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Body camera hearing leaves questions

The Boston City Council held its first hearing on the anticipated police body camera pilot program. The event largely served as an open forum for attendees to present concerns and questions, but regular advocates in the body camera debate seemed ...

City’s racial makeup at risk in housing market

The number of buyers finding homes in Boston has been shrinking, reflecting a wider trend of increasing prices, stagnating wages and displacement. Add to that a recently-released report finding that blacks and Latinos are consistently denied mortgages at rates substantially ...

Monica Valdes Lupi

Monica Valdes Lupi has joined the Boston Public Health Commission as executive director.

Black advocates meet with state legislators

Members of black communities sat down with state legislators last week to discuss general community concerns and call for regular meetings between legislators and black residents.

George Foreman III

You might not be surprised to hear that the son of one of the most famous boxers to ever live has opened up a gym. It’s a path you could expect from a guy whose father is world heavyweight champion ...

Brigham and Women’s Hospital issues request for proposals for Health Equity Grants

Grants will fund community organizations that are working to promote community psychological wellness and well-being, strengthen employment and job skills development opportunities for community residents and address health inequities issues with a racial equity lens.

Whittier’s Men’s Health Program breaks down barriers to medical care

In order to combat the racial and ethnic disparities in chronic disease seen among African American and Latino men in the Roxbury community, Whittier’s Men’s Health Program (MHP) connects men with a consistent source of primary care and other needed ...

Partners HealthCare offers Career and Workforce Development program

Adelina Peña is a full-time anesthesia technician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a nursing student at Lawrence Memorial/Regis College in Medford, and the mother of Amelia, who is three years old. In 2013, Adelina was working as a cashier at ...

City council reviews effort to offer trauma treatment closer to home

During a city council hearing, Boston Public Health Commission representatives reported on a two-year-old initiative to prepare community health clinics to respond to psychological trauma among residents in neighborhoods with the highest rates of violence.

BHA, HUD providing second chance for local youths

Last week officials from HUD and the Boston Housing Authority joined Mayor Martin Walsh at the Lenox/Camden public housing development to announce a $100,000 grant to assist ex-offenders. Youths who attended the press conference complained of what they said is ...

Election aims to fill Roxbury Neighborhood Council board

Members of Reclaim Roxbury met last week to advance a revival of the Roxbury Neighborhood Council. Attendees voted to elect 18 candidates for joining the council’s board.

Walsh backs surcharge for affordable housing

Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced his support for a potential ballot measure that would raise revenue specifically for affordable housing, parks and historic preservation.

Parent activists blast BPS report

Since December, when city officials released a draft of a report citing a 36,000-seat surplus in the Boston Public Schools last year, pundits have routinely cited the recommendation that the city close 30-50 schools.

William E. Dickerson II

Carney Hospital announced the appointment of Pastor William E. Dickerson II, founder of the Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester, to the hospital’s board of directors.

Shelter residents give councilors insight on homelessness

Several city councilors gathered at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children recently to hear from those personally affected by homelessness. As women at the hearing recounted their trials, it soon became clear that not all shelters offer the same ...