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Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts. Eight schools in Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, and Springfield are facing the prospect of a takeover. All of them — including the long-troubled English High School in Boston — are heeding strong suggestions by state officials and bringing in a nonprofit partner. New Bedford also has an underperforming school at risk of takeover, but officials there have declined to bring in a partner for help. The nine schools could be the first to face receivership under a 2010 state law that made clear that state education officials have the authority to take control of individual schools deemed unable to properly educate students.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a national, bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America’s communities safer. Join the mayor of your city in asking Washington to take common-sense steps to keep illegal guns out of dangerous hands. President Obama announced a new task force headed by Vice President Biden to address the epidemic of gun violence in America.
A pilot project of JP New Economy Transition (JP NET), introducing community members and neighborhood businesses to a local currency, in coordination with Egleston Square Main Streets, Centre/South Main Streets, Hyde/Jackson Main Streets, JP Buy Local and JP Forum. The 5 Bean note will be worth $5 US at participating locations To encourage local shopping, to introduce our community to the potential power of a local currency, and to provide a fun way for folks to claim membership in JP’s New Economy Transition, a limited number of just-like-money BOSTON BEANS will be distributed and honored at many local JP stores and restaurants this holiday season. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you can receive your very own 5 BEAN bill for free! Look for BOSTON BEANS at:
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BOSTON— When state lawmakers unveiled a redrawn congressional map for Massachusetts, they boasted of a first for the state -- a district where blacks, Hispanics and Asian-Americans make up a majority of voting-age residents. While all agree the new map reflects the state's growing racial and ethnic diversity, deciphering the larger implications of the state's first "minority-majority" district is proving trickier.
City program marks its 10-year anniversary Sandra Larson Inside Boston’s English High School in late March, it’s a typical Tuesday at the writing center — a nonstop buzz of activity.
April 4 at the State House Hearing: 3-5pm Rally & Speak Out: 5pm until we’re done
An Australian activist is fighting an attempt by Boston authorities to subpoena information about her from Twitter in relation to the #occupy movement.
By Danielle Dreilinger, Globe correspondent Latino advocacy group Centro Presente says Diva Bistro in Somerville and Mumbai Chopstix in Boston have shorted workers $10,119, according to a statement from the group.
Boston is becoming less relevant in an increasingly globalized world. What can we do? Sure we have our assets: the universities, the teaching hospitals, the biotech industry, a talented work force, superb cultural institutions.
By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondent
WOULD-BE KINGMAKER: Democracy for America Boston head Brad Johnson argues that DFA has the power to transform the city's politics. COMING A-COURTING: Boston City Council at-large challenger Sam Yoon was one of a bevy of candidates to attend the DFA's May 4 meet-up.
A table by the street, please Ah, patio dining — a quintessential warm weather treat akin to baseball in the park, outdoor concerts, and lazy days at the beach . When restaurantgoers take to the streets, opting to enjoy the sunshine along with their meals, a whole new dining experience emerges.