Quantcast

Community Voices

Subscribe

Students decry cuts during School Committee meeting

The students, parents and teachers who packed last week’s Boston School Committee meeting gave impassioned testimony about the programs, teaching positions and extracurricular activities that stand to be dropped from their schools if Mayor Martin Walsh’s proposed $38 million in ...

Kellogg Foundation launches racial reconciliation initiative

In an effort to address the centuries of racism and structural inequality in the United States, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced its plans to establish Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, a program that will illuminate the impact of racism ...

Walsh announces Boston 1on1, a new City Hall to Go engagement initiative

Mayor Martin Walsh announced a new pilot City Hall to Go initiative, Boston 1ON1. This program will allow new Boston residents or a resident moving to a new neighborhood the opportunity to meet one on one in their new neighborhood ...

Dudley Street 2030: Group plans for future of neighborhood

Roxbury residents registered their concerns and hopes for the future of Boston during a Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative planning exercise last week. During the event, which was attended by Mayor Martin Walsh and other city officials, residents visited different areas ...

Northeastern University equips semiautomatic rifles

Northeastern University’s new safety plan has drawn praise from some and left other students, community members and officials feeling less safe than before. The plan: train campus police to use semiautomatic rifles against high-level threats. Last Wednesday, Josh Zakim and ...

#BlackatBLS campaign gets school officials’ ears

Two members of Boston Latin School’s Black Leaders Aspiring for Change and Knowledge, 17-year-old Meggie Noel, president of the organization, and 18-year-old Kylie Webster-Cazeau, launched a social media campaign in which they called upon peers and alumni to share experiences ...

Grievances & promises aired at meeting on Bartlett Place charter school

The latest chapter of the controversy over Nuestra Comunidad’s push to plant a charter school in a Roxbury development project unfolded at a community meeting at the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury last week. School supporters say Conservatory Lab Charter ...

Advocates debate millionaire tax

Supporters and opponents testified at the State House last week on a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose an extra 4 percent state tax on annual income over $1 million in order to generate funds for public education and transportation ...

BPS budget fears spur call to action

The Boston Education Justice Alliance convened an emergency town hall meeting of parents, students, administrators and education activists to discuss the trials facing Boston Public Schools, high among them the estimated $50 million budget debt, drainage of money to charters, ...

Fears and protests in wake of ICE raids on Central American families

Announcements of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on undocumented Central American immigrants last week sent tremors of fear across the nation’s immigrant communities. Immigration activists and immigrants charge that the aggressive crackdown turns a blind eye to a desperate humanitarian ...

Coalition seeks solutions for black, Latino students

More than 200 students, educators and school administrators gathered in Boston last month to share strategies and insights on the challenges facing black and Latino students in the nation’s education system. The meeting was convened by the Coalition of Schools ...

Foreclosure activists fight to halt law

If enacted, An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties would drastically reduce the time that victims of wrongful foreclosure have to sue to get their property back. It would drop from 20 years down to one or three years, depending ...

Campaign to end no-fault eviction wins new attention

The Right to Remain Coalition seeks to seize momentum after their campaign for legislation against no-fault eviction received a flurry of media and political attention.

When BPS gains students but not funding is focus of hearing

City Councilor Tito Jackson convened a hearing last week to examine another piece of Boston Public School’s funding woes: students who return to BPS from charter schools mid-year. BPS faces the costs to educate the child on a budget only ...

Roxbury comprehensive health center to become charter school

A project to turn the former Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center into the Bridge Boston Charter School site holds the promise of a permanent home for the school and easy access for students, while raising residents’ worries of a traffic headache.

Previous