Smarter in the City is recruiting for new high-tech startups

Smarter in the City is looking for exciting new companies started by entrepreneurs in underrepresented communities in Boston.

Five acre Roxbury site goes up for auction

For sale: 159,000 square-foot hospital building complex on five acres of prime Roxbury land. Bids due August 10.

Yves Salomon-Fernandez

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D., has been named Interim President of Massachusetts Bay Community College to succeed President John O’Donnell, who will retire this summer.

4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival - August 2nd

An all-day lobster bake, local chef demonstrations, live music, arts and crafts vendors and more at the upcoming 4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival.

Civil rights activists calling for police dept. reforms

A group of civil rights activists, elected officials and attorneys will soon call on Mayor Martin Walsh to settle longstanding discrimination complaints filed by black officers in the Boston Police Department, reform the system of exams used for hiring and ...

IBA opens community space

On July 8th at noon, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción celebrated the re-opening of several newly remodeled community spaces. Joined by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, funders, sponsors, residents and other officials, IBA celebrated the ribbon cutting of over 5,000 square feet ...

US Export-Import Bank is a job creator

Ideologically-driven conservatives are opposed to the US Export-Import Bank, despite the bank’s record of helping small business while turning a profit.

Olmsted National Historic Site Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Olmsted’s Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove Report

Brookline, Mass. On Sunday morning, August 9 at 10:00 am, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site joins with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the Friends of Fairsted to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Olmsted’s ...

Fittus - a fitness app for exercise enthusiasts

Success in the startup world takes savvy business planning, hard work and a bit of luck. But Fittus founder Joel Edwards took to heart a lesson he learned early while studying business at Suffolk University — that you need a ...

Trouncing Trump

The riposte to Donald Trump’s remarks by the Hispanics was so effective, African Americans should now look beyond the tired strategies for protest that were developed in the civil rights era.

Dot residents contemplate future of arts in neighborhood

The Dorchester residents packed into a classroom at the Vietnamese American Community Center represent a cross section of the city’s most diverse neighborhood: black, Latino, white and Asian, young and old, brainstorming ideas about how to best enhance the local ...

Dominican community split over immigration policy

Last week, the scene in front of the Dominican consulate was tense as a predominantly Haitian group of protesters squared off against a smaller group of Dominicans demonstrating in support of the Dominican government. That protest was perhaps the most ...

HUD Secretary Castro attends opening of HUD-funded Quincy Heights

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro joined Mayor Martin Walsh on July 7 to celebrate the official ribbon-cutting for Quincy Heights, an affordable housing complex made possible in part by a $20.5 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods ...

Minority transit officials convene in Boston

Hundreds of leaders in transportation from across the nation came together in Boston this week for the 44th Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) national meeting and training event.

What’s cooking

An award-winning writer of 22 cookbooks, Sally Sampson in 2010 founded the nonprofit organization ChopChopKids, with a mission to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. The organization publishes quarterly its namesake magazine, ChopChop: The Fun ...