Juan Leyton

Juan Leyton has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Evandro Carvalho elected chair of the Legislature’s Boston Delegation

Dorchester state Rep. Evandro Carvalho has been elected to lead the Boston Delegations, which advocates for the city’s needs in the Massachusetts State Legislature.

Archives exhibit at State House marks Lincoln assassination

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin announced today that material from the Massachusetts Archives relating to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln will be on display at the State House on Wednesday, April 15, the 150th anniversary of that ...

Olympics hearing scheduled for April 21st at 1:30 pm at Boston City Hall

Boston City Council President Bill Linehan announced details last week on the next four hearings to be held by the Special Committee on the 2024 Olympics.

Charlene’s Hair Salon to close its doors after 38 years

Charlene’s Hair Salon. a longstanding Boston black hair care institution, is closing after nearly four decades.

Study: Your health could depend on where you live

Even though the Affordable Care Act has helped millions of people get health insurance, quality health care is still out of reach for a large number of people of color, low-income families and those with language barriers. The high cost ...

Haley House gets a home

Haley House has purchased the Washington Street building where it’s kitchen and restaurant are located and is looking to expand with a new location in retail space at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

JP entrepreneur brings tech to trucking business

Rashad Sanders is drawing on the city’s various startup support organizations, including District Hall in the Innovation District, the Downtown-based Startup Institute and Smarter in the City in Dudley Square, to get his young company Loadlytics off the ground. Loadlytics ...

Attorney running for District 4 City Council seat

Andrea Campbell, a deputy legal counsel in the administration of former Gov. Deval Patrick, has raised more than $46,000 in her bid for the city council seat currently occupied by Charles Yancey.

Housing activists call for legislative fix for rising rents

A City Council hearing on residential displacement last week drew a wide collection of activists and residents who voiced their concerns about a rapidly changing city that they say threatens to push them out of neighborhoods they have long called ...

Roxbury residents irked as developer balks at minority hiring goals

As two firms vie for the right to redevelop a long-vacant property, one developer’s refusal to commit to minority hiring and subcontracting goals provoked angry responses from Roxbury residents.

Videos of police shootings seen shifting debate on police abuse

The video that emerged last week of a white police officer gunning down an unarmed African American man, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old father of four, is the latest in a horrific string of police killings caught on film. Within the ...

The History Makers builds digital collection of black oral histories

The History Makers, a Chicago-based nonprofit, has amassed recordings of more than 7,000 oral histories from African Americans in cities around the country. It is the largest African American story collection effort since the Works Progress Administration collected interviews with ...

Miguel Rosado

Miguel Rosado has joined The Cooperative Bank as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender.

Report highlights giving power of Boston blacks

A report released by New England Blacks in Philanthropy examined the philanthropic giving habits of blacks in Boston and called for efforts to more effectively coordinate black giving in Boston for better impact.