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Entrepreneurs set to launch Dorchester business lab

Set to open later this month and modeled after business lab concepts very common in the high tech startup world in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, the Fields Corner Business Lab contains about a dozen small private offices, several conference rooms, ...

Evandro Carvalho wins Boston 5th Suffolk by wide margin

Political neophyte Evandro Carvalho cleared the field in the five-person Democratic primary special election for the 5th Suffolk District seat formerly occupied by Carlos Henriquez, securing 49 percent of the 1,957 ballots cast.

Majority of high-paying Boston jobs dominated by whites

For people of color, the school department is a mirror image of the rest of the city. While whites make up the majority of the employees in the schools with 57 percent, people of color make up the majority at ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club has signed a letter of intent for a 90,000 square-foot space in Parcel 3

The letter of intent was announced Monday night at a meeting of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee. Committee members congratulated members of the Parcel 3 development team for the commitment, which will allow the project to secure funding ...

Roxbury’s Philip Eure named NYPD Inspector General

As the first person appointed Inspector General for the New York Police Department, Philip Eure, 52, sets the template for establishing police accountability in the big city. In his new role, Eure will use input from the NYPD to “identify ...

Massachusetts schools get D grade in civil rights history education

Massachusetts leads the nation in scores on achievement tests in reading and math, but the state does not do nearly as well when it comes to teaching public school students about the Civil Rights Movement.

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Somali nonprofit struggles to meet immigrant community needs in Boston

After almost two decades as the only social services organization serving Somali immigrants in the Boston region, the Somali Development Center in Jamaica Plain is facing a looming challenge as the population of immigrants it is helping grows, while the ...

Boston businesses competing for Ferdinand’s space

A recent city-sponsored open house at the Dudley branch library offered businesses a chance to talk informally with the public about their proposals for ground-floor spaces in the new Dudley Square municipal center. The new six-story building, set to open ...

Boston luxury market booming, middle class gets squeezed

While activists in Roxbury debate whether the 44.9 percent of units designated affordable there have concentrated too much poverty in the neighborhood, real estate developers in downtown Boston are grappling with a radically different problem — a boom in the ...

Boston Public schools cites gains with new assignment policy

Boston Public Schools got a first look at the numbers from its new home-based, school-choice system and reported that the average distance a new kindergarten student will travel to school next year dropped 18 percent compared to the old plan ...

CitySprouts introduces urban youths to gardening, nature

Starting in 2012, Cambridge-based nonprofit CitySprouts has worked with Boston Public Schools to bring classroom learning outdoors with its Classroom to Garden Program.

Women’s group fosters business connections

Anna Foster’s experience launching accessory boutique Fleur De Lis created a yearning to help others keep their small businesses afloat and led to the launch of the Women We Made It Events, a network that celebrates the personal and professional ...

Sen. Warren convenes local businesses, U.S. agencies

Small businesses in the Boston area got a chance to pitch their services to government agencies and government contractors in a bid to get a piece of the multi-billion-dollar pie that is offered by the federal sector every year.

School department intervenes at Madison Park

Boston Public Schools publicly stepped in last week to try and save troubled Madison Park Technical/Vocational High School, which has been plagued by poor test scores, poor attendance and hardly any internship participation from its students. With the backing of ...