Body camera pilot gets first community meeting

A Monday night community meeting at Roslindale Community Center allowed residents the first public chance to insert their voice in policy for Boston’s pilot program of body-worn cameras for police.

Groups form land trust network

A coalition of Boston community-based organizations is banding together to advocate for expanding community land trusts — communally-owned plots of land on which housing units are deeded permanently affordable.

An affront to Boston's Black History

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Kristin A. Turner

The membership of the Harvard Black Law Students Association has elected Kristin A. Turner, ’17, as its president.

First Church of Roxbury to undergo $2.2m restoration

The First Church of Roxbury, built in 1804, will undergo a $2.2 million renovation beginning this year. The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, the nonprofit which owns the building, is currently raising the funds.

Mayor unveils budget proposal, warns of city’s revenue limits

Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2017. Even as Walsh announced new initiatives, he emphasized that paying for them was only possible because the city made reductions and efficiencies elsewhere.

Verizon bringing fiber optic service to Boston

Over the next six years, Boston business and residential consumers will gain a new option for high-speed broadband internet access. Mayor Martin Walsh and Verizon announced last week that Verizon is launching a $300 million effort to replace its copper-based ...

Buying a home? Here are three important steps to take

Buying a home? Here are three important steps to take

Latinas Think Big forum tackles wealth gap

Latinas Think Big, a global network and online platform aiming to advance Latinas’ ventures and careers, held a national summit last week in Cambridge. The event centered on the topic of racial and ethnic wealth disparities and potential pathways to ...

A Nubian Notion to close doors

After nearly 50 years in Dudley Square, the A Nubian Notion convenience store and gift shop will close next year.

Hundreds rally for $15/hr, call on state to act on bills

Hundreds of low-wage workers and supporters rallied outside the State House last week and marched through downtown streets chanting their demands for a $15 per hour minimum wage and workers’ rights to unionize. The protest followed on a morning of ...

Jackson calls for halt to PLAN Dudley

Last week, City Councilor Tito Jackson challenged the validity of the Boston Redevelopment Authority͛s Dudley Square planning process, demanding greater community inclusion. Jackson fired off a letter to the BRA insisting it put an immediate, three-month pause to its PLAN ...

City councilors file to ban employment credit checks

City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Ayanna Pressley filed to ban employers’ use of credit report checks in situations such as hiring and promotion. Many say the checks prevent those with struggling with debt from getting employment that would allow them ...

Governor Baker signs comprehensive solar legislation into law

Monday Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito were joined by a bipartisan group of legislators to sign solar legislation into law to continue the expansion of the Commonwealth’s solar industry and establish a long-term framework for sustainable solar ...