Colin Rose

Colin Rose has been appointed Assistant Superintendent of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps for the Boston Public Schools. In his new role, Rose will attack cultural and structural barriers and promote culturally sustaining practices for traditionally marginalized students to engage in ...

Bright plans for Freedom House

This year, Freedom House plans to revitalize the Grove Hall library branch into an updated and permanent home, a move that will bring the community more programs and resources.

Baker, Walsh announce joint community redevelopment venture in downtown Boston

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” Real Estate Asset Leveraging (REAL) Strategy, Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a joint state and city venture with Veolia North America to explore the strategic redevelopment ...

Battle over growing wealth disparity looms large in Democratic primary

The question now is whether blacks are willing to employ their might at the polls to support Bernie Sanders, a candidate with the temerity to confront the plutocrats to defeat economic policies that keep blacks impoverished. Hillary Clinton is certainly ...

MCAD marks 70th anniversary

MCAD commissioners past and present gathered at the agency’s Boston headquarters to mark 70 years of fighting discrimination in Massachusetts.

Slave’s coat protected Union POW; now brothers strive to save the coat

Two 11-year-old brothers’ quest to save an old coat hanging in a trophy case at Gloucester High School sent them unraveling a forgotten history that extends to the Civil War. The coat, given by a slave family to a Union ...

Fairmount line setback: No DMUs says MBTA

An important piece of the Fairmount Line improvements hinged on acquiring diesel multiple unit trains, which were scheduled for rollout in 2018. This fall an MBTA official said they are unlikely to resume DMU procurement plans, which were halted by ...

Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee gains land

City officials recently announced that both large privately-held parcels and parcels held by the Department of Neighborhood Development in the Dudley area will be put under the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee’s purview. Some committee members say this will ...

Dani Monroe

Partners HealthCare announced that it has created the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and filled it with Dani Monroe, who has led diversity efforts for some of the country’s largest organizations. In this new role, Dani will be ...

Community members look to turn report on black lives into action

Researchers, elected officials and community members gathered in the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building to discuss how to turn a recent report on the state of black lives in Massachusetts into action. Theme of the night was identifying local resources and ...

Henriquez is in

Today Henriquez is jumping back into the political arena, mounting a challenge to Carvalho for the 5th Suffolk District seat with posts on Facebook and Twitter.

A lack of civility tolerated at Boston Latin

Black students have every right to file an official complaint of racial abuse, but it is good to remember that it is also demeaning to be considered a whiner. Bigoted whites have every right to dislike blacks as long as ...

New city planning puts focus on Dudley Square

As developers continue to eye Dudley Square, city officials are making the district the focus of a new community planning effort.

Walsh cites progress on policing

Questioned last week about police reports alleging unconstitutional searches, Mayor Martin Walsh said the department is making progress in reducing crime and arrests, and pledged to work to improve relations between police and the communities they patrol.

Students seek say in charter cap case

Seven Boston Public School students, along with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP, moved on Thursday to intervene in a pending lawsuit over the cap on charter schools. The intervenors — students of color, English language learners and ...