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Conference examines race, transit US Transportation Sec. Foxx delivers keynote at conference By SANDRA LARSON

Hundreds of leaders in transportation from across the nation came together in Boston this week for the 44th Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) national meeting and training event held July 11–14. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx delivered a stirring keynote speech Monday morning, highlighting transportation’s wide-ranging importance, the negative impacts of past planning on some communities and the need to adopt a solid long-term federal transportation plan. Foxx, who was mayor of his native Charlotte, North Carolina before being tapped by President Obama in 2013 for the cabinet role, began on a personal note. As a child growing up in his grandparents’ house, he said, his view was dominated by two fences, behind which lay two interstate highways. “Ten years before I was born, [those highways] were neighborhoods,” Foxx said. “What I saw was an infrastructure system that boxed me in.” In a number of American cities,

20th-century road projects cut off black communities from opportunities in central business districts. This damage needs to be dealt with, Foxx said. “In this young century, we have the responsibility and obligation to turn the page on that history,” he said, “and to create a new vision of how transportation can connect communities and lift people up.” Foxx decried the current lack of congressional will to solidify a long-term plan, which has led to a series of short-term stopgap funding extensions. The Obama Administration’s proposed Grow America Act, a six-year plan to increase infrastructure investment, would increase transit funding by 70 percent and highway funding by 29 percent, he said. He urged attendees to contact their elected officials in support of the bill, which above all, he said, will bring needed certainty to the transportation sector. He touched on the need for safer streets, citing alarming statistics showing pedestrian death

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City Councilor Charles Yancey HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Mayor Martin Walsh cut the ceremonial ribbon on the Quincy Heights housing development.

HUD Secretary visits new Dorchester housing Castro attends opening of HUD-funded Quincy Heights By SANDRA LARSON

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro joined Mayor Martin Walsh on July 7 to celebrate the official ribbon-cutting for Quincy Heights, an affordable housing complex made possible in part by a $20.5 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant awarded in 2011. “Congratulations on getting this done,” said Castro, speaking under blazing midday sunshine on a sweltering day.

“The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, created by President Obama, is responsible for transforming what were once vacant lots, crumbling parks and storefronts and distressed housing into the vibrant new Quincy Corridor that you see today,” said Castro. “It has become one of our nation’s most important tools in the fight to ensure that no matter where a child is born, that child has the resources and strong foundation to succeed.” Boston was among the first cities to receive funding under the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, and is the first to bring a

residential project to completion. “Today we are able to add another first to Boston’s long and storied list. And we couldn’t have asked for a better partner on this journey,” continued Castro, praising the city of Boston for exemplary “collaboration, perseverance and leadership.” The residential project, located at Quincy and Magnolia Streets, includes the refurbishing of 80 units from the former Woodledge/Morrant Bay development along with new construction of 40

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Dominicans split over immigration Many defend D.R.’s planned deportations By YAWU MILLER

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Two weeks ago, prominent Haitian and Dominican activists and elected officials stood in front of the State House to protest the Dominican government’s denial of citizenship rights to descendants of Haitian migrants to the Caribbean nation. Last week, the scene in front of the Dominican consulate was markedly different as a predominantly Haitian group of protesters squared off against a smaller

group of Dominicans demonstrating in support of the Dominican government. That protest was perhaps the most visible sign of a rift within the Boston-area Dominican community over their government’s new immigration policy, which critics say will effectively render stateless more than 200,000 people born in the Dominican Republic. The conflict has played out on social media and in local Spanish language media. The July 8 edition of El Mundo features the Dominican Consul General

for New England, Carmen Milagros Almonte, alleging a Boston and New York-centered lobbying campaign against the Dominican government. On the same pages, television personality David Suazo slams award-winning novelist Junot Diaz for his criticism of the Dominican government, referring to him as “Judas Diaz, the Rat of Cambridge.” “He is engaged in a campaign of defamation against the Dominican Republic,” Suazo said in an interview with the Banner. “For that reason, I called him a rat.” Cambridge City Councilor

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Dot residents contemplate future of arts in neighborhood By YAWU MILLER

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http://www.bostoncreates.org/ The Dorchester residents packed into a classroom at the Vietnamese American Community Center represent a cross section of the city’s most diverse neighborhood: black, Latino, white and Asian, young and old, brainstorming ideas about how to best enhance the local arts scene. The musicians, visual artists and art lovers suggested cultural festivals in Ronan Park, more aggressive marketing for the Strand Theatre, more venues for live music. The idea-sharing session was part of the city’s Boston Creates initiative, a 15-month effort aimed at enhancing the city’s arts scene. “We want to develop a sustainable plan to make Boston a municipal arts leader,” said Joyce Linehan, chief of policy for the administration of Mayor Martin Walsh. “What that means will be borne out through the process.” The effort is headed by Julie Burros, the city’s chief of Arts and Culture. Burros, who was out

of town last week, was not available for an interview. The planning process entails meetings, like the one in Dorchester last week, in every Boston neighborhood that are designed to give Boston residents the opportunity to shape the city’s arts policy. Linehan says the impetus for the program grew out of conversations Walsh had with arts advocates while campaigning for mayor. Philanthropic organizations including the Barr Foundation approached mayoral candidates seeking support for a city-wide arts plan. Linehan herself was inspired by Summerthing, an initiative that brought public art and free concerts to the city’s neighborhoods during the administration of former Mayor Kevin White. “Summerthing got me,” she said. “That was my first exposure to the arts.” At the Vietnamese American

Cultural Center, many of the artsin-the-park concepts were similar to Summerthing programming. Other ideas, like changing zoning to facilitate more live music venues, reflect the modern reality of arts in Boston. “We don’t have enough venues that aren’t controlled by Live Nation,” said David Day, an artistic director at Arts Emerson. Another modern reality that Dorchester meeting participants discussed was gentrification. “There’s a shadow side to all

these artistic endeavors,” said Sean Wheeler. “When you look at Porch Fest in J.P., it’s packaged to sell Jamaica Plain as the next great neighborhood. We need a recognition the creating cultural assets can have an undesired effect.” Linehan said that as the city undergoes the development of the 53,000 units called for in the mayor’s housing plan, affordable housing, artist housing, studio spaces and venues can be incorporated into the plan. “Part of this process is going to be what we call culturall asset mapping,” she said. “There has never been a complete inventory of all the spaces that could be used for art in Boston. It’s really important that with anything

we’re building we’re looking at cultural spaces. ” In the past, church buildings, like the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center in the South End and cemeteries like the Forrest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain are used for public and performing art. The city is nearly half way through its neighborhood meetings, which will conclude in September. In October and November, city officials and contractors working on the project will analyze the responses they receive from the community conversations. By February, they will generate a draft cultural plan, which will be made available for community review. By June of next year, the plan will be completed.

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Civil rights activists calling for police dept. reforms By YAWU MILLER

A group of civil rights activists, elected officials and attorneys will soon call on Mayor Martin Walsh to settle longstanding discrimination complaints filed by black officers in the Boston Police Department, reform the system of exams used for hiring and promotion, and take affirmative steps to end police profiling. The group met last week at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers for a panel discussion on discrimination in the police department. Likely at the top of their list of demands are several longstanding discrimination cases filed by black and Latino officers that the group claims the Walsh administration ought to settle. The Smith case and Lopez case challenge the department’s use of a multiple choice test for promotions. The Jones case, which goes back 13 years, faults the department for firing black officers after a drug test proven to be flawed found traces of cocaine in their hair. In the Jones case, the state’s Superior Court and the federal 1st Circuit Court of appeals found in favor of the plaintiff. The Boston Police Department has appealed the federal ruling. But panelists last week suggested that the city’s continued defense on these cases will contribute to a continuing trend of declining numbers of black officers. “Walsh should be told he doesn’t have to wait for the courts,” said attorney Harold Lichten, a former attorney for the Boston Police Patrolman’s Union who now is representing black plaintiffs in the Smith and Jones cases. “He could settle these cases, and that’s what he should do.” Others calling for the resolution of the cases included at-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who argued that the department should use performance metrics for promotions, not a multiple choice test that measures rote memorization. “This is a very old issue, and the

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At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaks on a panel with MAMLEO President Larry Ellison, ACLU Massachusetts attorney Carlton Williams, NAACP Boston Branch President Michael Curry and Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Deputy Director Rasaan Hall. only way we can change it is with a new approach,” Pressley said. “It’s not based on their leadership skills,” said civil rights attorney Stephen Churchill. “It’s not based on their performance. Basically, you have to memorize and regurgitate knowledge.” Churchill noted that police departments in many major U.S. cities – and many Massachusetts towns – no longer use civil service tests for hiring or promotions. The Department’s command staff is the most diverse in its history, with people of color making up 48 percent when superintendents and deputy superintendents are included. But the number of people of color elevated to lieutenant and captain has been declining in recent years, as blacks and Latinos promoted in the 1980s and ’90s reach retirement age. ACLU attorney Carlton Williams said few other professions use standardized tests for promotions. “Nobody’s asking me how I scored on the bar exam to give me a promotion,” he said. “They want to know whether or not I’m winning cases.”

MAMLEO President Larry Ellison noted that the department repeatedly has promoted white officers over black officers with the same scores, despite the declining numbers of black and Latino lieutenants and captains. “We said to the commissioner, ‘If you’re concerned about diversity, it should be at the forefront

of your mind when you’re making promotions,’” he said.

