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Boston has one of the most rat-infested metro areas in the U.S., a new report finds

Coming in second place is typically gut-wrenching for Bostonians, but in some cases, it’s probably for the best. According to Census data compiled by Apartment Guide, Boston is the second most rat-infested metro area in the U.S., with 18.38 percent of the country’s rodent sightings, sneaking in just behind Philadelphia’s 18.9 percent. Both cities sat well above the national average of 11.9 percent.
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Akil Jackson, Wanted In Deadly Shooting Near Roslindale Pharmacy, Considered ‘Armed And Dangerous’

BOSTON (CBS) – Police are searching for Akil Jackson in connection with a deadly shooting near Sullivan’s Pharmacy in Roslindale last week. Boston Police said Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous. Alicia Heywood, 42, of South Easton, died after being shot Thursday afternoon on Birch Street. Akil Jackson. (Image Credit: Boston Police) On Wednesday, Boston Police asked for the public’s help locating Jackson, whose last known address was in Easton. Anyone who sees Jackson should call 911.
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Boston Mayoral Candidates Address City's Racial Wealth Gap

All the major Boston mayoral candidates say they have ambitious plans to take on one of the most stubborn problems facing the city: The glaring racial wealth gap. One of the best known studies on the wealth gap came from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 2015. It found the median net worth of white households in Greater Boston was a quarter million dollars. For non-immigrant Black families, it was just $8.
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Where Boston Mayoral Candidates Stand On City Climate Policy

Whether Boston meets its 2030 climate goals will largely depend on the city’s next mayor, whose administration will have broad control over some of the city’s biggest sources of pollution: energy-inefficient buildings, and traffic on city streets. In June, Roxbury’s Alternatives for Community and the Environment hosted a candidate forum...
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Annissa Essaibi George: The Boston.com interview

The Boston mayoral candidate and at-large city councilor on improving public schools, mental health, homelessness, and why she occasionally puts a hyphen in her name. In the crowded field of self-identifying progressive Democrats running to be Boston’s next mayor, Annissa Essaibi George is often defined in contrast to her opponents.
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At Large Suspect in Roslindale Homicide Identified

Army veteran, 41-year-old Akil Jackson of Mattapan, has been identified by Boston Police as the shooter in the brazen homicide of Alicia Heywood, 42, of South Easton, who was killed just after 13:00 hours this past Thursday, the 29th, in the area of Corinth Street and Birch Street. According to online sources Boston Police District E-5 Commander, Captain Darrin Greeley, confirmed the suspects information earlier yesterday afternoon, asking that members of the public help in the manhunt by contacting Police with any information. This move follows the almost 5 hour standoff Thursday evening that ended in SWAT and Gang Unit members storming a house in Adams Village where Jackson was believed to have been hiding out.
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Boston Public Radio Full Show: 8/4/21

Art Caplan weighed in on New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio mandating proof of vaccination for people going to restaurants and gyms and Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s comparison of vaccination passports to birtherism. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.
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Back Bay - Midtown neighborhoods notes

Support the Boston Public Library by buying used books from the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Central Library in Copley Square. Visit bpl.org/events for more information. We Sing: Boston. The Boston Children’s Chorus, in partnership with...
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John Barros: 'I Believe I Have [Walsh's] Vote' For Mayor

John Barros, Boston mayoral candidate and the city’s former chief of economic development, called into Boston Public Radio on Tuesday to make his pitch for the top executive seat in the city. Barros is the only man in the top field of candidates, which is led this cycle by women of color — Acting Mayor Kim Janey and City Councilors Andrea Campbell, Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George.