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Dani Monroe

Partners HealthCare announced that it has created the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and filled it with Dani Monroe, who has led diversity efforts for some of the country’s largest organizations. In this new role, Dani will be ...

Community members look to turn report on black lives into action

Researchers, elected officials and community members gathered in the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building to discuss how to turn a recent report on the state of black lives in Massachusetts into action. Theme of the night was identifying local resources and ...

Dudley Street 2030: Group plans for future of neighborhood

Roxbury residents registered their concerns and hopes for the future of Boston during a Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative planning exercise last week. During the event, which was attended by Mayor Martin Walsh and other city officials, residents visited different areas ...

Henriquez is in

Today Henriquez is jumping back into the political arena, mounting a challenge to Carvalho for the 5th Suffolk District seat with posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Fabricating new business

Fab Lab, a key component of the Roxbury Innovation Center, opened this week. It is a digital fabrication workshop containing tools such as a laser cutter and 3D printer that help entrepreneurs put concepts to work to see if a ...

Northeastern University equips semiautomatic rifles

Northeastern University’s new safety plan has drawn praise from some and left other students, community members and officials feeling less safe than before. The plan: train campus police to use semiautomatic rifles against high-level threats. Last Wednesday, Josh Zakim and ...

A lack of civility tolerated at Boston Latin

Black students have every right to file an official complaint of racial abuse, but it is good to remember that it is also demeaning to be considered a whiner. Bigoted whites have every right to dislike blacks as long as ...

New city planning puts focus on Dudley Square

As developers continue to eye Dudley Square, city officials are making the district the focus of a new community planning effort.

Walsh cites progress on policing

Questioned last week about police reports alleging unconstitutional searches, Mayor Martin Walsh said the department is making progress in reducing crime and arrests, and pledged to work to improve relations between police and the communities they patrol.

Students seek say in charter cap case

Seven Boston Public School students, along with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP, moved on Thursday to intervene in a pending lawsuit over the cap on charter schools. The intervenors — students of color, English language learners and ...

#BlackatBLS campaign gets school officials’ ears

Two members of Boston Latin School’s Black Leaders Aspiring for Change and Knowledge, 17-year-old Meggie Noel, president of the organization, and 18-year-old Kylie Webster-Cazeau, launched a social media campaign in which they called upon peers and alumni to share experiences ...

Petrina Martin

Petrina Martin has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing for BMC HealthNet Plan in Massachusetts and Well Sense Health Plan in New Hampshire. In this position, Martin leads and coordinates company sales, marketing and community outreach functions. This ...

Local man takes helm of health care workers’ union

Tyrek Lee’s life in the union movement began as a member in 2002 with a job as a telephone operator at Boston Medical Center. Over the next 13 years, he worked his way up through the ranks to head one ...

Lawyer's Committee files suit against charters

Seven Boston Public School students along with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP moved today to intervene in a pending lawsuit over the cap on charters. The lawsuit, filed in September, calls for completely lifting the cap.

Northeastern professors study role of Twitter in Black Lives Matter movement

Messages from black Ferguson residents on Twitter played an outsize role in shaping the national conversation around race and police violence following Brown’s death, say Northeastern University’s Sarah J. Jackson and Brooke Foucault Welles.

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