April Simpson

April Simpson

South Florida-based freelance journalist and writer for an international development charity.

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The Boston Globe

Unity on Martin Luther King Day

Governor Deval Patrick criticized the US Supreme Court yesterday for considering stepping back from its 1954 decision banning segregation in public schools, a ruling that became a pillar for the civil...

The Boston Globe

Unlearning preconceptions - The Boston Globe

Mischke, whose father was a potter, grew up in Putney, Vt., and attended Castleton State College for two years, before moving to Northampton. He said he was attracted to the bustling drug trade in nea...

The Boston Globe

Some push for arts in core curriculum - The Boston Globe

Arts advocates are pushing the state Department of Education to make arts education a bigger part of recommended high school graduation requirements, which list music, art, and related subjects as electives.

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The Boston Globe

Patients at McInnis House in Jamaica Plain enjoy monthly barbershop service

Richard Downey covers an ironing board with a white bath towel and disperses washcloths, hairspray, gel, and pomade. He tunes his radio to Oldies 103.3.(Full article: 1033 words)
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Planting peace in tender minds

Lania Fitzpatrick, a smiling 4-year-old who likes purses and shoes, said she was playing a game called lollipop outside her Dorchester home earlier this year when she saw a man fire a gun into the dri...

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Savio shuts down - The Boston Globe

The school's "understandable financial challenges" hindered the board's ability to maintain the building, prompting the Salesians to not renew the lease, the Rev. James Heuser, provincial of the Sales...

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Talks to honor key Boston role in black history

The gathering of prominent black leaders and activists at Faneuil Hall a century ago was a pivotal moment in the history of the African-American civil rights movement and for Boston, but it has been l...