L. Reginald Brothers Jr. named U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology

Boston native L. Reginald Brothers Jr. has been appointed U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare are supporting young families

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare understand that a lifetime of health begins at birth, which is why Brigham and Women’s Hospital has developed the Stronger Generations Initiative.

BRA removed from affordable housing fund disbursement

In 13 years, the Boston Redevelopment Authority spent $18 million on affordable housing, but should have collected $75 million, had they adhered to their governing regulations, according to the Boston Globe last year.

Talk Back Boston Innovation Forum and Expo promotes city’s creative economy

The Talk Back Boston Innovation Forum and Expo delivered on its goal of igniting dialogue on the creative economy in Boston and ways greater access between businesses and the city’s community can transcend its current plateau.

Mayor Martin Walsh announces increase in Boston Main Streets funding

Mayor Martin Walsh gave a big boost to Boston Main Streets organizations, announcing that funding will increase $400,000 city-wide for their efforts to support local businesses. Walsh’s budget has allocated $75,000 for each of the city’s 20 Main Street organizations, ...

Millennium Partners overdue on Boston housing fund payments

This week, protesters in Chinatown demonstrated against Millennium Partners’ underpayment of its Inclusionary Development Policy requirements. Organizers have estimated that the developer underpaid the city’s public housing fund by $14.9 million for its two recent luxury housing buildings abutting Chinatown.

Mass. voting practices get C grade in PEW study

Because Massachusetts does not provide online voter registration, early voting, pre-registration for high school students, or post-election audits of voting machines, the state received a grade of 70 percent by the PEW Charitable Trusts in a study measuring every state’s ...

City updates CORI reform ordinance

Last week, the Boston Workers Alliance capped a two-year effort of working with the city that has resulted in improved Criminal Offender Record Information regulations for businesses working with the city.

Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge averts auction

A foreclosure auction for the Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge in Grove Hall scheduled for Thursday was called off last week after officials from the lodged reached an agreement with Northborough Capital Partners, the entity that currently holds their loan.

Rev. Eugene Rivers courts controversy, stays in media spotlight

Fifteen years ago, the Rev. Eugene Rivers was at the height of his influence with his face on the cover of Newsweek magazine, his frequent critiques of Boston’s black political and religious readers appearing frequently in the pages of the ...

Blog - Melida Arredondo - on the anniversary of the Marathon Bombing

Melida and her husband, Carlos Arredondo, were witnesses to the Boston Marathon bombing. This is not their first up close and personal experience with violence and death, and Melida shares her message to all the survivors of violence.

African Americans say parent involvement key to education success

The “lack of parental involvement” is the biggest issue affecting black students’ quality of education.

Children of undocumented unaware of amnesty program

Cynthia Tejeda was both nervous and hopeful as she waited in a long line at the Mexican Consulate Office in Los Angeles last week to speak with an immigration attorney.

Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk joins World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2014

Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2014.

Roxbury woman returns to Boston Marathon for Diamond Girls Boston

Last year’s tragic end to the Boston Marathon left Roxbury resident and entrepreneur Kai Grant shaken, but that wasn’t enough to keep her from taking on the Boston Marathon again this year.