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Conrad Crawford

The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce that Conrad Crawford has joined the organization as Director of the Boston Region.

Dorchester residents fighting Fannie’s foreclosure evictions

On a street lined with triple-deckers near Dorchester’s Ronan Park, a crowd of about 40 people gathered last week outside Maria Baptista’s house as the sun set to stage a protest against the foreclosure of her home and her ongoing ...

Public sentiment shifting on Boston 2024 Olympics bid

The public relations battle over Boston’s Olympic bid heated up this past week with the release of a study about the impact of the games and a new public opinion poll showing a continued drop in public support for the ...

Activist Florence Hagins, 67, fought for affordable housing

Florence Hagins, a mother and community activist who convinced bank presidents to increase mortgage lending in Boston’s neighborhoods of color, died Saturday March 21, 2015 at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 67.

School department to keep schools open, cut busing, staff

West Roxbury Academy, Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, and Middle School Academy in South Boston will remain open. The Elihu Greenwood School and the William B. Rogers Middle School, both in Hyde Park, will close.

Baker administration targets chronically unemployed

Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week establishing a task force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment. The task force will focus on unemployment among those four groups.

Legislators tour MBTA system

Forty seven state legislators took public transportation to work in a coordinated show of support for weary commuters. The initiative was organized by a new grassroots group called GovOnTheT formed by Boston-area residents Michele Rapp and Stephen Kropper to highlight ...

District attorney draws fire after voicing support for mandatory minimums

Suffolk County District Attorney voiced his opposition to a growing movement to end mandatory minimum sentences in Massachusetts. Legislators, many judges and sheriffs are in support of repealing at least some of the mandatory sentencing guidelines.

Tiffany Watkins Ahern

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Tiffany Watkins Ahern as the Director of the Governor’s Washington, D.C. Office.

Dorch. business lab seeks start-ups

The Fairmount Innovation Lab, a business lab aimed at growing creative industries in the communities connected by the MBTA’s Fairmount Indigo Line, is accepting applications for its LaunchPad initiative. The Fairmount Indigo Line is a commuter rail line running from ...

Dorcena Forry leads festivities at St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is more diverse now than ever before.

Labor activists urge support for higher wages

A group of home care professionals and labor advocates met at the 1199 SEIU headquarters in Dorchester last week to generate steam for their push for a $15 hourly wage for personal care assistants.

Walsh sees Hub Olympics bid as city planning opportunity

In a meeting with reporters last week, Mayor Martin Walsh said the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is an opportunity to engage in a city-wide planning process for Boston’s future.

Black-led team aims to build in Dudley Sq.

The opening of the new Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building has significantly changed the face of Dudley Square. There’s a new Tropical Foods supermarket and other commercial projects are in the development pipeline, but none are as ambitious as the ...

Charter advocates file lawsuit to lift cap

The debate on charter schools heated up last week when three prominent Boston-area attorneys signaled their intent to file a lawsuit against the state, charging that the current statewide cap on charters violates students’ civil rights by limiting their access ...

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