Not tomorrow, but today on implementing body cameras

On Monday, March 12, the Boston City Council hosted its sixth hearing on police-worn body cameras. The hearing marked almost four years that the city has engaged in a prolonged conversation on this topic.

Rachael Rollins announces bid for Suffolk County DA's office

Rachael Rollins, a former U.S. attorney and general counsel to MassPort, is the fourth entry into the race for Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, formally announcing her campaign with a press release today.

Group seeks to prioritize MBTA bus transit

The urban transportation advocacy group LiveableStreets Alliance has published a series of recommendations for city officials to improve the MBTA bus system’s reliability and accessibility, including dedicated bus lanes and transit signal priority technology.

A failure to protect minority leadership

Community residents are responsible for backing those whom they elect to public office. The failure to “get their back” renders them less effective. The lack of a public protest over the ouster of Carlos Henriquez has had unfortunate consequences. It ...

Guns and freedom

Fear at school was something the Little Rock Nine knew all too well. Facing vitriol, racism, and merciless violence, the Little Rock Nine were escorted, for their own safety, by federal troops to their high school classes. For those brave ...

In the news: Marisa Kelly

Suffolk University Acting President Marisa Kelly has been elected the University’s 11th president by the board of trustees, the university announced last week. Her selection follows broad community input and an extensive search that attracted numerous highly qualified and experienced ...

Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate issues

The three Democratic candidates running for governor answered questions last week on a variety of issues including where they stood on criminal justice reform, race relations, transportation and the environment at a Suffolk University forum.

Bedlam presents pared-down version of Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan’

More relevant than ever in its searing satire of hypocrisy among power players in church and state, George Bernard Shaw’s 1924 masterpiece, “Saint Joan,” is on stage through March 25 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston in repertory ...

Time traveling

Artist Jamal Thorne’s roots are in drawing, and even in his most recent abstract paintings, it shows. His exhibition “Bootleg DeLorean” at Kingston Gallery through April 1, is an artistic treasure hunt, with drawings at the end of the map.

Bedlam makes use of space, performers for tragedy ‘Hamlet’

Bedlam, a New York theater company, begins its production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy “Hamlet” by plunging the theater into darkness.

A sinuous ‘S’ from Circa

A white square covered the floor on an otherwise dark stage as Circa, a performance troupe from Brisbane, Australia, began the second of its three shows last weekend at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre in Boston, presented by the Celebrity ...

Business runs hot & cold

For Abdul Barrie, starting Environmental Systems Engineering during an economic recession was an act of courage.

Civic, political leaders discuss issues at Amplify Latinx conf.

Latinx leaders and stakeholders from Massachusetts convened over the weekend at the second annual Amplify Conference: Moving from Intention to Acción, to address specific issues that affect the state’s Latinx population and to advance the next generation of Latinx pioneers.

A call for more support in BPS budget

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang again touted this year’s school budget as the largest-ever during a hearing last week at English High School in Jamaica Plain, citing what he said is a $48 million increase over last year’s budget.

Walsh supportive of body cameras

Mayor Martin Walsh for the first time signaled support for funding full implementation of body-worn cameras after city councilors, community activists and Boston Police Department brass testified in support of implementing the devices during a hearing Monday.