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Study: credit card companies garnish wages of millions in U.S.

ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, undertook a study of 2013 payroll records for 13 million employees. ADP's report, released today, shows that more than one in 10 employees in the prime working ages of 35 to 44 had ...

Minority- and woman-owned firms get boost from pilot program

A pilot project of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations and the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association has brought nearly $39 million in economic opportunity to minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in its first year.

Symposium recognizes successful inner city firms

The Boston-based Initiative for a Competitive Inner City has been helping urban entrepreneurs and inner-city businesses for 20 years. For the last 15, the organization’s signature event has been the Inner City 100 Symposium and Awards.

Nonprofit launches college saving initiative

Young students and their families in some of Massachusetts’ most underserved communities will soon have access to a program that helps families save for college and prepare for the college application process.

Initiative trains black workers for Boston-area hotel jobs

Mayor Martin Walsh joined members of Boston’s hospitality union, Local 26, and executives from several local hotels yesterday to celebrate the graduation of the first African-American hospitality training class from Local 26’s Best Corp Hospitality Training Center.

Federally-funded Ruggles expansion expected to catalyze new jobs, development in Lower Roxbury

A $20 million U.S. Transportation Department grant to expand commuter rail capacity at Ruggles Station is expected to create jobs in the Roxbury area.

Blacks, Latinos see gains in Democratic primary

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins and former City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo had strong showings in their respective races for sheriff and Register of Probate.

Jerome Smith appointed to Neighborhood Services cabinet position in Walsh administration

Jerome Smith, former chief of staff to Sen. President Therese Murray, was appointed chief of Civic Engagement for the City of Boston.

Prospective operators of the city’s Dudley Square innovation space share ideas

A BRA meeting on the Dudley Square innovation space brought out 16 teams of potential operators who shared ideas and explored partnerships.

Circle the City street fair celebrates vitality of communities along Blue Hill Ave.

In its second year, Circle the City will host a street fair on a mile-long stretch of Blue Hill Avenue September 28.

Madison Park headmaster exit caps troubled week

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School Headmaster Diane Ross Gary resigned last week after students began school with no class schedules. School department critics say Gary was not given staff or resources necessary to run the school.

Coakley wins by narrow margin, faces Baker in gubernatorial race

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Democratic primary victory, with 42 percent of the vote, paves the way for a close race against Republican Charlie Baker for the Nov. 4 election.

Advocates say DCF needs continuity to follow through with reforms

A report funded by the Boston Foundation outlines key policy recommendations for the Department of Children and Families.

The New Boston Office of Women's Advancement takes aim at pay equity

The Boston Office of Women’s Advancement and the recently revitalized Boston Women’s Commission have a broad mission aimed at improving the lives of women and girls throughout the city, starting with pay equality.

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