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Minority-Owned Marijuana Business Owners In Mass. Are Being Crushed By The Wait For Licenses
Mass. Cities And Towns Demand Large Payouts From Marijuana Companies
Baker Pledges New Contracting Opportunities For Minority Businesses, Admits ‘More Work To Be Done’
Suffolk DA Refused To Prosecute Library Janitors For Alleged Overtime Theft
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The Cruel Story Behind The ‘Reverse Freedom Rides’
Profiles Of America In Full Employment
B. Smith, Restaurateur And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early Onset Alzheimer’s
New Law Aims To Help Americans Without Retirement Plans. Will It Work?
AARP
Warning Signs of Credit Repair Scams
High Cost of Insulin to Treat Diabetes Becomes Hot-Button Election Issue
ADUs Help Families Address a Variety of Housing Needs
FTC Sending Checks to Victims of Tech Support Scams | Nearly 60,000 refunds, averaging $30 each, are on their way to consumers
Bay State Banner
Teens march on State House for youth jobs | Hundreds of young people protested on the State House steps Feb. 20
Walsh advances reforms for troubled zoning board | Stricter guidelines aimed at rebuilding public trust
Dot Jazz Series: Local musicians in tune with the times
Boston Business Journal
Babson to partner with The BASE to teach entrepreneurship to urban teens
Unions hope to sic FTC on Amazon
Here’s what Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan earned in 2019
Fidelity spins off data-privacy business
Boston Globe
Boston prepares for its first marijuana store, and its future pot industry
| City officials want to head off neighborhood complaints like those in Brookline
School numbers don’t add up
At long last, 50Kitchen opens in Fields Corner
Following bribery scandal, Walsh revamps zoning board policies
| Order toughens conflict-of-interest and financial disclosure rules; other changes would need state legislative approval
Letting towns solve the Mass. housing shortage | The Legislature needs to support Governor Baker’s push to limit municipal control over housing development.
Commonwealth Magazine
Traffic camera debate derailed in Senate | Bill tabled after GOP leader ‘gaveled down inappropriately’
Rider, revenue ripples seen from low-income MBTA fare | Board interested in possibility of partner to subsidize cost
Walsh looks to get past zoning board scandal
In poll, Baker takes backseat to Trump
Shining a light on dark money | Disclosure in the age of Citizens United
The Conversation
Blacks are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s, but why?
Dorchester Reporter
Medicaid rule leaves up to $2.5B at risk in Mass. reimbursement
Rider, revenue ripples seen from low-income MBTA fare
Commentary: Regional Rail boosts mobility, equity, environmental justice
EPA eyes Neponset for ‘priority list’
NYTimes.com
A Shot Before Last Call: Capturing New Orleansʼs Vanishing Black Bars
When the Police Stop a Teenager With Special Needs
Here How Landlords Are Getting Around New Rent Laws
wired.com
In the Land of Big Tech Outposts, a Push for More Housing | A San Francisco ballot measure would reduce commercial construction if
the city doesn’t meet state targets for affordable housing.
Cities Fighting Climate Woes Hasten ‘Green Gentrification’
Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws | Across the country, cities are implementing new housing and transit laws that, oh by the way, lower their emissions of greenhouse gasses.
What Atlanta Can Teach Tech About Cultivating Black Talent |
The city is rich in opportunity for African Americans, who are largely underrepresented in the industry. It’s also poised to become a hotbed for AI innovation.