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Small businesses at head of trend in new job creation

Hiring continued to rise through last month and small businesses are leading the way, adding the most employees across the United States.

Asian professional group forges connections with SBA

The Boston chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals has recently increased its efforts to connect Asian businesses with the wider Boston business community.

In The News: State Representative Gloria Fox and Benaree Wiley

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus announces the winners of its highest award.

Death of Haitian dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier prompts debate in Boston

After Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier died Oct. 4, some Haitians in the Boston community debated whether the former dictator, who was charged with corruption and human rights abuses, should have been afforded a state-sponsored burial. He was not.

Analysis: blacks at greater risk in police shootings

A ProPublica analysis of US police shootings shows that blacks are many times more likely than whites to be killed by police.

Activists call on Fannie Mae to sell properties to former owners

Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing mortgage giant Fannie Mae over its refusal to sell foreclosed properties back to former owners.

Hub linkage fees fund $1 million in job training grants

The City of Boston’s Jobs and Community Services (JCS) Office recently awarded over $1 million to 19 community-based employment and workforce development programs.

Coalition calls for police reforms in wake of ACLU report

Boston activists are calling on the police department to outfit officers with body-worn cameras and make data on police stops available in the wake of an ACLU report that found blacks were disproportionately targeted by police for stops, searches and ...

Walsh administration calls for 50,000 new units of housing in Boston

The Walsh administration unveiled a sweeping new plan to meet Boston’s growing housing needs.

Evan Falchuk pursues government reform with United Independent Party

Independent candidate for governor Evan Falchuk says putting independent candidates in office is the best way to effect substantive changes in state government.

Middlesex County Links Expands "Sister to Sister" Partnership with Brookview House

The Middlesex County Links will host the Green Light Gala on Sunday, October 26 to raise funds for The Brookview House.

Harvard’s Du Bois awards celebrate excellence in arts, politics

The Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies and has been awarded since 2000 to individuals in the U.S. and around the world in recognition of their contributions to African American ...

Massachusetts Advocates for Children honors Katherine Butler Jones

Massachusetts Advocates for Children, one of the Commonwealth’s leading advocacy organizations for children, is honoring one of the Commonwealth’s leading citizen advocates, Newton resident Dr. Katherine Butler Jones.

In the News: Scottie Biggers

Scottie Biggers assumes the reins as head of the Thomas M. Menino YMCA in Hyde Park.

Community colleges work to end achievement gap

Community colleges are looking at new ways to close the gap between students of color and white students.