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Apartment Unit For Rent (2 Floors of Living Space 1,400 sq ft) $1,000 per Room in Roxbury Near Dudley Square
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This beautifully renovated apartment is in the historic district of Roxbury, a borough of Boston, near Mission and Fort Hills, just outside Dudley and also near transportation and the South Bay Center is great for three friends to share.
It features 2 separate levels of living, full eat-in kitchen with butlers pantry, new cabinets and counters, and stainless steel appliances. Original pine floors throughout, 12′ ceilings, tall bay windows and 2 skylights that bring in lots of natural sunlight. 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms- all with great closet/ storage space.
Large living room with separate area for an office is great for relaxing and entertaining. Lots of original period details.
Laundromat is 3 blocks away and easy street parking if you have a car. Forced hot air heating is not included. Close to Dudley Square Library, hospitals, Interstate 93, and everything the South End and all of Boston have to offer.
Applicants will be screened for credit, references, and rental history (need a co-signer if no history of rental).
“Race in Boston” Town Hall
July 19, 2016
In a letter sent today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice called on Mayor Martin Walsh to take proactive steps to diversify the Boston Police Department (BPD) and to implement meaningful implicit bias training for all officers.
Recent polls confirm that tension and distrust exist between law enforcement and communities of color in Boston. A fundamental problem is the lack of diversity in BPD. Simply put, Boston is becoming increasingly diverse, but BPD is not.
Drawing on data that we secured through a public records lawsuit we recently filed against BPD, our letter shows that while Boston has become a majority-minority city, the police force is still approximately 65% White. The lack of diversity in BPD’s supervisory ranks is even more stark: less than one-fifth of supervisory officers are Black, Latino, or Asian.
With each passing year, BPD is looking less and less like the community that it serves. In the face of these numbers, city officials profess that their hands are tied. Last week, at a town hall on race, Boston’s Chief of Economic Development defended BPD arguing that the City could not do more because of vague and unspecified “barriers.”
In our letter, we set the record straight: some of the greatest barriers are created directly by the City. In fact, the City and BPD are aggressively fighting efforts to diversify the police force.
We call on Mayor Walsh to take proactive steps to improve diversity in BPD.
We also call on BPD to conduct ongoing implicit bias training for its officers.
Boston is just one incident away from becoming another Ferguson or Baton Rouge. We can avoid this if the City and BPD work closely with communities of color.
Our letter to Mayor Walsh is available here: http://lawyerscom.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Walsh-Letter-re-BPD-Final.pdf
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Tayla Andre says come out for a good time with David Banner at Strand Theater on July 23rd.
[ get tickets here ] — Tayla, the Social Media Director of the CHICA Project, created the “Wake Up With Tayla Andre” radio show being broadcast and distributed by the Big City 101.3 FM Boston terrestrial radio station.
A loyal growing audience is attracted to Tayla’s inspirational, thought provoking points of view. Callers dial into show for a conversation about things. She focuses on issues affecting people in urban communities and abroad.
The Tayla Andre presents We are Not Our Past with David Banner Strand Theatre event will offer unorthodox conversations leading to universal consciousness.
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Written by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice& Fair Work, P.C. Rcvd 6/20/16
African-American Police Officers File Lawsuit Against Brookline Allege Hostile Work Environment, Racial Slurs.
Two African-American police officers filed a lawsuit today against the Town of Brookline in Massachusetts Superior Court, alleging racial discrimination in employment.
In their complaint, Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun cite a range of conduct that they say has created a hostile work environment at the Brookline Police Department, including racial slurs by fellow officers, differential treatment based on race, and a refusal of town officials to adequately investigate their charges of racial discrimination.
“Officer Zerai-Misgun and I have together given over 20 years of service to the Town of Brookline,” said Officer Pilot. “We have raised issues of racially discriminatory treatment to town officials on many occasions, but nothing has been done to remedy the situation. We are now seeking outside intervention to help bring about change.”
The officers are represented in their complaint by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and by Fair Work, P.C.
In February 2016, they filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and today removed the case to court.
Officer Zerai-Misgun stated:
“There is a culture at Brookline Police Department, which is reinforced by the Chief and other town officials, that employees should not complain about racial discrimination; that when such complaints are made, they are swept under the rug; and that individuals who complain about racial discrimination are ostracized and subjected to retaliation.”
He noted that town officials have failed to act on the officers’ charges of discrimination even though the town’s own Commission for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations has found that there is a “culture of institutional racism.”
Brookline residents have also turned out in large numbers to public hearings to demand that town officials address the problem.
Among other incidents, the officers allege:
A sergeant told Officer Pilot to “do some n***** jumping jacks” for him.
A lieutenant, upon seeing Officer Zerai-Misgun in an unmarked police cruiser, stated in front of several other officers: “What the f***? Who would put a black man behind one of those?”
An officer stated to Officer Zerai-Misgun, “I can’t believe a black guy without a college degree scored higher than me on the exam.”
Other officers referred to Officer Zerai-Misgun as an “FI” when he was in plainclothes, which stands for “Field Interview” or “Field Investigation” and means a suspicious individual who should be stopped and questioned.
