James Morton

The YMCA of Greater Boston announced James Morton as its new president and CEO. Morton will serve as the thirteenth president of the nearly 165-year old cause-driven organization.

Treasurer calls on SEC to urge greater disclosure from oil and gas companies

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg today joined 61 institutional investors who control nearly $2 trillion in assets in signing a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, calling for increased disclosure by oil and gas companies of climate-driven ...

RCC president cites state investments, partnerships

In her first year and a half Roxbury Community College President Valerie Roberson closed the school’s longstanding budget deficit, brought the college into compliance with federal financial aid regulations and began a $19 million overhaul of the school’s buildings. This ...

Advocates: House budget won’t fix MBTA problems

The budget released by the House Ways and Means Committee last week seeks to tackle the public transit system’s woes by auditing the MBTA’s finances and suspending for five years a 1993 law that makes it more difficult for state ...

Racist posts on NY cop blog raise ire at time of tension

Week after week, racist posts appear on Thee Rant, a blog for current or former New York City police officers: African Americans are called “apes;” a retired officer says one of the blessings of retirement is not having to work ...

Tufts Health Plan creates collaborative to address challenges and encourage growth for small businesses

To encourage the growth of local small businesses, Tufts Health Plan has developed the Small Business Accelerator Forum, a collaborative where leaders from relevant industries can engage with small business owners on how to best leverage the opportunities and overcome ...

JerkFest goes to Vermont

Nicola Williams and her Williams Agency, a marketing and event planning agency focused on food, culture and arts, has 20 years of success with events in and around Boston. Now, Williams is heading north with plans to put on Vermont’s ...

City floats latest Cass Blvd. plan at community meeting

The Boston Transportation Department last week unveiled its latest revision of Melnea Cass Boulevard redesign plans, reviving a process stalled by community resistance at several stages over the past three-and-a-half years. The new plan no longer includes the bus rapid ...

Community conversations highlight policing problems

Two different neighborhood meetings last week highlighted deep concerns that many residents have about the Boston Police Department’s track record on community relations, racial profiling and use of force — including concerns voiced by, and about, black police officers.

Walsh administration releases report on diversity in city’s workforce

The Walsh administration’s first Workforce Profile Report contained few surprises. Released last week, the report underscored the challenges the city faces in maintaining a workforce that mirrors the city’s majority-minority population. While whites make up 46 percent of Boston’s population, ...

Workers ‘Fight for $15’ in Downtown Boston

Labor activists across the country took to the streets last week in coordinated marches calling for higher wages, many times weaving their message into broader calls for unionization, affordable housing, and immigration reform.

Will triple-deckers cost $1 million in Roxbury?

The story behind a three-family property on Circuit Street next to the Warren Gardens housing community provides a window into both the area’s improving real estate market and a neighborhood in transition. That home — an attached triple decker — ...

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 ...