Saturday counter-demonstration expected to draw thousands

More than 10,000 people are expected to turn out to the counter-protest against the alt-right-affiliated “Free Speech Rally” Saturday, according to organizers Monica Cannon and Angelina Camacho, who spoke to reporters this morning in Dudley Square.

The hard work of winning at Caribbean Carnival

Socaholics masquerade band members have spent months creating more than 300 costumes in anticipation of this year’s Boston Caribbean Carnival.

Local Edition - the BINJ Report

Don't miss the latest LOCAL EDITION: The BINJ Report from the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. This installment digs deep into developing local politics and the upcoming elections, and features Yawu Miller of the Bay State Banner ...

City’s Inclusionary Development Policy garnered affordable units for Boston, but few in Rox

Private firms have been spurred to create almost 1,740 affordable housing units in Boston, thanks to the city’s Inclusionary Development Policy. But less than 1 percent of those units have been built in Roxbury, according to a recent Boston Planning ...

In the news: Janelle Woods-McNish

Janelle Woods-McNish, Mrs. North America Universe, will compete in Durban, South Africa for the Mrs. Universe crown.

MBTA approves Foxborough pilot

Advocates continuing a long-running bid to bring rapid, frequent service to transit-starved, low-income areas along the Fairmount line fear that the MBTA may undermine planned improvements in favor of providing more options to white suburbanites, starting in 2019.

Frederick Clay freed after 38 years wrongfully imprisoned

A man was released from prison last week after spending nearly four decades locked up for a crime that he always maintained he did not commit. Frederick Clay was 16 when he was accused of murder; now, at age 53, ...

Learning entrepreneurship

A panel of judges and an audience of mentors, teachers, family, and supporters last week as part of the Emprende! Program, which translates to “launch” in English, and operates in partnership with the Verizon Foundation and Sociedad Latina.

What effect might next Saturday’s planned white supremacist rally have on Boston?

It could have a significant impact. We’re having a lot of issues as it is with our new president. We need to stand together and keep the peace. We don’t need that here. — Pearl Thomas, Disabled, Melrose

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Mayor, elected officials denounce planned white supremacist rally

In a message aimed at white supremacist groups who are reportedly planning a rally on the Boston Common this coming Saturday, Mayor Martin Walsh pledged that city officials would “do every single thing in our power to keep hate out ...

Dominican culture and politics mingle in parade

From Hyde Square to Franklin Park, thousands of lined the parade route of the Dominican Festival parade Sunday morning as the annual event returned to Roxbury from downtown.

In the news: Callie Crossley

Callie Crossley, host of WGBH’s "Under the Radar" with Callie Crossley and a weekly commentator on WGBH's Morning Edition, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Wellesley College.

5 questions: Freddy Cole

Freddy Cole’s vocals — suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate — make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz.

YMCA CEO committed to youth development work

CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston James Morton, is both a proponent and the product of successful youth development work. The support he received from childhood mentors taught him how impactful youth development work can be, and he credits ...