Another officer stated to Officer Zerai-Misgun: “I almost ran you over – I can’t see you when it’s dark unless your eyes are open.”
Hillary Schwab of Fair Work, P.C., one of the attorneys for the officers, noted that the work environment in a police department is particularly critical.
“Officers frequently depend on other officers for back-up, including in dangerous situations. Officers carry firearms, and the potential for danger is a constant part of the job. Conduct by colleagues and superior officers that shows a lack of respect, particularly when it is racially discriminatory, is therefore not only offensive but fosters a work environment that is unsafe.”
She added that an investigator retained by the Town to investigate the Department’s racial climate recently confirmed a culture in which racial remarks are made; that some senior officers are perceived to have “crossed the line and used the N-word”; that “there may be some senior officers who went beyond [racial] bantering”; and that minority officers reported the existence of an “Old Boy Irish Network” that encouraged nepotism.
Oren Sellstrom, Litigation Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, another of the attorneys representing the officers, added that “the lack of diversity in the Brookline police force only exacerbates the problem.”
He noted that of the approximately 130 police officers employed by the town, only approximately 6 are African-American, and all of the supervisory officers are white.
He added that recent statistics also show that Brookline police are ten times more likely to stop African-American individuals compared to their representation in the Brookline population.
The complaint filed today asks for damages for the two officers as well as for injunctive relief ordering the town to take affirmative steps to remedy the hostile work environment.
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There seems to be more apartments under construction than they really are when you look around and see bulldozers clearing ground.
Two hundred and thirty one new approvals is not a lot of units.
In Roxbury, many homeowners are getting their doors knocked on by real estate dealmakers wanting to buy the classic homes they have.
Some will remain single families while others will go the way of the condo when converted.
Careful about those soaring home prices. Wall Street rumors suggests that there could come another housing crash where jobs become scarce and the home values slide.
This would be regrettable if it where to happen, A lot of buyers are a waiting for real estate prices to drop.
Boston leadership positions the city as one of the hottest investor markets in the country. Labeled the #3 most active construction market in the United States, Boston has no plan to slow down as people move back to the city.
Alarms have sounded. The area needs 57,000 new workforce housing units says the MAPC. See how thuse 232 approved in April stacks up against that number.
Builders in Ashmont put down the Ashmont Tire service center to build a bunch of new living spaces.
Harvard University took over land in Allston to build. New apartments are soon to come online in the Forest Hills Jamaica Plain section and on Canal street near TD Noryh Garden
Affordable Apartment rental prices are list at $1,050 ish for 1BR. They are labeled affordable or income- restricted because they rent for far below the area market rate to individuals whose income begins at $35,000 a year but does not exceed s certain maximum, when incomes fr all persons living in the unit are considered.
Construction approvals were gstped on developer proposals when the BRA board met in i
/ KickBack Boston was founded by two visionary, creative and passionate Bostonians, with one main mission – bringing together like-minded individuals who are tired of the same-old routine nightclub environment with long lines, overzealous VIP crowds and the monotonous Top-40 Serato-filled play lists.
But instead, The KickBack cultivates an organic and unpretentious space where a gathering of chill millennials can eat, socialize, take back a few drinks and vibe-out to a diverse rotation of live DJs.
The KickBack Boston events are hosted on a Wednesday evening in premier and emerging locales throughout the city of Boston.
The KickBack is only a 3hr event from 8p-11pm, and the agenda follows as such: 8pm – Party Starts // 9pm-10pm – People’s Choice // 10pm-11pm – DJ Set // 11pm – Party Done. Our People’s Choice segment is a list of songs our guest request to hear when they RSVP to The KickBack.
The DJ sets the backdrop and creates a mix blend with the selected songs. The choice to request a song closes 7 days prior to the event date which gives the DJ ampule time to curator a vibrant mix.
The first installment of KickBack parties was held on December 23rd, 2015 at Harborside Lounge. The event attracted roughly 220 local Bostonian professionals in various industries including, but not limited to – fashion, music, media, and art.
Since then we hosted our second installment at Vintage Lounge on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (8p-11p) which was also well attended with 150 guests.
This 2nd installment was our first themed event titled #gotthefeels RnB KickBack edition. We held our 3rd installment on April 20, 2016 and had another solid turnout of 170 in attendance at Ultra Lounge at Ascend Boston.
Here’s a quick rundown of how DJ’s are picked… our guest DJ’s are hand selected by the KickBack Boston founders. We carefully scour the city, and region to seek out emerging talented curators of sounds from electronic Hip Hop to alternative, contemporary hipster R&B vibes.
All events are open format except for our themed editions. For our launch we had Collective Boston’s DJ Yvng Pavl share his vibes with us and our second installment was emerging female DJ Guru Sanaal from Knights of The Round-tables. We hosted our most recent KickBack with Michael Christmas’ DJ, DJ Fresco and DJ Normz of SuperSmash Broz.
On June 22nd KickBack returns back to Ultra Lounge at Ascend Boston to host our 4th KickBack with DJ Real Politikz.
KickBack Boston is anticipating roughly 150-200 patrons to attend. Please share this event with all like-minded individuals who are interested. We really want to build relationships early on with tastemakers to grow the KickBack vibe. We thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.
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