Terence Blanchard

Berklee College of Music has named world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring ...

Baltimore prosecutor sets higher standard for police conduct

Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s grand jury indictment against the six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray demonstrates that district attorney’s can secure justice in cases against police.

Sheriff, department prepare to kick off second annual summer enrichment program

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is gearing up for its Second Annual Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Summer Enrichment Program for the young people of Suffolk County. The initiative, created by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins in 2014, provides summer ...

Bernie Sanders candidacy pushes Democrats to left

The political campaign has begun to elect the successor to President Barack Obama. It is still much too early to engage the interest of the voters, the decisive election is not until November 2016. But before then, the candidacy of ...

Vets, officials pay homage in Mattapan Memorial Day ceremony

As the nation paused this weekend to observe Memorial Day, a group of veterans and elected officials gathered at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan to pay homage to those who died while serving in the military. Among them were key ...

Kneading social capital with B.R.E.A.D. group

Boston’s Racial Economic Activated Dialogue — riffing off the metaphor of “breaking B.R.E.A.D. together” — is a new grassroots group formed last November by local activists Leora Rifkin, Justin Springer, Roxanne Longoria and Erin Anderson. They want to foster rich ...

Report: City on track to produce new 53,000 homes

A report showed that the city was on track with the mayor’s goals for total housing and low-income units. The latter was bolstered by last week’s announcement of nearly $39 million in city funding to support affordable housing developments across ...

‘Funeral’ mourns lack of city-funded youth jobs

Youth organizers staged a ‘funeral’ procession for youth jobs in downtown Boston last week to criticize the lack of significant funding increases in the city’s budget for summer and year-round employment — a flatline that they said reflected misplaced priorities ...

Senate holds fares down, approves oversight board for T

The Massachusetts Senate voted against allowing fare increases for the MBTA, and approved an oversight panel, to be appointed by the governor.

Walter J. Ramos

Walter J. Ramos has been appointed the new president of Carney Hospital.

Condos pose opportunities, risks for local home buyers

While prices of single- and multi-family homes are quickly becoming unaffordable for Roxbury residents, condominiums provide an affordable alternative. But stiff competition and unstable condo associations present hurdles and risks for prospective buyers.

New eats for Dudley streets

Roxbury residents Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury hope to bring a new experience to the area with their aptly-named Dudley Café, which will sit on the Warren Street side of the building that has been the center of much of Dudley ...

For senior homeowners, repair costs loom large

Traditional wisdom says home ownership provides economic security in old age, but as the senior population swells, repair costs rise and more people enter retirement saddled by debt, many elders find themselves “house-rich but cash-poor,” unable to keep up with ...

Job market still tight for black college graduates

The economy has improved so the unemployment rate for young college graduates has declined, but unemployment is still too high for black graduates.

Lena Park back on track

Lena Park CDC returned to its original home, which has been refurbished handsomely – an apt symbol of a new era for the organization.