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Mass Pike Towers tenants allege developer’s sale price is ‘robbery’

Bill Oranczak, president of the Mass Pike Towers Association, said that while tenants are not at near-term risk of removal, transferring the site to community control will ensure that as development pressures continue to rise, a piece of the neighborhood ...

ACLU criminal justice reform campaign takes aim at district attorneys

The ACLU is looking to increase voter awareness about district attorneys with a voter education project called “What a Difference a DA Makes.”

City’s new Resilient Boston plan aims to fix racial inequities

The Resilient Boston plan explores how decades of policies have created racial gaps in wealth and health, with focus on gaps in access to housing, education, jobs, transit and other stability factors. Outline in the document are visions, goals and ...

In the news: Melvin Poindexter

Melvin Poindexter was elected national committeeman for the Massachusetts Democratic Party earlier this year, the first African American to hold such a position.

Urban beekeeper seeks to spread the buzz

Since catching the urban beekeeping bug seven years ago, Leonard Lee’s been spreading the word, and he’s on a mission to get 10,000 people each to own one hive.

Baker’s reform proposals would make big change to MassHealth

Late-in-the-game proposals from Charlie Baker’s administration attempted to rein in state budget costs by reducing MassHealth enrollment eligibility.On Friday July 7, state lawmakers voted against the proposals reducing MassHealth eligibility for many families (as well as a proposal that would ...

Frederick Douglass readings take place across Massachusetts on July 4

In a time when the meaning and value of being American is daily questioned, Douglass’ words are more relevant than ever.

Brushstrokes behind bars: Muralist works with and for incarcerated women

The temporary mural, up until October 2018, is being created in partnership with the women of the McGrath House, a reentry facility where incarcerated women serve the final six months of their prison sentences. In this way, the creation of ...

Cullen Carter, MD, gives insight into the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Boston Medical Center

The Weight Loss Surgery Program at Boston Medical Center has been providing weight loss related services for 20+ years. As part of the surgical team, Dr. Carter gives insight into the program, and what patients considering weight loss surgery can ...

Business growth in Mattapan

The city of Boston’s Office of Economic Development has launched series of small business workshops in Mattapan. The weekly series, which began June 20 and runs through Aug. 15, is part of a traveling Small Business Center that will provide ...

Activists denounce ICE deportations

Last week, immigrant activists gathered at the Boston Irish Famine memorial on Washington Street for a rally with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey protesting anti-immigration legislation in Congress and what they described as the Trump administration’s “mass deportation strategy.”

Mayor convenes Boston summit on surge in violent crime

Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh held a summit at City Hall with police and anti-violence activists to discuss strategies for combating the rise in shootings in Boston. In a press conference with reporters afterward, Walsh and others said they are ...

Go your own way: ‘Bring It! Live’ espouses technique, confidence

Dianna Williams has been dancing since she was four, but for her, the troupe isn’t just about learning the majorette skills. “I think it’s important that young girls feel like they have control over their destiny,” she says. Williams used ...

Hundreds of units planned for Roxbury’s Townsend St.

Development firm Kensington Investment Co. seeks to turn an unused parcel in Roxbury into a mixed-used residential building with hundreds of rental apartments. According to Jed Hresko, a Townsend Street resident who has helped organize community discussion, neighbors have mixed ...

Education is focal point in Boston mayoral race

Education is emerging as a flash point in the 2017 mayoral race, with challenger Tito Jackson building on tensions over school funding, school closures and what some see as a lack of support for Boston’s district schools in his bid ...