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Hicks wins District 6
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Hicks wins District 6
Kendra Hicks, 31, candidate for Boston’s District 6 — which encompasses Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale and parts of Egleston Square near Roxbury — declared victory Tuesday night in her bid to become the first person of color, male or female, to represent the district.
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District 6 candidates face off in forum
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District 6 candidates face off in forum
Housing affordability, police reform and the racial wealth gap were among the issues on the table Monday during the first candidate forum for the District 6 City Council seat, during which Kendra Hicks and Mary Tamer answered questions from Greater Boston Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Massachusetts.
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Growing interest in District 6 seat
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Local News
Growing interest in District 6 seat
Will the longstanding dominance of Irish-American West Roxbury residents finally come to an end? Kendra Hicks is counting on it. She has raised $36,277 since announcing her run in September and is one of four Jamaica Plain residents who are either committed to or considering a run for the seat, which O’Malley plans to vacate at the end of 2021.
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Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
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Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
A brew of conflict fueled by Boston’s racial politics came to a boil last week, when the School Committee took up a proposal to suspend for one year the test governing entrance to the city’s three exam schools. A flashpoint came when now-former Boston School Committee President Michael Loconto was heard on hot mic making fun of people’s names after secretary Elizabeth Sullivan read off the names of several Asian Americans who were scheduled to testify.
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BPS students, parents blast school closures
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BPS students, parents blast school closures
Parents, students and community members who turned out for a BuildBPS meeting in Roslindale used the opportunity to speak out against the district’s plan to close three schools in other neighborhoods as part of its 10-year, $1 billion school reconstruction plan.
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