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Small businesses set to gain from rising crowdfunding sector

Crowdfunding is a hot topic in the lending and investing world, but with billions of dollars at stake for small businesses and startups it is not just an Internet trend that will fade away in the short term. Developments in ...

Parks & Recreation Department offers youth umpire training program

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department invites teens ages 15 to 18 to take part in its Umpire Training Program beginning March 31. Participants will learn to umpire in a hands-on, classroom environment throughout the spring. Upon completion of the ...

City announces data-sharing partnership with WAZE aimed at improving traffic in Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh last week announced a new data-sharing partnership with Waze, the popular traffic app owned by Google that allows Boston’s drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to check real-time traffic conditions on Boston’s streets. The partnership will help improve ...

Kiva lending program brings microloan approach to US

Kiva, a nonprofit lending organization, has helped connect entrepreneurs all over the world with $670 million in loans since it began its efforts in Africa a decade ago. Now, with more than 1.2 million lenders and money sent to 86 ...

Bring-your-own bill divides city council

A pair of city councilors sparked controversy last week, advancing a measure that would allow patrons to bring their own liquor to restaurants in Boston

Snow piles, cancellations - and good deeds

After multiple storms piled more than 90 inches of snow on Boston from mid-January to mid-February — and with more snow expected this week — the city is a mess, with clogged streets and sidewalks, drift-buried cars, countless cancellations, tempers ...

MBTA system failures highlight aging transportation infrastructure

Winter storm Neptune, the third of an unprecedented series of storms, dropped more than a foot of snow on the Bay State last week, bringing MBTA service to a halt and sparking a spirited debate over investment in the state’s ...

Restored Bolling Building ready for BPS move-in

After three years of painstaking restoration and new construction, the former Ferdinand building, now the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, is days away from opening as the new Boston Public Schools headquarters.

In the News: Jeanette Huezo

Jeannette Huezo has been appointed Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy.

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building Open for Tours for Media

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building Open for Tours for Media.

Boston Impact Initiative invests in ‘social impact’ firms

The Boston Impact Initiative, an organization that supports community organizations through loans and grants, has made its first equity investment in a local business, backing Roxbury-based City Fresh Foods. The move is seen as an expansion of the Initiative’s efforts ...

Program helps businesses harness Internet technology

A state program to help small businesses use technology to expand — with Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation at its heart — has shown officials one successful way to support economic growth. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s Small Business Technical Assistance ...

Developers advancing market-rate housing development in Egleston Square

Jamaica Plain neighborhood and economic development groups are reviewing a proposed Egleston Square development that will bring 76 residential units and more than 5,000 feet of ground-floor retail space to the site of a former plumbing and heating supply company ...

Angela Davis inspires Simmons audience

Political activist Angela Davis urged a Simmons College audience last week to gain a deeper understanding of the socio-historical conditions blacks face and to explore parallels between the black struggles in the United States and social movements around the world.

Walsh, committee members tout potential of Olympics bid

The organizers of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, along with Mayor Martin Walsh, fielded questions last week from the public on funding, cleanup, potential venues, transportation, and most of all, a persistent sense that the ...