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We entered the workforce, married, and had children. And now, after nearly two decades, the White House has decided to force us out.
Two days before New Year’s Eve, the company’s 12 staffers woke up unemployed. Still, in hope of reinventing their venture somewhere else, Andrew and Greta are taking everything with them
“Who’s paying for this, and who’s owning the property after it’s paid for?” he asked. “If we’re going to put millions of dollars into this property, we have to have some say in what goes on with it.”
"What is really critical is that community members have a voice in shaping the direction of what gets developed in our underdeveloped areas of Somerville."
“There were only 1,069 votes separating Joe and me,” said Walles, whose take amounted to about 37% of the ballots. “I said, if I got more than 30%, I’m good.”
At the event, many of the candidates—whether running for reelection or seeking a seat for the first time—stressed the importance of fighting for more affordable housing, as well as more and better public transportation, and of continuing to build a progressive movement that addresses economic and social injustice.
A growing body of research suggests that, in and around traffic, what you can’t see may be killing you