Walter J. Ramos

Walter J. Ramos has been appointed the new president of Carney Hospital.

Condos pose opportunities, risks for local home buyers

While prices of single- and multi-family homes are quickly becoming unaffordable for Roxbury residents, condominiums provide an affordable alternative. But stiff competition and unstable condo associations present hurdles and risks for prospective buyers.

Annual conference brings green businesses together

When socially conscious business activists first organized the Sustainable Business Conference in 1990, environmental causes and business were widely seen as being at odds. Twenty-five years later, businesses increasingly are seeing sustainable practices as key to their survival. The Sustainable ...

New eats for Dudley streets

Roxbury residents Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury hope to bring a new experience to the area with their aptly-named Dudley Café, which will sit on the Warren Street side of the building that has been the center of much of Dudley ...

For senior homeowners, repair costs loom large

Traditional wisdom says home ownership provides economic security in old age, but as the senior population swells, repair costs rise and more people enter retirement saddled by debt, many elders find themselves “house-rich but cash-poor,” unable to keep up with ...

Job market still tight for black college graduates

The economy has improved so the unemployment rate for young college graduates has declined, but unemployment is still too high for black graduates.

Lena Park back on track

Lena Park CDC returned to its original home, which has been refurbished handsomely – an apt symbol of a new era for the organization.

Deportation deferment on horizon

Local immigration advocates and city officials are trying to drum up support in anticipation of the the Obama administration’s new immigration policy implementation. At a city hall press conference last week, speakers underscored the significance of the policy change and ...

Chinatown group jumps at chance to ‘Imagine Boston’

Chinatown residents and activists responded last week to Mayor Walsh’s new citywide planning initiative, “Imagine Boston 2030,” with their own event dubbed “Imagine…Chinatown 2030?” – a question meant to highlight the precarious situation that many residents say the neighborhood currently ...

Race colors response to opioid crisis

As heroin and other opioids have proliferated in predominantly white communities in Massachusetts, state and local officials have shifted their emphasis from drug law enforcement to treatment. Blacks, who have long argued drug addiction is a sickness, not a crime, ...

Venture Café hosting its first community coffee conversation for Roxbury Innovation Center

The Roxbury Innovation Center, a landmark project for the City of Boston to support local economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, is looking for community input.

Black college alumni seek support for students

Sunday, Carolyn Golden Hebsgaard and many of her classmates are going to give back to Delaware State University in a demonstrative way. As the class of 2015 prepares to walk for graduation, members of the class of 1965 will present ...

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal tapped to lead Lawyers’ Committee

The board of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice announced the appointment of Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, a civil rights attorney, as its executive director. He will oversee litigation and advocacy work, and lead a distinguished team.

Mayor Walsh announces archaeological dig to begin at American Legion highway playground in Franklin Park

The City of Boston is undertaking an archaeological survey at the American Legion Highway Playground in historic Franklin Park to determine if proposed playground improvements will impact archaeological sites.

New bridges to hope in the wake of Long Island

The city has utilized multiple sites in Boston to house the services that were provided to the homeless and substance abusers at the now closed Long Island Shelter.