Baker wins race for governor with few black, Latino votes

Charlie Baker won the race for Massachusetts governor by little more than 40,000 of the more than 2 million votes cast.

Dorchester youth honored by First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama presented Project STEP (Strings Training and Education Program) with the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

Former Freedom House president Cecile Gordon, 88

Cecile Gordon, 88, led a life dedicated to serving Boston’s black community.

Health corps gives students hands-on work experience

Partners HealthCare teams up with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers to develop the future health care workforce

In The News: Rob Consalvo

Former Hyde Park City Councilor Rob Consalvo has been appointed Deputy Director for Homeownership Programs for the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development.

Report disputes ‘brain drain’ phenomenon

While some business leaders say Boston is losing college graduates to other cities, a new report shows the city retains a better educated workforce than most U.S. cities

NAACP’s Lean In series inspires young professionals

Volunteers with the NAACP Boston Branch hoped to inspire young professional women with the Lean In Series.

Mayor Walsh launches regional climate preparedness effort.

Last week, on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the city of Boston will be convening a regional summit to better prepare Greater Boston for the impacts of climate change.

Patrick highlights state’s clean energy innovation

Further his administration’s commitment to supporting clean energy, Gov. Patrick announced $2.5 million in funding opportunities for clean energy companies.

School officials, students and parents weigh pepper spray for school police

The unarmed Boston Public School Police responsible for keeping students, teachers and staff safe in the city’s schools are asking city officials to arm them with pepper spray, saying they need the non-lethal agent to better do their jobs.

Trotter School awarded $100k EdVestors grant

The William Monroe Trotter School was rewarded for its progress, winning a $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize awarded by EdVestors, a business-backed group nonprofit that supports school improvement initiatives.

Menino left lasting legacy of neighborhood revitalization

Former Mayor Thomas Menino focused attention on development projects in the city’s neighborhoods

Don West captures black Boston’s history in Portraits of Purpose

Photographer Don West celebrated the publication of his book, Portraits of Purpose with an event at the Copley Square Library last week.

Pay-for-success plan brings Roca to Roxbury

An innovative gang-intervention program opened an office in Roxbury last week.

Boston residents mourn death of city’s longest-serving mayor

Description: Former Mayor Thomas Menino died last week after a battle with Cancer.