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Forging economic connections on the Fairmount Corridor

A strategy for boosting economic development along the Fairmount Corridor by attracting and retaining businesses and jobs — and particularly, connecting corridor residents to those jobs — appears to be gaining traction.

City officials, residents debate BPDA Plan Dudley goals

Simmering tensions between community residents and city officials boiled to the surface last week when BPDA officials presented design principles aimed at guiding area development. Community residents pushed back, questioning whether the agency’s efforts will displace current Roxbury residents amidst ...

Mayor increases construction jobs goals for people of color

Mayor Martin Walsh has announced plans to increase the Boston Resident Jobs Policy hiring goals to 40 percent people of color, reflecting the increased percentage blacks, Latinos and Asians living and working in the city.

William “Mo” Cowan

Former U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan, a member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and the president and CEO of ML Strategies, the law firm’s government relations and business advisory affiliate, has been named one of Boston ...

Municipal officials anticipate challenges under Trump administration

Cities have been powerful policy players under Barack Obama’s administration, able to take local action on initiatives that otherwise stalled in Congress. Meanwhile, Donald Trump drew the bulk of his support from rural areas and ran under the Republican party ...

Municipal planners discuss designing with equity in mind

In the midst of a growing city, urban designers, planning officials, members of community development corporations and others gathered at Boston Exposition Center last Wednesday to discuss what it means to design with an equity lens. The discussion came as ...

City releases Boston 2030 draft

Boston’s population is projected to make a 20 percent jump to 800,000 residents by 2050 and city officials are planning to absorb the increase by expanding existing neighborhoods while preserving open space according to a planning document released last week. ...

Bostonians discuss divisive political climate

As Bostonians continue to grapple with the shockwaves emanating from businessman Donald Trump’s upset victory in the 2016 presidential election, a group of Bostonians gathered at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute to take stock of where the ...

Mayor leads city forum on racism

The Cutler Majestic Theatre was at full capacity on Saturday morning with students, educators, elected officials, community organizers and other Boston residents who were ready to have a difficult but necessary talk. Mayor Martin Walsh, in partnership with the Rockefeller ...

Vanessa Calderon Rosado

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Executive Director Vanessa Calderon Rosado was at the White House Tuesday to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for the programming the community development corporation provides for young people in the South End.

State ballot brings Community Preservation Act and legal pot

City officials, community development corporation representatives and others gathered last week to celebrate one of the few bright spots emerging from this divisive campaign season: local passage of the Community Preservation Act. Voters also ushered in legal marijuana and farm ...

Local clergy join Standing Rock protest

Mariam White-Hammond was one of the Boston faith leaders who mobilized to join protests against the North Dakota Access Pipeline. The cause spoke to her personally as a black person in America, Bostonian and member of the faith community, she ...

Local activists seek support for anti-violence work

Monica Cannon and other anti-violence activists are seeking more resources to deal with what they see as a dangerous increase in the rate of violent crimes in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. Monday, the activists gathered in Grove Hall in front ...

Pioneering journalist Gwen Ifill dies at 61

From humble beginnings as the daughter of Caribbean immigrant parents and a graduate of Springfield High School, Gwen Ifill soared to the top of her profession as a political journalist, moderating political debates and hosting “Washington Week in Review” on ...

Charter school question suffers defeat at polls

Students, parent activists and teachers took the stage to celebrate the defeat of Ballot Question 2, which called for a lift to the statewide cap on charter school expansion — a victory that Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni said ...