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

In the news: Major (Gerard) Eric Hill

Major (Gerard) Eric Hill, a Boston native and US Army Reserves Officer, was recently honored by the ambassador to Afghanistan and the Department of State for his dedication and service as the US Forces Garrison Liaison to the NATO Support ...

Chelsea officials, activists meet about child immigrants

Chelsea social service agencies, city officials strategize on how to provide services for influx of young undocumented immigrants.

Home prices rise rapidly in Roxbury real estate market

With many homes selling for more than half a million dollars, Roxbury’s housing market is on the rise. Pressure from surrounding communities and interest from buyers outside Roxbury may be fueling the increases. Deals are still available, for those with ...

MBTA cop’s Facebook post sparks ire in black community

An MBTA police officer was demoted after a posting a racist message on his Facebook page.

Want to be a homeowner? Get to know MassHousing, the Commonwealth’s Affordable Housing Bank

Do you want to own your own home but think you can’t afford it? The most critical steps along the way to homeownership are to become an educated consumer and to obtain a loan from a trusted, reputable mortgage lender.

Joseph E. Finn appointed Commissioner/Chief of the Boston Fire Department

Mayor Martin Walsh appointed Joseph E. Finn Commissioner/Chief of the Boston Fire Department

Gov. Patrick announces $83 million in funds for affordable housing

State funding will help build, renovate affordable housing projects in cities and towns across Massachusetts

North Carolina congregation journeys to Roxbury to help renovate historic church

The congregation of a North Carolina church travelled to Roxbury to help with renovations on the Timothy Baptist Church

Black, Latino lawmakers cite gains in state budget

Members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus outline priorities funded in the fiscal year 2015 budget