Jerome Smith appointed to Neighborhood Services cabinet position in Walsh administration

Jerome Smith, former chief of staff to Sen. President Therese Murray, was appointed chief of Civic Engagement for the City of Boston.

Prospective operators of the city’s Dudley Square innovation space share ideas

A BRA meeting on the Dudley Square innovation space brought out 16 teams of potential operators who shared ideas and explored partnerships.

Circle the City street fair celebrates vitality of communities along Blue Hill Ave.

In its second year, Circle the City will host a street fair on a mile-long stretch of Blue Hill Avenue September 28.

Madison Park headmaster exit caps troubled week

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School Headmaster Diane Ross Gary resigned last week after students began school with no class schedules. School department critics say Gary was not given staff or resources necessary to run the school.

Coakley wins by narrow margin, faces Baker in gubernatorial race

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Democratic primary victory, with 42 percent of the vote, paves the way for a close race against Republican Charlie Baker for the Nov. 4 election.

Advocates say DCF needs continuity to follow through with reforms

A report funded by the Boston Foundation outlines key policy recommendations for the Department of Children and Families.

SBA helps women-owned businesses build capacity

Organizations in the Boston area are ramping up efforts to help women-owned businesses expand past $1 million in annual revenues.

Who won the vote in Boston's black community?

Black voter turnout was at the city average of 12 percent.

Rahn Dorsey appointed city’s education chief

Mayor Martin Walsh has tapped Rahn Dorsey as his lead advisor on education policy.

Supporting Strong Moms at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center with help from Brigham and Women’s Hospital

People throughout the Partners HealthCare system are working to develop innovative new programs to provide support to new parents and their growing families.

Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center expected to create 150 jobs

The Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center, part of a $100 million redevelopment on Quincy Street, serves as an incubator for new food businesses and is expected to create 150.

Boston fast food workers strike as part of national fight for higher wages

Nine Boston protesters were arrested during a fast food worker strike organized as part of a national fight for higher wages.

Gentrification seen gaining a foothold in Roxbury

A recent study found that Boston is the most rapidly gentrifying city in the country and identified three areas in Roxbury where gentrification is most likely to occur.

School department backs off Dearborn charter school plan

School department officials will move ahead with plans to demolish and rebuild the Dearborn School, but are backing away from plans to turn the school into a charter.

Mayor, school and T officials outline safety plans for 8th graders riding MBTA

Mayor Walsh, MBTA officials and school department officials outlined their plans to ensure the safety of 8th graders riding the buses and subway trains to school.