Jocelyn V. Sargent

The board of trustees of the Hyams Foundation recently hired Ms. Jocelyn V. Sargent as its new Executive Director. Sargent will replace outgoing executive director Beth Smith on August 29.

Dorchester man puts neighbors to work

Like many blacks in the building trades, T. Michael Thomas struggled to balance his love for his work and his antipathy for his union. As one of a handful of non-white members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Thomas ...

As Baker assesses MBTA’s future, role of privatization considered

As officials struggle to turn the MBTA around, one bone of contention is the role that privatization should play.

Tuitt seeks to become 7th Suffolk Rep.

Marydith Tuitt is the chief of staff to Rep. Gloria Fox and one of three Democrats vying to take up the mantle of Seventh Suffolk district rep when Fox steps down this year.

Keep-the-cap supporters seek data on impact of charter school suspensions

Opponents of a ballot measure that could raise the cap on charter schools delivered a letter to state education officials today in which they called for information about the effect of repeated suspensions on students who attend charter schools.

Report shows Jobs Trust impact

Developer “linkage” fees on large-scale commercial developments in Boston have led to job training and higher incomes for city residents in need, according to a new report from the city’s Office of Workforce Development.

Freedom House marks progress on new bldg.

Long housed in a building directly across Crawford Street from the old Grove Hall Library building, Freedom House moved in three years ago. It now is operating out of a set of trailers while the 8,400 square foot library building ...

Police hires come under scrutiny

Some charge that the Boston Police Department and city have used practices that disproportionately hinder minorities and actively resist what reforms they could make to diversify the force. The BPD’s hiring of its latest recruit class became the subject of ...

Map Roxbury's cultural assets

Online mapping tool lets public identify Roxbury's cultural assets.

Callie Crossley

WGBH News award-winning journalist Callie Crossley was recognized with top honors in the Commentary category at the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) Conference, held recently in St. Louis, Missouri.

Police union, city agree on body camera pilot policy proposal

The Boston Police Department, city government and a major police officer union agreed on a policy proposal to govern use of police body-worn cameras during pilot program, a sign that the pilot may advance.

Activists call for true second chance: Path to erasing juvenile records

Youth activists push to have juvenile criminal records permanently deleted, which they say would grant a true second chance.

Thousands march in Roxbury against police brutality

Protesters numbering in the thousands took over the streets of Roxbury yesterday demonstrating against police violence against blacks in the United States.

Baker defends ICE cooperation

Gov. Baker sought to dispel fears over his push to elevate assault and battery against a police officer to a felony and his move to allow state police to comply with ICE detainment requests.

Black and Latino officials call for criminal justice reforms

Members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus drafted a letter outlining the urgency of passing criminal justice reforms at the state and local level, many of which were prompted by the nationwide movement to counter police abuse of ...