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Our arts infrastructure needs more support

Our arts infrastructure needs more support

Jul 20
It's summer, and that means locals and tourists alike are flocking to arts and cultural events across Massachusetts. As they do so, they'll be in and out of performance venues and other spaces in need of updates to their physical space.

Imagine Boston, Imagine South End

By Mayor Marty Walsh | May 2
Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years.

Rising tide of opportunity still leaves Black workers behind

Rising tide of opportunity still leaves Black workers behind

By Suzanne Kenney | Mar 2
The need for workers has meant that people who've previously struggled to gain a foothold in the working world are getting hired. But a tight labor market alone is not enough to dismantle the systems in place that have long held Black workers behind.

Using art to ensure that culture endures

Using art to ensure that culture endures

Feb 21
Communities including Chinatown are increasingly seeing the value of designing and using public spaces to reflect the lives of their residents, express shared values and history, and strengthen the bonds between the people who use those spaces.

Tech sector and legal community create digital resources to meet civil legal needs

Tech sector and legal community create digital resources to meet civil legal needs

By Lonnie Powers | Jan 13
We rely on mobile apps and computer software to manage our health, pay bills, find the college of our dreams and do our taxes. So how about do-it-yourself legal aid? Fortunately, there's an app for that, too-in fact, there are many.

How civil legal aid assists older adults

How civil legal aid assists older adults

By Lonnie Powers | Dec 3
The graying of the U.S population affects all areas of our society-from the economy and the labor force to our health care system and federal safety net programs like Medicare and Social Security

How We're Recognizing Recovery Month

By Mayor Marty Walsh | Sep 20
I wouldn't be where I am today without the recovery community-and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me.

ABCD Urges Legislatures to Help Homeless Families with Safer Access to Emergency Shelters

By . . | Sep 14
Action for Boston Community Development advocates for low-income residents and families struggling to overcome poverty.

A renewed focus on arts education

A renewed focus on arts education

Sep 9
The 2017-18 school year marks the first time the district will be operating under new state education guidelines written in response to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The law broadens student access to "a well-rounded education."

Public-private partnerships for ending poverty

Public-private partnerships for ending poverty

By Suzanne Kenney | Jul 13
The potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in something unexpected: a big boost in popularity for the government program. Few Americans, it turns out, think it makes sense to cut programs that protect the most vulnerable among us.

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