Snow causes problems for residents and local businesses

Barely a week after Boston residents dug their way out of two feet of snow delivered by a punishing nor’easter, a second storm delivered another ten inches, a one-two punch that yielded the highest snowfall in a one-week span in ...

Veronica Eady named Director of Massachusetts Advocacy Center

The Conservation Law Foundation announced today that it has named Veronica Eady as Vice President and Director of its Massachusetts Advocacy Center.

Chinatown group forms community land trust to fight gentrification

A group of community residents and advocates in Boston’s Chinatown have formed the city’s first new community land trust in over 25 years in an effort to preserve affordable housing in the neighborhood in the face of increasing development pressure.

Mass. lawmakers propose criminal justice reforms

State Sen. Sonia Chang Diaz (D, Jamaica Plain) and Rep. Mary Keefe (D, Worcester) are co-sponsoring legislation that would repeal mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes, reduce certain low-level felonies to misdemeanors and reinvest the savings from those reforms into ...

Questions linger on Boston’s bid to host Olympics

Even after a public presentation by Boston 2024, the private group organizing Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics Summer Games, not everyone is convinced the process is sufficiently transparent.

Panel discusses solutions to police abuse problem

A panel discussion on police abuse, sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Myrtle Baptist Church, drew a large audience to RCC’s Media Arts Center auditorium to hear from five panelists, including Harvard Law Professor Sullivan, Harvard junior ...

BHA seeks nonprofit partners

After two decades of declining federal funding for the 63 developments in its portfolio, the Boston Housing Authority is looking for new funding sources to help maintain and, if possible, expand the number of affordable housing units available to low- ...

Mayor Walsh Announces Snow Emergency Beginning at 6pm, Cancels Boston Public Schools Tuesday and Wednesday

Mayor Martin J. Walsh's announcements regarding city services during the blizzard.

In the news: Monica Jones

Monica Jones, a career advisor at Boston Career Link, was given an PIC Achiever Award at the Boston Private Industry Council’s annual meeting recently.

Boston-area charter public schools to hold enrollment showcase

Charter public schools in the Boston area will hold a free information and enrollment showcase on Saturday, January 24th from 9 AM to noon at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Know Your Rights video series

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School has released a Know Your Rights video series consisting of 97 videos informing Massachusetts residents of their legal rights when faced with foreclosure or eviction.

Mayor Walsh’s ONEin3 Council now accepting applications

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a call for applications for the 2015 ONEin3 Council. The ONEin3 Council is an action-oriented group charged with brainstorming, creating, and carrying out projects that directly impact the lives of Boston’s 20–34 year olds.

Walsh announces new parking app

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the City of Boston is implementing a new technology that will allow drivers to pay for parking without the hassle of feeding meters. Using the new ParkBoston app, drivers in Boston can easily pay for ...

State tightens rules on restraining students

Schools in Massachusetts will be subject to new limits on physically restraining or isolating public school students under reforms ushered in late last year.

Sen. Forry, Plumber's Local 12 to hold open house

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry in conjunction with Brian Doherty of the Boston Building Trades Council and Mark Erlich of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters will be hosting several open house fairs at union halls throughout Boston.