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Chiledum Ahaghotu

Carney Hospital last week announced the appointment of Chiledum Ahaghotu, MD, MBA, MHL, FACS as the hospital’s vice president of Medical Affairs.

Boston Elections Department announces results of comprehensive review of ward and precinct assignments

The Boston Elections Department today announced that it has concluded its six month, comprehensive review of the ward and precinct assignments and precinct lines across the entire City of Boston. As a result an additional 370 addresses, representing 850 registered ...

Harvard professor studies streets named for MLK

As the country celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this week, many of the monuments to his legacy — he nearly 900 streets across the country that bear his name — are plagued by the same racial and socioeconomic injustices ...

Cruz breaks ground on final phase of Harvard Commons

State officials and local residents turned out last week to mark the beginning of the final phase of construction in Harvard Commons, a 99-unit housing development built on the site of the former Mattapan State Hospital.

Property tax abatement deadline is February 1

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin reminds property owners in most communities that the deadline to apply for a property tax abatement is Monday, February 1.

A more transparent BPD?

Attorneys with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a lawsuit today seeking public records on 1. hair testing — a drug screening process that has been shown to produce higher rates of false positives with blacks ...

Dudley’s new market rate: boon to some; others: displacement

As rents rise across the city, Dudley Square seems to be drawing real estate developers who aim to attract tenants seeking the more moderate side of market rate housing. For Roxbury residents who have long clamored for greater diversity of ...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch visits South Bay jail

Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Suffolk County House of Correction for a discussion of criminal justice reform, reentry programs and efforts to reduce recidivism.

Wu announces council committee assignments

Last week, City Council President Michelle Wu unveiled the new council committee assignments and structures,decisions that will strongly impact what gets championed and passed this year. Wu also introduced several new committees, along with restructurings and dissolutions of others. Diversity, ...

Mayor outlines plans for schools, development

One-hundred and twenty-five Boston Public School parents, teachers, students and activists protested the predicted budget cuts to Boston Public Schools, maintaining a picket line as guests lined up for Mayor Martin Walsh’s second state of the city address.

Priya Lane

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCR) announced the appointment of Priya A. Lane as its Director of the Belin Economic Justice Project. She will oversee the organization’s work providing free business legal support to small minority-owned ...

Legislation passed to repeal automatic license suspension and reinstatement fee

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension for up to five years and a license reinstatement fee of $500, even if ...

Activists: Discrimination runs deep at Academy

Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers President Larry Ellison says there is a longstanding pattern of discrimination against black and Latino recruits at the BPD’s Boston Police Academy.

More than 1,000 new units deemed affordable in 2015

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that Boston has surpassed the 1,000-unit mark of new affordable housing units permitted in a single year. The 1,022 new units of affordable housing permitted in 2015 is the largest number of new units permitted ...

Policies must recognize diversity of city’s black population

Boston’s long-diverse black population is becoming increasingly so as the number of foreign-born rises. This growing heterogeneity has some experts saying it is time policies and services caught up with the reality and faced the fact that members of the ...