Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz plans to file a bill that would modernize the state’s formula for calculating a minimally adequate school budget. The formula has not been updated in decades.
The City of Boston was awarded the top prize at The Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation's international convening held in Guangzhou, China. Boston's youth participatory budgeting process, “Youth Lead the Change,” was selected from 301 innovation projects submitted by 171 ...
A new documentary, “Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America’s First Blockbuster,” recounts the story of how the film galvanized the modern Civil Rights Movement with its dual strategies of protest and legislative change.
The state minimum wage rose to $11, but activists are not satisfied. They intend to file to raise the lowest pay level to $15 per hour.
The United South End Settlements, an organization focused on uplifting low-income residents in Lower Roxbury and the South End, celebrates its 125th anniversary and plans for the future.
Implemented Jan. 1, the Acoustic on Main initiative removes the administrative and fee burden to many businesses seeking to host musical acts — a two-in-one offering intended to provide artists with more performance space and bring stores greater foot traffic.
In downtown Boston, cranes and rapidly rising elevator towers herald the arrival of new luxury apartment buildings with rents and condo prices that seem to match the soaring heights of the new structures. In Roxbury, there are no cranes and ...
Plaintiffs alleging that the Boston Police Department’s hair-based drug test is racially discriminatory took a step forward last week, when a federal court of appeals ruled that a lower court judge should not have dismissed the case.
The Steward Health Care System and Carney Hospital announced Dr. Joseph Weinstein as Steward’s new system-wide Chief Medical Officer.
School age children are becoming a smaller percentage of Boston’s population, with the city’s overall population increase driven largely by an influx of adults. Despite this, enrollment is expected to slightly increase at BPS, according to a November BuildBPS report.
Boston underwent dynamic changes in 2016 that filtered into every neighborhood. The furious pace of new construction, battles over school budgets that included hundreds taking to the streets, Black Lives Matter protests and low-wage workers demonstrating for a $15 minimum ...
The year brought the city council new members and a new president, while in the State House, incumbents largely defended their seats or chose to step down. A long running battle over the charter cap came before voters on the ...
Protesters disrupted the Council of State Governments’ final meeting on criminal justice reform last week. Activists called out the process for not including what they say are important reforms and for the lack of diversity on the local CSG team.
Community members had the ears of legislators of color last week during a listening session designed to help officials shape their agendas before the new session.
Sheilah Shaw Horton has been appointed Wellesley College’s vice president and dean of students.