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Rep. Tram Nguyen announces new bill to crack down on hate crimes in Massachusetts

  TEWKSBURY — With a rise in reported hate crimes across both the country and Massachusetts in recent years, state...
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Hundreds gather at candlelight vigil in Cambridge to commemorate victims in Atlanta shooting

CAMBRIDGE — Local leaders and residents stood in front of Cambridge City Hall Sunday night to commemorate the victims killed during a shooting in...
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3 Framingham Residents Recognized at Black Excellence on Hill Program

FRAMINGHAM – David and Pam Griffin, nominated by Representatives Jack Patrick Lewis and Maria Robinson, and Regina Marshall, nominated by Senate...
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Rep. Brandy Fluker Oakley steps into new role

During her swearing-in ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse, Brandy Fluker Oakley said she was feeling elated to become a state representative,...
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State Rep. Nguyen Starts Year with 27 Bills

State Rep. Tram Nguyen, D-Andover, has been busy in the new year, filing 27 pieces of legislation by the Feb. 19 deadline on Beacon Hill. The 27...
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  • Feb 25, 2021
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‘Turning Point’: Women of Color Increasingly Leading Boston

BOSTON (AP) — For the better part of a century, the iconic image of a Boston mayor typically conjured up the figure of James Michael Curley — the...
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A Groundbreaking Black Woman in State and City Government, Doris Bunte Dies at 87

Doris Bunte arrived in Boston in 1953 with 98 cents to her name — and then a dime less after she bought a candy bar — before rising to become, for a...
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Lawmakers File Bill Addressing Disparities in Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

BOSTON — As COVID-19 cases reach the half a million mark in Massachusetts, racial and economic disparities in the state’s vaccine rollout are...
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Senate President Karen Spilka Unveils HERstory: Volume II

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Senate President Karen E. Spilka unveiled a photo exhibition in the Senate President’s suite in the State House...
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Black History Mural Drawn by Students to be Shown Wednesday at Framingham’s Memorial Building

FRAMINGHAM — Late last February, just before the pandemic took hold, a group of Framingham families met at the Pelham Learning Center at an event...
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