Marty Walsh supports CPA, real estate tax hike

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to build affordable housing with a new property tax is likely to drive up rents in the city, real estate experts say — and they doubt it will only hit home­owners to the tune of $28 a year.

Walsh yesterday backed the idea of a property tax increase­ for this November’s ballot, saying the hike is “laser-focused” to boost affordable housing, parks and historic sites.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Baker, Walsh among officials pledging to work for social justice

Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and other elected officials pledged during a forum in Boston on Tuesday night to fight for affordable health care, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and public education in the Commonwealth.

The governor and mayor were joined by Attorney General Maura Healey and Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo. The four made their pledges before more than 1,800 people who packed the historic Trinity Church in Copley Square for the event, hosted by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Baker, Coakley in synch at church forum

"But in the midst of a bitterly contested election, riven by differences in policy and vision, something unusual happened at a packed Boston church on Sunday: Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker agreed. Again and again."

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mortality Drop Seen to Follow ’06 Health Law

"The death rate in Massachusetts dropped significantly after it adopted mandatory health care coverage in 2006, a study released Monday found, offering evidence that the country’s first experiment with universal coverage — and the model for crucial parts of President Obama’s health care law — has saved lives, health economists say."

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hopes high for Boston’s new Dearborn STEM Academy

"It took an incredible amount of tenacity for the Dearborn and its supporters, including the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Copley Square, to make their dream a reality."

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Group pushes to strengthen interfaith bonds

"One year after it emerged as a leader in the collective healing process that followed the Marathon bombings last April, the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization is embarking on a campaign to strengthen links among local congregations."

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Candidates address faith groups as Boston mayoral election nears

"At the Roxbury forum organized by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and the Massachusetts Minority Contractors’ Association, the candidates, appearing separately, were peppered with questions and asked to make pledges about what they would do if elected mayor."

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Facing rising health costs, Massachusetts seeks cost-cutting that improves care

"Back at the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, advocates pledged to meet again to keep pressuring the health care industry to reign in costs."

 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clergy push to curb health costs

"The next big movement in Massachusetts health care may come not from the state’s world-famous hospitals or its cutting-edge research labs, but from houses of worship."

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

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The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) is a broad-based organization that works to coalesce, train, and organize the communities of Greater Boston across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and neighborhood lines for the public good.

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