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Terence Blanchard

Berklee College of Music has named world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring ...

Governor announces availability of federal Small Business Recovery loans

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced that in response to the governor’s May 12th request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) available for Massachusetts small businesses and ...

Baltimore prosecutor sets higher standard for police conduct

Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s grand jury indictment against the six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray demonstrates that district attorney’s can secure justice in cases against police.

Walsh kicks off city’s participation in innovative global urban resilience initiative

Mayor Martin J. Walsh last week joined 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) — pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation — to kick off the process of developing a comprehensive resilience strategy that will enable the city to better survive, adapt and grow ...

Worker-owned firm turns trash to cash

With its recycling and composting business, Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics, known as CERO Cooperative, has dedicated its efforts to creating green jobs in the local food economy. The effort is something its leaders view as for the Boston community, ...

Sheriff, department prepare to kick off second annual summer enrichment program

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is gearing up for its Second Annual Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Summer Enrichment Program for the young people of Suffolk County. The initiative, created by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins in 2014, provides summer ...

Bernie Sanders candidacy pushes Democrats to left

The political campaign has begun to elect the successor to President Barack Obama. It is still much too early to engage the interest of the voters, the decisive election is not until November 2016. But before then, the candidacy of ...

Vets, officials pay homage in Mattapan Memorial Day ceremony

As the nation paused this weekend to observe Memorial Day, a group of veterans and elected officials gathered at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan to pay homage to those who died while serving in the military. Among them were key ...

Kneading social capital with B.R.E.A.D. group

Boston’s Racial Economic Activated Dialogue — riffing off the metaphor of “breaking B.R.E.A.D. together” — is a new grassroots group formed last November by local activists Leora Rifkin, Justin Springer, Roxanne Longoria and Erin Anderson. They want to foster rich ...

Report: City on track to produce new 53,000 homes

A report showed that the city was on track with the mayor’s goals for total housing and low-income units. The latter was bolstered by last week’s announcement of nearly $39 million in city funding to support affordable housing developments across ...

‘Funeral’ mourns lack of city-funded youth jobs

Youth organizers staged a ‘funeral’ procession for youth jobs in downtown Boston last week to criticize the lack of significant funding increases in the city’s budget for summer and year-round employment — a flatline that they said reflected misplaced priorities ...

Senate holds fares down, approves oversight board for T

The Massachusetts Senate voted against allowing fare increases for the MBTA, and approved an oversight panel, to be appointed by the governor.

Walter J. Ramos

Walter J. Ramos has been appointed the new president of Carney Hospital.

Condos pose opportunities, risks for local home buyers

While prices of single- and multi-family homes are quickly becoming unaffordable for Roxbury residents, condominiums provide an affordable alternative. But stiff competition and unstable condo associations present hurdles and risks for prospective buyers.

Annual conference brings green businesses together

When socially conscious business activists first organized the Sustainable Business Conference in 1990, environmental causes and business were widely seen as being at odds. Twenty-five years later, businesses increasingly are seeing sustainable practices as key to their survival. The Sustainable ...