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Chinatown swimmer join Swim Across America for the 23rd annual Boston Harbor Swim, July 12

Chinatown – William Gunshenan of Boston’s Chinatown will swim in Boston Harbor alongside Olympic swimmers Janel Jorgensen McArdle, Alex Meyer, and Eric Wunderlich for the 23rd annual Swim Across America Boston Harbor Swim on Friday, July 12 to support pediatric cancer programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). “Swim Across America’s Boston Harbor Swim is such a wonderful day filled with incredible swimmers and volunteers. It is inspiring to see swimmers of all ages come together in the fight against cancer. Having the opportunity to do something you love and support a great cause is the best feeling,” said Kitty Tetreault, event director, Swim Across America Boston. The … Continue reading

Mayor Walsh announces Boston’s Complete Count Committee ahead of 2020 Census

BOSTON – Friday, June 14, 2019 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston’s Complete Count Committee, a group of cross-sector leaders that will work to ensure that all Boston residents are aware of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, know why it’s important, and are prepared to participate. Census day is April 1, 2020, starting the decennial count that determines everything from representation in Congress, to federal funds for schools, affordable housing, infrastructure and health care programs.   “We want to ensure all Bostonians are counted, because all Bostonians count,” said Mayor Walsh. “Members of our Complete … Continue reading

Warren releases new plan to level the playing field for entrepreneurs of color

Charlestown, MA – Today, Elizabeth Warren released a new plan to level the playing field for Black, Latinx, Native American, and other minority entrepreneurs. Elizabeth will create a Small Business Equity Fund with $7 billion, run by her new Department of Economic Development, to provide grants to entrepreneurs to help close the significant startup capital gap for entrepreneurs of color. She will also require states and cities administering money from the new Fund to partner with women- and minority-owned businesses to make investment decisions. The fund’s $7 billion in funding would be enough to ensure that if Black, Latinx, and Native American … Continue reading

Boston at-large candidate Julia Mejia calls on MBTA to fix transportation

Boston, MA – Candidate for Boston City Councilor At-Large, Julia Mejia, weighs in on the MBTA’s public transportation system.  She proposes financial subsidies to increase access to public transit, supports congestion pricing in Boston’s tolls and tunnels with higher rates during peak hours of traffic, as well as expanding T lines and bus routes into communities that do not yet have them. “I know getting around Boston can often feel like you’re stuck in the twilight zone – especially in light of the recent train derailments,” said Julia. “Transportation is a complicated issue. But I think we can often get lost focusing too much on the big … Continue reading

Boston Public Schools Headmaster Lindsa McIntyre named Massachusetts high school Principal of the Year

BOSTON — Thursday, June 13, 2019 — Dr. Lindsa McIntyre, headmaster of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, has been named the Bertram H. Holland High School Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association (MSAA). The MSAA annually recognizes principals and headmasters who exhibit exceptional instructional leadership while fostering safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environments. A graduate of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), McIntyre, or “Ms. Mac” as she’s known to students, began her teaching career at the Burke in 1985 and returned to assume the leadership position in 2009. “I am honored to receive the … Continue reading

Baker-Polito Administration designates new early college programs

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today awarded designation to early college programs at 13 high schools and eight public colleges across the Commonwealth that will enroll thousands of students next fall, giving them opportunities to study in college-level courses and earn credits before they graduate high school. Governor Baker and Education Secretary James Peyser made the announcement during an event at Bunker Hill Community College, organized to recognize the high schools and colleges that have launched programs designated by the state this school year. With the new awards, there are 35 high schools and 18 colleges in Massachusetts with designated early … Continue reading