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People walk by the Charles River in the 2009 Walk for Change. / Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
People walk by the Charles River in the 2009 Walk for Change. / Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Northeastern students will join BARCC walk for sexual violence awareness

Students from Northeastern’s Chi Omega, Beta Theta Pi and Strong Women Strong Girls chapters will walk Sunday in support of sexual violence survivors.

by × April 19, 2017 × 2 comments

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Participants of the transitional housing programs at Southampton Street Shelter testify before City Council. / Photo by Alex Eng
Participants of the transitional housing programs at Southampton Street Shelter testify before City Council. / Photo by Alex Eng

Public criticizes closing of homeless programs at City Council hearing

The closing of Project SOAR and Safe Harbor could be dangerous for homeless people recovering from addiction or living with HIV, participants testified.

by × April 13, 2017 × 1 comment

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City councilors and residents debated a proposal to allow all citizens to freely being petitions to City Council. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, city officials and City Councilor Tito Jackson (D-7) disagreed over the closing of two transitional housing programs for homeless people pending a City Council hearing on the matter. / Photo courtesy of Creative Alexius Horatius, Creative Commons

City officials spar over changes to South End homeless shelter programs

The Southampton Street Shelter in the South End, which serves 40 residents, will close two transitional housing programs and shift toward permanent housing.

by × April 5, 2017 × 2 comments

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Sara Stackhouse, theater chair at the Boston Conservatory at the Berklee College of Music, speaks about her middle school chorus experience as young art students silently hold posters telling their personal stories about how the arts impacted them too. / Photo by Alex Melagrano
Sara Stackhouse, theater chair at the Boston Conservatory at the Berklee College of Music, speaks about her middle school chorus experience as young art students silently hold posters telling their personal stories about how the arts impacted them too. / Photo by Alex Melagrano

State leaders and artists host advocacy day for arts education programs

600 artists and activists turned out for a day of speeches, workshops and meetings with state legislators to advocate for arts education funding.

by × March 30, 2017 × 0 comments

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said people need to become politically active to resist Trump's policies at the local level. / Photo by Suma Hussien
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey speaks to Malden residents about opposing Trump at the local level. / Photo by Suma Hussien

Massachusetts attorney general calls for local opposition to Trump

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey harshly criticized President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban and encouraged people to become active in local politics.

by × March 22, 2017 × 0 comments

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BPD to extend body camera pilot program

BPD to extend body camera pilot program

The union for the Boston Police Department (BPD) has agreed to extend its body camera pilot program to September 2017 for further observation and research.

by × March 17, 2017 × 2 comments

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Mayor Walsh defends immigrants, attacks Trump at Roxbury mosque

Mayor Walsh defends immigrants, attacks Trump at Roxbury mosque

Approximately 600 residents attended the “Immigrant and Refugee Community Forum” in light of President Donald J. Trump’s recent travel ban and threats against sanctuary cities.

by × March 2, 2017 × 1 comment

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City Council submits resolution to make BPS sanctuary schools

City Council submits resolution to make BPS sanctuary schools

“In the City of Boston, we will keep our young people, our future and our scholars safe in our schools,” Jackson said.

by × February 8, 2017 × 0 comments

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Roxbury residents voice concerns about Tremont Crossing complex

Roxbury residents voice concerns about Tremont Crossing complex

Tremont Crossing is a proposed multimillion-dollar development project in Roxbury that would include residential, retail, art and office space.

by × February 8, 2017 × 1 comment

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Boston residents, politicians speak out against proposed helipad

Boston residents, politicians speak out against proposed helipad

The helipad was a key part of the incentive package offered to General Electric (GE) in their move to Boston.

by × February 4, 2017 × 0 comments