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Change promised in Walsh hiring

Two years in, some struggle to point to what the creation of a diversity officer has done for the Walsh administration’s efforts to diversify city jobs. But Danielson Tavares, who took on the assignment in May 2016, says some of ...

A week of violence and renewed calls for reform

As demonstrators in Boston and other U.S. cities rallied for peace, legislation aimed at increasing protections against police abuse is stalled in the Massachusetts legislature.

‘In Search of Vanished Blood’

World-renowned media artist Nalini Malani’s exhibit In Search of Vanished Blood reflects her experience of female suffering during the Partition of India, which divided the British Indian Empire into Pakistan and India.

Melissa Morel

Melissa Morel has been appointed campaign manager for Sheriff Steve Tompkins’ re-election campaign.

Mayor signs $2.98B Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Mayor Martin Walsh signed a $2.98 billion Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) city budget [see page 1 story] that achieves savings through data-oriented management; tackles structural challenges identified through operational reviews and planning; and makes targeted investments ranging from access to ...

Muslims celebrate Eid in Roxbury

As a small group of men chanted an Eid prayer, throngs of Muslims walked onto the football field at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in the colors and clothes of their Middle Eastern, African and European nationalities.

Four innovative strategies to house low-income families are honored

Several nonprofits recently received a financial boost for innovative ideas that could shield some of the city’s poorest families from homelessness.

Chinatown community members walk out of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation public meeting on the sale and redevelopment of Parcels 25 and 26

In the latest of four letters to MassDOT, crafted and signed by over twenty Chinatown organizations and individuals and submitted on June 17, the community called for affordable housing units that are truly affordable for Chinatown residents. The average household ...

Charter advertising war ramps up

Come November 1, Massachusetts voters will decide whether to lift the state’s current cap on the number of charter schools operating here by voting up or down on a ballot question backed by a record-breaking $18 million in contributions. With ...

Communities rallied to save Civil War coat, now asked to vote

Community members in Gloucester, Boston and other locales came together to rescue a dilapidated Civil War era coat. Now brothers Charles and George King are calling upon these communities to decide how the coat should be displayed.

Hopes pinned on fed grant for Whittier Choice plans

The future of a long-neglected corner of Lower Roxbury soon could be decided by a panel of federal officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

City Council OK’s Walsh’s new budget

The city council met last Wednesday to vote on the contentious Boston Public Schools budget and the rest of Mayor Martin Walsh’s $2.98 billion revised budget proposal. While several councilors voiced disappointments, the budgets passed.

Liz Cheng

The Partnership, Inc. announced Liz Cheng of WGBH has been appointed to its board of directors.

Mayor proposes new office to assist individuals re-entering society

Mayor Martin J. Walsh proposed an Office of Returning Citizens within the City of Boston to support the 3,000 individuals who return to Boston after being released from state, federal, and county facilities each year, as well as others who ...

BPS budget vote comes after months of protests, activism

The city council’s vote on the school budget — scheduled for Wednesday this week — will be the latest development in what has been one of the most contentious budgeting processes in recent history. The year began with a picket ...