Tanya Freeman-Wisdom

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang announced his appointment of longtime BPS school leader Tanya Freeman-Wisdom as the permanent headmaster of the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. Freeman-Wisdom, a 1993 graduate of the O'Bryant and a 20-year ...

Buying a home? Here are three important steps to take

Buying a home? Here are three important steps to take

Dudley branch library slated for $14.7 million renovation

When the planned $14 million renovation Mayor Martin Walsh announced in his capital plan last week is completed, library officials hope that the Dudley Branch library will have spaces better suited for the evolving needs of the Roxbury community the ...

New challengers emerge for city council seats

With city council candidacy application papers made available today, a spread of challengers are emerging. The list of competitors for the District 7 seat being vacated by Tito Jackson grows increasingly long. The departures of Councilors Sal LaMattina of District ...

Black firms tackle fourth largest hotel project in Boston

A development expected to become the fourth largest hotel in Boston and the rest of the state is slated for development by a team with significant minority involvement.

Lower Mills shop owner enjoys freedom of self-employment with Archangel Boutique

After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in 2000, Lashonda Jefferson went to work in the corporate sector, earning a salary that enabled her to pay off student loans. But after several years, Jefferson couldn’t give up ...

UMass students, staff voice concerns at trustee meeting

Students, faculty and staff from UMass Boston interrupted a meeting of the UMass Board of Trustees chanting “No cuts, no hikes! Education is a right!” last Thursday, underscoring anger that surfaced after revelations the school’s annual deficit may be as ...

Unions mobilize national, local networks against Trump

Members of several SEIU chapters called for residents to stay attentive to policy emerging from the federal administration and be ready to rise in response. The Trump administration has sparked counteraction from unions, including state-level policy advocacy as well as ...

City reveals capital spending plan

Mayor Martin Walsh introduced a $2.08 billion five-year spending proposal last week that features investments in school facilities, library branches, open spaces, crosswalk and traffic signal improvements, and other initiatives spread throughout the city.

Cosecha takes new tack on immigration advocacy by focusing on the people

Cosecha’s planned action for May 1 — International Workers Day — reveals a major departure between the movement and other immigrant rights advocacy groups, which are bringing a more traditional activist approach.

Thomas Farrington

Carney Hospital President Walter Ramos this week announced the appointment of Thomas Farrington to its board of directors.

Treasurer launches ‘Bringing Diversity on Board’ initiative

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at exploring barriers to diversifying corporate boards as well as strategies that have been successful. Under the “Bringing Diversity on Board” initiative Goldberg’s office will organize roundtable ...

Lawyers call foul play as police bypass black candidate with old infractions

Lawyers filed a complaint on behalf of a black Boston resident who was passed over for hiring into the Boston Police Department. Keon Finklea scored sufficiently high on the Civil Service test and came with strong recommendations, but his record ...

Parents call for release of data on equity in BPS assignment policy

When the current home-based student assignment policy was instituted in 2013, BPS officials promised to make public an annual assessment of how the policy would affect equity in the system. While officials in the administration of then-mayor Thomas Menino assured ...

From Hollywood to the business world

When Jones entered coaching, the field was in its infancy. She began by obtaining a masters in social work from the University of Southern California, hung out her shingle and began working with businesses and nonprofits. Initially, she offered program ...