Observers encouraged by Baker administration transition team diversity, yet Latinos not represented

Many in the black community were encouraged by Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s inclusion of four African Americans among the 16 chairmen of his transition team. No Latinos were appointed chairs of the team.

Forum examines challenges women and girls face in jobs, education

Nonprofit leaders discussed the challenges unique to women in girls during a forum presented by Simmons College and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.

Report finds race disparities in Massachusetts school discipline

A report by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights finds that black and Latino students in Massachusetts are more likely to be suspended for non-violent, non-drug-related school disciplinary infractions than white and Asian students.

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and Debra Miller, Whittier Board Chair, Honored for Outstanding Community Leadership

Dr. Bobby Jones, Grammy-Award Winning Gospel Artist, to Host Whittier Street Health Center’s 12th Annual International Gospel Benefit Concert, Berklee Performance Center

Report details disparate educational outcomes for blacks, Latinos in Boston schools

The school department released a report this week outlining the challenges black and Latino students face in the city’s education system

A Sweet Place Bakery planning expansion with new Dudley location

A Sweet Place founder Beverly Hilaire ditched her profitable Fields Corner location in the hopes of securing a larger space in Dudley Square.

In the News: Felix G. Arroyo

Felix G. Arroyo, Chief of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston, has joined the Governing Board of Mass Mentoring Partnership, a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities ...

Operator sought for Roxbury Innovation Center

Mayor Martin Walsh announced last week that the City of Boston has released a Request for Proposal to operate the Roxbury Innovation Center that will be housed in the new Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square. The RFP ...

Grant will fund health impact assessment on Boston’s Living Wage ordinance

The Boston Public Health Commission announced last week that it has received $100,000 for a demonstration project to conduct a Health Impact Assessment of Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance, and on proposals under consideration to expand it.

Boston NAACP hosts 3rd annual basketball tournament

The Boston Branch of the NAACP hosted their 3rd annual Shooting to New Heights Basketball Tournament Saturday.

Author cites growing Latino influence in U.S. elections

There's a sea change taking place in politics today, and it's being led by Latinos, according to Roberto Lovato, a writer and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research.

Business owners hoping Baker will continue gains

Massachusetts business owners and business and organizations that support them are already at work planning a pro-business agenda for the incoming administration of Governor-elect Charlie Baker.

826 Boston and Northeastern University work together to host College Essay Boot Camp

College-bound students have the opportunity to get help with college essays during 826 Boston’s College Essay Boot Camp Saturday at Northeastern University.

School department commits resources to Madison Park

Madison Park Headmaster Al Holland is hoping to turn around the Technical Vocational high school, aided by increased financial resources and new administrative staff.

Elder financial abuse a growing problem as population ages

As the ranks of older adults are expected to swell nationwide in the coming decades as the large Baby Boomer generation reaches their 60s and 70s, more and more elders are at risk of being swindled by unscrupulous caregivers and ...