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Susan Windham-Bannister- CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center

Susan Windham-Bannister has directed the Massachusetts Life Sciences center for Governor Deval Patrick since the $1 billion initiative was launched in 2008. She set up the center and developed its programs, which have boosted the state’s economy.

Who won the vote in Boston's black community?

Black voter turnout was at the city average of 12 percent.

Black voters in South face obstacles, loss of protection

With the weakening of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are facing new challenges.

Rahn Dorsey appointed city’s education chief

Mayor Martin Walsh has tapped Rahn Dorsey as his lead advisor on education policy.

Supporting Strong Moms at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center with help from Brigham and Women’s Hospital

People throughout the Partners HealthCare system are working to develop innovative new programs to provide support to new parents and their growing families.

Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center expected to create 150 jobs

The Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center, part of a $100 million redevelopment on Quincy Street, serves as an incubator for new food businesses and is expected to create 150.

Boston fast food workers strike as part of national fight for higher wages

Nine Boston protesters were arrested during a fast food worker strike organized as part of a national fight for higher wages.

Gentrification seen gaining a foothold in Roxbury

A recent study found that Boston is the most rapidly gentrifying city in the country and identified three areas in Roxbury where gentrification is most likely to occur.

School department backs off Dearborn charter school plan

School department officials will move ahead with plans to demolish and rebuild the Dearborn School, but are backing away from plans to turn the school into a charter.

Mayor, school and T officials outline safety plans for 8th graders riding MBTA

Mayor Walsh, MBTA officials and school department officials outlined their plans to ensure the safety of 8th graders riding the buses and subway trains to school.

Walsh administration to conduct city-wide audit of every street in Boston

The Walsh administration plans to have city workers survey every street in Boston to determine repair needs.

Boston Local Food Festival to be held Sunday

The Boston Local Food festival, an event promoting Massachusetts agriculture, will be held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway Sunday.

Mayor announces the departure of Barbara Ferrer

Barbara Ferrer, head of the city’s Public Health Commission, is leaving to take a job with the Kellog Foundation.

State funds rehabilitation of Dudley burial ground, Roxbury parks

The Patrick administration has secured funding for the rehabilitation of the Eliot Burial Ground, the Buena Vista Urban Wild and the Puddingstone Gardens.

New website for Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee

The Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee has launched a new website providing information on development projects for Roxbury residents.