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Attorney running for District 4 City Council seat

Andrea Campbell, a deputy legal counsel in the administration of former Gov. Deval Patrick, has raised more than $46,000 in her bid for the city council seat currently occupied by Charles Yancey.

Housing activists call for legislative fix for rising rents

A City Council hearing on residential displacement last week drew a wide collection of activists and residents who voiced their concerns about a rapidly changing city that they say threatens to push them out of neighborhoods they have long called ...

Roxbury residents irked as developer balks at minority hiring goals

As two firms vie for the right to redevelop a long-vacant property, one developer’s refusal to commit to minority hiring and subcontracting goals provoked angry responses from Roxbury residents.

Miguel Rosado

Miguel Rosado has joined The Cooperative Bank as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender.

Report highlights giving power of Boston blacks

A report released by New England Blacks in Philanthropy examined the philanthropic giving habits of blacks in Boston and called for efforts to more effectively coordinate black giving in Boston for better impact.

Walsh announces appointments to boards and commissions

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced he has made 39 appointments to 12 City of Boston and Massachusetts boards and commissions in the first quarter of 2015. The appointees bring diverse expertise and backgrounds to their positions. The Mayor has appointing ...

United Housing Management, LLC sponsors education program

United Housing Management’s Neighborhood Network Center in Dorchester has been selected to host the first Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program in Boston — one of three in Massachusetts. As a site sponsor, the Neighborhood Network Center becomes a member ...

National Park Service announces spring tours schedule at Brookline’s Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, located at 99 Warren Street in Brookline, begins its spring public hours on Friday, April 10. The site is offering regular tours of the historic Olmsted design office and Olmsted-designed grounds on Fridays and ...

Down Home builds foundation for success

Specializing in southern cooking, Down Home has grown since its start in 2009 so that the vision its co-owners, the husband and wife pair of Gary Webster and Gale Scott, started with is now coming to fruition.

Committee adopts living wage standards, rejects union rule

The Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee voted Monday to adopt a plan that would require developers building on publicly-owned land in Roxbury to commit to so-called living-wage standards for construction workers and for permanent jobs created by new construction ...

Harvard-bound student credits BPS education

Boston Latin School senior Ericardo Edwards was accepted to all fourteen colleges he applied to and is headed to Harvard in the fall.

City planners take stock of Jamaica Plain’s Washington Street corridor

Last week, a team of city planners from the Urban Land Institute walked the mile from Egleston to Forest Hills as part of a planning exercise aimed at generating ideas for development along the corridor. The group presented their findings ...

Dudley food truck rolls out

The Fresh Food Generation food truck, which will roll into town three times a week is the brainchild of Cassandria Campbell and Jackson Renshaw, sells fresh food with an eye toward affordability and food sustainability.

Many ideas, no plan for Franklin Park

Franklin Park recently gained a spotlight as a key proposed venue in Boston’s Olympic bid. But long before the games were a topic of conversation, residents and community groups linked to the park were calling for changes that do not ...

ArtWeek Boston to Offer 125+ Creative Events May 1 – 10

ArtWeek! 128 events – 64% free – scheduled in 45 neighborhoods and towns !