HUD grant could bring major redevelopment to Lower Roxbury

A HUD grant for the reconstruction of the Whittier Street housing development is expected to catalyze more than $300 million in development in Lower Roxbury.

Marvin Gilmore celebrates 90th birthday with 200 friends, family members, supporters

World War II veteran and developer Marvin Gilmore celebrated his 90th birthday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston.

Sheila E. & Dionne Farris step to the beat of their own drums

Sheila E. and Dionne Farris, both of whom are performing at Berklee’s BeanTown Jazz Festival this Saturday, both take an uncompromising approach to their musical careers.

Stand Up Boston Comedy Challenge to Crown Boston's Best Amateur Corporate Comedian

Stand-Up Boston Comedy Challenge with Celebrity judges Felix G. Arroyo (Boston Chief of Health and Human Services); Chase Garbarino (founder and CEO of BostInno); Scott Kirsner (Innovation columnist for the Boston Globe); and John Tobin (comedy producer and owner, Theater ...

Governor Patrick marks Hispanic Heritage Month

Governor Deval Patrick will be participating in Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, including a State House event Oct. 1.

Public Health Commission receives grant to promote healthy eating and physical activity in Roxbury

The Boston Public Health Commission received a federal grant to promote healthy eating and exercise in the Roxbury community.

Dorchester’s Brookview House provides families with services to overcome homelessness

The Brookview House provides homeless families with an array of services to help them secure housing and financial stability.

Former Massachusetts man raises funds to help ailing Mississippi blues musicians

Edgar Smith, who spent much of his career working in Boston, created a foundation to provide financial assistance to aging blues musicians.

Celtics, Boston officials showcase Brother’s Keeper initiative

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with members of the Boston Celtics and City of Boston officials to discuss the Obama administration’s My Brother’s Keeper effort to improve educational and life outcomes for black and Latino boys and men.

Baker appeals for votes in Boston’s solidly Democratic black community

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker has been reaching out to voters in Boston’s black and Latino communities.

Harvard Law professor leads review of Brooklyn DA, cops

Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan Jr.is heading up a panel reviewing prosecutorial misconduct in Brooklyn.

Boston Public Market to Partner with Interise and CropCircle Kitchen

Vendors at Boston’s first permanent, indoor farmer’s market to benefit from award-winning curriculum, local instructor

Win a pair of tickets to Fiddlehead Theatre's exclusive Boston production of AIDA

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Study: credit card companies garnish wages of millions in U.S.

ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, undertook a study of 2013 payroll records for 13 million employees. ADP's report, released today, shows that more than one in 10 employees in the prime working ages of 35 to 44 had ...

Minority- and woman-owned firms get boost from pilot program

A pilot project of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations and the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association has brought nearly $39 million in economic opportunity to minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in its first year.