Boston-area charter public schools to hold enrollment showcase

Charter public schools in the Boston area will hold a free information and enrollment showcase on Saturday, January 24th from 9 AM to noon at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Know Your Rights video series

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School has released a Know Your Rights video series consisting of 97 videos informing Massachusetts residents of their legal rights when faced with foreclosure or eviction.

Mayor Walsh’s ONEin3 Council now accepting applications

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a call for applications for the 2015 ONEin3 Council. The ONEin3 Council is an action-oriented group charged with brainstorming, creating, and carrying out projects that directly impact the lives of Boston’s 20–34 year olds.

Walsh announces new parking app

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the City of Boston is implementing a new technology that will allow drivers to pay for parking without the hassle of feeding meters. Using the new ParkBoston app, drivers in Boston can easily pay for ...

State tightens rules on restraining students

Schools in Massachusetts will be subject to new limits on physically restraining or isolating public school students under reforms ushered in late last year.

Sen. Forry, Plumber's Local 12 to hold open house

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry in conjunction with Brian Doherty of the Boston Building Trades Council and Mark Erlich of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters will be hosting several open house fairs at union halls throughout Boston.

Minority contractors tap Beverley Johnson to lead organization

The Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association broke new ground last week when it announced the appointment of Beverley Johnson as the organization’s first female president and chairwoman of the board.

Dorchester entrepreneur provides marketing to nonprofit sector

When Dorchester resident Michelle Miller Groves named her startup Social Good Marketing, she knew she would have to do something to impact the community. By targeting her integrated marketing services to nonprofits and setting up an internship program helping college ...

IBA looks to expand housing in South End, Lower Roxbury

Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, the Community Development Corporation that built and manages the Villa Victoria housing development, is looking to expand affordable housing opportunities in the South End and Lower Roxbury as well as its programming for area youth.

Northeastern University preps minority- and women-owned businesses for contracts

Northeastern University is launching a new initiative to help local and minority-owned and women-owned businesses build their capacity to win contracts from Northeastern and other large institutions.

Community mulls pros, cons of bid for olympics

The United States Olympic Committee’s announcement Jan. 8 that Boston will be its sole U.S. contender for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games — and that Franklin Park in Roxbury could be tapped as an event venue — has created a ...

Mayor Walsh touts gains in diversifying city leadership, pledges to work on education, housing issues

After a year in office, Mayor Martin Walsh has assembled a diverse cabinet and outlined plans to tackle some of the city’s more vexing problems, including a lack of affordable housing, educational inequality and poor relations between police and black ...

MLK legacy honored as protests continue

Last Thursday, demonstrators in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement stopped traffic on Interstate 93, chaining themselves to 1,200 pound concrete-filled barrels in an action that garnered international attention. Friday, members of the Massachusetts Legislative Black and Latino Caucus ...

In the news Greg Watson

Greg Watson will join the Schumacher Center's staff as Director of Policy and Systems Design.

Protesters stop traffic on I-93

In one of the boldest Greater Boston actions yet, anti-police violence protesters shut down traffic on Interstate 93 this morning, chaining themselves to steel barrels on the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway.