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Berlin Affiliate, DICO, Pushes Local Government to Support Affordable Housing Vision

 As part of the ongoing campaign by the three Berlin DICO-affiliates to develop large-scale affordable housing, some 90 leaders gathered on a 74-acre underutilized industrial riverfront site to envision its potential and meet the owner. The currently underused 74 acres can be transformed into a new community including some 3,200 units of housing, as well as a school, kindergardens and public spaces. DICO is pushing the Boro of Treptow-Köpenick to support its vision.  The Boro continues to oppose the project despite supporting luxury housing development in the vicinity.

Durham CAN Action with Schools, Police

 — At a gathering of nearly 500 people this week, Durham CAN members applauded changes in Durham Public Schools and the Durham Police Department that the organization has helped negotia

300 Gather to Demand Kindergarten in NY

Last week, supporters of a grass-roots effort to require kindergarten in New York rallied at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in New Rochelle to call on the state legislators to support a bill that would do just that.

GBIO's Work Helps Launch New STEM Academy

For the first time in more than a decade, Boston is about to embark on constructing a school, potentially kicking off a new era for a school system that has long struggled to bring projects to fruition.

Westchester United in the NYT: Universal Pre-K

Andrew M. Cuomo arrived at The New York Times in an expansive mood on Wednesday. Reporters being reporters, they barraged him with the usual, “Hey, you going to let New York’s new mayor tax the wealthy in pursuit of prekindergarten” questions.

GBIO Hosts Boston Mayoral Candidates Action

 

Over 325 GBIO leaders gathered on October 28th to gain commitments from Boston City Councilor John Connolly and State Representative Marty Walsh in support of Dearborn Middle School, women and minority-owned businesses, and limiting handgun purchases in the City of Boston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School facilities bill grew from grass roots

 

Michael Dresser got it right in describing the trajectory of the Baltimore school facilities bill as going from "non-starter to law," but the story goes far beyond the elected and appointed officials who worked hard to make the deals and shepherd the legislation to passage ("City schools bill a political showpiece," May 17).

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