In the News: Christine Araujo

Mayor Martin Walsh announced that Christine Araujo is the new chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals, which regulates appeals to the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land throughout the city of Boston. Araujo will be ...

Opening soon: Dudley Square’s Bolling Building features wealth of architectural details

When the long-dormant former Ferdinand’s furniture store reawakens as the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building next month, Dudley Square will have a gleaming new centerpiece. Set in motion in 2011 by former Mayor Thomas Menino, the redevelopment promises to grace ...

Boston receives $1.35 million to create housing innovation lab

Mayor Martin Walsh announced last week that Boston is one of 12 U.S. cities selected to participate in the $45 million expansion of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program. The $1.35 million grant, to be awarded over three years, will initially ...

Patrick administration gets funds for advanced manufacturing talent pipeline

Building on the Patrick Administration’s historic commitment to strengthening the advanced manufacturing industry in Massachusetts, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki joined Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian and State Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg to announce nearly ...

When charter schools are nonprofit in name only

Charter schools often hire for-profit companies to handle their accounting and management functions. Sometimes the companies even take the lead in hiring teachers, finding a school building, and handling school finances.

Chanukah Action shuts down Coolidge Corner with Black Lives Matter demonstration

A Black Lives Matter protest in Coolidge Corner Tuesday, the first night of Chanukah, coincided with a national movement by Jews to bring protests against police abuse of blacks to their home communities.

BU prof champions hospitality administration career potential

The Boston University School of Hospitality Administration has a major asset in Assistant Professor Erinn Tucker, who is teaching her students that hospitality experience opens doors well beyond just working at a hotel or restaurant, and that they can play ...

Boston youth exploring self-expression with Krump United

Krump United is a weekly dance program hosted at the Perkins Community Center in Dorchester. Every Friday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., krumpers from around Boston organize dance battles during these sessions.

Program puts BPS students on path to Boston teaching jobs

Thirty-six Boston high school students are starting on a seven-year path through high school and college and into teaching careers, thanks to a new Boston Public Schools program aimed at developing a more diverse next generation of teachers.

Black Lives Matter protests focus spotlight on inequality in criminal justice system

As Black Lives Matter protests grab headlines, activists call for change in criminal justice system

In shift, Fannie Mae agrees to sell foreclosures back to former owners

In a policy change that could have profound implications for struggling homeowners, the nation’s largest mortgage holders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have agreed to allow homeowners who have lost their homes to foreclosure to buy their properties back at ...

Baker names Ron Walker secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

Governor-elect Charlie Baker announced Ron Walker will serve as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. Walker founded Next Street, focused on growing small businesses, advising entrepreneurs to spur economic development and growth in urban areas.

In the news: Shaun Blugh

Shaun Blugh was appointed the city’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced. Blugh will head a new Office of Diversity for the city.

City backs off Radius proposal

Mayor Martin Walsh is to be commended for his decision to discontinue plans to utilize the Radius Specialty Hospital as a residential addiction treatment facility. The mayor has demonstrated both a sensitivity to the will of the community and an ...

Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus website goes live

The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus unveiled its new website, www.mablacklatinocaucus.com. The beta-version website is the Caucus’ first online venture and is designed to keep the public informed of the Caucus’ State House and community efforts.