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Charter school expansion dies in Senate

The Mass. Senate voted down to compromise bills that would have lifted the cap on charter school seats in Massachusetts

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Dance troupe lights up festival MetaMovements a perfect fit for Festival Betances

Members of the MetaMovements dance troupe brought their emphasis on audience, community participation to the Festival Betances in the Villa Victoria housing development

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Tompkins, Arroyo campaigning together

Tompkins, Arroyo join hands on campaign trail.

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Veteran activists discuss black community’s history of struggle for education equity

A group of activists who worked to secure equitable education resources in Roxbury in the 1960s meets to discuss the history of school desegregation

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Home prices rise rapidly in Roxbury real estate market

With many homes selling for more than half a million dollars, Roxbury’s housing market is on the rise. Pressure from surrounding communities and interest from buyers outside Roxbury may be fueling the increases. Deals are still available, for those with the willingness and wherewithal to fix up distressed properties.

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Police seek more diverse recruit pool as minority numbers drop

Police officials are reaching out to prospective recruits in Boston’s black, Latino, Asian communities. City Councilor Michael Flaherty proposes ordinance requiring three years of residency for new police hires

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D’Midas International carnival band debuts costumes for 2014 Boston Caribbean Carnival

The D’Midas International carnival band displayed the costumes for their entry in the 2014 Boston Caribbean Carnival: Zulu Nation. Models displayed the African-themed costumes at the band-launch event

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ABCD to purchase former Sky Cap Lounge from Charles St. AME

ABCD to buy building at center of Charles Street AME bankruptcy

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Boston’s top black public safety officials recognized

Community members gathered with Boston’s top black public safety officials to recognize the new diversity in the command staffs of the city’s police and fire departments.

BPS move to put 7th, 8th graders on T moves forward after 7-6 City Council vote

The majority of Boston’s middle school students will no longer receive yellow school bus service, but will receive MBTA passes instead. A group of city councilors citing public safety concerns failed in a bid to block the BPS budget on a 7-6 vote.



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