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Rahsaan D. Hall

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is pleased to announce that civil rights attorney Rahsaan D. Hall is joining the organization as Director of its Racial Justice Program.

Renovated Eliot Burying Ground Opens

Friday August 14th, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department officially opened Eliot Burying Ground 24/7 after renovating it. The renovations include a new cement paver path, pruning to the trees, wall re-pointing, new plaques, and restoration to the Washington and ...

Vote Tuesday, September 8

The Boston 2015 preliminary balloting will be held September 8. The only contested races for district City Council seats that will appear on the ballot Sept. 8 will be in Dorchester’s District 4 and Roxbury’s District 7. Regardless of the ...

Chinese Youth Initiative’s ‘Aim to Reclaim’ event offers sampling of library’s value to Chinatown

Chinese Youth Initiative of the Chinese Progressive Association hosted an event to give passerbys a taste of what a library could offer. The event, called “AIM TO RECLAIM: The Chinatown Library Campaign,” is the latest in a decades-long battle to ...

Video footage contradicts MBTA cops' assault charge against Roxbury woman

At a time when the City of Boston has been seen resisting a proposal to outfit BPD officers with body-worn cameras, the case of a woman beaten by MBTA officers underscored how effective cameras can be at countering embellished police ...

Saint John 316 - Putting faith in fashion

The founders of Saint John 316, married couple Keith and Renee B. Ware, want to send a faith-based message with their apparel and lifestyle fashion brand — the Christian-based theme reflects their personal beliefs — but they also are savvy ...

Rox. development projects get green light from city

While the steel and glass luxury apartment towers going up downtown have come to typify Boston’s building boom, the city has greenlighted several smaller projects in and around Roxbury that show a different side to the city’s expanding housing market. ...

Consistent voter turnout is key to building real political power

Although their numbers are in decline, Republicans have executed a strategy to maintain political power by dominating state politics, occupying the governorship in 31 states and controlling 28 legislatures. African American voters have gone to the polls in high numbers ...

Interview with Segun Idowu, co-founder of Boston Police Camera Action Team

Segun Idowu, co-founder of Boston Police Camera Action Team spoke with the Bay State Banner about the inspiration for forming BPCAT, which recently presented the Boston City Council with a six-page ordinance proposing policy for handling police use of body ...

Hub’s growing Dominican community celebrates culture in downtown Boston

Over the last 30 years, the city’s Dominican community has grown from a few thousand families centered in Jamaica Plain to one of the city’s largest ethnic groups. With more than 38,000 Boston residents claiming Dominican heritage, Dominicans have surpassed ...

Black cops suing department over ‘false positives’ in hair tests

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has filed lawsuits alleging the hair testing the Boston Police Department uses to determine whether officers have used drugs is scientifically unsound and more like to generate false positives among blacks ...

MBTA internship trains high schoolers for transport careers

MBTA and MassDOT collaborate with RoxMAPP and Madison Park Vocational High School to provide summer internships aimed at increasing MBTA recruitment and easing the pathway from school to career. For 7 weeks, high school students gained hands-on experience working as ...

Smarter in the City announces selection of five new startups for its third cohort

Smarter in the City today announced the selection of five new startups for its third cohort. The following tech-based businesses and organizations will join the firm’s accelerator in Dudley Square from this September through January, 2016.

Developer picked for Radius site

The Kensington Investment Company, rental housing developers with a portfolio that includes properties in the Back Bay, Dorchester and Mattapan, placed the winning bid for the site of the former Radius hospital on Townsend Street during an auction last week.

Atyia Martin

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Dr. Atyia Martin as the City of Boston's first chief resilience officer, a new position created to lead city-wide resilience building efforts to help Boston prepare for, withstand and bounce back from ...