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Confederate symbol under fire as calls widen to ‘take down the flag”

President Obama’s call to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capital in South Carolina in the wake of the Charleston church shooting bolstered the growing backlash against the divisive symbol.

Local officials denounce Dominican Republic’s planned expulsions

Local elected officials joined state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry for a press conference calling on the Dominican Republic to halt plans to forcibly expel Dominican-born people of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants.

Boston rents put squeeze on city elderly

As buildings change hands and rents increase, elderly renters and homeowners are feeling pressue in Roxbury, the South End, Chinatown and other neighborhoods in various stages of gentrification.

Quincy Miller

Citizens Bank announced the appointment of Quincy Miller, president of Citizens’ Business Banking division, as its new Massachusetts state president. Miller succeeds Jerry Sargent, who will focus full-time on leading Citizens Commercial Banking’s Middle Market business after serving as state ...

Airport workers stage strike, protest working conditions

A group of Logan airport workers staged a 24-hour strike and State House demonstration last week to protest what they say are illegal business practices and subpar workplace conditions under their employers, ReadyJet Inc. and G2 Secure Staff, LLC. The ...

Gardner Museum opens doors for free during Neighborhood Nights

For three summer evenings, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its doors for a series of Neighborhood Nights, inviting all, but especially our Fenway, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, and Dorchester neighbors, to join in a free celebration of ...

Governor Baker releases Opioid Working Group recommendations

Vowing to change the way the Commonwealth treats and even thinks about substance addiction, Governor Charlie Baker today released the findings of his Opioid Working Group, a comprehensive report detailing 65 actionable steps to curb the deadly opioid epidemic.

Poorly timed repairs make for rough going in Franklin Park

This past weekend, some attendees at the annual Roxbury Homecoming celebration, were dismayed to find that the concrete paths where the event was held in Franklin Park were under construction. The torn up presented an accessibility problem, especially for a ...

CERO meets $350,000 goal by crowdfunding

Thanks to a late push, Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics, known as CERO Cooperative, topped its goal last week by raising $350,000 for its recycling and composting business.

Loretta Janice Williams, 78, was activist scholar

Loretta Janice Williams was born November 1, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to Leon and Ira Lomax. She graduated from Girls Latin School, attended Simmons College and received her Ph.D in sociology from S.U.N.Y Buffalo. Inspired by her father, the title ...

Pitch in the City returns

Six local entrepreneurs presented their ideas to a panel of venture capital experts and an audience of colleagues, friends, and other interested parties. Savané, along with the others, showcased what makes a great pitch — passion, precision and showing the ...

Voting rights coalition lauds rollout of online registration

Secretary of State William Galvin this week announced the official launch of online voter registration, implementing a long-awaited reform that will allow Massachusetts citizens with signatures on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles to fill out paperless voter registration ...

The challenges to successful fatherhood

For many black men, Father’s Day was a time for poignant memories rather than unbridled joy. Life in America for many blacks is challenging and full of frustration. The standard for attaining full manhood always seems just beyond reach, and ...

Cambridge councilor seeks career pathways for local residents

Cambridge attorney Dennis Benzan was elected to the city council in 2013 on a pledge to help residents find jobs in the city’s booming tech sector. In two short years, Benzan has zeroed in on a set of programs and ...

Roxbury’s first residential tower planned for Dudley Square

The black-led development team seeking to build an office and residential complex in Dudley Square has pulled the wraps off their design, and it’s big. Rising from the limestone façade of the Institution for Savings in Roxbury and its Vicinity, ...