In Cuba, ‘creeping capitalism’ arrives

When the U.S. embassy reopened in Havana on Monday after more than 54 years, it signaled what Cubans have now accepted: creeping capitalism is the future. A stroll through Old Havana is enough to convince anyone that the entrepreneurial spirit ...

Justin Polk

The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development has appointed Justin Polk the new Living Wage administrator for the City of Boston. He will also be handling wage theft initiatives.

ReadBoston Storymobile starts up summer program

Over the coming weeks, more than 400 Read Boston events will be held in 80 locations around the city, including neighborhood parks, community centers, summer camps and library branches.

Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture to hold seventeen concurrent community conversations on Boston Creates

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday that the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will hold 17 concurrent community conversations on Saturday, August 1, 2015 to drive discussion on the cultural planning process. Sixteen of the Boston Creates Community Conversations ...

Boston fast food, childcare, homecare workers rally for $15 wage

The day after New York’s fast-food Wage Board recommended a $15 minimum wage, local fast-food, childcare, and homecare workers rallied at the State House, applauding the Empire State’s move and declaring that they, too, need $15.

ParkARTS children’s workshops continue in August

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the remaining dates for its series of children’s arts workshops giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on ...

Senator grills Red Cross over Haiti donations, spending

The American Red Cross met a deadline this week to answer congressional questions about how it spent nearly half a billion dollars donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, but the group says details can't yet be released publicly. And the ...

Blending arts and science

Boston startup Gique (the name signifies a cross between “geek” and “chic”) is bringing its unique blend of technology, engineering, math and art to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester on Aug. 6, giving local kids exposure to the ...

Dot couple brings ice cream to Field’s Corner

When the barber shop on the ground floor of his family’s office building moved out, Alan Issokson and his wife Wendy decided to make a move of their own, opening Chill on Park, a new ice cream store and community ...

Education chief envisions high schools of the future

The Boston School Department launched an ambitious plan earlier this year to redesign how students are educated in the city’s high schools. So far, parents, students, and education advocates have held 23 meetings around the city to share ideas on ...

Mayor cuts ribbon on Connection Center

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative cut the ribbon this week on the Connection Center, a resource to assist Bostonians ages 20 to 24 who have a high school credential but are not engaged in employment, further ...

Boston Olympic bid is scuttled

As the dust settled on the Boston 2024 bid Monday afternoon, elected officials in Boston’s black community reacted with a mixture of relief and optimism.

No master plan for Roxbury's vacant land

For developers, the vacant parcels represent an opportunity to cash in on the city’s overheated housing market. For abutters, the prospect of new housing often presents challenges posed by increased traffic and density, decreased parking and competing visions of what ...

Paul Alexander

Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, announced the appointment of Paul Alexander as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.

Radius building, five acres of Rox land to be auctioned

A court-appointed receiver for the former Radius Hospital on Townsend Street is seeking bidders for an August 13 auction to sell the 159,000-square-foot facility and the five acres of prime Roxbury land on which it sits. Possible uses for the ...