RELEVANT READS

89.7 – NPR
Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All
Most Americans Are Lonely, And Our Workplace Culture May Not Be Helping
Supreme Court Could Be Headed To A Major Unraveling Of Public School Funding
Amtrak Reverses Course On $25,000 Bill
Myanmar Must Prevent Genocide Of Rohingya, U.N. Court Rules
Rebel Historian Who Reframes History Receives MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant
MacArthur Fellow Recognized For Work In Restorative Justice
1 Simple Step Could Help Election Security. Governments Aren’t Doing It
90.9 – wbur
Childcare And The Future Of The American Dream
Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change. If They Can Survive, That Is
Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
Photography and Design in Olmsted’s Boston Parks
THE ATLANTIC
When Parks Were Radical
BAY STATE BANNER
Housing activists push for return of rent control
Cassellius releases five-year plan for Boston Public Schools Plan aimed at promoting equity, rigor
City Council starts year with activist agenda
State seen lagging on minority contracting |Investigation finds 24% drop over last two decades
Physical activity: Free medicine for stroke prevention
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast
BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
Developer proposes 608 units, two residential towers in Dorchester
More housing proposed near revamped South Bay Center
Baker proposes hiking Uber, Lyft fee to fund MBTA improvements
BOSTON GLOBE
Mattapan church puts 25 acres of land in Roslindale up for sale

25 ACRE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY ON AMERICAN LEGION HIGHWAY IN BOSTON WHERE HYDE PARK AND ROSLINDALE MEET
Changes may be coming to PILOT
A dubious distinction: Massachusetts ranks first in growth of family homelessness
MBTA to boost service on Fairmount Line
Chase wins contract for nearly 20 new ATMs at MBTA stations
Bring sales tax collection into the 21st century
COMMONWEALTH MAGAZINE
Raising the alarm on housing
‘Nips’ talk lands at State House
Kid-free Boston
Exodus of families from city continues unabated
Baker proposes $1 fee per ride-hailing trip: Would use portion of money to boost MBTA funding
Why sales tax revenues are soaring
5 ideas for generating better school district improvement plans
Net-zero target called most aggressive in world
T notes: Fairmount Line getting 8 more daily trips
DORCHESTER NEWS
MBTA board green-lights increased Fairmount Line service
Chief-of-staff Dave Sweeney to depart Walsh’s office
Plan to build two apartment towers on Morrissey Blvd. filed with city
Planners discuss Town Field playground rehab with neighbors
‘Black Histories, Black Futures’: How four teen interns at the MFA came to appreciate the value of art
DCist
81 People Died Without Housing In D.C. In 2019. On A Bitterly Cold Night, Mourners Remembered Them
STAT
Why black doctors like me are leaving faculty positions in academic medical centers
For minority students, the pipeline to an M.D. is leaky. Here’s how I managed to make it through
An urgent call for diversity in medicine, ‘the profession I love’
Teaching medical students to challenge ‘unscientific’ racial categories
How medical schools can affirm that black lives matter
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – DAVOS
Top quotes from the young change-makers at Davos – Naomi Wadler
Top quotes from the young change-makers at Davos – Natasha Mwansa
Top quotes from the young change-makers at Davos – Salvador Gómez-Colón
NY Times
How to Convince a White Realtor You’re Middle Class
Greta Thunbergʼs Message at Davos Forum: ʻOur House Is Still on Fireʼ
Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong
The Trump Administration Is Clearing the Way for Housing Discrimination | The attack on the Fair Housing Act is reckless and wrong.
Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands