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Funding for schools rising, report suggests

While a report released Monday says state and local funding for higher education is up for the first time since the 2008 recession, Boston University is unlikely to see financial changes because of its status as a private institution. The report, which was issued by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, found state and local funding […]

College costs top financial burden for young adults, study suggests

While a recent report suggests paying for college is the biggest financial concern amongst young people, Boston University students echoed the sentiment that the costs of tuition creates a major challenge for college goers.  The Gallup poll, released Monday, found 21 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds feel paying for college or paying off student loans […]

Companies apply to trademark Boston Strong slogan

In the wake of the Boston Marathon, three companies are vying to trademark Boston Strong, a citywide motto born out of last year’s marathon. Two companies have applied for the rights to use the term on specific products. New England Coffee and Tea Company, based in Malden, wants to reserve Boston Strong for all coffee, […]

Courts test out electronic filing program, streamline process

In order to modernize court functions and integrate technology into the organization of court documents, the Massachusetts Court System signed a contract on Monday to participate in an electronic filing pilot program. Lawyers and court officials will be able to access documents through a web portal through the use of Tyler Technology Inc.’s Odyssey File & Serve […]

Community members share concerns over new MBTA fare hike proposal

In response to a 5 percent fare increase proposed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in March, approximately 75 members of the community met at the State Transportation Building Tuesday to share their concerns with MBTA and Massachusetts Department of Transportation employees. The fare proposal, which will take effect July 1 if passed, will raise CharlieCard fares across the […]