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Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George calls for hearing regarding elder scamming

At-Large Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George is asking, what can the City of Boston do better to protect senior residents.  Today, Councilor Essaibi-George called for a hearing regarding elder scamming, hoping to bring to the forefront this issue that occurs more often than not.  Boston, a city that is expected to have approximately 125,000 residents aged 60 and above by the year 2030 according to the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan, has senior residents who have been victims of scamming and predatory sales techniques. Over the past year, home values in the City of Boston have increased by about 10.4% with … Continue reading

Asian Americans Advancing Justice stands up for affected communities at #NoMuslimBanEver rally in Washington, D.C. as courts continue to block Muslim ban 3.0

Washington, D.C.— On Wednesday, October 18th, hundreds of concerned American Muslims and their allies will come from all over the country to hold a major #NoMuslimBanEver rally and march in front of the White House, Trump International Hotel, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol headquarters, to protest the Trump administration’s discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and harm American Muslim communities across our country. The #NoMuslimBanEver rally is occurring on the heels U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii granting a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking the majority of the new Muslim Ban 3.0 yesterday, and today’s preliminary injunction by … Continue reading

Author & children’s advocate Jonathan Kozol endorses Tito Jackson for mayor

Boston, MA — Luminary author and children’s advocate Jonathan Kozol endorsed City Councilor Tito Jackson for Mayor today. In a heartfelt statement, Kozol called Tito Jackson “one of the most decent and most forceful and far-sighted civic leaders in our city’s often-troubled history.” Mr. Kozol is best known for his award-winning books Death at an Early Age (1967); Illiterate America (1986); Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America (1988); and Savage Inequalities(1991). “Tito Jackson is the mayor we need to bring together one of the most painfully divided cities in the nation. It can’t be done by promises and … Continue reading