City Council passes BPS budget 9-4

Today the city council passed the Boston Public Schools revised budget proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh with a vote of nine to four.

Quincy landscaping company to pay more than $57,000 over claims it failed to pay proper overtime to employees

A Quincy landscaping company has agreed to pay more than $57,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to pay proper overtime to employees, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. The AG’s Office has cited five other landscaping companies for wage and ...

State calls out 5 Boston schools for disparate & excessive suspensions

Five Boston schools are among those cited for inappropriate and excessive use of long-term suspensions. In the fall they will have to work with the state and other schools to identify reform efforts.

Caribbean extravaganza at the Bolling Building

Caribbean Americans gathered in Dudley Square to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with music, poetry and other cultural expressions.

Police’s latest hiring sparks state inquiry

When the Boston Police Department selected its most recent class of recruits from a ranked list of applicants, it appears to have skipped over hundreds of higher-ranked would-be officers to choose 15 from the bottom. This move triggered an investigation ...

City councilors weigh Walsh’s new budget

Boston city councilors weighed the prospect of starting the fiscal year without a new budget against the reality of committing to the one proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh.

Mattapan MBTA development meeting

Wednesday, June 29, the MBTA and Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and Nuestra Communidad are holding joint presentation on the Transit Oriented Development project at Mattapan Station. An overview of the development plans will be given and a question and ...

Civil rights advocates slam Baker bill

In the wake of the shooting death of Auburn police officer Ronald Tarantino, Gov. Charlie Baker is advancing legislation that would elevate the charge of assault and battery on a police officer to a felony, punishable by up to ten ...

Murray Luke Townsend, Jr. 1919-2016

Murray Luke Townsend, Jr., of Middleborough was a veteran, a Boston University Law School grad, a life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, dedicated Christian and devoted husband and father.

Monakatellia Ford

Monakatellia Ford has been appointed principal of the F. Lyman Winship Elementary School in Brighton.

Roxbury’s Dudley-Eliot Square seeks state cultural district status

A coalition of Roxbury groups are making a case for a Dudley-Eliot Square Cultural District — a designation they hope will enhance the neighborhood’s cultural scene and boost economic activity.

In the Mix

On Wednesday, June 15, the Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Epicenter Community held their fourth annual celebration of Juneteenth to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves.

#WhereToBe: 6.24.16-6.29.16

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

Local influencers: Cydney Washington

Cydney Washington shares her experiences with mentors, moving, and and finding inspiration in Boston

Education chief says no secrets in BPS planning

In the wake of the release of Walsh administration emails in which BPS officials discuss school closures, city officials say that there are no concrete plans to close schools.