Sophia L. Hall

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice welcomes Sophia L. Hall as a Staff Attorney.

Legislators tout economic development bill

Representative Jeffrey Sánchez voted in favor of an economic development bill that will spur the construction of smart growth housing and improve technical education in schools across Massachusetts. It will fund programs that have been integral to the development of ...

AG: Boston Compact not subject to Open Meeting law

The office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has ruled that the Boston Compact, a joint venture of the Boston Public Schools, charter and Catholic schools is not a public entity and therefore is not subject to ...

Black and Latino elected officials renew push for police reforms

Vigils and rallies cannot address this problem alone. While there is a place for these important gatherings, verbal expressions of solidarity in grief are not enough. We need action now in the form of concrete policy changes.

Whittier tenants look to future plans with hope, concern

Whittier Street housing residents celebrated their community last weekend, with the knowledge that big changes could be coming. Some said the plan to redevelop the project’s 200 units is long overdue; others worried it would breakup the community or doubted ...

Paying it forward in the IT business

Reinier Moquete, founder of Advoqt Technology Group, emphasizes advancing social impact and diversity in technology professions as among the company’s main goals.

Community seeks say in likely state criminal justice reforms

Youth and community activists gathered at Roxbury’s Haley House last Thursday to inject their voices into a criminal justice conversation that is expected to lead to new state legislation.

BPS convenes first strategic implementation plan community forum

Boston Public School officials convened in East Boston on Monday night for the first of three meetings designed to elicit community feedback on its draft strategic implementation plan. The plan identifies five key goals animating the district over the next ...

Change promised in Walsh hiring

Two years in, some struggle to point to what the creation of a diversity officer has done for the Walsh administration’s efforts to diversify city jobs. But Danielson Tavares, who took on the assignment in May 2016, says some of ...

A week of violence and renewed calls for reform

As demonstrators in Boston and other U.S. cities rallied for peace, legislation aimed at increasing protections against police abuse is stalled in the Massachusetts legislature.

SkyLab Boston presents its Business Sustainability Boot Camp

SkyLab presents its first annual Business Sustainability Boot Camp.

‘In Search of Vanished Blood’

World-renowned media artist Nalini Malani’s exhibit In Search of Vanished Blood reflects her experience of female suffering during the Partition of India, which divided the British Indian Empire into Pakistan and India.

Melissa Morel

Melissa Morel has been appointed campaign manager for Sheriff Steve Tompkins’ re-election campaign.

Mayor signs $2.98B Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Mayor Martin Walsh signed a $2.98 billion Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) city budget [see page 1 story] that achieves savings through data-oriented management; tackles structural challenges identified through operational reviews and planning; and makes targeted investments ranging from access to ...

Muslims celebrate Eid in Roxbury

As a small group of men chanted an Eid prayer, throngs of Muslims walked onto the football field at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in the colors and clothes of their Middle Eastern, African and European nationalities.