Brian Corr

Cambridge resident Brian Corr has been appointed president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Corr, the executive director of the Cambridge Peace Commission, has had more than 25 years of experience in civic engagement, community organizing ...

Hearing airs ideas on cutting Massachusetts' soaring health care costs

Soaring drug prices and other rising costs, as well as lack of information, may be preventing many lower- and middle-income individuals from meeting health needs. Health care specialists and elected officials met to explore data and propose solution steps, including ...

Developers allege Northeastern University land grab

Columbia Plaza Associates is suing Northeastern University on the charges that the university failed to honor an agreement to sufficiently compensate the group when it built on land to which CPA held the development rights.

MBTA will outsource cash counting with Pacheco Law exemption

The MBTA exercised its Pacheco Law exemption for the first time when it recently chose to privatize the T’s money room. The move won praise from free market, limited-government advocates and drew protest from union leaders and others who say ...

Money Talk financial literacy conference focuses on wealth building

Last weekend, a collection of business leaders, financial professionals, activists and entrepreneurs set about the work of closing that gap during the Banner’s financial literacy conference on, “Money Talk: Building Black Wealth,” held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic ...

Boston’s building boom coming to Roxbury area

Although there are few luxury housing buildings planned between Dudley Square and Mattapan Square, $110 million in city- and state-funded projects in the pipeline for the Roxbury area promises to bring the construction boom to Boston’s black community.

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MBTA to begin construction on Mattapan station in spring

The MBTA will begin construction on the Mattapan station of the Fairmount Line in early spring of next year, working weekends and evenings to avoid disruptions in service on the commuter rail line, which runs through Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester ...

Joshua McFadden

Joshua McFadden has been appointed the Roxbury Neighborhood Services Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet.

Boston plans to be more age-friendly

Those working to make the city more comfortable and affordable to seniors presented their findings and asked senior residents to identify the concerns most important to them.

Disparities in parents’ wealth a key driver of racial wealth gap

Hard work, former higher educational attainment and careful economic decisions are not enough to close the racial wealth gap, researchers said. A key driver of the disparity: parents’ ability to provide financial assistance.

Winsor girls see a world of possibilities

“Winsor girls have a passion to create change in the world, and that’s something that the world definitely needs,” reflects Unique, a junior at the Winsor School in Boston, a leading independent school for academically promising girls in grades 5-12.

The power of human connection

As this new school year got underway, I asked myself questions that went something like: How do we welcome in the new school year and begin the cycle of teaching, learning, and leading? What is the essential ingredient that makes ...

Roxbury Latin dedicated to preparing boys for lives of purpose

“Looking back, I see how fortunate I have been. I realize that not everyone gets to experience all that I have.” Hamilton Coiscou, a senior at The Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury had this to say as he reflected ...

Generation Next Academy Teen Center at DotHouse Health: A resource for teens in the heart of Dorchester

Since 2005, the Generation Next Academy Teen Center, (GNA) at DotHouse Health has been an area of security in the Fields Corner neighborhood that provides teens access to after-school activities at no cost. GNA is proud of its commitment to ...