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ParkARTS children’s workshops continue in August

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the remaining dates for its series of children’s arts workshops giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on ...

Senator grills Red Cross over Haiti donations, spending

The American Red Cross met a deadline this week to answer congressional questions about how it spent nearly half a billion dollars donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, but the group says details can't yet be released publicly. And the ...

Blending arts and science

Boston startup Gique (the name signifies a cross between “geek” and “chic”) is bringing its unique blend of technology, engineering, math and art to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester on Aug. 6, giving local kids exposure to the ...

Dot couple brings ice cream to Field’s Corner

When the barber shop on the ground floor of his family’s office building moved out, Alan Issokson and his wife Wendy decided to make a move of their own, opening Chill on Park, a new ice cream store and community ...

Education chief envisions high schools of the future

The Boston School Department launched an ambitious plan earlier this year to redesign how students are educated in the city’s high schools. So far, parents, students, and education advocates have held 23 meetings around the city to share ideas on ...

Mayor cuts ribbon on Connection Center

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative cut the ribbon this week on the Connection Center, a resource to assist Bostonians ages 20 to 24 who have a high school credential but are not engaged in employment, further ...

Boston Olympic bid is scuttled

As the dust settled on the Boston 2024 bid Monday afternoon, elected officials in Boston’s black community reacted with a mixture of relief and optimism.

No master plan for Roxbury's vacant land

For developers, the vacant parcels represent an opportunity to cash in on the city’s overheated housing market. For abutters, the prospect of new housing often presents challenges posed by increased traffic and density, decreased parking and competing visions of what ...

Paul Alexander

Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, announced the appointment of Paul Alexander as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.

Radius building, five acres of Rox land to be auctioned

A court-appointed receiver for the former Radius Hospital on Townsend Street is seeking bidders for an August 13 auction to sell the 159,000-square-foot facility and the five acres of prime Roxbury land on which it sits. Possible uses for the ...

Dexter Eure, 91, fought for inclusion in media

Dexter Dillard Eure Sr., a longtime Boston Globe executive who fiercely advocated for greater integration of newsrooms, died July 2 of complications from dementia. He was 91.

Tia’s Cakes & Pastries - baking business success

Tia’s Cakes & Pastries specializes in custom cakes, such as the kind you can find at weddings or special events.

Racial conflict obscures common concern over wealth

The Confederate flag was removed in Columbia on July 10, 2015. At that time the wealth and income disparity in America was as great as during the Great Depression of the 1930s and, with their greater population, the number of ...

NAACP and URBAN Boston host Olympic bid and community goals discussion

Activists and community residents from Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain were joined by officials from the Olympic organizing committee Boston 2024 and from the opposition group No Boston Olympics in an open discussion about what the games could mean for ...

A presidential perspective on race

It was a remarkable week for President Obama: On Monday he commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders; on Tuesday he called for sweeping criminal justice reform in an address to the NAACP; and on Thursday he became the ...