Read: State Sen. Chang-Diaz’s Impassioned Speech for Criminal Justice Reform at MLK Day Breakfast

At the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast held in Boston, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz passionately called for the passing of a bill that would provide criminal justice reform, such as no mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenses throughout the Commonwealth. Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin Walsh, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, were all in attendance, as Jamaica Plain’s state senator received a standing ovation for her speech.
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JP’s McKinney Teaches Student Athletes There’s More to Life Than Basketball

Timmance McKinney grew up in the Bromley Health apartments in Jamaica Plain. He readily admits he got involved with the wrong people in the ultra competitive youth basketball scene. Now at the age of 23, he’s back after graduating college, coaching basketball locally, and started his own mentoring program to help student athletes avoid his own pitfalls.
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