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Nate Homan

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Boston fast food workers strike as part of national fight for higher wages

Nine Boston protesters were arrested during a fast food worker strike organized as part of a national fight for higher wages.

School department backs off Dearborn charter school plan

School department officials will move ahead with plans to demolish and rebuild the Dearborn School, but are backing away from plans to turn the school into a charter.

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Mayor, school and T officials outline safety plans for 8th graders riding MBTA

Mayor Walsh, MBTA officials and school department officials outlined their plans to ensure the safety of 8th graders riding the buses and subway trains to school.

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State funds rehabilitation of Dudley burial ground, Roxbury parks

The Patrick administration has secured funding for the rehabilitation of the Eliot Burial Ground, the Buena Vista Urban Wild and the Puddingstone Gardens.

Postal union to Staples: U.S. mail not for sale

Labor activists are opposing a U.S. Postal Service plan to allow Staples employees to provide mail service.

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Dearborn abutters raise objections to demolition, charter school status

BPS officials got an earful from opponents of their plans to raze the Dearborn school building and build a charter school in its place.

Yellow bus service ends for most Boston 8th graders

Most 8th graders are now required to use the MBTA to get to school. The MBTA has not increased bus or rapid transit service to accommodate the more than 2,000 additional riders.

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Boston nonprofits, candidates launch get-out-the-vote efforts

As the September 9 primary looms a week away, several nonprofits and candidates are preparing get-out-the-vote efforts to mobilize the city’s black and Latino voting base.

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City council passes Trust Act, ends participation in Secure Communities Act

The Boston City Council voted unanimously in favor of a measure that would block Boston police from holding detainees at the request of the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without judicial review.

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BPS interns gain STEM experience with MBTA

The MBTA TranSTEM Summer Youth Employment Program gives Boston Public School students valuable experience in the science and technology behind the state’s public transit system.

Councilors question failure to hire teachers at Madison Park

City councilors last week questioned why the school department has not filled teaching and staff vacancies at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

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Congressman James Clyburn discusses biography at RCC

South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn spoke to a gathering at RCC about his life in public service, from his work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s to his present status as one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress.

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Gubernatorial candidates air views on immigration reform at Bunker Hill Community College forum

Bunker Hill Community College hosted a gubernatorial debate on immigration reform.

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Stand Down event brings services to homeless veterans

Volunteers of America is hosting an event aimed at connecting homeless veterans with services

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SEIU picnic rallies troops in fight for fair wages, ballot question supporting paid sick days

SEIU organizers are engaged in the Fight for $15, a national campaign to raise wages of workers in the fast food industry, adjunct professors and other low-paid professions.

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Low-wage Logan workers meet with elected officials, press case for union membership, fair pay

A coalition of labor activists and Logan Airport workers met with elected officials to discuss working conditions and wages.

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Boston activists march on Boston Common while Congress remains stalled on immigration reform

Local immigration supporters called on elected officials to support immigration reform. House Republicans filed legislation seeking to force the Obama administration to speed up deportations.

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Boston’s Puerto Rican community celebrates culture at City Hall Plaza

The three-day Puerto Rican Festival brought thousands to City Hall Plaza for live music, carnival rides and a parade.

American race relations focal point at NABJ forum

Journalist Ed Gordon and Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree hosted a forum on race in America during the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Boston.

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Corey Allen, Dan Cullinane vying for 12th Suffolk District seat

State Rep. Dan Cullinane and Corey Allen are front runners in the race for the 12th Suffolk District House seat.

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Protesters picket Roxbury Tropical Foods development

While labor activists are holding a daily protest at outside Tropical Foods, the Madison Park Community Development Corporation, which is developing a new building for the supermarket, says its requiring contractors to adhere to local labor standards

Roxbury Multi-Service to mark 50th anniversary with gala celebration

A veteran Roxbury social service agency will mark its 50th anniversary with a gala celebration

Abutters oppose proposed construction waste facility

A proposal for a construction debris transfer station in the Newmarket Business District is drawing fire from local neighborhood organizations.

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Chelsea officials, activists meet about child immigrants

Chelsea social service agencies, city officials strategize on how to provide services for influx of young undocumented immigrants.

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MBTA cop’s Facebook post sparks ire in black community

An MBTA police officer was demoted after a posting a racist message on his Facebook page.