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People are listening. Now’s the time to ‘Save Black Lives’

People are listening. Now’s the time to ‘Save Black Lives’

As a girl growing up in Roxbury and Dorchester, I never aspired to represent my community at the State House. Politicians didn’t look like me. They didn’t come from where I came from, and they sure as heck didn’t seem to put the needs of my family front and center. I’ve spent my whole life here in Boston and I know what it’s like to feel at odds with the police. I know the sting of racism and I’ve seen how violence – at the hands of gangs, criminals, and the police – can break down families...

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Miranda talks of family, Cape Verdean issues in first House speech

Miranda talks of family, Cape Verdean issues in first House speech

State Rep. Liz Miranda, representing the Fifth Suffolk district, delivered her "maiden" speech in the House chamber last month. Photos courtesy Rep. Miranda's office In her first speech to the House chamber on Beacon Hill last month, state Rep. Liz Miranda, representing Roxbury and Dorchester in the Fifth Suffolk district, focused on urging her fellow representatives to fund a Cabo Verdean Cultural Center. Miranda, the co-chair of the Cabo Verdean Cultural Center Feasibility Commission,...

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Fear of COVID-19 is causing a shortage of poll workers. Young people can help

Fear of COVID-19 is causing a shortage of poll workers. Young people can help

Even in this age of the coronavirus, when many are expected to vote by mail, some citizens will still prefer the public ritual of casting their ballot at their local polling station. “For a lot of elders and immigrants, the idea of democracy, the idea of a ballot they can fill out in person, is very near and dear to them,” said state Representative Liz Miranda, whose district includes parts of Roxbury and Dorchester. “I anticipate that while we’ll get some mail-in voters, I do believe people...

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Is Bay State ready for more climate refugees?

Is Bay State ready for more climate refugees?

Gloucester Times - Is Bay State ready for more climate refugees? BOSTON — After the deadly Category 5 Hurricane Maria forced Puerto Rican evacuees to settle elsewhere in the United States, the city of Boston supported 142 displaced households, enrolled 193 students in its school district, provided 1,000 winter coats, hats and gloves, and distributed 36 Thanksgiving and Christmas meals."With all of these efforts, there's more we can do and more that we could have done as communities across...

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Promoting Peace In Roxbury through sport and community

Promoting Peace In Roxbury through sport and community

After a spate of violence starting on the Fourth of July, hundreds gathered at Jeep JonesPark in Roxbury Sunday for the conclusion of a two-day basketball tournament topromote peace on city streets. State Representative Liz Miranda, who represents parts of Roxbury and Dorchester, is amember of Score 4 More, the nonprofit that organized the tournament, which drew about500 players. Among those who played in the tournament was Matthew Drayton, 14, of Roxbury“It brings a good crowd,” Drayton said....

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Liz Miranda leads new “Safe Communities Act”

Liz Miranda leads new “Safe Communities Act”

Dorchester resident and recently sworn-in State Representative for the 5th Suffolk District (Dorchester-Roxbury), Liz Miranda, has “taken a leap” in her first weeks as elected official to filed a bill for a renewed “Safe Communities Act” legislation in Massachusetts. Officialy titled “An Act to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents,” the bill was presented at the State House (bill HD.1520) by Miranda and the 12th Middlesex State Representative Ruth Balser, and at...

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