In the Media

The Potential of the Local Latino Vote in Election 2012 ›

WGBH | October 16, 2012
Article on how Latino voters could affect the upcoming elections mentions the Boston Latino Conference held last weekend in East Boston, which featured a panel discussion including Maria Idali Torres, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.

The Puente Project Prepares Hispanic Teens for College Success ›

Edutopia | October 10, 2012
Professor of Human Services and Community Studies Miren Uriarte is quoted in this article on the Puente Project, an interdisciplinary program that supports underserved high school students by presenting a core subject and supplemental learning in a culturally relevant context.

UMass Medical School in Worcester receives $6 million grant to reduce health disparities in low ... ›

MassLive | July 30, 2012
Article on the $6.7 million grant awarded to UMass Medical School to collaborate with UMass Boston to establish the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research mentions that a Springfield-based center will be led by Maria Idali Torres, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.

Whole Foods study to focus on Latino impact ›

Jamaica Plain Gazette | May 11, 2012
Associate Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs is quoted in this article on plans by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy to study the impact of a new Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain on the local Latino community.

Hub institute to study Hi-Lo Foods closure, Whole Foods opening in Jamaica Plain ›

Boston.com | May 01, 2012
Article on plans by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy to study the impact of the closure of local Latino-specialty grocer Hi-Lo Foods in Jamaica Plain and its replacement with a Whole Foods.

JP prof to head Whole Foods study ›

Jamaica Plain Gazette | April 27, 2012
Pablo Goldbarg, research communication and dissemination coordinator for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, is quoted in this article about plans for Associate Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs to lead a study for the center on the impact of Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain.

Latino institute to study Whole Foods ›

Jamaica Plain Gazette | February 03, 2012
Pablo Goldbarg of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is quoted in this article about plans for a Whole Foods market in Jamaica Plain.

JPNC tries new Whole Foods strategy ›

Jamaica Plain Gazette | December 02, 2011
The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is mentioned in this article on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s debate about a recently opened Whole Foods grocery store.

Report: Better results needed from those working on problems facing Hispanic community ›

El Pueblo Latino | June 30, 2011
Article on the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy's report “Latinos in Massachusetts: Focus on Springfield.”, concluding that better results are needed from those working on problems faced by the Hispanic community in Springfield.

Puerto Rican parade and festival to be held at Big E in West Springfield ›

The Republican | June 15, 2011
Article on the Puerto Rican parade and festival in West Springfield, which is being sponsored in part by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.

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