SEIU raises concerns, questions on Logan expansion

Boston is growing and the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Logan airport, aims for its air services to grow with it. Among current plans: expanding Terminal E to pave the way for use of sizable new planes. But to achieve ...

Rosabelle Fergus

Sharon Girl Scout and high school freshman Rosabelle Fergus was appointed as a new girl member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 3. One of four newly elected girl board members, ...

Fresh Start Initiative to provide information on debt to Mass residents

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP), in partnership with DotHouse Health, will launch the Fresh Start Initiative — a free legal clinic that will educate the residents of Massachusetts about various types of debt, inform them ...

City program provides rent relief

The city has committed $7.5 million to its new Acquisition Opportunity Program, through which real estate investors will qualify for funding to acquire rental properties if they agree to maintain at least 40 percent of the units as affordable to ...

Job-protected, paid family and medical leave bill advances

A bill advanced in the State House that could guarantee nearly all Massachusetts employees get paid, job-protected time off to care for a new child, injured and seriously ill family members and their own non-work related, serious health conditions.

Neighborhood groups join forces

Reclaim Roxbury, a community-led effort to take control over Roxbury development decisions, and the Roxbury Neighborhood Council, Inc., a longstanding advocacy organization, are announcing their intention to work together to address neighborhood impact in the midst of rampant development.

In election year, more immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship

For more than a decade, Jannette Diep has been helping immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship. But as the presidential election looms, Diep, the executive director of Boat People SOS, says she has seen a rising interest among immigrants in becoming ...

Mobile Cuts on the move

By design, Mobile Cuts sounds exactly like it is: a mobile barbershop that offers barbershop services that range from a buzz cut for $25 to an artistic shave for $45. The Elite package includes a cut, shampoo, scalp manipulation and ...

Batter up! The BASE launches girls’ baseball program

A Boston nonprofit known for combining baseball training and competition with academic and life skills support for boys has launched a new girls’ baseball program. The BASE, headquartered in Roxbury, started with a focus on boys. Founded in 2013 by ...

Valedictorian credits school’s support network

Natalia Phillips’ winning attitude earned her the valedictorian spot at New Mission High School.

Pike tenants seek ownership

A group of Chinatown public housing tenants are locked in a battle over the ownership of the neighborhood’s largest public housing development.

Students at center of school funding battle

At issue is a school budget that city officials acknowledge is not keeping pace with the rising costs at BPS. While Walsh has touted his $13.5 million increase in school funding, that increase is substantially smaller than the $30 million ...

Millionaires’ tax passes second test

The proposed millionaires’ tax amendment garnered a strong show of support at the State House last week, after amassing more than 157,000 of petition signatures last fall to get it considered. The state constitutional amendment would raise the income tax ...

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BRA board approves over 1,100 units of new housing

The board of directors for the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved eight new residential projects across the city and a community center in Roxbury during its monthly meeting last night. Three large mixed-use residential developments in Dorchester and Brighton accounted for ...