Karen Charles Peterson appointed commissioner of the Department of Telecommunications and Cable

Karen Charles Peterson appointed commissioner of the Department of Telecommunications and Cable

Protesters picket Roxbury Tropical Foods development

While labor activists are holding a daily protest at outside Tropical Foods, the Madison Park Community Development Corporation, which is developing a new building for the supermarket, says its requiring contractors to adhere to local labor standards

Aesthetician trades shop for online skin care business

Aesthetician Rosaline Lowe closes shop, opens skinversity.com

Gubernatorial candidates debate immigration, economy during debate at Roxbury Community College

Workforce development was the topic at a gubernatorial debate held at Roxbury Community College, but immigration issues emerged as an area of contention as Treasurer Steve Grossman went on the attack against Attorney General Martha Coakley

Casey Foundation report shows Mass. leads nation in children’s education, health care

A report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Massachusetts leads the nation in children’s education, health care and well-being. State officials tout investments by Governor, Legislature in education and health care.

Coakley, Grossman release figures showing minority hiring in AG, Treasurer’s offices

Several weeks after Treasurer Steve Grossman pressed Attorney General Martha Coakley to release statistics showing the percentage of minority hires in her office, Coakley shows 15 percent of her hires have been people of color

Charter school expansion dies in Senate

The Mass. Senate voted down to compromise bills that would have lifted the cap on charter school seats in Massachusetts

Mayor, local activists break ground on new Roxbury farm plot under city’s new commercial farm zoning

A new zoning law allows for commercial farming in Boston. City officials, local businesses and activists turn out to Harold Street plot to break ground on new farm site.

40 teens from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston took part in the 4th Annual Fan Pier Celebrity Youth Fishing Tournament

This year’s winners of the Fan Pier Celebrity Youth Fishing Tournament included Roza Wineh, 16, of Roxbury, Candido Barros, 19, of Jamaica Plain, Jazeel Mendez, 17, of Dorchester, Angela Ruiz, 13, of Chelsea, and Marco Savage, 18, of Charlestown.

Mayor soliciting ideas for Roxbury Innovation Center

Mayor Martin Walsh issues a request for ideas for the Roxbury Innovation Center, a business incubator space to be housed in the Ferdinand Building

Roxbury Multi-Service to mark 50th anniversary with gala celebration

A veteran Roxbury social service agency will mark its 50th anniversary with a gala celebration

Council takes on immigration, residency, minority hiring stats

Residency requirements for police, the detention of immigrants and data on the racial composition of the city’s workforce dominated the City Council meeting last week.

Yancey presses city for stats. on city’s racial makeup

City Councilor Charles Yancey urged mayor to release statistics on racial makeup of city’s workforce. Mayor Martin Walsh said he will release the data.

Abutters oppose proposed construction waste facility

A proposal for a construction debris transfer station in the Newmarket Business District is drawing fire from local neighborhood organizations.

Veteran activists discuss black community’s history of struggle for education equity

A group of activists who worked to secure equitable education resources in Roxbury in the 1960s meets to discuss the history of school desegregation