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Jackson to hold hearing on busing middle school students

hearing Monday on busing middle school students

Massachusetts minimum wage increase tied to corporate tax decrease

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is able to move forward with minimum wage increases now that businesses have been given a tax break.

Startups lured to Oakland by low rents, skilled workers

Oakland-based Mindblown Labs put gaming into education and garnered the largest Kickstarter campaign for any mobile game ever. E-commerce site Mayvenn found an unserved market and is growing 40 percent to 60 percent a month in revenues, and GroupFlix is ...

Roxbury forum examines 1960s anti-highway fight

A recent Roxbury Community College forum brought together a newly minted Yale doctor in American studies and two elder statesmen of local activism to discuss the victorious 1960s grassroots action to block an eight-lane highway that would have torn through ...

School-to-prison pipeline beaten with pipeline to leadership

Treat a student like a criminal, and you will get a criminal. But treat a student like a civic-minded, socially aware community activist, and you will get a leader.

Partners HealthCare working to provide promising career paths for employees

Education, economic opportunity, and professional development are essential not only for the life and vitality of an individual, but also for the life and vitality of a whole community.

Roxbury Community College’s honors program enhances student scholarship

Say that you are a student at Roxbury Community College enrolled in one of the college’s excellent course offerings. You enjoy your knowledgeable professor, find the subject matter very engaging, and treasure the time you spend with your classmates discussing ...

Boston Public Schools offers high salaries, challenging careers for America’s best teachers

The Boston Public Schools is encouraging talented educators from across Boston, the state and the nation to explore more than a thousand teaching opportunities, which have been posted online for the first time this year. This means positions are open ...

Thomas Menino being treated for advanced cancer

Former mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for advanced cancer, according to a Boston Globe story on March 16.

Flash and Bennie Wiley to receive Adirenne Williams Spellman Diversity Award

Flash and Bennie Wiley have been selected to receive the Adirenne Williams Spellman Diversity Award during the 65th Anniversary celebration of the Freedom House.

Boston Foundation earmarks $100K for Fairmont projects

The Boston Foundation is gearing up for year two of its Collaborate Boston grant program and is looking to give a total of $100,000 to resident-led efforts to strengthen the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roxbury.

Mass. Governor candidates air views in labor forum

The five Democrats gunning for the Massachusetts governor’s office were in Dorchester on Saturday for a forum held by the Service Employees International Union at the organization’s headquarters and all candidates pledged to be labor friendly and offered different ways ...

Linda Dorcena Forry breathes new life into Boston St. Patrick’s Day breakfast

Linda Dorcena Forry’s bid last year for the 1st Suffolk Senate seat was certainly contentious enough, but once in office, she had to battle for control over one of the spoils of the seat — the right to host the ...

Roxbury history preserved in Warren Street house

For decades, the puddingstone house at 130 Warren Street, known as the Warren House, has beat the odds that laid waste to so many other homes from the early 1800s — the ravages of time, the wrecking ball of Urban ...

U.S. temporary workers face low pay, exploitation

Across the country, farms full of migrant workers have been replaced with warehouses full of temp workers, as American consumers depend more on foreign products, online shopping and just-in-time delivery. It is a story that begins at the ports of ...