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Asian women share insights

Women in the corporate world face many well-documented challenges, but these can be compounded more so for women of color or women that have come to the U.S. from other countries. For this reason, the National Association of Asian American ...

Latinas Think Big forum tackles wealth gap

Latinas Think Big, a global network and online platform aiming to advance Latinas’ ventures and careers, held a national summit last week in Cambridge. The event centered on the topic of racial and ethnic wealth disparities and potential pathways to ...

A Nubian Notion to close doors

After nearly 50 years in Dudley Square, the A Nubian Notion convenience store and gift shop will close next year.

Hundreds rally for $15/hr, call on state to act on bills

Hundreds of low-wage workers and supporters rallied outside the State House last week and marched through downtown streets chanting their demands for a $15 per hour minimum wage and workers’ rights to unionize. The protest followed on a morning of ...

Jackson calls for halt to PLAN Dudley

Last week, City Councilor Tito Jackson challenged the validity of the Boston Redevelopment Authority͛s Dudley Square planning process, demanding greater community inclusion. Jackson fired off a letter to the BRA insisting it put an immediate, three-month pause to its PLAN ...

A. Philip Randolph – a Dedicated Leader to Remember

April 15 is A. Philip Randolph’s birthday. One might ask, who is he? Should we care? The answer is a resounding yes! for America's political, economic and social landscape is dotted with trees bearing fruit from A. Philip Randolph's vision, ...

City councilors file to ban employment credit checks

City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Ayanna Pressley filed to ban employers’ use of credit report checks in situations such as hiring and promotion. Many say the checks prevent those with struggling with debt from getting employment that would allow them ...

Governor Baker signs comprehensive solar legislation into law

Monday Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito were joined by a bipartisan group of legislators to sign solar legislation into law to continue the expansion of the Commonwealth’s solar industry and establish a long-term framework for sustainable solar ...

Shelley Webster

Suffolk Construction announced it has hired Shelley Webster as the dedicated Compliance Officer for its Wynn Boston Harbor project. Webster will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on workforce and trade partner compliance goals and requirements; overseeing inclusion of minority, ...

Puerto Rico passes emergency law allowing a halt on debt payments

Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla made a bold move amidst Puerto Rico’s debt crisis last week. Padilla signed a bill that declares Puerto Rico in a state of emergency and authorizes him, at his discretion, to suspend debt payments ...

City ensures access to early voting in Boston

With high turnout expected in Boston for the November 2016 election, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the City of Boston will open nine early voting sites, one in each City Council District with weekend and evening hours, to ensure that ...

Mayor announces expansion of lead replacement incentive program for Boston

Mayor Martin Walsh last week announced the expansion of Boston Water and Sewer Commission Lead Replacement Incentive Program to encourage Boston’s homeowners to replace private lead water service at their property.

Online lending taking off

A recent deal between a top online lending company and one of the U.S.’s largest small business associations is making waves in the loan industry, continuing a trend that sees online lending becoming an increasingly better option for cash-strapped small ...

Codman Square Health Center offers free testing, access to treatment at new X-Clinic

Here at Codman Square Health Center, we have a team of providers and health care professionals who know all about PrEP and can help you determine if PrEP is right for you. If you walk in and you want PrEP, ...

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology launches Bachelor of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering Technology to meet Massachusetts’ skills gap

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) has launched a Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) in response to the growing need for skilled workers in the Massachusetts manufacturing economy. It is the only full-time daytime MET program ...