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In addition to hiring and promotions, the panelists also focused on solutions to police abuse, particularly the widespread practice of stopping blacks, then questioning them

and frisking/and or searching them for contraband. Pressley suggested that the Walsh administration’s plans to revamp the city’s Civilian Ombudsman Oversight Panel should include plans to give the panel the power to initiate and conduct its own investigations and subpoena power, powers the current board does not have. Pressley said the panel should have sufficient resources to take on an increased caseload. Although data released by the police department last week showed that black and Latino officers are less likely to engage in stop-and-frisk tactics, ACLU attorney Carlton Williams argued that simply bringing on board more black and Latino officers would not substantially change the culture of the department. “When law firms hire black and Latino associates, do you see a change in the culture of the organization?” he said. “No.” “People who live in black and brown communities experience policing differently,” said Rasaan Hall, deputy director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. “Although Baltimore, Cleveland and Ferguson are far away, the same kindling that can spark an inferno is only a stone’s throw away when a black person is gunned down by police.”

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Trouncing Trump What does power look like? Well, now we know that it speaks Spanish. When reputed billionaire Donald Trump was imprudent enough to insult Mexican immigrants to the U.S., the business consequences were immediate and costly. Trump said Mexican immigrants “are bringing drugs. They are bringing crime. They’re rapists.” As an afterthought he concluded “some, I assume, are good people.” The list of repercussions for his diatribe is substantial. Univision has stated it will not broadcast the Miss America and Miss Universe pageants in which Trump is a major shareholder. NBCUniversal has also decided to cut ties with Trump. He has been fired as host of the Apprentice program. Macy’s, one of the nation’s largest department stores, is removing Trump brand clothing from its shelves. Most significantly of all, Trump’s indiscretion has fatally damaged his chance of being elected president. He will probably get a temporary bump in the polls from Republican radicals, and because of a crowded primary field. However, analysts already have concluded that Republican victory depends in part on the candidate getting a strong Latino vote.

Romney won only 27 percent of the Latino vote in 2012, down from the 44 percent for George Bush in 2004. It now is unlikely that Trump can attain even as much as Romney’s level of Latino support. This was not Trump’s first venture into hate mongering. In 2011 he was the leader of the “birther” movement to challenge Obama’s right to be president. Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution only a “natural born Citizen” is eligible to be president. In his effort to unseat Obama as an alleged immigrant, Trump resorted to language and tactics that violated the level of respect due a sitting president. And nothing happened. Trump did not have to suffer any repercussions. Apparently blacks are so accustomed to insult and abuse that they have become soft targets for racial attacks. The desirable trait of civility in blacks has morphed into the state of servility, a cultural characteristic not always respected by other Americans. The riposte to Trump’s remarks by the Hispanics was so effective, African Americans should now look beyond the tired strategies for protest that were developed in the civil rights era.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A little more conversation On July 10th, I watched with rapt attention as the confederate flag outside of South Carolina’s capitol building was taken down and I have never felt prouder of my country than in those few minutes. Taking down a symbol of such hatred was something that I never would have thought possible within my lifetime and it gave me hope that we, as a

country, are taking our first steps down a path to a better society. I am worried, however, that all of this will ultimately lead to nothing and only achieve the surface-level appeasement of removing the flag rather than a serious discussion on the underlying issues. We are primed for a conversation on race more than we have ever been. For the first time in recent memory we have people

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of all ages and races saying a clear, concise and unified message that racism has no place in today’s world. But where are the discussions of race or gun control? Where is the legislation being passed to address these issues? If we want true change we need to have these discussions before America’s goldfish-like ability to forget tragedy takes its hold. — Emmerich

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By LEE A. DANIELS

The Confederate battle flag flies over the grounds of the South Carolina state capital no more. Numerous analysts have rightly noted the stunning speed with which the public-sector and private-sector rationale for displaying the marker of white supremacy and a treasonous rebellion eroded. There’s no question that indicates a sizeable number of white Americans in the South—including many white elected officials—and elsewhere had already determined for themselves the flag doesn’t deserve public sanction. They were awaiting the moment when something would happen to clearly indicate the time to force the issue had come. The impassioned speeches of those South Carolina state legislators who called for the Confederate Flag’s removal bring to mind the powerful warning the novelist William Faulkner spoke in 1955 as the White South’s leadership was making perfectly clear its murderous intent to resist the fledgling civil rights movement. “We accept insult and contumely and the risk of violence because we will not sit quietly by...” Faulkner, a native Mississippian, began, referencing the threats made against those Southern whites who urged accepting blacks’ demands for equal rights. “We speak now against the day when our Southern people who will resist to the last these inevitable changes in social relations will, when they have been forced to accept what they at one time might have accepted with dignity and good will, say, ‘Why didn’t someone tell me this before? Tell us this in time?’” Governor Haley and all those who spoke for the flag’s removal were following Faulkner’s warning. They were speaking now against the day. But we should remember all the roots of last week’s action in South Carolina. Let us remember that it stands on a mountain of scholarly studies and popular histories that have rescued the truth about the Confederacy and its symbols and its documents from the poison pens and phony justifications of white-racist historians and propagandists. Let us remember that the demands to take down that flag began fifty-four years ago when South Carolina’s segregationist leaders raised it to underscore their “massive resistance” to treating black South Carolinians as equally as white South Carolinians. And, finally, let us also remember that it was directly “paid for” by nine black Americans and their families and their church, whose history of Christian forbearance and compassion embodies the simultaneously humane and defiant spirit of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s fervent anthems: “ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ‘round.” Faulkner spoke at a moment of high drama in the history of America, when the nation was both forced to and chose to try to live up to its Constitutional promise of tolerance and equality in spirit and in law. America stands at another such moment today. The difference is that today the struggle for America’s future is being waged on multiple fronts against those who think they can hold back the forward sweep of History, or who exercise a cowardly pragmatism and remain silent when they should speak up. Indeed, as if to deliberately underscore that reality, at nearly the very moment Democratic and Republican legislators in South Carolina were joining forces in their historic vote, a group of House Republicans in Congress were sneaking an amendment into a funding measure for the federal Department of the Interior to block the agency from banning Confederate memorabilia in national cemeteries. When Democrats furiously objected, House Speaker John Boehner, the Ohio Republican, abruptly halted consideration of the entire measure. Then he and the rest of the GOP bloc began running for cover. Although the pro-Confederate amendment was supposedly the work of “some southern members of the Republican Caucus,” neither Boehner nor others in the House leadership identified them. But, in one sense, it’s not necessary to identify that particular set of cowards. What is important is for each American to answer the declarative question Democratic Representative Al Green, of Texas, in words that echoed Faulkner’s, sternly told his House colleagues Americans in the future would ask: “Where did you stand when you had a chance to stand for righteousness? I stand against this symbol. I stand for the American flag. I stand for justice.”

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I think he is the embodiment of the American nightmare — a big, fat, greedy, prejudiced, ridiculous clown.

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I think he’s a tramp. A millionaire tramp. Anyone who listens to him has mental issues. He’s a fool.

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He’s not fit to be president. You can’t have a president who insults other countries. A president has to be respectful and diplomatic. Trump would be an embarrassment.

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YVES SALOMON-FERNANDEZ Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D., has been named Interim President of Massachusetts Bay Community College to succeed President John O’Donnell, who will retire this summer. At a specially convened meeting on July 8th, the board of trustees unanimously accepted President O’Donnell’s nomination to appoint Salomon-Fernandez, who currently serves as the College’s Vice President for Strategic Planning and Partnership Advancement and as the Executive Officer for MassBay’s Framingham campus, to the position. Pending approval from the Commissioner and the Board of Higher Education, Salomon-Fernandez will assume the new post on August 17. “Yves’s passion and commitment to MassBay’s mission are unparalleled,” said Tom Peisch, acting chair of the Board of Trustees. “Through her vision and leadership, Yves has strengthened our presence and engagement within

the community and introduced MassBay to key strategic partnerships. We look forward to continued innovation and growth under Yves’s leadership as MassBay begins its presidential search.” As the executive officer for the College’s Framingham campus, she currently provides day-today management on the College’s second-largest campus, which serves about 2,000 students at its Flagg Street location. In her role, she has provided vision and leadership for the College’s plans to bring a new $59 million campus to downtown Framingham, a move largely touted by local businesses, legislators, and residents as a boon to town’s economy. Most recently, she led the College’s 10-year accreditation and renewal process, collaborating with faculty and staff across academic divisions and administrative departments in the self-evaluation process. Salomon-Fernandez earned h e r P h . D. i n e d u c a t i o n a l

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NEWSBRIEFS ONLINE: FIND MORE NEWS AT BAYSTATEBANNER.COM IBA opens community space On July 8th at noon, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción celebrated the re-opening of several newly remodeled community spaces. Joined by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, funders, sponsors, residents and other officials, IBA celebrated the ribbon cutting of over 5,000 square feet of renovated space at 100 West Dedham Street. In these new spaces, IBA will continue to provide services for residents, youth, activities for elders, and technology classes in the South End area. The investment for this project is estimated to be over $2 million. This project is a great example of what IBA has already built and continues investing in its community to promote educational and recreational activities. “Projects like these keep our city vibrant, safe and our community empowered,” said Mayor Walsh during the inauguration ceremony. He

also recognized various residents who have been highly involved with the community and who have helped to spread spreading a positive impact throughout the neighborhood. He spoke about IBA’s influence in the city. “IBA has known the secret of a great city for a long time. It’s more than housing; it’s more than community. It’s also about quality education,” he added. He also spoke about Boston’s affordable housing plan. “The housing plan of 53 thousand units came up because we had organizations like yours [IBA] that were pushing the city for housing every single day … It didn’t come from me, it came from residents here in the villa, by making sure that we do our work every single day here in the city of Boston —and I want to thank you for that.” The renovation took one year, and these community spaces will host the following programs:

Resident Services, Youth Center, Technology Center, Community Room, Security Offices, and a Laundry Facility. These programs will promote the capacity building, quality affordable housing, and direct services that IBA has been providing since 1968. “We are excited about to reaffirm our organization’s values by bringing these community spaces to life”, shared Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, IBA’s CEO. “These spaces are energy-efficient as well as more functional and flexible for the growing demands of IBA’s programs; and of course, they are so beautiful!” added Calderón-Rosado. Residents and staff were engaged in the design process to make these spaces fit the needs of the community and IBA’s programs. The next phase of the renovations will include common areas on the residential floors above the renovated community spaces. This phase will start in

August and it is estimated to be completed in approximately nine months. After the special messages, CEO Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, along with Mayor Walsh and several board members, cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the renovated spaces. All those in attendance were invited to see inside the building spaces where a musical band composed of residents from Villa Victoria played lively traditional music as refreshments were served. Residents danced and socialized as they celebrated this new chapter in their community. IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción empowers individuals through education, workforce development and arts programs, and creates vibrant affordable housing communities. It generates income through individual and corporate donations, grants, and supporter fundraising events.

