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Initiative for a Competitive Inner City recognizes inner city entrepreneurs

ICIC was founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter who realized that the development of small businesses is essential for the healthy growth of the nation’s inner cities. In keeping with this principle, ICIC headquarters are located ...

Harvard’s Michael Porter: small businesses hold keys to U.S. fiscal health

Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter had a strong message for business owners and entrepreneurs attending the Inner City 100 Symposium last week — the business environment in the United States is showing some disturbing trends and small businesses may ...

Walsh announces financial empowerment initiative

Mayor Martin Walsh has announced the opening of the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment in Dudley Square as part of a new initiative to address income inequality and poverty in Boston.

Coalition calls for wage guarantees for construction on Roxbury projects

A coalition of labor activists secured an agreement from the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee to push for higher minority participation and higher wages on any new construction on public land in Roxbury.

Mattapan stops, weekend service and train cars bring rapid transit service to Fairmount Line

State officials gathered in Mattapan to announce the construction of a new station there and expanded service along the Fairmount Line, converting the commuter rail into a rapid transit line.

Baker releases ‘urban agenda,’ opens Blue Hill Avenue office

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker released what he calls his “urban agenda” during the opening of a campaign office on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester.

City councilors hear testimony on City Realty

Owners of City Realty defended their firm against allegations of doubling rents and forcing out tenants in properties they have acquired during a City Council hearing Monday.

Coakley campaign revving up get-out-the-vote effort

Attorney General Martha Coakley rallied supporters in Brockton and the South Coast region last week as her campaign gets ready to turn out it base of support.

Keolis is hosting a Supplier Diversity event

Keolis has pledged to make strong inroads in partnering with the businesses of Greater Boston, with a particular emphasis on the state’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Small businesses at head of trend in new job creation

Hiring continued to rise through last month and small businesses are leading the way, adding the most employees across the United States.

Asian professional group forges connections with SBA

The Boston chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals has recently increased its efforts to connect Asian businesses with the wider Boston business community.

In The News: State Representative Gloria Fox and Benaree Wiley

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus announces the winners of its highest award.

Death of Haitian dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier prompts debate in Boston

After Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier died Oct. 4, some Haitians in the Boston community debated whether the former dictator, who was charged with corruption and human rights abuses, should have been afforded a state-sponsored burial. He was not.

Analysis: blacks at greater risk in police shootings

A ProPublica analysis of US police shootings shows that blacks are many times more likely than whites to be killed by police.

Activists call on Fannie Mae to sell properties to former owners

Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing mortgage giant Fannie Mae over its refusal to sell foreclosed properties back to former owners.

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