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A push for political gains at Amplify conference
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A push for political gains at Amplify conference
Speaking before several hundred activists gathered for the Amplify Latinx conference at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Saturday, U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley spoke about a transformation of politics at the national level.
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District 5 candidates gather for West Roxbury forum
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District 5 candidates gather for West Roxbury forum
In a prelude to what promises to be a hard-fought eight-way race for the District 5 City Council seat, four candidates squared off during a recent forum sponsored by the West Roxbury/Roslindale Progressives group.
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UMass students stage sit-in at State House
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UMass students stage sit-in at State House
College student activists ended a five-day sit-in at the Massachusetts State House last week after they failed to secure a meeting with legislative leadership to talk about the rising cost of higher education in the state.
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Mass. teachers part of national movement
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Mass. teachers part of national movement
The teachers, students and parents who marched through the State House last week are part of a national trend of activism aimed at reversing years of cuts to public education systems across the country.
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Rollins sworn in as Suffolk district attorney
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Rollins sworn in as Suffolk district attorney
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was sworn in last Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at Roxbury Community College, becoming the first woman of color in the state’s history to hold the position.
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Pressley solicits input on immigration
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Pressley solicits input on immigration
Ayanna Pressley, Congresswoman-elect for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, held an equity agenda forum in East Boston on Dec. 15 with a focus on immigration.
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
An early challenger has stepped up to battle City Councilor Tim McCarthy for his District 5 seat in the November 2019 election. Ricardo Arroyo quit his job as a public defender last Friday and this week announced his intention to run for Boston City Council, representing residents in Mattapan, Roslindale and Hyde Park.
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Felon voting bans suppress citizenship rights
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Felon voting bans suppress citizenship rights
Numerous programs across the country attempt to return felons released from prison to useful lives. An important element of these efforts is for the released prisoners to become active in community affairs. However, restrictions on the voting rights of felons have impeded progress.
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Activists set conditions for BPS superintendent search
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Activists set conditions for BPS superintendent search
Education, civil rights, and community organizations are demanding that Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent Laura Perille not be considered for the permanent position, and that a timeline be set to find her successor from a diverse range of experienced candidates.
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In the news: Lucas Debarros
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In the news: Lucas Debarros
Lucas Debarros has been appointed executive director of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. In his new role, Debarros serves as coordinator of the caucus, helping to coordinate joint actions undertaken by the 13-member body.
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