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JP High School reunion

The Jamaica Plain High School Elm Street Alumni Association is pleased to announce its first three-day class reunion during the 2015 Labor Day weekend.

Dimock toy drive

The Dimock Center’s annual Holiday Toy Drive is underway. The community health center is collecting toys for children ages 0-12 who would not otherwise have a chance to open a present on Christmas morning.

Court dismisses cop-recording charges

The Somerville District Court has dismissed a criminal complaint against Ms. Wenzday Jane, initially applied for by police after Jane video-recorded police questioning three teenagers at a playground in Somerville's Prospect Hill neighborhood.

Mass. Health Connector helping small businesses

The federal Small Business Health Options Program, known as SHOP, is set up to help companies with 50 or fewer workers get better deals for employee health coverage, under the requirements of The Affordable Care Act. Setting up an online ...

Health IT @ BFIT: College students in high-demand

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, the health care industry has gained nearly 1 million jobs, with the technology sector driving much of its growth.

Holiday Shopping

Searching for that perfect gift? Here are some ideas to help plan your holiday shopping.

Hub fast food workers join national protest for wages

Massachusetts restaurant workers and living wage advocates took to the streets in protest late last week in the national Fight for $15 campaign, joining protesters in almost 200 cities across the United States — this despite Massachusetts already passing one ...

Fairmount line redevelopment sparks displacement concerns

Activists gathered in Dorchester last week to talk about the displacement of long-term residents along the Fairmount Line corridor as rents and real estate prices climb.

Minority transportation group to convene in Hub

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials will hold its national meeting in Boston in July. Blacks, Latinos and Asians have made major gains in employment and leadership positions in the state’s public transportation agencies.

Hundreds attend local Brother’s Keeper summit

Mayor Martin Walsh welcomed some 500 community members to a My Brother’s Keeper summit in Roxbury last Saturday. A diverse group of community stakeholders that included local residents, clergy, educators, police and business and nonprofit leaders — as well as ...

Residents reject addiction programs for former Radius Specialty Hospital on Townsend St.

Roxbury residents were vociferous in their opposition to the city’s proposal to site addiction recovery services displaced from Long Island at the former Radius Specialty Hospital on Townsend Street.

More protests after NY grand jury clears cop

For the second week in a row, black America expressed shock and disbelief at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed black man. The protests and the national attention have added fuel to ...

"We can't breathe"

In cities across the United States activists, public figures and ordinary citizens expressed shock and disbelief at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a New York police officer who killed Staten Island resident Eric Garner while arresting him for ...

Commentary: Is the judicial system flawed?

In two recent major cases the prosecutors were unable to get grand jury indictments: the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and the police chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island.

In the News: Kevin Small Jr.

Kevin Small Jr., a Dorchester native, was one of 28 young leaders recently sworn in for two-year terms in the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council.