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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...

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95 St. Alphonsus approved by BPDA

December 1, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved a six-story residential development at 95 St. Alphonsus St., a proposal which was generally accepted by the impact advisory group (IAG) at previous meetings. The site is currently a 175-space parking structure at 1575 Tremont Street, and which will be converted into a six-story residential...

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Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

December 1, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will fill the position formerly held by Felix G. Arroyo, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Health and Human Services Cabinet promotes health and...

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Nurtury acquires Franklin Square House Children’s Center

December 1, 2017
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Franklin Square House Children’s Center, an organization which has served children and families of Mission Hill for over 30 years, has recently been acquired by Nurtury, according to a press release. Nurtury is an organization that provides early care and education to children. This will be Nurtury’s 6th center in Greater Boston. Its other...

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Mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, immigration

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity. Both mayoral candidates—Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson were...

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At-large city council candidates discuss city priorities

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity, but about half of the attendees left before the city councilor...

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Candidatos a alcalde hablan sobre la vivienda, educación e inmigración

November 3, 2017
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Emily Resnevic Miembro del Personal de Gazette El 4 de octubre, los Comités Democráticos de las zonas 8, 9, 10, 11 y 19 presentaron un foro de candidatos a la alcaldía y al concejo municipal general en English High School. Los asistentes de la comunidad llenaron el auditorio. Los dos candidatos hablaron durante dos...

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General Heath Apartments to go online in 2019

November 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Oct. 17 public meeting to update residents on the status of the already approved General Heath Square (GHS) Apartments affordable housing development project, which should be available for residency in September 2019. The then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project in December 2015. The...

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New license requirements start in October 2020

November 3, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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