In the News Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill will receive the Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism on June 23 at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center. The longtime print and television journalist is co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour and moderator of “Washington Week.”

Business leaders praise minimum wage increase as boost to state’s economy

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a Boston-based network of business owners, executives, and business groups, released a statement last week commending the state’s passage of minimum wage legislation. The new law raises the minimum wage gradually from $8 to ...

Sen. Chang-Díaz to hold neighborhood office hours this summer

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz encourages any resident or interested party to discuss any community, regional or statewide issues of concern at her neighborhood office hours.

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera endorses Grossman for governor

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera endorsed State Treasurer Steve Grossman in his campaign for governor this week, highlighting his record of creating jobs and economic opportunity.

Bishop Chibly Langlois, the First Haitian cardinal draws crowds during Boston visit

When the Vatican announced that Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois would be elevated to the College of Cardinals, it was a first in the 500 years of Catholic history on the island.

Busing forum bridges decades-old divide

For many black Bostonians, the date denotes court-ordered desegregation, a key development in a centuries-long fight for equal access to education and public resources.

MBTA agrees to pilot reduced fare for youths

MBTA will pilot a program allowing youths from age 12 to 21 to ride the MBTA at a reduced rate year round, beginning in July.

Family, friendship rule the day at Roxbury homecoming

Thousands of people with Roxbury neighborhood ties gathered in Franklin Park for the annual Roxbury Pride Day/Juneteenth Celebration.

Boston Fisheries Foundation to hold annual seafood Fest on the Pier’s 100th anniversary

The Boston Fish Pier is turning 100 and the Boston Fisheries Foundation is holding its third annual seafood festival at the location in honor of its centennial.

Eastern Bank awards Banneker $5,000 grant for summer program

Eastern Bank has presented the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School with a $5,000 grant to help support the STEM elementary school’s summer program.

Tony Richards named Executive Director of Youth Design

Former ABCD Elm Hill director tapped to lead youth mentorship program

Gov. announces new funding to help home buyers, freeze foreclosures

Governor Deval Patrick announced $9 million in new funding for the ONE Mortgage program

Mayor endorses Sheriff Tompkins

Mayor Martin Walsh endorses Sheriff Steve Tompkins at his Dudley Square campaign office opening

Corporations track online data, offline personal information

The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking of personal information

Freedom Trail gets upgraded markings

Historical walk in downtown Boston gets new markings