Brian Corr

Cambridge resident Brian Corr has been appointed president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Corr, the executive director of the Cambridge Peace Commission, has had more than 25 years of experience in civic engagement, community organizing ...

As Trump talks voter fraud, voter suppression is the real issue

As Donald Trump roams the country encouraging hatred of immigrants and distrust of the election process, in many places it’s immigrants and minorities who have reason to worry — about being blocked from the polls. This November 8th will be ...

Hearing airs ideas on cutting Massachusetts' soaring health care costs

Soaring drug prices and other rising costs, as well as lack of information, may be preventing many lower- and middle-income individuals from meeting health needs. Health care specialists and elected officials met to explore data and propose solution steps, including ...

Beauty and style maven builds her own personal brand through social media

Lisa Jean-Francois is a modern entrepreneur. Her business isn't just one tangible product, but rather, her personal brand as a working mother passionate about style and beauty draws readers and viewers to her blog and Youtube channel, Lisa a La ...

Developers allege Northeastern University land grab

Columbia Plaza Associates is suing Northeastern University on the charges that the university failed to honor an agreement to sufficiently compensate the group when it built on land to which CPA held the development rights.

MBTA will outsource cash counting with Pacheco Law exemption

The MBTA exercised its Pacheco Law exemption for the first time when it recently chose to privatize the T’s money room. The move won praise from free market, limited-government advocates and drew protest from union leaders and others who say ...

Money Talk financial literacy conference focuses on wealth building

Last weekend, a collection of business leaders, financial professionals, activists and entrepreneurs set about the work of closing that gap during the Banner’s financial literacy conference on, “Money Talk: Building Black Wealth,” held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic ...

Boston’s building boom coming to Roxbury area

Although there are few luxury housing buildings planned between Dudley Square and Mattapan Square, $110 million in city- and state-funded projects in the pipeline for the Roxbury area promises to bring the construction boom to Boston’s black community.

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MBTA to begin construction on Mattapan station in spring

The MBTA will begin construction on the Mattapan station of the Fairmount Line in early spring of next year, working weekends and evenings to avoid disruptions in service on the commuter rail line, which runs through Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester ...

Joshua McFadden

Joshua McFadden has been appointed the Roxbury Neighborhood Services Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet.

Amazon driver dismissals spark questions, concern

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic says Amazon's new background check rules disproportionately sparked the dismissal of many workers of color who had been performing their jobs effectively.

Boston plans to be more age-friendly

Those working to make the city more comfortable and affordable to seniors presented their findings and asked senior residents to identify the concerns most important to them.

Disparities in parents’ wealth a key driver of racial wealth gap

Hard work, former higher educational attainment and careful economic decisions are not enough to close the racial wealth gap, researchers said. A key driver of the disparity: parents’ ability to provide financial assistance.

Winsor girls see a world of possibilities

“Winsor girls have a passion to create change in the world, and that’s something that the world definitely needs,” reflects Unique, a junior at the Winsor School in Boston, a leading independent school for academically promising girls in grades 5-12.