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Mayor kicks-off free salary negotiation workshop blitz in honor of Equal Pay Day

On Monday Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Women’s Advancement and the American Association of University Women kicked off a blitz of free salary negotiation workshops to train over 350 women in honor of Equal Pay Day on April 12.

Simmons Leadership Conference celebrates ‘Women Leading Change’

Authenticity and owning your power were two of the central messages at this year’s 37th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The conference’s official theme was Women Leading Change.

New organization aims to fight Mass. income inequality

A $15 minimum wage, paid family and medical leave and a public higher education system that enables students to graduate debt-free are among the goals of Fair Shot, a new organization that launched Monday in Massachusetts.

Boston Public Schools receive $25m from GE to build career pipelines for students

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools Committee Chair Michael O’Neill attended General Electric’s (GE) celebration, which detailed their relocation to Boston and future investments. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced that ...

Senate bill irks charter school supporters, foes

A group of state senators last week rolled out compromise legislation that would over the next ten years raise the cap on the percentage of district funding for charter schools from the current 18 percent to 23 percent.

Officials get taste of MCAS, PARCC

Last week, Massachusetts state legislators and other officials sat down with number two pencils and spent 45 minutes working through a sampling of the kind of standardized tests high school students must pass to graduate.

Public may weigh in on police body camera pilot

The chance for broad community feedback on the Boston Police Department’s upcoming body camera pilot program may finally arrive, with three public meetings scheduled for late April.

Rep. Gloria Fox will not run again

Longtime State Rep. Gloria Fox announced last week that she will not seek re-election for the seat she has held since 1985. Three contenders already have taken out paperwork to vie for her Seventh Suffolk District seat: Chynah Tyler, Mary-dith ...

Protestors put GE deal under fire

Dozens of protesters picketed in the falling snow on Monday outside the State Room, where, inside, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh were scheduled to meet with General Electric executives to discuss the company’s move to Boston.

Krystal Banfield

Krystal Banfield, dean for Berklee City Music, received the 2016 Amtrak Pioneer Award, created in celebration of Black History Month to honor African-American leaders who have made impactful contributions to the city of Boston and the greater community.

Senate rolls out charter compromise legislation

A group of state senators today rolled out compromise legislation that would over the next ten years raise the cap on the percentage of charter schools operating in low-performing school districts from the current 18 percent to 23 percent.

Case asks if mandatory minimums have exceptions, constitutionality

A new court case could decide if judges may consider context when deciding punishment for offenses with mandatory minimum sentences.

Recovery begins at Madison Park Voc Tech

Hopes are high for Boston’s long-struggling voc tech high school, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. Kevin McCaskill, who took the helm as executive director of Madison Park in April 2015, says the school is on track to turnaround.

Rox. real estate market heats up

Roxbury’s real estate market may be off to a strong start. While Roxbury sales prices are substantially lower than in many neighboring communities of Jamaica Plain, South Boston and the South End, pressure from those markets may continue to push ...

Council extends urban renewal

The Boston City Council voted 10-3 to extend for six years the controversial program, which the BRA says it needs to facilitate large, complex development projects.