On Telegram.com: Business group calls for $50 billion transportation plan in Mass.
BOSTON – Lawmakers are preparing to debate new forms of transportation revenue and Gov. Charlie Baker often touts his administration’s record investment in the MBTA, but the status quo is nowhere near enough to meet the state’s growing transit needs, according to one business coalition.
On Boston City TV: 2020 Census Roxbury Counts (promo)
Mayor Martin Walsh joins the Madison Park Development Corporation to promote the community’s effort to facilitate a fair and accurate census count in the neighborhood of Roxbury.
On WGBH: Longtime Leader Of Roxbury Nonprofit Announces Departure
Jeanne Pinado can barely drive a mile from her office near Roxbury’s Dudley Square without passing a building whose construction or renovation she has overseen during her two decades directing the Madison Park Development Corporation.”And that’s another building we own,” Pinado said, pointing to a 43-unit apartment building on a recent driving tour of the organization’s real estate. Pinado easily spouted details and dates behind several other developments, including the Tropical Foods supermarket on Melnea Cass Boulevard, the Smith House apartments for the elderly on Shawmut Avenue and the Daily Table grocery store on Washington Street. Each was built or modernized on her watch.
In the Boston Herald: Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy lives on
On April 10, more than 200 are expected to attend the 14th anniversary of the Cape Verdean-Jewish seder (capeverdeanjewishseder.com) at Hibernian Hall. Seders that reach out to include other faiths and nationalities always remind me of the many important contributions made by the Jewish community in support of the civil rights movement. They were foot soldiers whether marching beside Dr. King, wielding influence, contributing funds to the effort or encouraging their young people to actively participate on the Freedom Rides to register black voters, walk picket lines and speak out against racism.