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continued from page 1 rates for African Americans and Latinos far higher than for whites. On a positive note, Foxx described an initiative to increase local hiring around transportation projects; internship programs that expose students to transportation fields; and projects his department is funding that will knit communities together, such as a bus rapid transit system in Richmond, Virginia that promises to raise dramatically the number of people with access to job-rich areas. Mayor Martin Walsh also spoke in the opening plenary session, emphasizing the role of cities in transportation policy and mentioning transportation’s critical role in Boston’s recently-launched citywide planning process. “Transportation is a field where you can see historic injustice written into the landscape,” Walsh said. “Our roads and rails, our sidewalks and cycle tracks are not just about moving people from point A to point B. They represent our values and priorities. They should be about upward mobility, and moving toward a more just and equitable society.” The mayor thanked COMTO for holding this year’s conference in Boston. “It’s a sign of progress when a major professional organization

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College students from around the U.S. participating in the Careers In Transportation for Youth summer internship program enjoyed a chance to talk with each other between sessions at this week’s COMTO conference in Boston. of people of color chooses our city,” he said. “It didn’t always happen, so your being here is symbolic.”

Moving forward

The 2015 conference theme was “Growing America: Embracing Innovation, Inspiring Leaders and Bridging Opportunities.” A thread running throughout was the need to develop a strong pipeline of next-generation transportation leaders. “There’s no such thing as focusing too much on our youth,” said Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in her

plenary session remarks. The conference kicked off with a daylong series of events at Harvard University on Saturday, including a high school student debate and a leadership symposium moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr. Former MBTA Chief Beverly Scott was at the leadership symposium, and spoke afterward to the Banner about the importance of lighting a fire among young people about transportation careers. “When you talk with young people about careers, many times they have very little picture of

the transportation industry as a whole,” Scott said. “We’re talking about a sector that represents one in seven jobs nationwide.” She mentioned a study in which the “good news” was that young people were not viewing transportation careers negatively, but the “bad news” was that most of them had no impression of the field at all. “I’m talking with young people at least once a week,” she said. “Children will tell you, ‘I want to be a doctor or a lawyer, I want to be a teacher’ — but how many people know they want to be a general

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See NEWS BRIEFS, page 19 manager of a transit agency? Young people need to be actively engaged in developing the future of transportation investments for their community. They need to be able to write the script for the world they’re inheriting.” Conference attendees included several dozen college students participating in COMTO’s Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY) summer internship program. The 10-week program places undergraduate students in public and private transit agencies, consulting firms and service providers. Claudia Aliff, a Tufts University student from Puerto Rico, is a CITY intern working this summer at the Federal Transportation Administration and the MBTA. An American Studies major with an eye on an urban planning career, Aliff said attending COMTO has crystallized her interest in transportation and inspired her toward leadership. “I’m interested in the interdisciplinary nature of urban planning and the need for foresight and critical thinking. Everything you decide is going to affect the lives of everyone in those communities,” she said. “I knew transportation was important, but it was never so palpable until I came here,” added Aliff, still bubbling with excitement after hearing Foxx’s keynote speech and meeting him in person. “Now I don’t think I could not do transportation.”

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Dennis Benzan, who sponsored a resolution condemning the Dominican Government’s planned deportations, said the divisions in the Dominican community are largely between first- and second-generation immigrants, with Dominicans born here generally opposed to the deportations. “The vast majority of U.S.-born Dominicans do not support the Dominican government,” Benzan said. Benzan and Diaz have been outspoken in their condemnation of the Dominican government. Diaz has called for a boycott of the island, but Benzan has stopped short of doing so, maintaining that it would hurt the lowest-wage workers there.

Constitutional changes

The current crisis began in 2013, when the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court issued a ruling retroactively denying citizenship to people born there to Haitian immigrants after 1929. Although the Dominican Republic, like the United States, offers citizenship to anyone born on Dominican soil, the country’s constitution has long maintained an exception for a category of immigrants termed “persons in transit,” which includes diplomats, and now with the court ruling, Haitians. For decades, Haitians have been crossing from the side of the island occupied by their country into the Dominican Republic to work, mostly in the agricultural sector. Haiti has the poorest economy in the Americas, while the Dominican Republic has the strongest economy in the Caribbean. The Dominican government set a June 17 deadline for immigrants to establish their citizenship. Those unable to do so are now facing deportation. The Dominican government estimates that 240,000 migrant workers initiated the process of registering, but only 9,000 were able to provide documentation of legal residency. The challenge could be equally difficult for Dominican-born Haitian descendants, many of whom were born in rural areas where births are not always recorded. More than 2,000 Dominican soldiers were deployed to assist with deportations, and human rights observers fear that Haitian descendants and other darkskinned Dominicans could be rounded up and sent to Haiti, a country where they do not speak the language and have no known relatives. So far, the Dominican government estimates that 17,000 Haitian immigrants have voluntarily left the country. With Haiti still recovering from a powerful 2010 earthquake, it’s unlikely the country will have the capacity to house and feed the migrants, leading activists to warn of an impending humanitarian crisis. While activists have been

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outspoken in their denunciation of the Dominican government, the international community remains largely silent. Suazo says no other countries are willing to do for Haiti what the Dominican Republic has done, absorbing tens of thousands of migrants. “Right now 15 percent of what the Dominican government spends on medical care goes to the Haitian population in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “People should be saying more positive things about the Dominican Republic.” Suazo and other defenders of the Dominican government point to the United States, which has deported more than two million immigrants during the sixand-a-half years of the Obama administration.

A history of conflict

Haiti and the Dominican Republic both occupy the island of Hispanola, which was invaded by Christopher Columbus in 1492. After its indigenous population was slaughtered, the Spanish began importing African slaves to work in the island’s agricultural sector. During Haiti’s war of independence, Toussaint L’Overture invaded Santo Domingo on the Dominican side of the island to secure the port. The Haitian forces left Santo Domingo in 1805, but returned in 1822 for an occupation that lasted 22 years. That occupation rankled the Dominican elite, many of whom lost positions of authority to the Haitians, whom they considered inferior due to their dark skin. That history of invasion sowed the seeds of Dominican resentment. That resentment boiled over in 1937, when Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the slaughter of more than 10,000 Haitian immigrants. Trujillo openly supported Adolph Hitler’s white supremacist views and defended the massacre as a means of whitening the Dominican population. His anti-Haitian rhetoric has been codified in a Dominican school of thought called antihaitianismo. Joaquin Balaguer, who succeeded Trujillo

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While many see the current push to deport as an extension of the country’s racist past, Almonte, the Dominican ambassador, vehemently denied racism was behind the planned deportation of Haitian immigrants, noting that they are treated in Dominican hospitals, educated in Dominican schools without prejudice and compete in the Dominican labor market. Yet as the country prepares to deport the Haitian migrants, episodes of anti-Haitian mob violence, posted on social media, suggest the hostility of decades past is alive and well. In February, a Haitian teenager was beaten and hanged in a public square in Santiago. “It’s pure racism,” says Gloribel Mota, who heads the nonprofit Neighbors United for a Better East Boston. “You can see the integration of racist ideology in today’s events. There’s no massacre, but there’s this clear distinction between what is Dominican and what is Haitian.” Mota, who grew up in the United States, said she has long been disturbed by the racial attitudes she has seen in the Dominican Republic, where her father still lives. “In the Dominican Republic, the lighter you are, the more desirable you are,” she said. “It’s based on the same ideology that slavery was based on here.” Benzan says he has had firsthand experiences of that color discrimination. In a 2005 trip to the Dominican Republic, he, Junot Diaz and Boston restaurateur Hector Piña visited a night club. While Piña was allowed in the club, Diaz and Benzan were denied admittance by a bouncer to told them they were too darkskinned to enter. “I’ve been the victim of discrimination in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “That’s me. Imagine what the Haitians have to put up with.”

