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Ayanna Pressley: Criminal Justice Reform Won’t Happen By ‘Tinkering At The Edges’
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90.9 WBUR
How A Climate Change Nonprofit Got Eversource Thinking About A Geothermal Future
‘Making Our Way Home’ Illustrates History Of African American Great Migration
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AMERICAN HOUSING FINANCE
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Development Serves Youths Leaving Foster Care in Vancouver, Wash.
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Number of Homeless Increases in 2019, According to Annual HUD Report
BAY STATE BANNER
Congressional Black Caucus meets in Boston
Pressley, Lee advance criminal justice reforms
Mayor Walsh to invest $100m in schools
1854 Cycling Company teams up with nonprofit to supply police depts.
Housing activists react to mayor’s plans
In the news: Fatema Ahmad
A black family grapples with Alzheimer’s in debut of play ‘Smoked Oysters’
In the news: John Lozada
BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
Dorchester, Roslindale apartments sell for $36M
State budget gap pegged at $900M in new report
Amid state crackdown, large cannabis operator revises deals with local companies
State pensions grabbing big share of limited revenues
Encore Boston Harbor is down 200 employees amid ‘rightsizing’ efforts
Bose to close all North American, European retail stores
Chicago workplace benefits company acquires Boston startup
Jordan Warshaw is bringing the iconic Raffles brand to Boston
Rapid7 expands Boston headquarters to make room for 400 workers
BOSTON GLOBE
Boston must bring back rent control to protect tenants
Giving communities the housing boost they need
Residents contemplate the future of Nubian Square
Show us the stop-and-frisk data
Trump’s EPA is said to cut scientists out of new water policy that threatens New England wetlands
Improving outcomes for state’s foster kids
Lynch, former City Hall employee, caught on camera accepting stack of cash in bribery
Obamacare improved the uninsured gap between black and white Americans, study say
Boston’s 10 must-see museum shows for winter
CITY LAB
The Unequal Burden of Urban Lead
Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills
What ‘Livability’ Looks Like for Black Women
When Minneapolis Segregated
Out of Darkness, Light Rail!
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Buttigieg’s Infrastructure Plan Calls for a National Vision Zero
How Elite Professions Create Inequality
Denser Housing Is Gaining Traction on America’s East Coast
COMMONWEALTH MAGAZINE
Massachusetts needs a Net Zero building code
Parity for renewables is key to energy tax policy
Juvenile justice system can, and should, serve older youth
How to improve T service during shutdowns
Young workers key to a resurgent labor movement
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Senate leaders ‘getting close’ on transportation bill
Warren seeks info on DeVos role in foreign-student sting
DORCHESTER REPORTER
Editorial: Let’s review city charter
Pressley: I’m running again
Fields Corner Food Basket to close; new player on deck
Taking on the city’s music space crisis
Neighbors review proposal for senior housing complex on River Street in Mattapan
Pros, cons of ranked-choice voting stir debate as some push for change in state
FEDERAL REGISTER
White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing; Request for Information; Extension of Public Comment Period
THE GUARDIAN
One city’s reparations program that could offer a blueprint for the nation
TSA issues apology to Native American woman who had braids pulled by agent
NPR
Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today
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UNIVERSAL HUB
Mattapan civic leader Jim Clark dies, 78
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If Chuck Turner got 3 years for taking a $1,000 bribe, BPDA manager should get at least 4 years for a $50,000 bribe, feds say