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Meetings scheduled on MBTA fare changes, possibly ending late-night service

January 15, 2016
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The MBTA will be holding several public meetings to hear comments and suggestions from the community about proposed fare changes and possibly ending late-night service, according to a press release. A meeting on fare changes will take place at the Roxbury Community College on Feb. 10. The MBTA is making efforts to close its...

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Sanchez brings Latino elected officials together

January 15, 2016
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On Dec. 17, local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez held a celebratory luncheon for nearly 50 elected Latino officials in recognition of recent electoral gains throughout Massachusetts, according to a press release. After the November elections, there are now almost 50 Latino elected officials in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is a considerable growth...

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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

January 15, 2016
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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

Alexandra Oliver-Davila, executive director of Sociedad Latina and longtime advocate for Latino youth, was recently appointed to the Boston School Committee, according to a press release. The Boston School Committee is a seven-member governing body of the Boston Public Schools. It establishes and monitors the annual operating budget and is responsible for hiring, managing,...

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BPS receives $1.5 million art grant

January 15, 2016
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has been awarded $1.5 million in grant funding from the Wallace Foundation to support its continuing expansion of arts education, according to a press release. The money will directly support the Boston Public School Arts Expansion Initiative, an effort to expand arts education that was launched in February 2009 as...

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MSPCA to waive adoption fees for rabbits

January 15, 2016
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The MSPCA-Angell’s Jamaica Plain adoption center received 25 rabbits from a single home in December, one of the largest single surrender of rabbits in the organization’s recent history, which prompted adoption center officials to schedule a fee-waived adoption weekend in mid-January, according to a press release. The new additions bring the rabbit population at...

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Tobacco proposal approved

January 15, 2016
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Amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations have been approved by the Boston Board of Health, which raises the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 years old to 21 years old, according to a press release. The amendments will go into effect on Feb.15. “I am proud to...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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BRA board to vote on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board is slated to vote on the S. Huntington Ave. guidelines on Dec. 10, after the Gazette deadline, and the guidelines are expected to be approved, according to Marie Mercurio of the BRA. The BRA had an “open house” to share the guidelines with the community at the Hennigan...

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Mostly outrage at Boston Compact meeting

December 11, 2015
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Boston Compact held a Nov. 12 community meeting on unified enrollment for Boston Public Schools (BPS) where many attendees expressed outrage over possible BPS school closings and raised concerns over the unified enrollment proposal. Some attendees did support the proposal. About 100 people attended the meeting at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist...

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Operation Exit expands

December 11, 2015
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Operation Exit, the City’s reentry program for people with criminal backgrounds, will be expanding by including opportunities in the technology industry through a partnership with Resilient Coders, according to a press release. “Operation Exit is a true example of what can be achieved when people are given second chances and opportunities for a fresh...

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