Haley House to open new pizza restaurant – Dudley Dough

In ten short years, Haley House Bakery Café in Dudley Square has become an institution and a cultural gem. It opened its doors in 2005 as an expanded site for Haley House’s Bakery Training Program, which had outgrown its home ...

Taking Root with an urban farming revolution in Boston

There was a time in Boston when seeing vegetable gardens meant that some neighbor had a green thumb or others were looking for a way to transform the eyesore of a vacant lot. Today, the rise of the urban farming ...

From Food Trucks to Urban Farming – Boston’s Locally grown food startups on the rise.

The food industry in Boston is evolving, and people like Future Boston Alliance co-founder Malia Lazu are the core ingredients in a new recipe to cook up more local-grown small businesses. Future Boston Alliance’s new restaurant accelerator program is just ...

Boston 2024 tries again with bid 2.0

The group behind the thus-far troubled bid for the Olympic games released an updated version of its proposal Monday at a press conference held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, adding more details about venues, expected costs and revenues, ...

Watchdog agencies sound the alarm on fraud, scams

One in 10 Americans have been ripped off by consumer scams, according to the Federal Trade Commission. And for African American and Latinos, the odds are even higher that an unscrupulous wheeler-dealer has separated them from their money. That was ...

Why do you think people still fly the Confederate flag?

Racism. They fly it because they can get away with it. — Willie Webster, Cook, Roxbury

Hub ranks high in startup index

When it comes to fostering small business innovation Boston is doing something right and people are starting to take notice. A recent report found Boston ranking high in the areas that are most important to building a strong startup environment ...

Meaning of Texas’ Juneteenth lost in Boston

Juneteenth was originally a celebration for Texans. Efforts to extend it beyond the Lone Star State create a historical conundrum. The date that should be celebrated for the legal abolition of slavery in America is Dec. 6, 1865, for the ...

Obamacare: Health insurance for all Americans

In a dispositive 6-3 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court recently rescued 6.4 million Americans in 34 states from the loss of their health insurance. The Affordable Care Act, derisively referred to as Obamacare by its opponents, included language that would ...

Youth organizers hold 2nd jobs protest in mayor’s office

Youth organizers advocating for more city-funded youth jobs staged their second protest in about a month in the Mayor’s office last week, temporarily crowding his front office.

Main Streets marks 20 yrs. of business improvements

More than 400 came to the Strand Theatre last week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Boston Main Streets program, which has helped revitalize 20 neighborhood business districts in the city.

Confederate symbol under fire as calls widen to ‘take down the flag”

President Obama’s call to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capital in South Carolina in the wake of the Charleston church shooting bolstered the growing backlash against the divisive symbol.

Local officials denounce Dominican Republic’s planned expulsions

Local elected officials joined state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry for a press conference calling on the Dominican Republic to halt plans to forcibly expel Dominican-born people of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants.

Boston rents put squeeze on city elderly

As buildings change hands and rents increase, elderly renters and homeowners are feeling pressue in Roxbury, the South End, Chinatown and other neighborhoods in various stages of gentrification.

Quincy Miller

Citizens Bank announced the appointment of Quincy Miller, president of Citizens’ Business Banking division, as its new Massachusetts state president. Miller succeeds Jerry Sargent, who will focus full-time on leading Citizens Commercial Banking’s Middle Market business after serving as state ...