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  • MBTA may be planning more rail shutdowns
    The MBTA is planning to double the amount of shuttle bus service in the next five years at a cost of tens of millions of dollars, with the possibility of another complete rail line shutdown in the works — and a transit advocate thinks the Red Line could be next to be taken offline. The post MBTA may be planning... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • U.S. soccer thrives with international players
    South American-born soccer players Tab Ramos, Claudio Reyna, Marcelo Balboa and Fernando Clavijo played key roles for the United States in the 1990s and early 2000s World Cups. A wave of German-born players — Thomas Dooley, Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, John Brooks — progeny of American military fathers and German moms, also opted to play for Uncle Sam. The post... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Boston to weigh teenagers voting in local elections
    Boston City Council is set to weigh legislation that, if approved, would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections for mayor, City Council and city-specific ballot questions. The post Boston to weigh teenagers voting in local elections appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Why mass shootings won’t get tough gun control
    A clearly perturbed and perplexed President Biden demanded that Congress take action to toughen gun controls. Biden made the demand after yet another round of what has now become near ritual in America. That is mass shootings. The post Why mass shootings won’t get tough gun control appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Wu convenes task force on youth violence
    With rising incidents of juvenile crime, including a spate of youth-involved shootings and firearms arrests, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has announced the creation of a new city task force aimed at preventing youth violence and addressing the trauma of victimized individuals, families and communities. The post Wu convenes task force on youth violence appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Cirque du Soleil gets festive with first-ever holiday show
    Cirque du Soleil gets into the festive spirit this year with “’Twas the Night Before… ,” the company’s first-ever holiday show, playing at the Boch Center Wang Theatre through Dec. 11. The post Cirque du Soleil gets festive with first-ever holiday show appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31

The 19th News
  • The 19th Explains: Why baby formula is still hard to find months after the shortage
    It’s been nearly 10 months since the largest infant formula manufacturer in the country, Abbott Nutrition, recalled its popular Similac powder and two lines of specialized formula, shutting down one of its plants due to bacterial contamination. The shutdown, which came during a pandemic that exacerbated U.S. supply chain issues, quickly escalated into a national […] The post The 19th... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-12-01
  • Republicans doubled down on anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric in the midterms. It wasn’t a winning platform.
    The numbers say what headlines haven’t: Anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric carries little weight with voters, even if the talking points make a lot of noise. That’s one of the takeaways experts and advocates are reaching after a lukewarm showing by far-right Republicans during the midterms.  Anti-trans candidates fumbled in many elections, and those who succeeded may have […] The post Republicans doubled... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-11-30
  • Why Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day is marked November 30
    Native American women make 51 cents for every dollar earned by non-Latino White men in 2021. It would take almost a full additional year to catch up on earnings, but their Equal Pay Day is being observed on November 30, the last day of Native American Heritage Month. Historically, Native American women have never been […] The post Why Native... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-11-30
  • Working in extreme heat is risky for pregnant workers. Advocates say passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act could help.
    In Minnesota, a pregnant letter carrier said she had to use sick time to avoid working outside on hot days, draining her time off before her baby was even born. A Missouri retail worker quit her job after she said she was denied access to water, fearing that heat could impact her pregnancy.  These are […] The post Working in... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-11-28
  • With no child tax credit and inflation on the rise, families are slipping back into poverty
    A year ago, the expanded child tax credit ended. Between 2020 and 2021, the credit — which gave monthly payments of up to $300 per child — helped reduce child poverty by more than 40 percent. More than 36 million families received the credit in 2021, and the money helped push the child poverty rate […] The post With no... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-11-28

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