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District 7 hopefuls line up as Jackson ponders mayoral run

A quiet storm is brewing while City Councilor Tito Jackson mulls a challenge to incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh. If Jackson runs for mayor he says he will not run for re-election to the District 7 seat he represents.

Sheena Collier

Sheena Collier has been appointed director of engagement for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce where she focuses on strategic initiatives related to racial diversity in the private sector, the role of the business community in economic mobility and building ...

New city report on gender wage gap

The report is the first in the nation to use employer-disclosed information to put attention on the persistent gender wage gap. Despite some limitations to the data, report authors say the fact that companies are disclosing at all suggests a ...

Local entrepreneur launches diverse organic product line

Formerly Lady B Naturals, Made Organics began as a home experiment. During one of Boston’s harsh winters, Dawson set out to make a soothing, safe and all-natural skin remedy for her son. She spent about three years researching and working ...

Boston celebrates Martin Luther King Day

It was 47 years ago that two black Boston churches, Union United Methodist Church and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church commemorated fallen civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a breakfast aimed at bringing together people of all faiths and ...

Group advocates greater inclusion for Hub Latinos

The Greater Boston Latino Network, a group of executive directors of leading local organizations, last week launched a new campaign to increase the presence of Latinos in decision-making positions in nonprofits and government. GBLN also is planning a January 15 ...

New year, new visions for education

Increasing college completion rates could include offering flexible ways to earn credits, providing a clear path to career attainment and helping students meet basic life needs.

Bill would boost aid to schools with needed formula revamp

Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz plans to file a bill that would modernize the state’s formula for calculating a minimally adequate school budget. The formula has not been updated in decades.

Francesco Tena

The City of Boston was awarded the top prize at The Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation's international convening held in Guangzhou, China. Boston's youth participatory budgeting process, “Youth Lead the Change,” was selected from 301 innovation projects submitted by 171 ...

‘Birth of a Movement’ sheds light on historic Boston protest

A new documentary, “Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America’s First Blockbuster,” recounts the story of how the film galvanized the modern Civil Rights Movement with its dual strategies of protest and legislative change.

State minimum wage rises to $11, activists keep sights set on $15

The state minimum wage rose to $11, but activists are not satisfied. They intend to file to raise the lowest pay level to $15 per hour.

New insurance business opens on Roxbury's Blue Hill Avenue

A new insurance agency has opened on Roxbury's Blue Hill Avenue, serving clients in both English and Spanish and offering vehicle, home and business coverage plans. A ribbon cutting for Maryleny Insurance was held in December, attended by Mayor Martin ...

Celebrating past, looking to the future: United South End Settlements turns 125

The United South End Settlements, an organization focused on uplifting low-income residents in Lower Roxbury and the South End, celebrates its 125th anniversary and plans for the future.

City loosens performance licensing

Implemented Jan. 1, the Acoustic on Main initiative removes the administrative and fee burden to many businesses seeking to host musical acts — a two-in-one offering intended to provide artists with more performance space and bring stores greater foot traffic.

Developers looking to build 1,100 units in Roxbury

In downtown Boston, cranes and rapidly rising elevator towers herald the arrival of new luxury apartment buildings with rents and condo prices that seem to match the soaring heights of the new structures. In Roxbury, there are no cranes and ...