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City Council candidate aims to reform education

As a long-time supporter and educator of the Boston Public Schools, Suzanne Lee hopes to bring her experience in education reform to the City Council if elected in the Nov. 8 municipal election. Lee is running for a seat representing District 2, which includes South Boston, Chinatown, Dorchester and parts of the South End. Devoted […]

Israeli-Palestinian exchange symbolic of greater issues, students say

When College of Communication freshman Leora Kaufman heard about the release of captured Israeli soldier Sgt. First Class Gilad Shalit, she said she broke down into tears. “I called my mom right away – she’s in Israel – she was really emotionally affected by it as well,” she said. Kaufman, who spent a gap year […]

Public support for legalization of marijuana reaches new high

The haze of disapproval is clearing as half of all Americans say they support the legalization of marijuana, according to a recent poll. The poll, released by the Gallup organization on Monday, found that an unprecedented 50 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana while 46 percent are opposed. Bill Downing, board chairman of the Massachusetts […]

District 7 City Council candidates address community issues in forum

Education, community unity and development were at the forefront of a District 7 City Council Election forum, held at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, on Tuesday evening. Incumbent candidate City Councilor Tito Jackson and his challenger Sheneal Parker addressed about 50 community members at the town hall meeting, which was hosted by RoxVote Coalition, an organization that […]

Mass. State House redistricting may increase minority representation

Redistricting plans proposed on Tuesday would double the number of Massachusetts state House of Representatives districts where a minority holds the majority of the population, according to the Joint Committee on Redistricting. They would also reduce the number of Senate districts that split up communities. The number of districts with a minority in the majority […]