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Are there 160 gangs in Boston?
Hyde Park resident Domingos DaRosa, who owns a landscaping company, was dropping tools off at his mother’s Dorchester home on June 27, 2018 when he and his brother were shot by an unknown assailant. Grazed in the leg, he threw his brother over his shoulder, carried him to his landscaping truck and sped him to Boston Medical Center.
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Puerto Rican parade
Puerto Ricans from the Greater Boston area marched in the annual Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts parade Sunday. The parade started in Copley Square and ended at City Hall Plaza..
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Puerto Rican protests lead to gov’s resignation
In the months leading up to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, David Ortiz had helped plan and participated in numerous rallies protesting the New Progressive Party’s handling of the disaster relief aid the island received in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
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Coalition endorses council candidates
The coalition’s questionnaire included 11 questions on housing, four on environmental justice, six on economic justice and others gauging candidates’ positions on issues including the city’s BuildBPS school building plans, the re-establishment of an elected.
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Dorchester teens learn how to surf
On a foggy New Hampshire beach, a group of about two dozen Cape Verdean teenagers gleefully struggle to balance atop surf boards. For many, it is their first time trying the water sport. They laugh and yelp while paddling toward the horizon. Then, when they reach waist-deep depth, an instructor guides them into position.
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Tremont Crossing project to begin site preparation
If all goes according to plan, fencing will go up next month around Parcel 3 in Lower Roxbury, the old Whittier Street Health Center will come down and contaminated soil will be excavated and trucked away from the largest vacant parcel of land in Roxbury.
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A threat to American democracy
The most important task of the nation’s president is to be an effective commander-in-chief. When Hillary Clinton ran for office to become America’s first woman president, misogynistic critics mistakenly asserted that her gender prevented her from being effective in that role.
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For Puerto Rico: statehood or independence?
The future political status of Puerto Rico will be independence or statehood. That is inevitable because of the nonviolent “people power” protests spurred on by the release of 800 pages of confidential chats between aides to Governor Ricardo Rosselló.
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ROVING CAMERA
Besides education and housing, the roads are terrible. There are too many potholes. And there should be more publicity about the resources available in the city’s neighborhoods..
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IN THE NEWS
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has appointed Talia Rivera director of the city’s violence prevention and intervention program, formerly known as the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Streetworker Program.
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Activists press Rep. Lynch on immigration
Activists made simultaneous visits to the Boston, Quincy and Brockton offices of U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch time on July 25 to demand that the congressman support the closure of juvenile-migrant-detention facilities along the United States-Mexico border..
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Bike brigade
Cyclists display tricked out bikes during the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts parade..
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Mayor boosts Boston business districts
Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently presented Main Street Awards as part of the annual “Mayor on Main” trolley tour, a three-day tour of Boston Main Streets districts to recognize the achievements of Boston’s small businesses. This year’s tour took place on July 22, 29 and 30.
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Sunday scatting
Former Cambridge City Councilor Larry Ward and Ron Savage, all-star drummer and dean of the professional performance division at Berklee College of Music, created the festival in 2014. That year, 2,500 people attended, despite rain throughout the day.
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GRAVES AND GHOSTS
he first punch of Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe’s piece “Liminal” at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum comes from its sheer scale. The 20-foot tall screen dominates the Henry and Louis Foster Gallery and stands solo in the middle of the otherwise empty room.
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Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary shine in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
With an all-star cast featuring Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard and James Earl Jones, it’s no wonder Disney’s remake of “The Lion King” has been one of this year’s highly anticipated films.
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