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Court rules against minority firms in land use, profit sharing dispute

A group of minority businesses and nonprofits received a major upset in its legal battle alleging that Northeastern University wrongfully deprived its members of hundreds of millions of dollars. The court said that plaintiffs did not provide sufficient proof that ...

Massachusetts residents cry out against loss of Affordable Care Act

Thousands of Bostonians turned out protest last week to condemn Republican plans to revoke the Affordable Care Act. If the ACA is repealed, up to 500,000 state residents could lose coverage, say representatives of Health Care for All, 1199SEIU United ...

‘Memory cafe’ takes aim at elder isolation, dementia concerns

Memory cafes are new to Boston, but the model was developed in the 1990s in Holland, and over the past decade has spread across the U.S. In some areas they are called “Alzheimer’s cafes,” but memory cafes are not Alzheimer’s ...

Jackson announces run for mayor

Pledging to fight against income inequality and increase support for public education, District 7 City Councilor launched his mayoral campaign today from the parking lot of the Haley House Café in Dudley Square as a crowd of about 200 looked ...

City to file anti-displacement bills

Tax credits for landlords who maintain below-market rents, free legal representation for indigent tenants facing eviction and the right of first refusal for tenants living in properties subject to foreclosure or short sale are among the legislative bills Mayor Martin ...

Secret soccer stadium plans rile electeds

Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration and the University of Massachusetts appear to have secretly negotiated with the New England Revolution’s owner, Bob Kraft, to plan a soccer stadium for Columbia Point in Dorchester. The revelation sparked outcry from the elected officials ...

Walsh's State of the City Highlights Education Funding

Mayor Martin Walsh tonight addressed a packed Symphony Hall. In his State of the City speech he promised to file significant education funding legislation.

District 7 hopefuls line up as Jackson ponders mayoral run

A quiet storm is brewing while City Councilor Tito Jackson mulls a challenge to incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh. If Jackson runs for mayor he says he will not run for re-election to the District 7 seat he represents.

Sheena Collier

Sheena Collier has been appointed director of engagement for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce where she focuses on strategic initiatives related to racial diversity in the private sector, the role of the business community in economic mobility and building ...

New city report on gender wage gap

The report is the first in the nation to use employer-disclosed information to put attention on the persistent gender wage gap. Despite some limitations to the data, report authors say the fact that companies are disclosing at all suggests a ...

Boston celebrates Martin Luther King Day

It was 47 years ago that two black Boston churches, Union United Methodist Church and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church commemorated fallen civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a breakfast aimed at bringing together people of all faiths and ...

Group advocates greater inclusion for Hub Latinos

The Greater Boston Latino Network, a group of executive directors of leading local organizations, last week launched a new campaign to increase the presence of Latinos in decision-making positions in nonprofits and government. GBLN also is planning a January 15 ...

New year, new visions for education

Increasing college completion rates could include offering flexible ways to earn credits, providing a clear path to career attainment and helping students meet basic life needs.

Bill would boost aid to schools with needed formula revamp

Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz plans to file a bill that would modernize the state’s formula for calculating a minimally adequate school budget. The formula has not been updated in decades.

Francesco Tena

The City of Boston was awarded the top prize at The Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation's international convening held in Guangzhou, China. Boston's youth participatory budgeting process, “Youth Lead the Change,” was selected from 301 innovation projects submitted by 171 ...

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