A lesson not yet learned

In past decades, blacks have fought for their rights for democratic representation. In the case of Carlos Henriquez, who lost his Massachusetts House seat under legally questionable circumstances, blacks did not mount a defence.

Neighbors celebrate new Hawthorne Youth & Community Center

Hawthorne Youth and Community Center opens its newly renovated building. Placetailor, Rose Wood Architects, and the community collaborated in its construction.The new structure provides more room, energy reduction systems, and is dedicated to the late director, Sam Sadd.

The greening of America doesn’t include workers’ pay

While many corporations are embracing sustainability, few are advocating paying their lowest-paid workers a sustainable wage.

Artists bring fresh paint, new faces to Dudley mural

Twenty years after creating a mural showcasing Roxbury history in Dudley Square, artist Michael Womble returned to refresh and revise the work.

Roxbury explodes in color during Caribbean Carnival

Caribbean Carnival, one of Boston’s largest cultural events, showcased new talent this year, with new band leaders and designers winning awards.

Vargas “choking” incident inspires further calls for police reform

Mass Action Against Police Brutality lead a protest in which they called for the firing of Officer Ted Rivera for his conduct towards Elvin Vargas. They also decried the Mayor’s statement that Rivera’s treatment of Vargas did not constitute choking. ...

Car-sharing services expand in Roxbury, Dorchester

Boston Transportation Department’s new DriveBoston program seeks to fill transportation gap in Roxbury, Dorchester and other underserved neighborhoods by bringing Zipcar and Enterprise car share vehicles. The project hopes to reduce car ownership, ease traffic and parking pressures, and provide ...

Taste of the Seaport 2015

Enjoy the Boston Seaport District’s renowned restaurant scene at the Taste of the Seaport

Derek Lumpkins

Roxbury native Derek Lumpkins has been named the inaugural Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Programs at Northeastern University.

Meeting moved! Baker administration reschedules

Roxbury voters objected to the Governor's economic development Sept. 8 listening session tour date in Roxbury, which coincides with the preliminary voting for City Council.

Boston gears up for Caribbean Carnival

Carnival Parade comes to Boston this Saturday with a parade of mas bands. Contestants will compete against each other before a panel of judges who are flown in from Trinidad. The parade, which regularly draws tens of thousands of participants ...

National Association of Asian American Professionals’ Boston Chapter holds Asia Fest

The National Association of Asian American Professionals Boston Chapter held the 2nd annual Asia Fest on August 15th at Dewey Square in Boston to celebrate and increase awareness to Asian-owned or Asian-focused businesses.

Building bikes and building a business

Noah Hicks opens a teaching bike repair shop in Dorchester, his first brick-and-mortar store. Here he provides affordable refurbished bikes and supplies and teaches visitors how to make their own repairs. Hicks looks to expand operations next year, when he ...

Construction companies settle minority business certification case for $1.4 million

Three construction companies accused of violating the Massachusetts False Claims Act have agreed to settle for a total of $1.4 million. The Commonwealth alleges that the companies falsely certified compliance with equal opportunity requirements on multiple public construction contracts in ...

Calculus Project prepares students for high-level math

Dr. Adrian Mims’s Calculus Project aims to increase black, Hispanic, and low-income students’ representation in high school AP Calculus classes by providing summer training and support. Rising eighth graders joined the program at Boston University this summer. Program members meet ...