Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The overdose death rate for Latinos has doubled in three years in Massachusetts.

A tall, gangly man twists a cone of paper in his hands as stories from nearly 30 years of addiction pour out: the robbery that landed him in prison at 17; never getting his GED; going through the horrors of detox, maybe 40 times, including this latest, which he finished two weeks ago. “I’m a […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Romney’s Empty ‘Binders Full of Women'”

Mitt Romney showed up Tuesday night talking about “binders full of women” being brought to him when he was governor. Sounds kind of kinky and certainly not something you want to be touting. The phrase was part of Romney’s answer to a question from an audience member at the second presidential debate about how he would “rectify […]

Report Says Massachusetts Failing Latino Students

A newly released report says the wide achievement gap between Latino students and their peers in Massachusetts is partly the state’s fault. Latino students miss an average of nearly three weeks of school a year and had a graduation rate of 60 percent in 2009 compared to 82 percent statewide said the report by UMass-Boston’s […]