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Airport workers stage strike, protest working conditions

A group of Logan airport workers staged a 24-hour strike and State House demonstration last week to protest what they say are illegal business practices and subpar workplace conditions under their employers, ReadyJet Inc. and G2 Secure Staff, LLC. The ...

Gardner Museum opens doors for free during Neighborhood Nights

For three summer evenings, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its doors for a series of Neighborhood Nights, inviting all, but especially our Fenway, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, and Dorchester neighbors, to join in a free celebration of ...

Governor Baker releases Opioid Working Group recommendations

Vowing to change the way the Commonwealth treats and even thinks about substance addiction, Governor Charlie Baker today released the findings of his Opioid Working Group, a comprehensive report detailing 65 actionable steps to curb the deadly opioid epidemic.

Poorly timed repairs make for rough going in Franklin Park

This past weekend, some attendees at the annual Roxbury Homecoming celebration, were dismayed to find that the concrete paths where the event was held in Franklin Park were under construction. The torn up presented an accessibility problem, especially for a ...

Loretta Janice Williams, 78, was activist scholar

Loretta Janice Williams was born November 1, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to Leon and Ira Lomax. She graduated from Girls Latin School, attended Simmons College and received her Ph.D in sociology from S.U.N.Y Buffalo. Inspired by her father, the title ...

Voting rights coalition lauds rollout of online registration

Secretary of State William Galvin this week announced the official launch of online voter registration, implementing a long-awaited reform that will allow Massachusetts citizens with signatures on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles to fill out paperless voter registration ...

The challenges to successful fatherhood

For many black men, Father’s Day was a time for poignant memories rather than unbridled joy. Life in America for many blacks is challenging and full of frustration. The standard for attaining full manhood always seems just beyond reach, and ...

Cambridge councilor seeks career pathways for local residents

Cambridge attorney Dennis Benzan was elected to the city council in 2013 on a pledge to help residents find jobs in the city’s booming tech sector. In two short years, Benzan has zeroed in on a set of programs and ...

Roxbury’s first residential tower planned for Dudley Square

The black-led development team seeking to build an office and residential complex in Dudley Square has pulled the wraps off their design, and it’s big. Rising from the limestone façade of the Institution for Savings in Roxbury and its Vicinity, ...

City officials float ideas to tackle youth gun violence

Tragedy struck again in Dorchester last week when 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos was shot and killed, allegedly by two teenagers. As the city grapples with the loss of yet another young life, elected officials are trying to come up with ...

Charleston shooting hits close to home

In the week since Dylann Roof’s vicious attack on a black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead, members of the Boston community have come together to respond the carnage and share their views on what it means ...

William Onuha

William U. Onuoha is the newly-appointed Assistant Commissioner/Director of Housing at Boston’s Inspectional Services Department.

Bike repair and coffee shop slated for Upham’s Corner

The long-abandoned comfort station in Uphams Corner – once a stop for early 20th century travelers looking for a place to rest and regroup, but boarded up for the past 40 years – will soon be transformed into a combination ...

City pushes programs for prospective homeowners

On a recent Monday night at the Grove Hall Community Center, about 50 hopeful home-buyers came to hear a presentation about city-sponsored programs that could help them achieve their dream of ownership. Each person had a different story, but they ...

Police brutality fuels growing anger

Reports about police brutality against blacks are now so common that even fervent advocates of aggressive law enforcement are beginning to question police behavior. The once common attitude was to assume that the person victimized by the police had broken ...