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Walsh, Jackson focus on mobilizing supporters

Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 Tito Jackson face off for the first time next Tuesday during the mayoral preliminary balloting. There have been no debates, but both candidates have staked out key positions on issues critical to voters.

Renovations completed on Freedom House

Two years and $2.5 million later, the new Freedom House recently held its formal ribbon-cutting ceremony, with elected officials, community members and the students and staff who are in Freedom House on a daily basis.

Students unenrolled from Egleston

Greater Egleston High School’s student count has dropped from 185 to 79, according to a posting from an anonymous source on the Universal Hub news website. The abrupt mass un-enrollment[MD1] at the school comes just days before the district calculates ...

Contenders for District 7’s council seat outline stances

Candidates vying to be the next City Councilor for District 7 met for a debate forum at Hibernian Hall last week, during which they spoke on their priorities for the Boston Public Schools, approaches to improving access to homeownership and ...

1st Armor security firm emphasizes local hiring, community relations

Private security company 1st Armor Protection Services makes community service central to its approach and, so far, leadership says, it seems to be working.

Bill aims for equity in access to solar

Black and Latino lawmakers have teamed up with environmental advocates to tackle a piece of 2016 legislation that they say dropped a barrier on low-income renters who seek cheaper, cleaner energy. To fix this, the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus ...

Trump administration announces repeal of DACA program

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth across the U.S. are slated to begin to lose their legal presence status, under a Trump administration policy change. On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced gradual repeal of the Deferred Action ...

Interactive MIT exhibit asks students what they leave behind

Hamilton has set up stations in the lobby of the List Center with pieces of colored vellum and transparent boxes. Guests are encouraged to write what they leave behind at MIT on the paper, put it in a box and ...

Corporations & Businesses of Color Convene at Gillette Stadium to Fuel Economic Growth

The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council will host its annual Business Opportunity Conference and Expo on September 27th.

Jugglers, acrobats to gather at MIT

The largest gathering of jugglers in the region, JuggleMIT offers a weekend of family-friendly events, including more than 30 workshops for all, from novices to pros, as well as two evening shows showcasing top local and international performers.

In the news: Monalisa Smith

JRI, a nonprofit provider of trauma-informed care to children and families in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, has announced the addition of Monalisa Smith, Founder, President and CEO of Mothers for Justice and Equality, to its Board of Trustees.

Light shed on charter ballot funds

The New York-based organization that last year bankrolled an effort to lift Massachusetts’ charter cap violated campaign law and will be dissolved, according to the office of Campaign and Political Finance. When Families for Excellent Schools—Advocacy funneled $15 million into ...

First African American stars as ‘Phantom’

Derrick Davis, who studied opera in college, is the first African American to play the legendary character on tour, and the third within the entire production, including Broadway.

What do you think it takes to make it in today’s economy?

Perseverance, ingenuity and collective work to change a rigged system.

Visual Virtuoso

“Richard Yarde: Portraits” is an intimate but dynamic exhibit of works by the Roxbury native and UMass teacher, who is known for his prolific, and expert, work of watercolor.

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