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GRAND OPENING OF THE WHITTIER WELLNESS & FITNESS CLUB AND 2015 MEN’S HEALTH SUMMIT – “A Healthier You: Mind, Body, and Spirit” – Saturday, June 27, 2015 Whittier Street Health Center’s annual Men’s Health Summit was a great success. This year was especially wonderful as we celebrated the Grand Opening of the Whittier Wellness and Fitness Club, a brand new, Premier Health and Wellness Facility The Fitness Club will be open to Whittier patients, health center employees, and community residents. It will offer specialized programs and classes for members, including aerobics, yoga, acupuncture, Life Coaching, and more. In Massachusetts, 16% of adult men didn’t have a doctor in 2011-2013. And among those men, 35% were Hispanic, 21% were Asian or Pacific Islanders, and 17% were black. Meanwhile, among the men in the state who reported poor mental health, 32% were black and 30% were Hispanic. But 33% were white, which means that mental health is a grave issue that affects all men, regardless of background or ethnicity. In recognition of that fact, this year’s Summit theme is “A Healthier You: Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

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Success in the startup world takes savvy business planning, hard work and a bit of luck. But Fittus founder Joel Edwards took to heart a lesson he learned early while studying business at Suffolk University — that you need a passion for what you are doing to start a company — and launched an enterprise that combined his interest in exercising and working out with his desire to be an entrepreneur. Fittus is developing a mobile app that helps gym members find workout partners based on their preferred exercise goals and routines as well as gym or class schedules. The app also is designed to help personal trainers and gym owners create and manage relationships with members. The 31-year-old Edwards draws on his passion for what he is doing as he goes through the struggles that most entrepreneurs face in the early stages of a startup, which include

working other jobs to keep things going, late nights and early mornings, and constantly scrambling to take advantage of any opportunity that could get his fledgling company over the initial hurdles. While Edwards feels strongly that what Fittus offers is something users need and want, he is bolstered by the knowledge that he is chasing a potentially lucrative market. There are more than 40 million gym members in the United States. Industry data show almost half of these people end up quitting, a number that personal trainers and gym owners would love to remedy to remain profitable. From his own experience, Edwards says that one reason gym members drop out is due to little engagement or connection with others who have similar exercise goals. That is where Fittus comes in: Its aim is to link people with similar fitness goals, align their schedules, invite new members and even share workout experiences through text or video.

As users rely on the Fittus app to create workout networks, personal trainers and gym managers can keep members engaged and coming back, which can mean a more reliable revenue stream.

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Fittus’ initial plan is to target small- to medium-sized gym chains. Targeted member outreach through a gym facility, including informal word-of-mouth and social media, can achieve the visibility it needs. Edwards’ bigger vision: Connect with franchise gyms such as Planet Fitness and Gold’s Gym. But for now, the focus is on readying the Fittus app for beta testing at local fitness facilities Brooklyn Boulders, Boston Body Pilates and Leap Fitness. Edwards already has made the rounds getting early feedback, and expects current testing to help him iterate a demo version ready for release in the near future. “We have been able to go

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visit www.fittus.com directly into gyms and ask people, ‘What do you need?’” Edwards said. “Overwhelmingly, people are saying there is a need for this.” Of course business success is not as simple as proving demand, and Edwards knows it. Fittus has at least 10 different competitors hawking similar apps, including Fitocracy, Gympact and Activepepper. But Edwards says what Fittus does is different enough to make it stand out. And he believes that he has a better business model and strategy, which will allow Fittus to prevail. Anyone can enter the iTunes store and search for fitness apps — there are roughly 13,000 of them — but most of them are geared to a single user, with features like

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continued from page 9 helping people track weight loss or follow exercise plans. These apps make money from user fees. Fittus’ focus on engaging and retaining dues-paying gym members (who also may be interested in personal training services) aims directly at the sweet spot of a 20plus billion dollar industry. That’s real money. While the Fittus business model continues to be tweaked, Edwards says the revenue stream does not rely on gym members; except for premium features, the app is free for them. His business model relies on administrative accounts that cater to providers — that is, accounts held by gym managers and personal training professionals. Initial pricing for administrative accounts is $9.99 per month, or $79.99 a year.

The path to digital business

Nowadays, the basics of app design and development can

be learned easily enough, with little-to-no-programming language. In the beginning, that was the path Edwards took. As he progressed, he incorporated feedback from testing as he prepared for market release. This will cost money, but Fittus already has received some funding, including a $10,000 prize from a Suffolk University business plan competition held last year, and some venture capital from a private investor. But he estimates continued app development will cost in the range of $5,000 to $10,000, so continues to be on the lookout for more funding. “The big thing is that to really have a beautiful clean app that runs on Apple and Android you do need to put some money into it,” Edwards said. Like most startups, Fittus is a one-man show for now, but once the app is ready to go Edwards knows he will need more permanent help keeping it up-to-date and working. Edwards lives in Grove Hall

and currently runs Fittus out of Smarter in the City, an incubator in Dudley Square. He plans to continue operating Fittus in Boston as it grows beyond its out of incubator status. He grew up in Jamaica Plain before moving to Eden Prairie, Minn., his senior year in high school in 2000. When he graduated from high school in 2001, he attended some classes at a local college, but worked in sales for a number of years before deciding he wanted to go to business school. He said he caught the entrepreneurial bug while working those early years out of high school and began having ideas for businesses to start. But he wanted the business knowledge necessary to be successful so he turned to Suffolk University back in his hometown of Boston to lay the groundwork. In 2011, he started as fulltime student at Suffolk and then graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and advertising.

Early in his Suffolk career he had a fortuitous classroom experience that would lead to Fittus’ eventual launch: A professor assigned an entrepreneurship project during which he had to match likes and passions to potential business ideas. While Edwards said his idea has evolved, the heart of the concept remains the same. He also has integrated his ongoing insights about technology and the use of apps to develop Fittus into what it is today. Edwards is the picture of the startup entrepreneur — he works fulltime as a manager at a UPS retail store in Downtown Boston while juggling his passion project Fittus. But he believes that his company’s big jump is not far away. The goal is to have the app ready for the New Year’s fitness boom that is common after the holidays when gyms always see a surge in new members. “I think this could become huge by January 1, by next February,” he said.

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Danisha Danielle Hoston is ‘Home Free’ Self-made millionaire will be judge on reality TV show

THE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL RUNS THROUGH JULY 19 Kacey Musgraves PHOTO COURTESY OUTSIDE THE BOX

By COLETTE GREENSTEIN

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fter making a splash in 2013, the Outside The Box Music & Arts festival took a year off in 2014 to “find the right formula,” says festival founder, philanthropist and arts enthusiast Ted Cutler in a recent conversation with the Banner.

“First of all, it was a tremendous success in 2013. We learned an awful lot about what had to be done, how to better it, how to try to make it sustainable and all those things. That’s why we gave ourselves a rest. We wanted to find the right formula. There was no other reason except that we wanted to make it great again.” The free music and arts festival — which began this past Tuesday on Boston Common with the Puppeteers Cooperative, the Boston Circus Guild and Marcus Santos’ Afrobrazil, among others — was designed to entertain and inspire through performances from local, national and international arts organizations of all genres. The performing arts festival features a culturally-diverse slate of more than 100 acts, including family-friendly performances, interactive arts activities, a showcase of musical artists along with dance troupes performing on three stages through Sunday, July 19. The array of international talent marks a key difference in this year’s festival, compared to its 2013 debut. It was very important to Cutler to include artists who represent countries from around the globe. “We’ve built a big international section that will be on all of the

By KAM WILLIAMS

From single mom on welfare to self-made millionaire! Danisha Danielle Hoston was born in Los Angeles where she was raised by a single father and a mother who was in and out of her life. After graduating from high school at 16, she matriculated at UCLA, earning a BA degree in Mass Communications with a specialization in Business Administration. Hoston’s life changed dramatically in her early 20s when the father of her child was diagnosed with cancer and died ten weeks after their daughter’s birth. Just a couple months later, she was laid off from her job and became dependent on welfare. Despite being a struggling single mom, Hoston managed to become a self-made millionaire by building her own commercial real estate business. Today, the most important role in her life is being a mom to her daughter, and building a loving home with her new husband, former NFL tight end, George Wrighster and her stepchildren for their new blended family. In Hoston’s eyes, motivating others through their challenges to success and happiness is the driving force behind why she shares her journey. With a style all her own, she hopes to inspire people to shift their mindset from scarcity to abundance and gratitude so they

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Benkadi Drum & Dance.

stages all of the time.” Cambridge-based Paa Seck Diery is one such artist. He’s the lead vocalist, drummer and composer of the Paa Seck Diery Band. Hailing originally from Senegal, West Africa, Paa Seck and his band will perform the music of M’balax, the popular club and dance music of his native country, on the Tremont Street Stage at 4 p.m. this Friday. Paa Seck says he looks forward in his upcoming performance to “making everybody happy and to sharing my music On Saturday, popular Cape Verdean singer Neuza De Pina will appear on the Park Street Stage at 6:30 p.m. The singer, who previously

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ON THE WEB For a full list of performances for Outside The Box, visit www.OTBBoston.com or follow Outside the Box on Facebook or @otbBoston on Twitter.

only performed in restaurants in Cape Verde’s capital city of Praia, has managed to conquer fans both at home and abroad with her debut album Flor di Bila. In addition to providing an entertaining festival Cutler hopes to provide a quality event that offers something for everybody. PHOTO COURTESY DANISHA DANIELLE HOSTON

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Congratulations on your recent NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert win. How has this win advanced your career? FN: Tremendous! It has really shined the spotlight on my music. Before the contest, I was in the streets playing music and having a great time. I would play anywhere I could find people. It has really placed my career on steroids. I am happy that the NPR took the chance to help expose black roots music to the world. I think it was very brave of them to choose me.

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What is the background to your winning original song “Lost In A Crowd?” FN: The video is finally available to watch on my website. I wrote the song a week before the end of the contest. A friend of mine told me that I was a little self-absorbed and I should stop writing about myself and write about people. So, I took to the street to try and catch the pulse of people and the words just started flowing. I really had to remove myself and get a better view of the everyday lives and emotions of people.

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Xavier Dphrepaulezz, also known as Fantastic Negrito.

