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Howell, Miranda go head-to-head in 5th Suffolk race
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Howell, Miranda go head-to-head in 5th Suffolk race
Walking through Dorchester’s Mary Hannon Park last Friday, 5th Suffolk District candidate Liz Miranda hands out campaign literature. As she chats with street worker Jamal Wornum, a group of elementary, middle and high school students play basketball as part of the informal summer program he runs when he’s not working for the city.
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The Date Plate "Flow" Speed Dating
May 28, 2018
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Arroyo comes back from cardiac arrest, coma
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Local News
Arroyo comes back from cardiac arrest, coma
Hours after Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo suffered cardiac arrest May 4, collapsing on the floor of Boston City Hall, many feared the worst. As the days drew on and Arroyo remained in a coma, family members and supporters held a prayer vigil at a Lower Roxbury church.
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So you want to see the wizard
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Arts & Culture
So you want to see the wizard
Lyric Stage Company ends their season with a bang, showing “The Wiz” through June 24. The energetic performance retells L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” through the lens of modern African-American culture and features an all black cast.
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#MeToo movement doesn’t always do justice
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Editorial
#MeToo movement doesn’t always do justice
As the #MeToo movement gains momentum and the penalties for even being accused of sexual harassment are increasingly severe, society must not circumvent judicial due process in order to prevent injustice.
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Garden fresh
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Lifestyle
Garden fresh
As another year begins, and another crop of seed catalogs arrives in the mail, my thoughts turn to summer’s garden. And usually, at about that time, I remember the words of the outdoorsy writer Tim Cahill:
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Arts & Culture
The Founders Project
Artist Stephen Hamilton has partnered with the Now + There Public Art Accelerator program to create “The Founders Project,” a multimedia installation depicting Boston Public School students as the storied founders of West and West-Central African ethnic groups. The project comes with an accompanying curriculum showing teachers how to incorporate those African histories and narratives into their education plan.
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Bethel Institute for Social Justice presents an Evening with Joy Ike: Bigger Than Your Box Album Release Concert
June 02, 2018
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Boston
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DeCordova Sculpture Park mixes comic and ethereal
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Arts & Culture
DeCordova Sculpture Park mixes comic and ethereal
Artist Nari Ward, born in Jamaica and living in Brooklyn, brings elements of his homeland — including goats — into his installations, which confront social inequities with wry wit and imagination. Three of his life-size concrete casts of goats are in residence through July 1 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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Spreading good news
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Arts & Culture
Spreading good news
The Boston Pops celebrates African American talent with two events at Symphony Hall this season. The Best of the Boston Pops, led by Maestro Thomas Wilkins on May 22 and 25, provides a lively overview of popular music from Duke Ellington to the film soundtracks of John Williams. Gospel Night, led by conductor/pianist/composer Charles Floyd on June 2, celebrates the spirit-lifting songs of the black gospel tradition.
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So you want to see the wizard
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Arts & Culture
So you want to see the wizard
Lyric Stage Company ends their season with a bang, showing “The Wiz” through June 24. The energetic performance retells L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” through the lens of modern African-American culture and features an all black cast.
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Get started in a skilled trade career
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Careers
Get started in a skilled trade career
There’s a misconception that the only way to make a decent living is to earn a college degree.
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Power through fashion
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Business
Power through fashion
Berlhey Narcisse always had an interest in fashion and empowering women through this medium. Her business, BÈL Monique, is a digital magazine for black women, packaged as a “workshop and editorial experience of a lifetime.” It’s a platform that focuses on featuring and uplifting everyday women, including the readers themselves.
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Celebrating Frederick Douglass: A Bicentennial Forum
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Celebrating Frederick Douglass: A Bicentennial Forum
June 02, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Roxbury
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BPS initiative aimed at boosting graduation rates
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Local News
BPS initiative aimed at boosting graduation rates
Boston Public Schools administrators are considering changes to the way schools are funded and students are assigned to provide more opportunities to students in danger of not graduating.
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