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Weakened Jim Brooks Act passes in Council

When the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act hit the city council floor last week, councilors voted 10-3 to pass it. But by the accounts of many of its city council supporters, the measure was only a weak, if welcome, contribution to ...

In Arroyo firing, some see disparate treatment

Just weeks after a worker under his supervision alleged that Felix G. Arroyo had sexually harassed her, Mayor Martin Walsh fired Arroyo from his post as chief of Health and Human Services. Yet two city employees indicted for extortion by ...

Quiet push for unified enrollment

Coming before the state Legislature with little debate last week was a bill co-sponsored by Mayor Martin Walsh that would fast-track a controversial school enrollment policy known as unified enrollment.

Why do you think turnout was so low in the Sept. 26 preliminary election?

I think that a lot of nonpartisan groups weren’t putting out the word. People have to get involved. You have to want to be active in something that affects your community.

‘Marshall’ sets stage for litigator’s rise

The film, utterly engaging from beginning to end, is set up as a legal thriller as opposed to a cradle-to-grave biopic, Hudlin says. It was his intention to make Marshall less iconic and more relatable

Taxation with preparation

Sam Trotman never planned to make a living in tax preparation. But what started as a side gig soon had him hooked. He is now a franchisee of Liberty Tax Service, with operations in Mattapan Square, Hyde Park and South ...

Puerto Rico’s growing emergency

The devastation of two hurricanes has put the human costs of Puerto Rico’s debt repayments in sharper focus. The U.S. territory owed more than $70 billion before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck, knocking out most of the already-outdated electric grid, ...

Jackson challenges Walsh on education, housing

Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson made their cases to Roxbury and Jamaica Plain voters last week, fielding questions about housing, schools and their records in office in the first mayoral candidate forum since the Sept. 26 preliminary ...

HUBWeek - Roxbury Innovation Showcase

Inside the Roxbury Innovation Center, 20 local startup businesses and accelerator programs from Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and more will present their ideas and discuss the state of the innovation ecosystem in Roxbury with entrepreneurs who are blazing the trail.

Christine Araujo

The Board of Directors of The American City Coalition appointed of Christine Araujo as executive director.

Finding power in crochet

Having overcome significant obstacles to get to where she is, Makuwa designs for an equally bold and powerful customer. Many of her styles feature avant-garde details. The Bellesuit boasts an open-weave train and the Dahlia is a traditional string bikini ...

Joanna James ‘A Fine Line’ doc screens at GlobeDocs Film Festival

“I didn’t care about money ‘cause I knew I was going to make it. I believed in myself. Why shouldn’t I do what I love?” says Valerie James in the documentary “A Fine Line” which closes the third annual GlobeDocs ...

Get sauced

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a total of four movies about zombie tomatoes were produced. The first, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!,” spawned three sequels: “Return of the Killer Tomatoes!,” “Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!” and, my personal favorite: ...

Walsh calls for two debates, Jackson wants four

The ink had barely dried on the Sept. 27 preliminary election results when Mayor Martin Walsh agreed to two debates against his challenger, District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson. One debate was to be hosted by conservative WBZ talk show ...

Developer’s grand ambition sparks neighbors’ ire

Officials of the Boston Planning and Development Association and members of the Kensington Investment Company team arrived at the Trotter School last week intent on talking about the traffic impacts of the 45 Townsend Street development project, a proposed 300-unit ...