5 Questions: Fantastic Negrito By STEVEN DUFFY

Singer-Songwriter Xavier Dphrepaulezz A.K.A Fantastic Negrito has finally found his way back to his musical roots. Back in February, Fantastic beat out more than 70,000 entrants to win the Tiny Desk Concert Contest for his raw and powerful sound. He is now bringing that sound to Brighton Music Hall this month. ON THE WEB For more information about Fantastic Negrito visit www.fantasticnegrito.com and to purchase tickets to see him perform at

Brighton Music Hall on July 27th visit www.ticketmaster.com

How did being one of 14 children and raised in a Muslim household influence you musically? FN: My family is very conservative. My dad taught us to have good values and to respect all. I am glad I was raised in that kind of environment. He taught us also to love and respect all even if they had different beliefs from us. As for my songwriting, I pull from my own experiences. I was a freak and an outsider growing up. We were the only black family living in the Berkshires back in the 70’s. Being one of 14 helped me with my performance skills. I was always starving for attention [he laughs]. In a family of my size, you quickly learn to fight for any attention.

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You refer to yourself as a “musician reborn.” What was the first steps you took in reinventing yourself? FN: After my deal with Interscope went south, I quit music and I become a farmer and started my family. After a five-year hiatus, my musical inspiration flowed again after the birth of my son. One night, he wouldn’t go to sleep, so I played a song for him on my guitar. The look on his face was pure and exciting and that was my slow walk back to music. I believe, sometimes, you have to lay down your dreams for a while only to journey back to them as a much stronger person. What I love about black roots music is there is a real honestly to it. I wish as a black culture we celebrated it more. I am often saddened that our kids don’t know who Delta blues singer Skip James or Robert Johnson are. We really need to celebrate and give these great artists the respect that they deserve.

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Your road to success hasn’t been an easy one. What advice do you have for anyone wanting to give up on their dreams? FN: Be real! Surround yourself with friends that are real. You want the kind of friends and family that will tell you the truth about yourself. I find that the truth is liberating. I always try to walk toward the truth and the light.

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Albino Mbie

Albino Mbie was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and strings made out of electrical cords. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Mbie released his first album titled ”Mozambican Dance” in July 2013 with 12 original compositions, featuring musicians from 16 countries. He received first place for ”International Song writing Competition” in the category of World Music (USA) and was nominated by ”Radio France International” (RFI ) 2014 for best upcoming African Artist.

Tony Chambers

Your Saxophone Man,Tony Chambers earned kudos for the release of his first first CD “The Emotional Emancipation of Tony Chambers.” He calls it “a cool collection with a taste of Southern Soul Saxophone and a touch of chicken wings in the back room drinking happy juice and getting home at 5:00am.” Chambers has toured Europe and played with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Ray Goodman and Brown, The Main Ingredient and Cuba Gooding.

Wannetta Jackson is one of Boston’s treasured queens of soul and jazz. She is known for her definitive tributes to Aretha Franklin, which was premiered at the Charles Playhouse in 1986 and later at one of the Boston Globe Jazz Festivals. Since then, she has been featured at every major venue in the Boston area including Scullers Jazz Club, The Regattabar, Dimock Community Health Center’s annual fundraiser Steppin’ Out, and as a special guest at the annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert . Wannetta has been the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Boston Jazz Society Award of Recognition in 1988 and the Berklee College of Music Alumnae 50th Anniversary. After her performance in tribute to Aretha Franklin, The Boston Globe stated “Wannetta Jackson’s tribute to Aretha Franklin earns our respect.” The Boston Herald wrote “Jackson’s way with a lyric is always intelligible and solid.” Then, Boston Magazine featured Ms. Jackson in their famous “Faces To Watch” series.

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OrigiNation

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center just returned from their second tour to London & Paris. Founded in 1994 by Founding Executive & Artistic Director Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, OrigiNation is home to four professional youth dance companies — NIA Dance Troupe, Girlz of IMANI, Aleye Boyz Troupe and IMANI, Jr. The companies have performed at several events including the MLK Gift of Song Featuring Peabo Bryson at the Opera House, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the Boston Celtics games, Governor Elect Charlie Baker’s inauguration celebration, First Night Boston (for 10+ consecutive years), Dance for World Community Day, Cambridge River Festival, Governor Deval Patrick’s Youth Inauguration, R&B artist Lauryn Hill’s Refugee Camp, the Urban Music Awards, the First Annual Roxbury Rocks Music Festival, Walt Disney World, BET’s 106 & Park Wild-OutWednesday. International and domestic tours include performances in South Africa; Dakar, Senegal; London, England; Accra, Ghana and New Orleans, LA.

King-I

King-I (KingiMusic) is one of today’s most promising emerging Reggae artists. His dynamic and versatile style as an updated cultural reggae artist reflects his early roots in Trinidad & Tobago as well as his influences of popular music that he listened to while growing up in an urban US neighborhood. Through his conscious and positive music he wisely and spiritually spreads his love for the people. Described as a powerful and soulful performer, King-I’s “powers” are seen in his engaging and highly energetic stage performance.


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continued from page 12 “The whole purpose of this is to make sure that everybody in the city is able to see it; that everyone in the state is able to enjoy it. We want to make sure that the people who can’t afford it are able to come. We don’t charge for anything. It’s open to the public and we want them to come.” The festival is peppered throughout with dance performances, including the b-boy and b-girl dance crew The Floorlords (Saturday at 7:30 p.m.), the multicultural dance organization Jo-Mé Dance Company (Sunday at 3 p.m.), and the Tony Williams Ballet also on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The non-profit organization, Boston Bhangra presents Boston Bhangra & Bollywood at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday. Meanwhile, Country 102.5 FM presents Grammy award-winner Kacey Musgraves on Friday, who appears with country music singer-songwriter Austin Webb, and Cam, one of Nashville’s newest breakout performers. The Berklee College of Music and the New England Music Awards (NEMA) also have formed partnerships with Outside The Box. Berklee presents the “Berklee Block,” a line-up that includes students and professors that runs Wednesday through Sunday on the Park Street Stage at 1 p.m. The NEMA partnership brings five performers to the festival,

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From NBC to world

Last-minute additions to the schedule are winners and former contestants from NBC’s The Voice. Making his Boston debut is 2015 the season 8 winner, 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks. Joining Fredericks onstage are Jermaine Paul (who won in 2012) and former contestants James Massone and Ria Eaton, both from Massachusetts. They hit the Beacon Street Stage on Wednesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Closing out the festival on Sunday are performances on the Beacon Street Stage by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at 2:15

p.m. and singer / rapper Shea Rose at 6:15 p.m.. At 12:30 p.m. Soulsha, an eight-piece collective that combines Scottish, West African and funk music, will play on the Tremont Street Stage. Performing several songs in Scots-Gaelic and in English, the collective includes musicians: Galen Fraser on fiddle, hand percussionist Lamine Touré, tenor saxophonist, Dylan Sherry , Jake Galloway on trumpet, Riley Palmer on drums, mandolin

player Jordan Santiago-Mandolin, bassist Charles Berthoud, and Elias Alexander on vocals, bagpipes and low whistle. Alexander is absolutely thrilled that Soulsha is making their first appearance at the festival. “I’m really excited in part because it’s a free festival, it’s very public, it’s on Boston Common and it’s a festival that involves all kinds of different

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can reap the benefits of a life more abundant than they ever imagined. Here, she talks about hosting the OWN Show for Oprah Winfrey, and about being a judge on the new reality series, Home Free, which is set to premiere on Fox-TV on July 22nd at 9pm ET/ PT (check local listings).

DDH: Yes! Much harder than I thought. Coming into this competition, I had a feeling that the eliminations would become difficult as we approached the finals, but I found myself fighting back tears in the very first episode. I’m here to lend my expertise, however, and Mike wants us to give our honest opinion to assist him in making the elimination so he gets it.

Kam Williams: What interested you in Home Free? Danisha Danielle Hoston: Home Free is the perfect blend of everything I love to watch on TV — real estate, competition, big stakes, and shows that inspire you and warm your heart. All of the contestants on Home Free have very compelling stories and they are all working very hard to achieve the American Dream of being “Home Free.” So, it’s a great experience to help a deserving family achieve that. Besides that, Mike Holmes is the premiere name in construction and home renovation, and he’s giving away a HUGE prize. Who wouldn’t want

KW: You encountered tragedy and considerable hardships early in life. How did you manage to persevere? To what do you attribute your success? DDH: I attribute my success to the mentors, friends, and family members who believed in me. I even attribute my success to the hardships and tragedy I experienced along the way. If the worst things didn’t happen exactly the way they did, maybe the good stuff wouldn’t have either. I persevered because I had no choice. I persevered because I was a single mom with a little girl who only had her mommy. There was no

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way I was going to let her down. My main motivator has ALWAYS been to make my daughter and family proud. Now, I’m determined to make anybody who is experiencing hardship and tragedy know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that they can get there.

KW: What interested you in hosting the OWN Show? DDH: I have always loved all things Oprah Winfrey. In a way, I’ve considered her one of my mentors. When I decided to expand my career pursuits to include media, I didn’t have an agent and only had some television experience through bookings I received on social media. I didn’t know where to start, so I just put a picture of me on a television set with an OWN network logo on my vision board. Six months later, I was asked to audition for #OWNSHOW through social media. I jumped at the chance and somehow booked it!

KW: Your life story is very inspirational. Have you thought about writing an autobiography? DDH: I have! It didn’t start out as an autobiography, though. It started out as a guide to making it in commercial real estate as a woman. As I started outlining the book, it actually became a manual to change your mindset and create success in any field. And it turned out to be all of the lessons that I’ve learned along the way — hence, an autobiography.

impact who you are as a person? DDH: My greatest heartbreak was the death of my daughter’s father when she was only 10 weeks old. I was so young at the time that I didn’t realize the true impact of his loss for me and for her. All I knew was that I was devastated. What I learned from that experience was that even under completely devastating circumstances, I am unbreakable. Now, no matter what the setback is, I know that, if I’m still breathing, I can overcome it.

