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According to a report released Thursday by PayScale, women make 2.7 percent less than men with similar qualifications working the same job in the United States. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Women make nearly 3 percent less than men in same jobs, report finds

Women earn 2.7 percent less in wages compared to men working in similar jobs, a Thursday report by PayScale found. The report differentiates between comparing all men and women and instead looks at how they work in similar jobs. Overall, women make 78 cents on the dollar for every dollar men make, according to a national statistic from the U.S. […]

by Lauren Fogelstrom· · 0 comments · City, News
Amnesty International members and human rights activists gathered in the George Sherman Union Saturday for the Amnesty International USA 2015 Northeast Regional Conference, titled "From Moment to Movement." PHOTO BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Community writes letters at BU-hosted Amnesty International conference

Approximately 100 people gathered at a letter-writing social hosted by Amnesty International’s Boston leadership and Boston University’s Amnesty chapter Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge. The gathering, dubbed “Write for Rights” encouraged attendees to write letters against global human rights violence and to demand officials address 12 featured cases. In tables of 10 people, local Amnesty group members, […]

by Sekar Krisnauli· · 0 comments · Campus, News
MassDot Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced Wednesday that the Complete Streets Funding Program will provide $12.5 million to support alternatives to driving like walking and biking. PHOTO BY JOHNNY LIU/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MassDOT initiatives to improve safer biking, walking options

In order to provide safer biking and walking options for residents, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced two initiatives Wednesday as part of the Complete Streets Funding Program. The Complete Streets Funding Program will dedicate $12.5 million in grants to rebuild infrastructure and ensure safer transportation for pedestrians and cyclists, according to a Wednesday press release. […]

by Katie DiClemente· · 0 comments · City, News
Crispy Crepes, a restaurant in Boston University’s South Campus, closed Oct. 31. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Following closure of Crispy Crepes, many students, residents sad about loss

Crispy Crêpes Café, an eatery in Boston University’s South Campus specializing in French crêpes, closed on Oct. 31 after 13 years. The following day, the owners moved out, leaving behind some equipment due to lack of storage space. Presently, a sign notifying the café’s customers of its closure is on the front door and a “for lease” sign is situated […]

by Joe Becker· · 1 comment · Campus, News
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she joined a coalition of 18 states and other local governments to support the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Healey joins coalition of states to support clean power

Joining a group of 18 states and local governments, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday her support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The Attorney General’s office joined in filing a motion to intervene in a case being heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, according to a Tuesday press […]

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In response to a likely MBTA fare increase prompted by the Fiscal and Management Control Board’s task to close a $240 million budget gap next year, advocates asked Monday to limit the hike to 5 percent at most. PHOTO BY RACHEL MCLEAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Transportation officials, activists disagree on proposed fare hikes

Transportation officials and activists disagree about the frequency of proposed fare hikes for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Official groups met Monday to talk about the language of the 2013 Transportation Finance Act, which permits fares to be raised only once every two years at average annual increases of 5 percent, said MBTA spokesman Jason Johnson. “While the [Fiscal Management […]

by Julia Metjian· · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University basketball games will now be held in the Case Gym instead of Agganis Arena, due to low game attendance. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Men’s basketball team moves all conference games to Case, hopes to increase attendance

With one week until its season opener, the Boston University men’s basketball team will be playing all of their conference games in Case Gym this season. The move from Agganis Arena was decided this year and is intended to enhance the tone of future basketball matches, BU Athletics spokesperson Brian Kelley said. “Any time you have a big crowd, it […]

by Sydney Foy· · 0 comments · Campus, News
The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse held an opportunity fair for 17 recently released prisoners due to an amendment to the U.S. Sentencing Commission that released offenders early. PHOTO BY NICKI GITTER/DFP FILE PHOTO

Nearly 100 serving drug-related crimes released from federal prisons

Nearly 6,000 inmates nationwide incarcerated for drug-related crimes became eligible for earlier release beginning Sunday as a result of an amendment to the U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines. In Massachusetts, 97 inmates have had their motions for sentence reduction granted, according to a Tuesday press release from the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. Of those inmates, 40 were eligible for release and […]

by Maisie Guzi· · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday that Massachusetts will officially certify veteran, disability and LGBT-owned businesses for the first time. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts first to recognize businesses owned by LGBT individuals

Massachusetts will become the first state in the nation to recognize businesses owned by LGBT individuals and those with disabilities, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday. Improvements for the Commonwealth’s supplier program include expanded benchmarks for businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, LGBT individuals and individuals with disabilities. “We are committed to ensuring diversity as the state engages business suppliers […]

by Carolyn Hoffman· · 0 comments · City, News
A panel, "Missing Voices, Daunting Choices,” was held in the Howard Thurman Center Thursday evening. PHOTO BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Experts, students review erasure of women in Black Lives Matter movement

Black women and the black LGBT community are still struggling for involvement in civil right movements such as the national Black Lives Matter campaign, said a group of panelists at the “Missing Voices, Daunting Choices: The Erasure of Black Women in Black American Movements” panel Thursday. The Association of Black Seminarians and Anna Howard Shaw Center at Boston University’s School […]

by Alex Li· · 0 comments · Campus, News