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City Council President Wu Authors Resolution in Support of Chinese American WWII Veterans

BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2017, – This week the Boston City Council adopted a resolution authored by President Michelle Wu which calls on the U.S. Congress to pass H.R. 2358 / S.1050 The Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act. At a time when the total Chinese American population in the U.S. and Hawaii was approximately 120,000 people, 20,000 Chinese Americans enlisted in the armed services. Almost half of those who served were not American citizens due to the limitations of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

President Wu thanks volunteers of her reelection campaign.
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MA AG Healey Launches Investigation into Equifax Data Breach

Boston, Sept. 8, 2017, — Following reports of a major data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. compromising the personal information of hundreds of millions of consumers nationwide and nearly three million in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey today launched an investigation into the breach and urged consumers to take immediate steps to protect their information against identity theft.

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Rachel Skerritt Named Headmaster of Boston Latin School

Boston, March 23, 2017 – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School’s 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history.

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Inauguration Speech by President Trump

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.

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MA Ranked First in Nation by National Education Publication

Education Week’s Annual Quality Counts Report Also Names Commonwealth First in K-12 Achievement and First on the Publication’s Chance for Success Index

Boston, Jan. 4, 2017,  — Today, the national publication Education Week released the 21st edition of its annual Quality Counts report on state education systems and for the third year in a row listed Massachusetts first in the nation in overall quality. The Commonwealth was also top in the nation on two of the indices that went into the overall ranking: K-12 achievement and the publication’s Chance for Success Index, which considers outcomes from early childhood through adulthood.

Mass. ESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester (file photo).
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Last Press Conference by China’s Foreign Ministry of 2016 Focuses on Syria, US-Russia-China Relations

(The following is transcript of China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s regular press conference in Beijing on December 30, 2016)

Q: According to media reports, the Syrian government and the opposition signed three documents yesterday, namely a nationwide ceasefire deal, a list of control mechanisms to ensure the ceasefire and a statement to begin peace talks. The Syrian military declared that the ceasefire will be officially starting from the zero hour of December 30 local time. What is China’s comment?

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Season’s Greetings from the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement!

Dec. 23, 2016

On behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, we would like to wish everyone a holiday season filled with joy and peace. This has been a difficult year for our communities and we are committed as a Department and as a City Government to continue to protect, support, and engage our immigrant residents. Boston’s past and future are inextricably linked to the immigrants that come, generation after generation, to fulfill their dreams and make our city thrive.

Mayor Walsh and director Alejandra St. Guillen presented the “We Are Boston Leadership Award” to Cruz Companies CEO John Cruz, III (middle).
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Mayor Walsh Issues Tips Ahead of Arctic Cold Blast

Boston, Dec. 15, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a set of tips and guidelines in advance of this week’s forecast of bitterly cold weather. Forecasters are predicting an Arctic plunge on Thursday night into Friday, with wind chills reaching 16 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch, as wind gusts will be strongest between 6 p.m. Thursday night to 4 a.m. Friday morning, reaching up to 60 miles per hour. Low temperatures on Thursday night will be three degrees. With the wind chill, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes.
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Thank-you Letter to 2016 We Are Boston Gala Supporters

Thank you to all our supporters for making We Are Boston 2016 a great success!

A special thank-you to our co-chairs, Rob DeMartini, Steve Melia and Micho Spring for leading the amazing WAB committee – Mark Bettencourt, Sherry Dong, Atsuko Toko Fish, Rita German, Lucas Guerra, Cynthia Izzo, Robert Lewis, Jr., Sam Mazzarelli, Robert L. Reynolds, Bob Rivers, James E. Rooney and Brad Ulrich. We are so grateful to all of you!
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Mayor Walsh(right) and Director St. Guillen hand out award at the Gala.
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Boston’s New 25 MPH Default Speed Limit Effective Jan. 9, 2017

Boston, Nov. 30, 2016, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the default speed limit on City of Boston streets will be reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph effective January 9, 2017. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Mayor, Boston City Council, Governor Baker, MassDOT and Massachusetts State Legislature this change will improve roadway safety for people walking, driving, and bicycling on city streets. State owned roadways located in the City of Boston will not be affected by this new law. Visit boston.gov/25mph to learn how to show your support and get engaged.
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Mayor Walsh: On-street Testing of Autonomous Vehicles to Begin in Boston

BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics today announced the City of Boston will partner with nuTonomy to begin testing autonomous, or self-driving, cars in Boston by the end of 2016. nuTonomy, a leading developer of autonomous vehicles, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that will authorize nuTonomy to begin testing its growing fleet of self-driving cars on public roads in Boston, once their application is approved. Last month, Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker simultaneously issued Executive Orders directing the development of an on-street testing process. The City of Boston will be able to carefully monitor the effects of autonomous vehicles, and further identify how autonomous vehicles will further the safety, access and sustainability goals of Boston’s transportation plan, Go Boston 2030 through this first partnership.
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A nuTonomy vehicle in front of Boston Public Library
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