KW: What key quality do you believe all successful people share? DDH: I think all successful people have a positive and empowering view of failure. Whether it’s Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey or anybody that has achieved great success, the key is to view failure as part of success. To recognize that failure has no reflection on you personally, that it’s just a part of the journey and that there is no end to the road. You can always bounce back.

KW: How do you get through the tough times? DDH: Gratitude. I remember that every experience — positive or negative — is a gift. The most negative experiences in my life were some of the greatest gifts to my growth. So, even when the gift is not readily obvious and the APRIL 24can be overwhelmtough times ing, I remember that whatever is happening is a gift, and I say “thank you” for it. I always feel a little better after that!

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KW: What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps? DDH: Create a vision, make a plan, and write it down. I’m a big believer in vision boards and business plans. I firmly believe that any goal can be achieved, if you put consistent planning, action and belief behind your vision. For example, the first business plan I ever wrote was to make $50,000 in my first year of selling real estate. I was making $38,000 a year as an accountant before I was laid off, so this was a huge jump for me. I had never written a business plan before but I worked my ass off to stay the course of the plan. I didn’t make any money for the first 7 months and it would have been very easy to give up, but I didn’t. That year, I made $216,000 in gross commissions and was named “Rookie of the Year” in my office. After that, I made a plan every year and never looked back.

KW: How do you want to be remembered? DDH: I want my husband, my kids and my family to remember me for how much I loved, believed in, and supported them. I want to be remembered as a great businesswoman who made a positive impact and helped anybody that she ever worked with. I want my legacy and my life to be a source of inspiration and hope to anybody that started out as an underdog and has big dreams of having it all, even if it doesn’t happen all at once.


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Easy summer snack ideas The sun is out and kids are enjoying a much-deserved breather from their daily grind. Parents, on the other hand, must balance children’s summer activities, sports leagues, family summer trips and household errands. As mom faces her busiest time of year head-on, quick meal and snack-time solutions are just what she needs as part of a summer rescue. “A nutritious, enjoyable and easy meal can be hard to find! As a busy mom, I find open-faced sandwiches to be a great solution,” says registered dietitian Katie Cavuto. “I recommend using 100 percent whole grain bread as a nutritious foundation, such as the new Healthfull breads, and then experimenting with seasonal fruits and veggies like arugula and avocado.” Katie shares some of her favorite tips on how to make the most out of openfaced sandwiches: Any meal is fair game: Breakfast is a great time to make an open-faced sandwich because you can jazz up your morning toast with a variety of nutrient-rich ingredients like eggs, lox and avocado. Open-faced sandwiches are also great as an afternoon snack, especially after the gym. I like to layer one slice of 100 percent whole grain toast with better-for-you ingredients filled with protein and fiber, like almond butter and banana. For more recipes and to learn more about different Healthfull bread varieties, visit: loveyourbread.com/healthfull. — Brandpoint

Summer main A dish salad

bean salad with edamame, corn and chickpeas is the sort of dish that can be served with practically anything. As a side, it goes well with poultry, burgers or fish; with the addition of shrimp, chicken, or diced leftover pork, it becomes a main dish. The salad can be made days ahead, covered and refrigerated until shortly before serving. It’s perfect for a steamy summer night or for toting to a potluck or picnic. To mix this hearty salad, use a large kitchen spoon to stir gently, taking care not to crush the chickpeas. The recipe makes about four cups, enough to serve four to six, depending on what’s on the rest of the menu.

Edamame, Chickpea and Corn Salad n 1 ½ cups frozen edamame beans n 1 ¼ cups cooked fresh or frozen corn n 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed n 2 tablespoons minced red onion n 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil n 3 tablespoons lime juice n 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin n ½ teaspoon salt n ¹⁄8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper n 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro Cook edamame beans according to package directions. Rinse under cool water and drain well. In a large bowl, combine edamame beans, corn, chickpeas and onion. In another bowl whisk oil, lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper. Pour over salad. Add cilantro. Mix gently with a large spoon. Serves 4 to 6. — Recipe by Jean Kressy; photo by Teresa Blackburn.

EASY RECIPE

Avocado & egg open-faced delight n 1 slice of Healthfull Steel Cut Oats & Honey bread, toasted n ¼ avocado, mashed n 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced n 3 cucumber slices n ¼ teaspoon chili oil n Lime zest n alt and pepper to taste Spread mashed avocado onto toast. Top with egg slices and cucumber slices. Drizzle with chili oil. Season with lime zest, salt and pepper. — Brandpoint

FOOD QUIZ South Africa’s Gatsby sandwiches always include a layer of what ingredient? A. French fries B. Onion rings C. Chips D. Croutons Answer at bottom of rail.

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WORD TO THE WISE Orzo: In Italian, “orzo” means barley, so the small, flat, oval pastas that look like barley grains go by the same name. They are used often in soups since they cook quickly in broth, but are also great as side salads with light vinaigrettes and vegetables. — Cookthink

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THURSDAY TITO PUENTE LATIN MUSIC SERIES The six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series returns to Boston parks on Thursdays in July and August with a soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee College of Music faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Venezuela. Presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Berklee College of Music and IBA — Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. Performances will take place on July 16 and 30 at O’Day Playground in the South End. The series will also feature performances at Mozart Street Playground in Jamaica Plain on July 23, and the East Boston Greenway on August 6. All concerts are at 7pm. Audiences should bring their dancing shoes for free salsa lessons from the MetaMovements Latin Dance Company. All locations are wheelchair accessible. In the event of inclement weather, the O’Day Playground concerts will move inside the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts and the East Boston concert will move inside Zumix, which is nearby. All others will be canceled with no rain dates.

ENTERING ROXBURY — ENCORE PRESENTATION A Video Collage by Tessil Collins with Lolita Parker, Jr. | Maureen McNamara | René Dongo | Darius Morant. Music by Rollins Ross. Entering Roxbury gives residents and visitors the opportunity to visually realize the evolution the neighborhood has endured. Producer, Tessil Collins, Photographer, Lolita Parker Jr., Barry Gaither, Exec. Dir. NCAAA and Rep. Byron Rushing, President, Roxbury Historical Society will participate in an audience Q&A following the screening. Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren St., Roxbury, Thursday, July 16 from 6-8pm. Free. To register visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/ entering-roxbury-encore-presentation-tick ets-17523709888.

SATURDAY BLUE HILLS RESERVATION Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3 miles. Walk from the Donovan School to Ponkapoag Trail and return via Madden Road. Meet at the Donovan School on 123 Reed St. in Randolph. Saturday, July 18, 1pm. The Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club meets each weekend on either a Saturday or Sunday at 1:00 for recreational walks. This club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join. Walks average 2 to 5 miles. New walkers are encouraged to participate. The terrain can vary: EASY (mostly level terrain), MODERATE (hilly terrain), DIFFICULT (strenuous & steep). Walks will be led by a park ranger or a Walking Club volunteer leader. Occasionally, the Walking Club meets at other DCR sites. Some DCR sites charge a parking fee. The rangers recommend wearing hiking boots and bringing drinking water on all hikes.

actors, poets and performance artists will collaborate with an inter-active art installation that billows and changes light and color patterns in response to their movements and sounds. A plus is that Fort Point’s new Channel Center Garage is also a monumental work of art to be appreciated. Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run Saturday, July 18, & Sunday, July 19, at 8-9:30 pm. Free and open to all. Channel Center Garage, 116 West First St., Boston. For further information: www. fortpointtheatrechannel.org/inter-ac tions, 617-750-8900.

TUESDAY FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS Our Neighborhoods & Stories: FREE Family Art Workshops! July 21, 28 from 5:30-7:30pm with free light supper at 5:30. Jamaica Plain Community Center (Curtis Hall), 20 South St., Jamaica Plain. Families Creating Together offers four FREE multi-generational workshops for children ages 6-12 with and without disabilities and their families. Children create favorite neighborhood places using cardboard constructions, collage, painting, clay and recycled materials… and share stories of places and neighborhoods. Presented in English & Spanish with ASL interpreters (if requested). Led by creative teaching artist team. Wheelchair accessible. Register for two, three or four workshops. FCT is a program of Community Service Care/Tree of Life Coalition. To register and for more information call 617-522-4832 or email mfcabrera53@gmail.com. Additional information at: www.familiescreatingto gether.org.

TIDE POWER IN COLONIAL BOSTON To fuel mills for producing flour, fabric, lumber and even chocolate, innovators in colonial Boston turned to the power of the tides. From through September 19, a new exhibit in the Members’ Gallery of The West End Museum — Tide Power in Colonial Boston — tells the story of the development and use of tide mills in the city. The show reception takes place on July 21 at 6pm, when attendees can tour the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Museum is located near North Station at 150 Staniford St., Suite 7. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12-5pm; Saturday 11am - 4pm. Admission is free.

