Civil rights advocates slam Baker bill

In the wake of the shooting death of Auburn police officer Ronald Tarantino, Gov. Charlie Baker is advancing legislation that would elevate the charge of assault and battery on a police officer to a felony, punishable by up to ten ...

Murray Luke Townsend, Jr. 1919-2016

Murray Luke Townsend, Jr., of Middleborough was a veteran, a Boston University Law School grad, a life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, dedicated Christian and devoted husband and father.

Monakatellia Ford

Monakatellia Ford has been appointed principal of the F. Lyman Winship Elementary School in Brighton.

Roxbury’s Dudley-Eliot Square seeks state cultural district status

A coalition of Roxbury groups are making a case for a Dudley-Eliot Square Cultural District — a designation they hope will enhance the neighborhood’s cultural scene and boost economic activity.

In the Mix

On Wednesday, June 15, the Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Epicenter Community held their fourth annual celebration of Juneteenth to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves.

#WhereToBe: 6.24.16-6.29.16

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

Local influencers: Cydney Washington

Cydney Washington shares her experiences with mentors, moving, and and finding inspiration in Boston

Education chief says no secrets in BPS planning

In the wake of the release of Walsh administration emails in which BPS officials discuss school closures, city officials say that there are no concrete plans to close schools.

Gentrification concerns dominate Dudley plan

The several dozen community activists gathered Monday at the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building to discuss the future of Dudley Square confronted a conundrum that has been vexing city planners across the United States: How to facilitate development in a neighborhood ...

Growing a yarn business

Diane Ivy’s is banking on her vibrant, street art-inspired yarn colors’ appeal to the looming legions of younger, more diverse knitters and crocheters.

Indigo Block gets go-ahead: Housing, commercial to come

An abandoned industrial property right by a Fairmount Line stop is expected to transform into a site for mixed-income housing and local jobs.

Will area firms grow as Logan does?

As the number of passengers pouring into Logan soars, especially from overseas, Massport officials expressed interest in giving local communities a greater share of the business generated by this traffic.

At Madison Park, focus on budget

BPS officials say they still are developing an accurate assessment of vocational technical school funding needs. Madison Park’s budget decreases next year to match a dip in enrollment, necessitating some cuts that executive director Kevin McCaskill says will not negatively ...

BPS budget puts city at a crossroads

As chair of the Committee on Education, I’m supposed to look out for the families of the Boston Public Schools. That is why I voted against Boston’s proposed schools budget on April 8th, and will do so again until the ...

Where we stand in education & how we stand up for all our students

The bottom line is: we are supporting the people and programs that are working well, and working equitably, for students in BPS.