Parents flood School Committee meeting, urge rollback of start time change

Originally published on Dec. 14, 2017 in the Bay State Banner.  By Karen Morales Elementary school parents flooded last night’s School Committee meeting, speaking against next year’s 7:15 a.m. start time and 1:15 p.m. end time for many elementary schools. Dozens of parents urged the School Committee to scrap the planned changes during the public… Read More Parents flood School Committee meeting, urge rollback of start time change

IBA looks back at 50 years of community achievements

Originally published on Nov. 29, 2017 in the Bay State Banner.  By Karen Morales For the past half-century, the community development corporation Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción has helped the Puerto Rican and Latino communities persevere and thrive in the South End. August 28, 2018 will mark IBA’s 50th year of working towards displacement prevention, anti-gentrification,… Read More IBA looks back at 50 years of community achievements

UMass staff suffer consequences of school budget deficit

Originally published on Nov. 22, 2017 in the Bay State Banner  By Karen Morales Staff union leaders at UMass Boston are preparing to challenge the school’s administration and board of trustees after dozens of employees were laid off as a way to address a budget deficit. Ongoing campus construction and renovations have contributed to UMass… Read More UMass staff suffer consequences of school budget deficit

A call for automatic voter registration

Originally published on Nov. 15, 2017 in the Bay State Banner. By Karen Morales Activists from the Election Modernization Coalition, a legislative advocacy group, are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to adopt automatic voter registration, a streamlined process for eligible voters in local and national elections. The coalition is led by Common Cause Massachusetts, the League of… Read More A call for automatic voter registration