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JP Gazette
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Many constituents have contacted my office over the past few weeks, concerned about the possibility that branch libraries throughout the city might close. And rightly so. Our branch libraries are not just centers of learning, though that alone would be pl...
Dorchester Reporter
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Many constituents have contacted my office over the past few weeks, concerned about the possibility that branch libraries throughout the city might close. And rightly so. Our branch libraries are not just centers of learning, though that alone would be pl...
The Boston Globe
Friday, February 19, 2010
For 20 years, the old ice rink in Roxbury has been closed, its bubble-shaped roof in increasing disrepair with each year. For nearly as long, local activists have urged city and state officials to renovate the Melnea A. Cass Rink, which was built in 19...
The Boston Globe
Friday, February 19, 2010
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Massachusetts hovers at 9 percent. In urban neighborhoods across the Commonwealth, that rate is sometimes more than double, with some estimates as high as 24 percent. These numbers have an obvious and painful impact on the economi...
The Boston Globe
Saturday, May 16, 2009
MASSACHUSETTS is facing a budget crisis of epic proportions. Based on current revenue projections, we are starting with $3 billion less in revenue than when we crafted the budget this time last year. Meanwhile, costs are going up, and more and more people...
The Boston Globe
The antagonists in a bitter feud over lifting the state’s cap on charter schools appear to be careening toward a winner-take-all contest at the ballot box in November, with both sides skeptical of the Legislature’s attempt to craft a compro...
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