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Boston Women's March turns out 105,000 to protest Trump

More than a hundred thousand women packed the Boston Common today to protest Trump's administration and call to defend American's rights. Attorney General Maura Healey promised to sue the federal government to protect citizens rights and the environment, if needed. ...

Demonstrators rally against Trump downtown

Just hours after Donald Trump took the oath of office, hundreds of Bostonians gathered downtown to pledge to protect each others’ rights, no matter what happens in D.C. The event drew a broad coalition of activists from groups dedicated to ...

Tania Del Rio

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Tania Del Rio as diversity outreach director, a new role created to ensure the city’s strategic plan for diversity is implemented throughout the city of Boston.

Court rules against minority firms in land use, profit sharing dispute

A group of minority businesses and nonprofits received a major upset in its legal battle alleging that Northeastern University wrongfully deprived its members of hundreds of millions of dollars. The court said that plaintiffs did not provide sufficient proof that ...

Massachusetts residents cry out against loss of Affordable Care Act

Thousands of Bostonians turned out protest last week to condemn Republican plans to revoke the Affordable Care Act. If the ACA is repealed, up to 500,000 state residents could lose coverage, say representatives of Health Care for All, 1199SEIU United ...

‘Memory cafe’ takes aim at elder isolation, dementia concerns

Memory cafes are new to Boston, but the model was developed in the 1990s in Holland, and over the past decade has spread across the U.S. In some areas they are called “Alzheimer’s cafes,” but memory cafes are not Alzheimer’s ...

Jackson announces run for mayor

Pledging to fight against income inequality and increase support for public education, District 7 City Councilor launched his mayoral campaign today from the parking lot of the Haley House Café in Dudley Square as a crowd of about 200 looked ...

Entrepreneur takes high-fashion clothing line to next level

In her early 20s, while Joelle Jean-Fontaine toiled at a telemarketing firm, her heart was in fashion. She spent most weekends in New York City collaborating on fashion shoots with a photographer friend. By 2010 her clothing design pursuits led ...

City to file anti-displacement bills

Tax credits for landlords who maintain below-market rents, free legal representation for indigent tenants facing eviction and the right of first refusal for tenants living in properties subject to foreclosure or short sale are among the legislative bills Mayor Martin ...

Secret soccer stadium plans rile electeds

Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration and the University of Massachusetts appear to have secretly negotiated with the New England Revolution’s owner, Bob Kraft, to plan a soccer stadium for Columbia Point in Dorchester, according to Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry. The stadium ...

Walsh's State of the City Highlights Education Funding

Mayor Martin Walsh tonight addressed a packed Symphony Hall. In his State of the City speech he promised to file significant education funding legislation.

District 7 hopefuls line up as Jackson ponders mayoral run

A quiet storm is brewing while City Councilor Tito Jackson mulls a challenge to incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh. If Jackson runs for mayor he says he will not run for re-election to the District 7 seat he represents.

Sheena Collier

Sheena Collier has been appointed director of engagement for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce where she focuses on strategic initiatives related to racial diversity in the private sector, the role of the business community in economic mobility and building ...

New city report on gender wage gap

The report is the first in the nation to use employer-disclosed information to put attention on the persistent gender wage gap. Despite some limitations to the data, report authors say the fact that companies are disclosing at all suggests a ...

Local entrepreneur launches diverse organic product line

Formerly Lady B Naturals, Made Organics began as a home experiment. During one of Boston’s harsh winters, Dawson set out to make a soothing, safe and all-natural skin remedy for her son. She spent about three years researching and working ...

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