A new generation of white supremacists emerges in Charlottesville

The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — the largest gathering of its sort in at least a generation — represented a new incarnation of the white supremacy movement. Old-guard groups like the Ku Klux Klan, ...

Dream Development wins city’s Housing Innovation Competition

A jury of community members, architects, contractors, city planners and other officials selected Dream Development as the winner of its first-ever Housing Innovation Competition, which is aimed at pioneering ways of reducing building costs to make more units of housing ...

White nationalism: an economic dead-end

The spirit of America rests in the credo of the Declaration of Independence. The white nationalists reject that standard. Americans who abide by the vision of national unity must be prepared to oppose those who bring nothing more than their ...

Boston Public School teachers rally to support DACA

This week, educators from the Boston Teachers Union gathered outside Roxbury’s Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building to demonstrate their support for the continuation of DACA and to raise awareness to the community.

Women’s Equity Project highlights black female composers

The evening, organized by Boston-based chamber group The NorthStar Duo and community organizer Zahra Ohldin, featured musical pieces by lesser-known female artists and a panel discussion about the gender pay gap and feminist advocacy.

Trial Court offers to reinstate Arroyo, seeks control over hiring

Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo can return to the Registry in October, Massachusetts Trial Court officials said last week, if he agrees to let them supervise the process of hiring deputy administrators.

Trump notwithstanding, how we took Lee down

We took Lee down, and Trump notwithstanding, it can and should be done in every nook and cranny of the nation where Lee and the other Confederates adorn public places. Their presence is a daily reminder that treason, secession and ...

Walsh on his housing record

The luxury housing isn’t putting pressure on the market. A lot of the people going in there are new people coming into Boston. We’re growing as a city. We’re going to continue to grow.

Local artist makes comics with ‘racially ambiguous’ theme

Cagen Luse is a local graphic designer and artist that recently embarked on a new project, LunchTime Comix, a four-panel comic strip that’s a take on his own everyday struggles as a ‘racially ambiguous artist, father, foodie, sci-fi nerd and ...

Dancing up the ladder: Three talented black dancers join the Boston Ballet

The Boston Ballet’s newly announced 2017-2018 company roster represents 15 different nationalities, including three new African American dancers, Daniel Durrett, Chyrstyn Fentroy and Tyson Clark. The increasingly diverse company demonstrates strides to shape a new, more inclusive, ballet.

City seeks restaurateur tenant for prime Dudley real estate

The city of Boston is once again seeking a full-service restaurant tenant for the large vacant space at the front of the Bruce C. Bolling Building in the heart of Dudley Square. Finding the right restaurateur-tenant for the prominent location ...

Can Boston build a way out of the housing crisis?

There’s little dispute that Boston faces a housing crisis with rents and housing prices beyond the reach of many of the city’s current residents. Mayor Martin Walsh has been pursuing a strategy of increasing housing production to meet growing need, ...

45 Townsend project sparks neighborhood ire

Members of the Kensington Investment Company’s 45 Townsend Street team displayed a 3-D rendering of their planned housing development at a meeting last week, and discussed its features: indoor and outdoor public spaces, an orchard on the premises, and the ...

Lydia Edwards vies for city council seat

Lydia Edwards brings with her a background of advocacy in areas such as domestic and immigrant workers’ rights and support for residents facing housing crises. Now she looks to advocate for East Boston, Charlestown and the North End on the ...

Tens of thousands pour into Boston streets to decry hate

Boston counter-demonstrators made it clear that they intended to send a message against those who would promote racism, white supremacy, white nationalism, neo-Nazism and similar mentalities.