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Helping others do good

There are many challenges to being an entrepreneur of a startup, and fortunately there are many programs available to offer supportive services. Programs vary from events that provide opportunities to showcase new products (like MassInnovation Nights events) and the accelerator ...

The perfect recipe

Nicola Williams believes in the sustainable food movement and supporting the growth of local business with a food vision for New England. That vision, aimed at the middle of this century, means that at least 50 percent of all food ...

Smarter in the City is recruiting for new high-tech startups

Smarter in the City is looking for exciting new companies started by entrepreneurs in underrepresented communities in Boston.

Five acre Roxbury site goes up for auction

For sale: 159,000 square-foot hospital building complex on five acres of prime Roxbury land. Bids due August 10.

Yves Salomon-Fernandez

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D., has been named Interim President of Massachusetts Bay Community College to succeed President John O’Donnell, who will retire this summer.

4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival - August 2nd

An all-day lobster bake, local chef demonstrations, live music, arts and crafts vendors and more at the upcoming 4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival.

IBA opens community space

On July 8th at noon, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción celebrated the re-opening of several newly remodeled community spaces. Joined by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, funders, sponsors, residents and other officials, IBA celebrated the ribbon cutting of over 5,000 square feet ...

US Export-Import Bank is a job creator

Ideologically-driven conservatives are opposed to the US Export-Import Bank, despite the bank’s record of helping small business while turning a profit.

Olmsted National Historic Site Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Olmsted’s Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove Report

Brookline, Mass. On Sunday morning, August 9 at 10:00 am, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site joins with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the Friends of Fairsted to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Olmsted’s ...

Trouncing Trump

The riposte to Donald Trump’s remarks by the Hispanics was so effective, African Americans should now look beyond the tired strategies for protest that were developed in the civil rights era.

Dot residents contemplate future of arts in neighborhood

The Dorchester residents packed into a classroom at the Vietnamese American Community Center represent a cross section of the city’s most diverse neighborhood: black, Latino, white and Asian, young and old, brainstorming ideas about how to best enhance the local ...

HUD Secretary Castro attends opening of HUD-funded Quincy Heights

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro joined Mayor Martin Walsh on July 7 to celebrate the official ribbon-cutting for Quincy Heights, an affordable housing complex made possible in part by a $20.5 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods ...

Minority transit officials convene in Boston

Hundreds of leaders in transportation from across the nation came together in Boston this week for the 44th Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) national meeting and training event.

Richard Ward

Neighborhood Health Plan last week announced it has appointed Richard Ward, a long-standing non-profit and business leader, as VP of Strategic Partnerships. Ward will manage the company’s relationships with community health centers and community-based organizations and will oversee the Partnership ...

1852 Douglass speech still resonates

In Boston last week, two days before July 2, a public reading of the famous speech was held on the Boston Common. Readers lined up at a microphone set up near the State House and stepped up to read a ...