UPCOMING JAZZ AT THE FORT Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department present the Bill Pierce Collective at the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert, Sunday, August 2, 5pm, at Roxbury’s Highland Park. After the Berklee City Music All-Stars open the concert, the Bill Pierce Collective will perform a jazz set built around saxophone and organ. Entryways to Highland Park are on Fort Avenue or Beech Glen Street in Roxbury. The park is wheelchair-accessible. Parking is available at Columbus Avenue and Cedar Street in the Roxbury Community

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Play Day will transform The Lawn on D into a large-scale playscape designed to inspire and delight the child in all of us. Institutions of play such as The Boston Children’s Museum, The Museum of Science, IK Studio, Virginia Melnyk, helloeverything, and Rebar Group, will inspire urban community play through games, crafts, interactive sculptures and works of art. It is an opportunity for those young and old to enjoy an afternoon of imaginative, spirited activity and to reconnect with what it means to be playful! Play Day is presented in collaboration with the Boston Children’s Museum. Saturday, July 18, Rain date: Sunday, July 19, 12-5pm. Free. The Lawn on D, 420 D Street, Boston. Transportation: The Lawn on D is located a short walking distance from the World Trade Center Station on the Silver Line and the South Station or Broadway stops on the Red Line. There is also a Hubway bike station in Easy front of the BCEC on Summer Street. For additional information go to www.lawnond.com.SUDOKU 2 9 8 7 1 5 3 4 6 1

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seating. They are urged to take the MBTA to Forest Hills station or park along Bussey Street. They should enter at the Bussey Street or Walter Street Gates, from which they will be directed to the event location. The event is free. Frederick Law Olmsted wrote Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865 when he was in California during the latter stages of the Civil War. He had been appointed chairman of the California state commission set up to administer Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, lands granted in 1864 to California by the Federal government to be preserved forever for the public’s benefit. As Chairman of the Yosemite Commission, Olmsted wrote the report to express ideas he felt were critical to the administration of these lands. These ideas have remained at the core of our national parks movement ever since. The report’s ideas include government’s “political duty” to protect and “lay open” for everyone our nation’s scenic landscapes, the central role of such places in promoting physical and mental health of our citizens, and our shared responsibility to care for such lands for future generations. The Yosemite Report has been called the “first intellectual argument ever made for national parks and still the best.” The August 9 event, Planting the Seed for Our National Parks: The 150th Anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Yosemite Report, will recapture SUDOKU theSUDOKU sense of Olmsted’s first oral presentation of the report on 87 Duncan, 71 15 2 9,21865. 9 98Dayton August Emmy Award-winning writer

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and producer of the popular PBS series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, will offer reflections on the report’s significance and will join other guests in reading excerpts. Local performers the Maliotis Chamber Players (flute ensemble) and Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain (Celtic harp and voice) will round out the program. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Olmsted NHS), located at 99 Warren Street, was the Brookline, Massachusetts home and office of AmerSUDOKU ica’s premier parkmaker and the designer of the Emerald Necklace 2 9 park system. Olmsted’s firm remained at this location for nearly 1 6 a century and was involved with roughly 6,000-projects around the 4 5 United States and Canada. Now administered by the National Park 7 3 Service (NPS) as one of its 407 sites around the United States, Ol- 8 4 msted NHS was the country’s first full-scale professional landscape 5 2 architecture office. Olmsted NHS joins with the rest 9 7 of NPS, the National Park Foundation, and numerous partners in 3 1 celebrating the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service. For fur- 6 8 ther information on the NationalGHNS #2566 Park Service centennial celebration that has begun this year, please visit http://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm or www.findyourpark.com. For further information on Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site or this event, please visit www.nps.gov/frla or call 617-566-1689. For directions to the Arnold Arboretum and to the event venue, please visit arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384SUDOKU SUDOKU 5209. Please Easy also Easy visit www.emeraldnecklace.org and www.friend-SUDOKU 53 34 46 for6information 9 9on 5 54 41 soffairsted.org 7 1 the other event co-sponsors.

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MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY

Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. M544-C1 WHITE FUEL BUILDING & SATELLITE MAINTENANCE BUILDING ROOF REPLACEMENTS, CONLEY TERMINAL, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. PRE BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015.

The work includes REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE EXISTING ROOFING, FLASHINGS, INSULATION, AND ASSOCIATED WORK. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority’s Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of ROOFING. The estimated contract cost is FOUR HUNDRED SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($ 407,000). Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer’s or a cashier’s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and / or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $1,000,000. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. No filed sub bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor’s Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SUFFOLK Division

PINE OAKS VILLAGE PHASE 3

Docket No. SU14P2772GD

Citation Giving Notice of Petition to Expand the Powers of a Guardian In the Interests of Aida Peraza Diaz Of Mattapan, MA RESPONDENT Incapacitated Person/Protected Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Jamaica Plain, MA in the above captioned matter requesting that the court: Expand the Powers of a Guardian of the Respondent. The petition asks the court to make a determination that the powers of the Guardian and/or Conservator should be expanded, modified, or limited since the time of the appointment. The original petition is on file with the court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 07/23/2015. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on bhlaf of the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: June 18, 2015 Felix D. Arroyo Register of Probate Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department SUFFOLK Division

Docket No. SU15P0124EA

Citation on Petition for Formal Adjudication

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Please call (508) 432-9623 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WAIT LIST Apartment community designed for 62 & over

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Section 8 subsidized housing for elderly and handicapped. 1&2 bedroom apartments, some wheelchair adapted. All apartments have fully appliance kitchens, wall-to-wall carpeting. A/C tiled baths, recessed patios and more. Modern 12 story building located on bus line, steps away from Central Public Library. Apartments available on an open occupancy basis. Waiting list maintained. Call for an application and eligibility requirements weekday mornings. Minorities are encouraged to apply. SMOKE FREE

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To all interested persons: A petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Alfreda Love of Roxbury, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The petitioner requests that Alfreda Love of Roxbury, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 07/23/2015. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.

Affordable One-Bedroom Condo in Arlington This home is steps from the Minuteman Bikeway and just a short walk from Arlington Center and the 67 and 77 bus lines to Alewife and Harvard Stations. The unit is deed-restricted to ensure permanent affordability. Priced at $163,093 Income and Asset Limits Apply 1-Person HH: $48,800 2-Person HH: $55,800 3-Person HH: $62,750

UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

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WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: June 23, 2015 Felix D. Arroyo Register of Probate

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Sudbury, MA

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is seeking bids for the following:

300 LEIGHTON’S LANE HARWICH, MA 02645

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Estate of Mary M. Williams Date of Death: 11/10/2014

INVITATION TO BID

278 Maynard Road (MassHousing) Two 2-Bedroom Units - $162,700 One 3-Bedroom Unit - $180,800

Docket No. SU15C0050CA

SUFFOLK Division

TIME

In the matter of Tyrone Sean Silcott of Boston, MA NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

Sudbury Home Preservation Program (Local Action Units) Single-Family Detached Homes (one to two units) Maximum $210,000 (3BR house with land)

To all persons interested in a petition described:

Information Session: Wed. 7/29/15, 7 pm Goodnow Library – 21 Concord Road, Sudbury

11:00 a.m.

A petition has been presented by Tyrone S. Silcott requesting that Tyrone Sean Silcott be allowed to change his name as follows:

Applications accepted through 9/23/15, 1 pm

08/14/15

11:00a.m.

Tai Musa Allah

7/30/20

2:30p.m.

*To access and bid please go to the MWRA supplier Portal at www.mwra.com. **To obtain bid documents please MWRADocumentDistribution@mwra.com.

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IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT BOSTON ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON 08/06/2015.

Application and Lottery Information: Housing@Sudbury.Ma.US 278 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, 978-639-3373

WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: July 1, 2015 Felix D. Arroyo Register of Probate

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receipt of a separate non-refundable check payable to BSC Group, Inc. in the amount of $25.00 to cover handling and mailing fees. The selected contractor shall furnish a performance bond and payment bond in amount at least equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price as stipulated in Section 00700 GENERAL CONDITIONS of these specifications. Anticipated funding for this project will be from the Unite States

with the Contract documents are copies of the Bidder’s Certification Statement and Weekly Utilization Report. Each Contractor must complete, sign and file with his bid the Bidder’s Certification Statement. Failure to do so will result in rejection of the bid. The Weekly Utilization Reports shall be submitted in accordance with section 8.2 (ii) and (iii) of the Contract. Failure to comply Thursday, with the Minority Utilization may result in July Employee 16, 2015 • BAYRequirement STATE BANNER • 21 imposition of the sanctions set forth in section 8.2 (f) and (g) of the Contract.

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Information Session: Wed. 7/8/15, 7 pm Memorial Building,150 Concord St. Framingham Applications accepted through 8/18/15, 1 pm Lottery: Thurs. 9/17/15 at 7 pm Application and Lottery Information: Housing@Sudbury.Ma.US 278 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, 978-639-3373

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Axis at Lakeshore Phase 2 Bridgewater, MA 1BRs @ $1,153*, 2BRs @ $1,382*, 3BRs @ $1,589* No Utilities included except water and sewer *Rents subject to change with the HUD’s release of the 2016 Area Median Incomes

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A Public Info Session will be held on July 20th, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Tidewater at Salisbury Leasing Office (191 Beach Road, Salisbury MA) Completed Applications and Required Income Documentation must be received, not postmarked, by 2 pm on August 26th, 2015. The Lottery will be held on September 8th at 6 pm at the Tidewater at Salisbury Leasing Office. For Lottery Information and Applications, or for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, go to www.s-e-b.com/lottery or call (617) 782-6900 (x1 then x7) and leave a message. Applications and Information also available at Salisbury Town Hall (Planning and Development Office, 5 Beach Road) and Salisbury Public Library at its temporary location on 167 Elm Street, Route 110, in the Rangeway Plaza. Library Hours (M, W, Th 10-6, Tu 12-8, closed on Fri, Sa, Su)

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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER SOUGHT Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation seeks a Senior Project Manager to join our real estate development team. Dorchester Bay EDC is an active and established community development corporation that serves the North Dorchester region of Boston. Our ideal Senior Project Manager will be a jack of all trades who is an experienced real estate project manager and a dedicated community developer, who enjoys coordinating development teams and supporting others to grow in their positions. See www.dbedc.org for more information. Submit a cover letter, detailing your salary requirements and your particular qualifications for this position, along with a resume to: dorchesterbayseniorpm2015@gmail.com. No phone calls or letters please. Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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The 80% AMI Income Limits are as follows: $46,100* (1 person), $52,650* (2 people), $59,250* (3 people), $65,800* (4 people), $71,100* (5 people), $76,350* (6 people) *Income Limits subject to change with the HUD’s release of the 2015/2016 Area Median Incomes

NASW-MA Chapter seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, creative director to spearhead all government relations and political action activities. NASW MA Chapter is the 3rd largest Chapter in the country with a diverse membership of 7,600.

