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School Committee approves budget

April 1, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Gardner masterpieces relocated to new exhibition

April 1, 2016
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Twenty-five of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s most esteemed works will be moved from the museum’s original location into a temporary exhibition called Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces in the Hostetter Gallery, according to a press release.    The exhibition of art by masters, including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, opened...

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City’s small business plan announced

April 1, 2016
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The City of Boston’s small business plan has been released and will be used a roadmap that allows the City to support local small business, especially those that are owned by minorities, women, and immigrants, according to a press release. The plan will “ensure a thriving small business economy in the city, enhance the...

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Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

March 4, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 4, 2016
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Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

March 4, 2016
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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

William Morales, who is the executive director of the Egleston Square YMCA, has been appointed as commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), which provides vital resources to Boston’s youth and senior populations, according to a press release. The BCYF commissioner works within Mayor Martin Walsh’s Health and Human Services Cabinet...

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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

March 4, 2016
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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, announced an ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill” on Feb. 22 that would ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. O’Malley introduced the ordinance at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center...

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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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