Dani Monroe

Partners HealthCare announced that it has created the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and filled it with Dani Monroe, who has led diversity efforts for some of the country’s largest organizations. In this new role, Dani will be ...

Community members look to turn report on black lives into action

Researchers, elected officials and community members gathered in the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building to discuss how to turn a recent report on the state of black lives in Massachusetts into action. Theme of the night was identifying local resources and ...

Henriquez is in

Today Henriquez is jumping back into the political arena, mounting a challenge to Carvalho for the 5th Suffolk District seat with posts on Facebook and Twitter.

A lack of civility tolerated at Boston Latin

Black students have every right to file an official complaint of racial abuse, but it is good to remember that it is also demeaning to be considered a whiner. Bigoted whites have every right to dislike blacks as long as ...

New city planning puts focus on Dudley Square

As developers continue to eye Dudley Square, city officials are making the district the focus of a new community planning effort.

Walsh cites progress on policing

Questioned last week about police reports alleging unconstitutional searches, Mayor Martin Walsh said the department is making progress in reducing crime and arrests, and pledged to work to improve relations between police and the communities they patrol.

Students seek say in charter cap case

Seven Boston Public School students, along with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP, moved on Thursday to intervene in a pending lawsuit over the cap on charter schools. The intervenors — students of color, English language learners and ...

Petrina Martin

Petrina Martin has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing for BMC HealthNet Plan in Massachusetts and Well Sense Health Plan in New Hampshire. In this position, Martin leads and coordinates company sales, marketing and community outreach functions. This ...

Local man takes helm of health care workers’ union

Tyrek Lee’s life in the union movement began as a member in 2002 with a job as a telephone operator at Boston Medical Center. Over the next 13 years, he worked his way up through the ranks to head one ...

Lawyer's Committee files suit against charters

Seven Boston Public School students along with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP moved today to intervene in a pending lawsuit over the cap on charters. The lawsuit, filed in September, calls for completely lifting the cap.

Northeastern professors study role of Twitter in Black Lives Matter movement

Messages from black Ferguson residents on Twitter played an outsize role in shaping the national conversation around race and police violence following Brown’s death, say Northeastern University’s Sarah J. Jackson and Brooke Foucault Welles.

Two special elections could up diversity in state Legislature

Five years after the Commonwealth redrew districts to increase the impact of voters of color, the state Legislature is not much more diverse. Two special elections this winter could help change that. A House race in Brockton and a Senate ...

Are Hub cops violating rights?

According to electronic entries in the department’s Field Intelligence Observation Record database, illegal non-consensual searches are not uncommon. Boston Police officers tracking encounters with the public recorded 3,533 nonconsensual searches, which they justified by citing “reasonable suspicion,” between 2010 and ...

New restaurants to bring variety, energy & evenings to Dudley Square

Dudley Square — long served by fast food joints, sub shops and takeout restaurants, with only a smattering of restaurants serving alcohol —gains two new venues with late hours and liquor licenses. They are expected to bring evening foot traffic, ...

Mayor outlines plans for Boston’s schools

Parents, educators, students and activists protested predicted budget cuts to BPS outside Symphony Hall as guests lined up for Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City address. In his speech, Walsh pledged to sufficiently fund BPS and set forth commitment ...