Activists, city officials square off during JP planning meeting

While the city officials have been preoccupied with transportation corridors, activated streetscapes and incremental increases in the required 13 percent affordability for new housing construction, the activists have expressed alarm at the pace of displacement of low-income renters along the ...

Library, charter costs challenge BPS

Boston Public School’s strained budget was the focus of a School Committee meeting. Committee members and city officials spoke on the high-number of district schools lacking library services and on the financial burden BPS experiences under the state’s current handling ...

T janitors may strike over treatment

MBTA janitors told the T’s Fiscal Management and Control Board that contractors’ staffing changes have harmed workers and work quality. Union members say they are ready to strike Friday if agreements are not reached.

DPV Transportation Worldwide sees worldwide growth

In a market saturated with ride-sharing apps, DPV Transportation Worldwide distinguishes itself as a premium transportation company for high-end clients across the globe. Founder and CEO Daniel Perez said that the service provides 17,000 trips a year for clients in ...

‘Inclusive innovation’ the topic of Rox HubWeek panel

The Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square was transformed Monday evening into a marketplace for local entrepreneurs and a site for thoughtful discussions on creating an inclusive innovation ecosystem and supporting local entrepreneurs who have already taken the leap.

Mass. SJC ruling takes aim at racial profiling

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine Hines authored a ruling in defense of blacks fleeing the police. The unanimous SJC ruling stated that people fleeing the police may be motivated by a desire to “avoid the recurring indignity of being racially ...

Boston activists call for policies in Renters Day of Action demonstration

Tenant activists from across Boston gathered for a Renters Day of Action protest last Thursday where they highlighted issues in their neighborhoods and called for changes to housing, tax and land-use policies in order to prevent displacement.

Civil rights violated at Boston Latin School, feds say

A federal investigation into allegations at Boston Latin School reported a climate of harassment and racial discrimination and that administrators had mishandled responses. At least one case represented a violation of Title IV of the federal Civil Rights Act.

Lydia L. Ramos

Lydia L. Ramos has been appointed Boston Public Schools Supt. Tommy Chang’s new senior advisor. She blends her experience as a journalist and educator to support the work and vision of BPS.

Food Biz 101

Commonwealth Kitchen and the Economic Justice Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights have teamed up to launch a new Food Biz 101 class.

Public policies play critical role in combating MA’s poverty, report says

A recent reports suggest that employment alone is often not enough to escape poverty. Government policy also is necessary.

Burden of transit fare a factor in school choices

For some families, the costs of even discounted bus-and-T passes is enough to make them to consider changing schools.

Reclaim Roxbury meeting

Tufts University Professor Emeritus James Jennings will address the next gathering of Reclaim Roxbury Thursday, Sept. 29 at Roxbury Community College’s Student Center building.

Mayor announces updates for Boston public school facilities as students begin school year

Mayor Martin J. Walsh last week announced the physical improvements made to Boston Public Schools, overseen by BPS's Capital & Facilities Management and the City of Boston's Public Facilities Department. The investments, totaled at over $89 million, are funded primarily ...

MA schools may be battle in wider fight for profit & privatization agendas

Charter expansion in Massachusetts appears to be part of a national movement, fueled, in part, by hedge funds, corporations and wealthy philanthropists. With out-of-state organizations bankrolling local action, some professor say profit and political ideology, not just educational concerns, may ...