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Labor activists urge support for higher wages

A group of home care professionals and labor advocates met at the 1199 SEIU headquarters in Dorchester last week to generate steam for their push for a $15 hourly wage for personal care assistants.

Walsh sees Hub Olympics bid as city planning opportunity

In a meeting with reporters last week, Mayor Martin Walsh said the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is an opportunity to engage in a city-wide planning process for Boston’s future.

Black-led team aims to build in Dudley Sq.

The opening of the new Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building has significantly changed the face of Dudley Square. There’s a new Tropical Foods supermarket and other commercial projects are in the development pipeline, but none are as ambitious as the ...

Charter advocates file lawsuit to lift cap

The debate on charter schools heated up last week when three prominent Boston-area attorneys signaled their intent to file a lawsuit against the state, charging that the current statewide cap on charters violates students’ civil rights by limiting their access ...

Roxbury rents rising rapidly

While $2,000 a month may be too high for many long-time Boston residents, it’s now the norm for a three-bedroom apartment in Roxbury. With real estate values and rents rising rapidly in the Greater Boston area, Roxbury renters now must ...

Pitch in the City - A meetup in Roxbury for local entrepreneurs

Pitch in the City is a meetup at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury to give an opportunity to local entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts and to our audience. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive in well ...

The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership Recognizes Boston Women Leaders

The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership Recognizes Boston Women Leaders For Outstanding Leadership in Human Rights and Public Service. Barbara Lee, Liz Walker and Swanee Hunt Honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Following in Her Footsteps Award at the 4th Massachusetts Event ...

A billboard to honor founder of Ku Klux Klan greeted marchers at Selma "Bloody Sunday" event

Those who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" were greeted with a billboard to honor the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Natasha Perez serves as chief of staff for Senate Pres.

Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg has hired public relations expert Natasha Perez to serve as his chief of staff.

HUD program brings funds to Grove Hall social services

In the next few weeks the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development will begin accepting applications for federal funding for economic development projects in the Grove Hall area. The process will begin when the DND releases its formal Request for Proposals ...

Mass. senators visit RCC, hear constituent concerns

Roughly 150 people gathered at Roxbury Community College last week to voice their concerns about a wide range of topics as part of a day-long “listening tour” conducted by a group of State Senators throughout the state. The evening panel, ...

Civil rights, community activist Jeanne Quarles Tibbs dies at 83

Jeanne Quarles Tibbs died peacefully last week, leaving a long legacy of community and civil rights activism.

Northeastern benefits agreement praised

Over the past few years, Northeastern University has worked to develop a new Institutional Master Plan for the school that includes close to a dozen development projects to enhance its academic facilities, improve campus housing and add public spaces. But ...

USDA official working to promote healthy meal options

Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe spoke with the Banner to talk about the Summer Feeding Programs for children of Massachusetts.

McDonough: BPS budget falling short of rising costs

For the nearly two years that John McDonough has served as Interim Superintendent for the Boston Public Schools, the rising costs that have consistently outpaced revenues have kept him focused on two questions: How big will the budget gap become, ...