Rosette Martinez

Rosette Martinez joined The Dimock Center as Chief Officer of Operations Integration.

Mental illness and addiction: often hand in hand

Substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health illness are two different conditions, but you might call them siblings of sort. The link between them is often strong.

Pacific News Service dba New America Media announces closure of organization

The board of directors and staff of the nonprofit New America Media (NAM), and its parent organization, Pacific News Service (PNS), announced today that the two entities will cease operations by November 30, 2017.

Instant Parma

I have an eggplant Parmesan recipe that’s mostly local, even in the middle of winter, and so quick and easy to prepare it could qualify as fast food.

Strategic voting builds power

If there is to be political cohesion among African Americans in the future, the establishment of standards of commitment to the community must be established. The alternative is everybody just going it alone.

The GOP’s never-ending Judge Moore problem

The GOP does not have a Judge Roy Moore problem. It has a Judge Moores problem. That’s plural for a reason. Moore is hardly an aberration in GOP ranks. In the past two decades the list of GOP governors, congresspersons, ...

It’s time to end off-year elections

After Boston’s sleepy municipal elections produced an anemic 27 percent voter turnout, it’s clear that something needs to change… and it’s the date.

Unfinished journey

The largest institution dedicated to African American history and culture, the National Museum of African American History and Culture starts its story in the 1400s, when African peoples took part in transatlantic trade with countries on other continents. Displays and ...

In ‘The Color Purple,’ Carrie Compere finds her dream role

Carrie Compere starred on Broadway in the iconic role, made famous by Oprah Winfrey in the 1985 film adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. “The Color Purple,” which won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will travel ...

Jackie Davis shines in ‘The Curious Incident …’

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” playing at SpeakEasy Stage Company through Nov. 25, follows Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old savant with autism who uncovers some unsettling truths while trying to solve the murder of a neighborhood dog.

Luxury condo for sale sparks both buzz and concern

A new condominium unit has recently gone up for sale in Roxbury for $1,999,000 amidst abutters’ concerns over increased property taxes, limited parking, and a new neighborhood dynamic. The 3,292-square-foot property with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and one-car garage on ...

What do you think the city should do about the lack of housing affordability in Boston?

Instead of putting up more condos, they should be building more affordable homes. Everywhere you look they’re putting up more luxury towers.

Rhythm & Hues

Through Dec. 15, exhibits of work by Spanish photographer Héctor Mediavilla and Nuyorican photographer Christopher López are on display at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The exhibits were ...

Building trades in the blood

Abraham Gonzalez has come a long way since he was introduced to the construction industry at age 10, fetching tools and helping hang sheetrock to assist his uncles in Miami with their carpentry business back in the 1980s, and working ...

A call for automatic voter registration

Activists from the Election Modernization Coalition, a legislative advocacy group, are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to adopt automatic voter registration, a streamlined process for eligible voters in local and national elections.