Parent activists blast BPS report

Since December, when city officials released a draft of a report citing a 36,000-seat surplus in the Boston Public Schools last year, pundits have routinely cited the recommendation that the city close 30-50 schools.

William E. Dickerson II

Carney Hospital announced the appointment of Pastor William E. Dickerson II, founder of the Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester, to the hospital’s board of directors.

Author: Candidates can no longer ignore voters of color

In his book “Brown is the New White,” Phillips argues that candidates ignore at their peril the growing base of voters of color that he calls the “new American majority.”

Success in Fields Corner

When Travis Lee and John Maudlin started Fields Corner Business Lab in Dorchester two years ago they envisioned it becoming a beating heart of the area’s growing small business community. At the time, it was the kind of wishful thinking ...

Shelter residents give councilors insight on homelessness

Several city councilors gathered at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children recently to hear from those personally affected by homelessness. As women at the hearing recounted their trials, it soon became clear that not all shelters offer the same ...

Prince Hall Hotel? Freemasons consider new land use

Local Prince Hall Freemasons are considering redeveloping their Roxbury property into a combination hotel and conference center, something expected to bring jobs and customers to the area.

No charter school for Bartlett Place

Conservatory Lab Charter School withdrew its bid to join the Bartlett Place project, citing lack of support from community leadership.

Body camera pilot gets first community meeting

A Monday night community meeting at Roslindale Community Center allowed residents the first public chance to insert their voice in policy for Boston’s pilot program of body-worn cameras for police.

Groups form land trust network

A coalition of Boston community-based organizations is banding together to advocate for expanding community land trusts — communally-owned plots of land on which housing units are deeded permanently affordable.

An affront to Boston's Black History

Newspapers still matter - and so does understanding history.


Update to story on Amazon delivery to Roxbury

Kristin A. Turner

The membership of the Harvard Black Law Students Association has elected Kristin A. Turner, ’17, as its president.

First Church of Roxbury to undergo $2.2m restoration

The First Church of Roxbury, built in 1804, will undergo a $2.2 million renovation beginning this year. The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, the nonprofit which owns the building, is currently raising the funds.

Mayor unveils budget proposal, warns of city’s revenue limits

Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2017. Even as Walsh announced new initiatives, he emphasized that paying for them was only possible because the city made reductions and efficiencies elsewhere.

Verizon bringing fiber optic service to Boston

Over the next six years, Boston business and residential consumers will gain a new option for high-speed broadband internet access. Mayor Martin Walsh and Verizon announced last week that Verizon is launching a $300 million effort to replace its copper-based ...