Pitch in the City event gives local entrepreneurs the spotlight

The “Pitch in the City” event, was organized by Banner Biz Magazine and sponsored by Northeastern University, offering substantial support and connections to all the startups pitching their ideas. It also was a great warmup for the day when the ...

Madison Park students score in White House film festival

Some students from Madison Park Technical Vocational high school had a pleasant surprise this month when they found out a video they shot in November received an honorable mention in the White House Student Film Festival, out of a field ...

City’s diversity officer lays groundwork for inclusion

Shaun Blugh, who heads the Walsh administration’s newly established Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is working to recruit more blacks, Latinos and Asians into city government and increase the city’s contracting with firms owned by people of color.

DCF social workers carrying ‘crisis’ caseloads

DCF social workers say the agency needs to help reduce their burgeoning caseloads. While national standards for social workers recommend that they maintain no more than 15 cases a month, those assigned to the Dorchester office say they average 25 ...

BRA seeking to extend urban renewal status for Boston neighborhoods

BRA Director Brian Golden wants Bostonians to see urban renewal in its contemporary context — a tool that facilitates the growth of neighborhoods, not their destruction. The BRA is seeking the support of City Council and city residents before it ...

More blacks are leading colleges

For nearly three decades, the number of women who serve as college presidents or chancellors has grown slowly, from 10 percent in 1986 to 26 percent in 2011, according to the American Council of Education, known as ACE. Its latest ...

Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association Honors Trailblazers in its 42nd Annual Gala

The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (“MBLA”) will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Diane B. Patrick, Professor Charles J. Ogletree, and Tony West at the 42nd Annual Gala on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Conrad Crawford

The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce that Conrad Crawford has joined the organization as Director of the Boston Region.

Dorchester residents fighting Fannie’s foreclosure evictions

On a street lined with triple-deckers near Dorchester’s Ronan Park, a crowd of about 40 people gathered last week outside Maria Baptista’s house as the sun set to stage a protest against the foreclosure of her home and her ongoing ...

Public sentiment shifting on Boston 2024 Olympics bid

The public relations battle over Boston’s Olympic bid heated up this past week with the release of a study about the impact of the games and a new public opinion poll showing a continued drop in public support for the ...

Activist Florence Hagins, 67, fought for affordable housing

Florence Hagins, a mother and community activist who convinced bank presidents to increase mortgage lending in Boston’s neighborhoods of color, died Saturday March 21, 2015 at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 67.

Mayors talk inequality, financial empowerment at UMass Boston forum

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the mayors of three other large U.S. cities shared a stage at UMass Boston Sunday to discuss financial empowerment strategies that help cities address increasing income inequality and persistent poverty.

Now is the time for startups

Speaking at Startup Night at District Hall in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District MassChallenge CEO John Harthorne had a tough but ultimately encouraging message for aspiring entrepreneurs — the startup world is full of fear, failure and frustration, but ...

School department to keep schools open, cut busing, staff

West Roxbury Academy, Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, and Middle School Academy in South Boston will remain open. The Elihu Greenwood School and the William B. Rogers Middle School, both in Hyde Park, will close.

Baker administration targets chronically unemployed

Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week establishing a task force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment. The task force will focus on unemployment among those four groups.