families long overdue, leaders say
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City’s apology to Bennett, Swanson families long overdue, leaders say
Members of Boston’s Black community saw the city’s formal apology to two Black men wrongly linked to the 1989 murder of Carol DiMaiti Stuart as just one step toward repairing long-standing harms.
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City Council opposes moving O’Bryant School
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City Council opposes moving O’Bryant School
Opponents voice concern over lack of parental input, limited transportation options
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Wu secures crucial reforms in new police contract
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Wu secures crucial reforms in new police contract
Deal includes ability to fire officers convicted of crimes and a 21% raise in police salaries over five years
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Mattapan child care center serves parents who work off hours
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Mattapan child care center serves parents who work off hours
Mattapan has long been a childcare desert, where there are many more young children than there are child care centers to serve them. Now, Kiddies Corner, a new child care center in Mattapan, hopes to change that narrative.
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