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Hub housing starts surpass $1.5 billion mark

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday that as of the end of June, the City has reached $1.65 billion in housing starts for calendar year 2015. This pace is 138 percent higher than the $692 million in housing starts at ...

Dudley Street developer agrees to affordability, diversity standards

A for-profit developer planning to transform a former police station at 409 Dudley Street in Roxbury into nine residential units has agreed to a set of new voluntary guidelines for affordability, workforce diversity and neighborhood improvements.

Transit cost relief for Boston-area youth

Boston area youth transit activists joined city and state officials at Dudley Station July 1 to celebrate the much-anticipated launch of the MBTA Youth Pass. The one-year pilot pass program will sharply reduce the cost of bus and subway travel ...

BPD institutes anti-profiling guidelines

Nine months after the release of a report detailing a pattern of bias in police stops of blacks in Boston, the Boston Police Department has instituted new guidelines for its officers that explicitly prohibit stops based solely on race, gender ...

Elders feel effects of housing prices

For older residents in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, experiences and feelings vary as housing prices rise and their neighborhoods change around them. Some are vulnerable to displacement, while others have found stable, affordable housing. Longtime homeowners have the luxury of ...

Supplier Diversity Done Right National Grid’s Story — Creating Diverse Partnerships Across the Grid

Smart companies know that supporting small business is one of the best ways to accomplish these goals. Even smarter ones recognize the benefits of doing business with diverse suppliers — like small businesses run by women, minorities, veterans or people ...

On the rise: Diversity hiring

A year ago, when tech giant Google went public with what could only be classified as poor diversity numbers — saying that 70 percent of the company’s 50,000 employees worldwide at that time were men and, in the U.S., its ...

Gender equality: Little progress made

When the likes of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg broke into the upper echelons of corporate America, their rise prompted discussions about how far down their individual successes would trickle. Were they anomalies, or did they symbolize a ...

Small biz is scaling up

The startup waters are notoriously hazardous. Generally speaking about nine in 10 startups fail, to the point that failure is recognized as an accepted part of any entrepreneur’s professional cycle and a way to sort out the good from the ...

Makeeba McCreary

Makeeba McCreary began working as chief of staff to Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang this week.

CityStart Boston Announces Winners

CityStart Boston teams made their final pitches to an audience of potential investors, partners and supporters.

Haley House to open new pizza restaurant – Dudley Dough

In ten short years, Haley House Bakery Café in Dudley Square has become an institution and a cultural gem. It opened its doors in 2005 as an expanded site for Haley House’s Bakery Training Program, which had outgrown its home ...

Taking Root with an urban farming revolution in Boston

There was a time in Boston when seeing vegetable gardens meant that some neighbor had a green thumb or others were looking for a way to transform the eyesore of a vacant lot. Today, the rise of the urban farming ...

From Food Trucks to Urban Farming – Boston’s Locally grown food startups on the rise.

The food industry in Boston is evolving, and people like Future Boston Alliance co-founder Malia Lazu are the core ingredients in a new recipe to cook up more local-grown small businesses. Future Boston Alliance’s new restaurant accelerator program is just ...

Boston 2024 tries again with bid 2.0

The group behind the thus-far troubled bid for the Olympic games released an updated version of its proposal Monday at a press conference held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, adding more details about venues, expected costs and revenues, ...