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New tool for City’s summer job program

March 4, 2016
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City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25. Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other...

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No bail in December shooting death of 17 year old

March 4, 2016
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Tsunami Oritz was arraigned on murder charges on Feb. 29 for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old D’Andre King-Settles and was ordered held without bail, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. King-Settles was murdered on Dec. 18 after leaving a building on Annunciation Road with two friends, according to Assistant...

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New BRA director of planning announced

February 5, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced at his State of the City address that Sara Myerson, the current executive director of Imagine Boston 2030, will become the new director of planning at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), according to a press release. Myerson, who is the former executive director of the City Office of Olympic Planning,...

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New grading system for City services announced

February 5, 2016
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The City services can now finally be tracked and held accountable for achievements and…well, underachievements. CityScore is a new initiative that compiles metrics from various City departments every day to provide an at-a-glance view of the City’s overall performance, according to a press release. CityScore currently tracks measures in public safety, economic development, education,...

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Emmanuel College to build new residence hall

February 5, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board during its meeting in January approved Emmanuel College’s plan to build a new Julie Hall, a dormitory project that will replace the existing Julie Hall, according to a press release. The new building, which will be constructed on the Brookline Avenue side of the Emmanuel College campus, will contain...

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Wentworth aims to boost female enrollment

February 5, 2016
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) will attempt to increase female enrollment and help women pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing scholarships, according to a press release. The school received a $100,000 gift from Turner Construction Company for that purpose. Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the fund will financially assist...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 5, 2016
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2011 “Turner sentenced to three years in prison” Former City Councilor Chuck Turner was sentenced on Jan. 25, 2011 to three years in prison and three years of probation following his conviction on charges of public corruption. Turner had been indicted...

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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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