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Black firms tackle fourth largest hotel project in Boston

A development expected to become the fourth largest hotel in Boston and the rest of the state is slated for development by a team with significant minority involvement.

Lower Mills shop owner enjoys freedom of self-employment with Archangel Boutique

After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in 2000, Lashonda Jefferson went to work in the corporate sector, earning a salary that enabled her to pay off student loans. But after several years, Jefferson couldn’t give up ...

UMass students, staff voice concerns at trustee meeting

Students, faculty and staff from UMass Boston interrupted a meeting of the UMass Board of Trustees chanting “No cuts, no hikes! Education is a right!” last Thursday, underscoring anger that surfaced after revelations the school’s annual deficit may be as ...

Unions mobilize national, local networks against Trump

Members of several SEIU chapters called for residents to stay attentive to policy emerging from the federal administration and be ready to rise in response. The Trump administration has sparked counteraction from unions, including state-level policy advocacy as well as ...

City reveals capital spending plan

Mayor Martin Walsh introduced a $2.08 billion five-year spending proposal last week that features investments in school facilities, library branches, open spaces, crosswalk and traffic signal improvements, and other initiatives spread throughout the city.

Cosecha takes new tack on immigration advocacy by focusing on the people

Cosecha’s planned action for May 1 — International Workers Day — reveals a major departure between the movement and other immigrant rights advocacy groups, which are bringing a more traditional activist approach.

Thomas Farrington

Carney Hospital President Walter Ramos this week announced the appointment of Thomas Farrington to its board of directors.

Treasurer launches ‘Bringing Diversity on Board’ initiative

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at exploring barriers to diversifying corporate boards as well as strategies that have been successful. Under the “Bringing Diversity on Board” initiative Goldberg’s office will organize roundtable ...

Lawyers call foul play as police bypass black candidate with old infractions

Lawyers filed a complaint on behalf of a black Boston resident who was passed over for hiring into the Boston Police Department. Keon Finklea scored sufficiently high on the Civil Service test and came with strong recommendations, but his record ...

Parents call for release of data on equity in BPS assignment policy

When the current home-based student assignment policy was instituted in 2013, BPS officials promised to make public an annual assessment of how the policy would affect equity in the system. While officials in the administration of then-mayor Thomas Menino assured ...

From Hollywood to the business world

When Jones entered coaching, the field was in its infancy. She began by obtaining a masters in social work from the University of Southern California, hung out her shingle and began working with businesses and nonprofits. Initially, she offered program ...

MIRA Coalition draws hundreds to rally for safe communities

Members of a lineup that included politicians, civil rights activists and others said President Donald Trump’s threats to immigrants risk the financial wellbeing and socioculutural fabric of the state and nation.

Congressman talks straight with constituents on challenging times ahead

Congressman Michael Capuano spoke to a crowd at the Mildred Avenue school in Mattapan about challenges Democrats face in working with the Trump administration and a Republican majority.

Legislators prioritize needed school funding update with new budget formula bill

Educators, education activists and several state legislators gathered at the State House on Monday to call for passage of a bill that would update the formula by which the state determines the minimally adequate budget needed for each school.

Money woes force Motley out at UMass-Boston

UMass-Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley announced that he will step down at the end of the academic year, sparking outcry from students, community members and elected city and state officials who rallied outside the State House on Saturday.