Mass. voting practices get C grade in PEW study

Because Massachusetts does not provide online voter registration, early voting, pre-registration for high school students, or post-election audits of voting machines, the state received a grade of 70 percent by the PEW Charitable Trusts in a study measuring every state’s ...

City updates CORI reform ordinance

Last week, the Boston Workers Alliance capped a two-year effort of working with the city that has resulted in improved Criminal Offender Record Information regulations for businesses working with the city.

Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge averts auction

A foreclosure auction for the Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge in Grove Hall scheduled for Thursday was called off last week after officials from the lodged reached an agreement with Northborough Capital Partners, the entity that currently holds their loan.

Rev. Eugene Rivers courts controversy, stays in media spotlight

Fifteen years ago, the Rev. Eugene Rivers was at the height of his influence with his face on the cover of Newsweek magazine, his frequent critiques of Boston’s black political and religious readers appearing frequently in the pages of the ...

Blog - Melida Arredondo - on the anniversary of the Marathon Bombing

Melida and her husband, Carlos Arredondo, were witnesses to the Boston Marathon bombing. This is not their first up close and personal experience with violence and death, and Melida shares her message to all the survivors of violence.

Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk joins World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2014

Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2014.

Roxbury woman returns to Boston Marathon for Diamond Girls Boston

Last year’s tragic end to the Boston Marathon left Roxbury resident and entrepreneur Kai Grant shaken, but that wasn’t enough to keep her from taking on the Boston Marathon again this year.

Entrepreneurs set to launch Dorchester business lab

Set to open later this month and modeled after business lab concepts very common in the high tech startup world in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, the Fields Corner Business Lab contains about a dozen small private offices, several conference rooms, ...

Evandro Carvalho wins Boston 5th Suffolk by wide margin

Political neophyte Evandro Carvalho cleared the field in the five-person Democratic primary special election for the 5th Suffolk District seat formerly occupied by Carlos Henriquez, securing 49 percent of the 1,957 ballots cast.

Majority of high-paying Boston jobs dominated by whites

For people of color, the school department is a mirror image of the rest of the city. While whites make up the majority of the employees in the schools with 57 percent, people of color make up the majority at ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club has signed a letter of intent for a 90,000 square-foot space in Parcel 3

The letter of intent was announced Monday night at a meeting of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee. Committee members congratulated members of the Parcel 3 development team for the commitment, which will allow the project to secure funding ...

Roxbury’s Philip Eure named NYPD Inspector General

As the first person appointed Inspector General for the New York Police Department, Philip Eure, 52, sets the template for establishing police accountability in the big city. In his new role, Eure will use input from the NYPD to “identify ...

Massachusetts schools get D grade in civil rights history education

Massachusetts leads the nation in scores on achievement tests in reading and math, but the state does not do nearly as well when it comes to teaching public school students about the Civil Rights Movement.

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‘Contempt of cop’ arrest ruled contempt of rights

Somali nonprofit struggles to meet immigrant community needs in Boston

After almost two decades as the only social services organization serving Somali immigrants in the Boston region, the Somali Development Center in Jamaica Plain is facing a looming challenge as the population of immigrants it is helping grows, while the ...