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Local AARP honors ‘nanas’ raising grandkids

A group of lucky Grove Hall children were served an elegant afternoon tea on Saturday. Wearing their best dresses or jackets and ties, they sat at beautifully-set tables at Boston Public Library’s Grove Hall branch and enjoyed such delicacies as ...

Oversight for Uber, Lyft rolls into town

Last Friday, Governor Charlie Baker introduced legislation to regulate the patchwork of ride-sharing car services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. The bill is another entry in the bitter debate between the startup companies and traditional taxi services, which have long ...

Police violence: A corruption of public service

For some time the nation has been concerned about police violence against black men. Since the police officers involved were the white minions of a white government, it was assumed that the incidents were simply racial oppression. Then came the ...

There are some who stood up

During the civil rights era, outstanding black athletes were often called upon to use their celebrity for the cause of racial equality. For various reasons, some failed to answer the call, but those who did attained heroic stature. The consequences ...

Gov’s MBTA bill seeks agency overhaul

Last week, Governor Baker released new legislation aimed at restoring stability to the MBTA. While the centerpiece of the bill is a provision that would give the governor greater control of the transit system, there are two other aspects that ...

Montserrat premier visits Boston

Montserrat Premier Donaldson Romeo joined members of the Boston Montserratian community in Dorchester on Saturday night to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Montserrat Progressive Society of Boston.

Legislators commemorate Martin Luther King’s 1965 State House address

Members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus took turns reading King’s 1965 address to the Massachusetts Legislature in a commemorative ceremony that was attended by legislative leadership, Gov. Charlie Baker and past lawmakers.

Activists call for revival of Roxbury Neighborhood Council

The city relies on a patchwork of neighborhood associations to solicit community input on development decisions in Roxbury. Community residents are calling for the revival of the Roxbury Neighborhood Council as an organization that represents the community’s interests in local ...

Pitch in the City - a meetup in Roxbury for local entrepreneurs

Banner Biz Magazine is hosting its second Pitch in the City event on Tuesday, June 16th. The event will be held at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury from 6pm-9pm. We're accepting applications from startups to participate now. Applications close ...

James Morton

The YMCA of Greater Boston announced James Morton as its new president and CEO. Morton will serve as the thirteenth president of the nearly 165-year old cause-driven organization.

Treasurer calls on SEC to urge greater disclosure from oil and gas companies

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg today joined 61 institutional investors who control nearly $2 trillion in assets in signing a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, calling for increased disclosure by oil and gas companies of climate-driven ...

RCC president cites state investments, partnerships

In her first year and a half Roxbury Community College President Valerie Roberson closed the school’s longstanding budget deficit, brought the college into compliance with federal financial aid regulations and began a $19 million overhaul of the school’s buildings. This ...

Advocates: House budget won’t fix MBTA problems

The budget released by the House Ways and Means Committee last week seeks to tackle the public transit system’s woes by auditing the MBTA’s finances and suspending for five years a 1993 law that makes it more difficult for state ...

Racist posts on NY cop blog raise ire at time of tension

Week after week, racist posts appear on Thee Rant, a blog for current or former New York City police officers: African Americans are called “apes;” a retired officer says one of the blessings of retirement is not having to work ...

Tufts Health Plan creates collaborative to address challenges and encourage growth for small businesses

To encourage the growth of local small businesses, Tufts Health Plan has developed the Small Business Accelerator Forum, a collaborative where leaders from relevant industries can engage with small business owners on how to best leverage the opportunities and overcome ...