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Canines accompany reps at State House as part of ‘Dogs for a Day’

Canines accompany reps at State House as part of ‘Dogs for a Day’

Rainbow, a six-year-old black Labrador retriever, sat attentively on the marble floor of the State House building.  Despite the loud chatter and camera flashes coming from the 20 or so members of the House and journalists surrounding her, she remained calm and continued wagging her tail for spectators. On Wednesday, Rainbow and five of her fellow canines from the National […]

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Mass. redistricting allows for greater minority input

Bay State voters can expect a greater representation of minorities throughout the state after the Massachusetts House and Senate passed districting changes with near unanimous support on Tuesday. Legislators have said that the redistricting maps, which include a record number of districts where a minority holds the majority, are a step forward in equal representation in the Commonwealth. “This process […]

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Students say Obama’s loan proposal has potential to alleviate debt

When Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student Sabrina Klein heard about President Barack Obama’s proposal to reduce student debt, she said it would help her offset the cost of college education. “I like the idea. I’m a grad student now, so when I’m all said and done, I should have close to a quarter of a million dollars in […]

At-Large candidates hear community input at forum

The seven at-large candidates for Boston City Council spoke about education reform, job equality and crime with community members at The At-Large Candidates Forum on Tuesday in Roxbury. About 150 Boston voters attended the RoxVote Coalition hosted panel at Hibernian Hall in anticipation of the Nov. 8 municipal elections. Voters sat at tables as candidates Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, Will […]

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Winter woes : Occupy Boston prepares for cooler temperatures

Winter woes : Occupy Boston prepares for cooler temperatures

The weather outside may be frightful, but Occupy Boston protesters are attempting to stand strong and stay warm as winter approaches. Occupants at Dewey Square experienced this year’s first dusting of snow on Saturday, prompting protesters to jump-start provisions to weather-proof their ‘Occupods’ for the months ahead. Many of the protest’s organizers have dubbed this process “winterization.” K. Eric Martin, […]

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Redistricting plan moves forward in Mass. legislature

Redistricting plans moved one step closer to passage on Tuesday when the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting shifted the plan out of the committee room and onto the floor of the Massachusetts House and Senate. Minor changes were made to the original plan announced last week, which has received praise for increasing minority representation in the Legislature. The plan would […]

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Bay State considers waiving No Child Left Behind

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Tuesday to request a waiver from No Child Left Behind guidelines, as officials said that they were not reasonable. Former President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in 2002, which focuses on students in public schools from kindergarten through high school, according to the Massachusetts Department of […]

Donations down for Romney in home state

Donations down for Romney in home state

The Bay State’s donations to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign have dwindled by as much as one third compared with donations from the 2008 elections, according to an article in The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Romney’s home state, made fewer contributions to his current campaign because of his change in political ideals, experts said in the article. He is running in 2012 […]

Chomsky encourages Occupy protesters to band together

Chomsky encourages Occupy protesters to band together

Renowned linguist and social activist Noam Chomsky expressed support for the Occupy Boston movement while cautioning protesters that change would take months or years to occur in a speech at the movement’s headquarters in Dewey Square Saturday. In the shadow of the towering buildings of the Financial District, hundreds of protesters gathered to watch Chomsky speak as part of the […]

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Zombies take over GSU in protest of BU Biolab

Zombies take over GSU in protest of BU Biolab

Boston University students dressed as zombies stood in front of the George Sherman Union on Friday to protest the BU level-4 biosafety lab built in Roxbury. The lab, if opened, would research dangerous and highly contagious pathogens and has caused controversy over the past decade. Demonstrators have been protesting the BioLab since 2003 when the idea was proposed, but some […]

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