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New soul food café for Codman Square

Next Step Soul Food cafe will be the first of its kind sit-down restaurant and community wifi cafe in Codman Square, Dorchester. It will be a place for residents to gather; exchange ideas through partnerships, events and meetings; and enjoy ...

Listening sessions will help develop state Communities of Color legislative agenda

With the state legislative session slated to begin in January, members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus are preparing their agenda. The in-development 2017-2018 Communities of Color Agenda will include legislative solutions to concerns most impacting black and Latino ...

Inspired by young activists, King reprints ‘Chain of Change’

Former state Rep. Mel King reprinted his 1981 book “Chain of Change” with a new epilogue written by members of the group “Young Abolitionists.”

Panel, report decry push for privatization in Massachusetts

From the MBTA’s recent outsourcing of its cash-counting operations to the heavily-funded campaign to lift the cap on charter schools, Massachusetts is witness to a push for greater privatization of services that traditionally have been public, or government-provided.

Forging economic connections on the Fairmount Corridor

A strategy for boosting economic development along the Fairmount Corridor by attracting and retaining businesses and jobs — and particularly, connecting corridor residents to those jobs — appears to be gaining traction.

City officials, residents debate BPDA Plan Dudley goals

Simmering tensions between community residents and city officials boiled to the surface last week when BPDA officials presented design principles aimed at guiding area development. Community residents pushed back, questioning whether the agency’s efforts will displace current Roxbury residents amidst ...

Mayor increases construction jobs goals for people of color

Mayor Martin Walsh has announced plans to increase the Boston Resident Jobs Policy hiring goals to 40 percent people of color, reflecting the increased percentage blacks, Latinos and Asians living and working in the city.

William “Mo” Cowan

Former U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan, a member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and the president and CEO of ML Strategies, the law firm’s government relations and business advisory affiliate, has been named one of Boston ...

Boston Impact Initiative and Fields Corner Business Lab team up to support small biz

Boston Impact Initiative and Fields Corner Business lab partner once again to support small business owners. Care Management Temporary Staffing and IncluDe Innovation have moved in to the Fields Corner Business Lab and will receive coaching and mentoring during their ...

Municipal officials anticipate challenges under Trump administration

Cities have been powerful policy players under Barack Obama’s administration, able to take local action on initiatives that otherwise stalled in Congress. Meanwhile, Donald Trump drew the bulk of his support from rural areas and ran under the Republican party ...

BeautyLynk startup wins MassChallenge prize

You don't have to be a celebrity to have at-home glam services on-call, at your convenience. Boston-based startup BeautyLynk, an online platform connecting local beauty professionals with customers, was awarded $50,000 in prize money as a 2016 Gold winner in ...

Municipal planners discuss designing with equity in mind

In the midst of a growing city, urban designers, planning officials, members of community development corporations and others gathered at Boston Exposition Center last Wednesday to discuss what it means to design with an equity lens. The discussion came as ...

City releases Boston 2030 draft

Boston’s population is projected to make a 20 percent jump to 800,000 residents by 2050 and city officials are planning to absorb the increase by expanding existing neighborhoods while preserving open space according to a planning document released last week. ...

Bostonians discuss divisive political climate

As Bostonians continue to grapple with the shockwaves emanating from businessman Donald Trump’s upset victory in the 2016 presidential election, a group of Bostonians gathered at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute to take stock of where the ...

Mayor leads city forum on racism

The Cutler Majestic Theatre was at full capacity on Saturday morning with students, educators, elected officials, community organizers and other Boston residents who were ready to have a difficult but necessary talk. Mayor Martin Walsh, in partnership with the Rockefeller ...