Janine Anzalota

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Janine Anzalota as Director of the Mayor's Office of Fair Housing & Equity for the City of Boston.

Roxbury development projects generate contentious debate

Controversial development projects dominated Monday’s meeting of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee, the group charged with delivering community input on major development projects on city and state-owned land in Roxbury. Nuestra Comunidad’s plan to site the Conservatory Lab ...

The fall of a divisive symbol

For generations, South Carolina has been at the forefront of America’s racial conflict. Now Gov. Nikki Haley has mitigated that role by removing the Confederate battle flag from a place of honor at the state capitol.

The prominence and plight of girls in the juvenile justice system

A recent report by researchers has highlighted what they call a disturbing trend: the prominence and plight of girls in the juvenile justice system. The authors explain the trend by citing the unintended consequences of a crackdown on domestic violence ...

Bus Rapid Transit praised for Dudley but responsibility for implementing is divided

Officials and representatives at a “Transit in Dudley Square” panel hosted by the Rappaport Center praised Bus Rapid Transit as a relatively inexpensive and quick-to-implement transit improvement for Dudley. However, state and city officials were divided over responsibility for implementing ...

Ivan Mejia

During the summer after his sophomore year at The Roxbury Latin School, Ivan Mejia of Roxbury took a chance and traveled to Cadiz, Spain, with 15 of his classmates to take part in the school-sponsored, month-long immersion trip. A culminating ...

Winsor means the world to girls

In its mission of preparing girls to “contribute to the world,” Winsor opens girls’ eyes to the world in countless ways. Students build global competencies at every level of the curriculum, including in cutting-edge non-western courses. Learning opportunities extend into ...

Are English language learners punished for their frustration with school?

There are many children living in the USA who are immigrants and know very little English. In navigating the United States public school system, these children attempt to learn a new language, adapt to new social and cultural norms, and ...

Win a pair of tickets to this year's Steppin Out

Win a pair of tickets to this year's Dimock Community Health Center's popular Steppin Out on November 7th. These tickets are for general admission and include the headliner show with Chaka Chan.

Shady Hill School delivers: A commitment to diversity

What impact can an independent elementary school have on one’s later life? My 22 years at Shady Hill School have convinced me that these years are precious.

Meet Mark Vialva, music teacher at The Park School in Brookline

Students often hear that grit and resilience are the keys to being a successful student. The newest member of The Park School's music faculty, Mark Vialva, is a example of these character traits.

Steppingstone prepares Boston students for college success

Since 1990, Steppingstone has prepared motivated students to succeed at top independent and public exam schools as a pathway to college.

Sarah Matathia, M.D.: Kraft Fellow working in Family Medicine at DotHouse Health

Through the The Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership, Partners Healthcare is providing a professional environment that fosters and encourages growth and development for young physicians and nurses committed to community health. These mission-driven young physicians and nurses seek to ...

Regulating the sharing economy

The sharing economy went before Congress last week for a stark examination of how it creates jobs, benefits consumers, but also raises a slew of policy concerns and questions. At stake is the question of how much regulation businesses in ...

The Bay State Banner's 50th Anniversary Event

Join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary.