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Construction companies settle minority business certification case for $1.4 million

Three construction companies accused of violating the Massachusetts False Claims Act have agreed to settle for a total of $1.4 million. The Commonwealth alleges that the companies falsely certified compliance with equal opportunity requirements on multiple public construction contracts in ...

Calculus Project prepares students for high-level math

Dr. Adrian Mims’s Calculus Project aims to increase black, Hispanic, and low-income students’ representation in high school AP Calculus classes by providing summer training and support. Rising eighth graders joined the program at Boston University this summer. Program members meet ...

Preservation v. profits for 1850’s Greek Revival home in Roxbury

Highland Park/Fort Hill residents petition against developer’s plans to demolish the historic Greek Revival style home at 20 Hawthorne St. CAD Builders LLC plans to replace the dwelling with condominiums. Condos in the neighborhood are expected to fetch high price, ...

Bostonians mark city’s history with slavery with Day of Remembrance of the Middle Passage and its Abolition

The National Parks Service and the Museum of African American History sponsored “The Day of Remembrance of the Middle Passage and its Abolition” at Faneuil Hall, which brought to light Boston’s little-spoken of role in the slave trade, paid respect ...

MBTA police beating of 911-caller caught on video

Last week, the ACLU of Massachusetts announced a lawsuit against the MBTA Police Department for police brutality and posted its webpage video recordings of the 2014 beating of Mary Holmes by officers Jennifer Garvey and Alfred Trinh. Holmes was facing ...

Mayor: cop didn't choke teen

A video of a Boston Police officer choking a teen has angered activists. The mayors response to reporters' questions about the video seems to have fanned the flames.

Eastern Bank to Host Celebration of Boston’s Innovation Youth

Press Pass TV & Resilient Coders present “Bearing Witness” at Eastern Labs

Rahsaan D. Hall

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is pleased to announce that civil rights attorney Rahsaan D. Hall is joining the organization as Director of its Racial Justice Program.

Renovated Eliot Burying Ground Opens

Friday August 14th, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department officially opened Eliot Burying Ground 24/7 after renovating it. The renovations include a new cement paver path, pruning to the trees, wall re-pointing, new plaques, and restoration to the Washington and ...

Vote Tuesday, September 8

The Boston 2015 preliminary balloting will be held September 8. The only contested races for district City Council seats that will appear on the ballot Sept. 8 will be in Dorchester’s District 4 and Roxbury’s District 7. Regardless of the ...

Chinese Youth Initiative’s ‘Aim to Reclaim’ event offers sampling of library’s value to Chinatown

Chinese Youth Initiative of the Chinese Progressive Association hosted an event to give passerbys a taste of what a library could offer. The event, called “AIM TO RECLAIM: The Chinatown Library Campaign,” is the latest in a decades-long battle to ...

Video footage contradicts MBTA cops' assault charge against Roxbury woman

At a time when the City of Boston has been seen resisting a proposal to outfit BPD officers with body-worn cameras, the case of a woman beaten by MBTA officers underscored how effective cameras can be at countering embellished police ...

Saint John 316 - Putting faith in fashion

The founders of Saint John 316, married couple Keith and Renee B. Ware, want to send a faith-based message with their apparel and lifestyle fashion brand — the Christian-based theme reflects their personal beliefs — but they also are savvy ...

Rox. development projects get green light from city

While the steel and glass luxury apartment towers going up downtown have come to typify Boston’s building boom, the city has greenlighted several smaller projects in and around Roxbury that show a different side to the city’s expanding housing market. ...

Consistent voter turnout is key to building real political power

Although their numbers are in decline, Republicans have executed a strategy to maintain political power by dominating state politics, occupying the governorship in 31 states and controlling 28 legislatures. African American voters have gone to the polls in high numbers ...