A Public Information Session will be held at 6 pm on August 4th in the Little Meeting Room at Bridgewater Public Library (15 South St) Completed Applications may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person. Completed Applications and Required Income Documentation must be received by 2:00 PM on Sept 14th, 2015. The Lottery will be held on September 30th, 2015 at 6 PM in same location as the info session above.

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Tidewater at Salisbury is a 210 unit rental apartment community. 26 of these apartments will be made available through this application process. Unit features include granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, walk-in closets, ceramic bathroom floors, one covered parking spot, in unit washer and dryers and private balconies. The property is a luxury community offering one and two bedroom apartment homes located within walking distance to Salisbury Beach, restaurants and shops. Tidewater at Salisbury offers their residents a swimming pool, state of the art fitness center, clubhouse and outdoor grilling area. This luxury community is located close to interstates 495, 95 and the Newburyport Commuter Rail station. Please see www.TidewaterAtSalisbury.com for more details on the development and the units. Smoke Free Community.

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This 4 day a week position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Chapter’s activities in the public policy, governmental relations, and political action arenas. September 8, 2015 start date. For full job description go to www.naswma.org Qualifications: MSW or BSW degree preferred with successful legislative community organization and advocacy skills, strong writing and speaking skills; familiarity with the MA legislative electoral process and policy analysis; ability to empower and inspire volunteers, to balance several projects simultaneously and to think and act positively. EOE Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Chapter@naswma.org


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Free job-search and career development help: • Most people who complete our 60-hour job-search workshop qualify for free, individual jobsearch help. • We refer people to jobs that pay $20,000 — $30,000 and offer benefits. • We mentor people who accept jobs through our referrals for two years. If you are a low-income adult who is: • Looking for a full-time permanent job; • Willing to participate in our twoyear mentoring program; • Age 22 to 55; • Legal to work in the U.S.; • Able to succeed in an English-speaking workplace, then… Orientation Every Thursday, 1:00 PM. Call us to see if you qualify at (617) 424-6616. • You will need to bring your résumé • If you do not have a résumé, bring a list of: 4 Jobs and military service since high school; 4 Education and training. 4 Be sure to include month and year; be sure that all dates are correct. We look forward to working with you!

Seeking full-time/part-time, skilled carpenter Experienced in kitchens, baths, and roofing Flexible work hours Steady work in Boston and surrounding areas Must have reliable transportation & own tools Ability to work independently and must be reliable and trustworthy Neat and clean appearance $25 per hour # of positions available: 2 Please email resume to BOGGSPROPERTIES@aol.com or call 617-282-4474

Benefits Specialist The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks a part-time Benefits Specialist to work at our innovative, mission-driven public agency. For more details on MAPC, please visit www.mapc.org. The Benefits Specialist is a core member of MAPC’s Human Resources team, which supports approximately 150 employees at MAPC and the Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS). This is a part-time position (3 days a week) with some flexibility as to working hours; pay and benefits pro-rated accordingly. Perform all administrative duties related to the benefits programs; oversee and conduct annual open enrollment; assist with on-boarding employees. Interact with payroll to ensure accuracy and recording of benefits changes. Qualifications include: five to seven years of direct experience administering employee benefits. Other HR experience helpful. Nonprofit or public agency administrative experience preferred. Legal authorization to work in the USA is required. Excellent state employee benefits package. This is a 3-day per week position (approximately 22.5 hours per week). Salary between $20 - $25 per hour, dependent upon experience and qualifications. This position is not exempt from the provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Position open until filled. Please see complete job ad at www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC), AND USE THE LINK THERE TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION ON LINE. Review of applications begins immediately. MAPC is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Operations Manager. Posted 7-10-15.

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CASE COORDINATOR - MOTEL SERVICES Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department Responsible for providing direct care services to families eligible for Emergency Assistance (EA) and residing in motels, and will support them as they work towards a goal of self-sufficiency. Conduct intake and assessment of families and determine the appropriate services needed. Provide overall orientation to motel/shelter including but not limited to: introductions to other families residing in the motel, location of grocery stores and medical facilities, responsibilities and daily schedule. Make appropriate referrals for on-going services (DCF, DPH for Families, DMH, DTA, etc.). Actively participate and engage families in Activities of Daily Living (ADL), including but not limited to: enrolling their children in school, assessing of physical and mental health care needs, addressing substance abuse issues, safety issues, etc. Develop a strong understanding of available community support services and link participants with these services. Maintain paper and electronic records in accordance with standard format. Perform other related duties as required. Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of experience in human services required. Must have knowledge of homeless families and issues of poverty, Massachusetts Tenant Law and EA Rules and Regulations. Demonstrated mediation and conflict resolution skills. Ability to regularly work outside of normal business hours. Ability to work within a fast-paced work environment and meet demands of a complex population. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to safely transport clients required. Must pass a CORI check. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

HOUSING MANAGER – MOTEL SERVICES Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department Responsible for the daily oversight of program operations and supervision of the Motel Services team. Ensure that high quality direct care services are delivered to individuals and families who are eligible for Emergency Assistance (EA) and living in motels, and support them as they work towards a goal of self-sufficiency. Implement and monitor protocols for the delivery of direct services at motel locations, and intervene and assume responsibility with difficult cases. Manage administrative processes related to supervising Motel Services staff, including but not limited to: making hiring and termination recommendations, completing performance evaluations, and identifying, developing and delivering trainings. Develop relationships with HomeBASE Re-housing providers as well as other related service-providing agencies. Strengthen working relationships with significant resources in family support network as specified by DHCD and supervisory staff. Manage all reporting, and statistical data collection and compliance. Perform other related duties as required. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required, Masters Degree preferred. Three to five years experience in human services required, with direct experience training and supervising staff strongly preferred. Knowledgeable about EA Rules and Regulations, Massachusetts Tenant Law, and homeless families and issues of poverty. Ability to regularly work outside of normal business hours. Ability to work or be “on call” nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to manage multiple and complex tasks. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to pass a CORI check. Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Attendance and participation in CPR, First Aid, and Infant CPR training required. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. All applications and inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 178 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111, Fax: (617) 423-7693, or email banner@bostonabcd.org Please visit our website at www.bostonabcd.org for additional employment listings. ABCD Inc. is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking applications under its affirmative action program.

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Posting ID# J48647 The Child Advocate is appointed by the Governor to ensure that the child-serving executive agencies deliver timely, safe, and effective services. The Child Advocate ensures that children in the care of the Commonwealth receive humane and dignified treatment at all times. This critical position is charged by the Legislature with examining on a system-wide basis the care and services that executive branch agencies provide children, and advises the public and those at the highest levels of state government about how to improve services to children and families. The Child Advocate must be a highly experienced and respected professional who can provide leadership, influence high-level decision makers and have a broad vision for the child welfare system. The Child Advocate is a leader to those both inside and outside of state government and speaks for the welfare of our most vulnerable children and families. Primary Responsibilities: n Responsible for the direction and overall operation of the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) n Primary spokesperson for the OCA in its interactions with the Governor’s Office, the Legislature, Cabinet Secretaries, Agency Lead ership and the public, including the press n Testifies before legislative committees, speaks at numerous public events, and represents the OCA in meetings with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors n Identifies and recommends legislative and policy changes for improved services for children and families in the Commonwealth n Leads OCA staff in developing and implementing the OCA’s strategic plan and projects related thereto

n Educates the public about the work of the OCA by speaking to constituent groups about the OCA’s role in child welfare and juvenile justice n Oversees the publication of the OCA Annual Report n Oversees the core mission of the OCA, including review of Critical Incident Reports (CIRs), operation of the Helpline, and review of reports of abuse and neglect in out-of-home settings n Determines which critical incidents to investigate and oversees the investigation and production of investigative reports n Directly supervises the OCA Deputy Director and Counsel and has ultimate supervisory responsibility for five OCA staff, including hiring, promotion, and employee retention

Preferred Qualifications: n Advanced professional degree in law, social work, public health, or related field n Minimum ten years’ experience in areas related to child welfare and juvenile justice n Highly regarded expertise and commitment to child welfare and juvenile justice n Extensive knowledge and experience in advocating on behalf of children and families n Professional degree (and relevant licensure/ board admissions) and professional experence relevant to that degree (e.g., J.D., M.D., Ph.D., M.S.W. or equivalent) n Knowledge of child welfare, juvenile justice, child health/behavioral health, education and

judicial systems, particularly as those systems impact children n Knowledge of the legislative process n Ability to undertake both investigations and legislative initiatives n Experience as a leader and supervisor n Exceptional oral and written communication and analytical skills n Experience as a skilled negotiator and persuasive public speaker n Ability to conduct systemic investigations n Ability to work with the media and to effec tively collaborate with multiple individuals and organizations

How to Apply: Please mail two (2) copies of cover letter and resume to: Faythe Van Dam Children, Youth and Families Executive Office of Health and Human Services 600 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111 Cover letter and resume may also be sent via facsimile to Fax 617-348-5054. *Please Note: If materials are faxed, only one copy of application materials should be forwarded. Please reference Posting ID# J48647 on all correspondence. Materials submitted must be post marked by 7/22/2015 in order to be considered. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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