Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp, President and CEO of The Partnership, has been appointed to serve on the statewide Advisory Committee on Wage Equity, a public-private sector advisory committee on wage equality established by Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg.

No new parking in Dudley as Bolling building opens

With hundreds of new employees and visitors coming into Dudley Square on a daily basis, the city has retreated from a previous development plan that would have seen a mixed-use parking structure on the land formerly occupied by the Boston ...

Louis Reginald Brothers, Sr.

Former Dorchester resident and WWII veteran Louis Reginald Brothers, Sr. died Feb. 28.

Madison Park students score in White House film festival

Some students from Madison Park Technical Vocational high school had a pleasant surprise this month when they found out a video they shot in November received an honorable mention in the White House Student Film Festival, out of a field ...

City’s diversity officer lays groundwork for inclusion

Shaun Blugh, who heads the Walsh administration’s newly established Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is working to recruit more blacks, Latinos and Asians into city government and increase the city’s contracting with firms owned by people of color.

DCF social workers carrying ‘crisis’ caseloads

DCF social workers say the agency needs to help reduce their burgeoning caseloads. While national standards for social workers recommend that they maintain no more than 15 cases a month, those assigned to the Dorchester office say they average 25 ...

BRA seeking to extend urban renewal status for Boston neighborhoods

BRA Director Brian Golden wants Bostonians to see urban renewal in its contemporary context — a tool that facilitates the growth of neighborhoods, not their destruction. The BRA is seeking the support of City Council and city residents before it ...

Conrad Crawford

The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce that Conrad Crawford has joined the organization as Director of the Boston Region.

Dorchester residents fighting Fannie’s foreclosure evictions

On a street lined with triple-deckers near Dorchester’s Ronan Park, a crowd of about 40 people gathered last week outside Maria Baptista’s house as the sun set to stage a protest against the foreclosure of her home and her ongoing ...

Public sentiment shifting on Boston 2024 Olympics bid

The public relations battle over Boston’s Olympic bid heated up this past week with the release of a study about the impact of the games and a new public opinion poll showing a continued drop in public support for the ...

Activist Florence Hagins, 67, fought for affordable housing

Florence Hagins, a mother and community activist who convinced bank presidents to increase mortgage lending in Boston’s neighborhoods of color, died Saturday March 21, 2015 at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 67.

School department to keep schools open, cut busing, staff

West Roxbury Academy, Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, and Middle School Academy in South Boston will remain open. The Elihu Greenwood School and the William B. Rogers Middle School, both in Hyde Park, will close.

Baker administration targets chronically unemployed

Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week establishing a task force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment. The task force will focus on unemployment among those four groups.

Legislators tour MBTA system

Forty seven state legislators took public transportation to work in a coordinated show of support for weary commuters. The initiative was organized by a new grassroots group called GovOnTheT formed by Boston-area residents Michele Rapp and Stephen Kropper to highlight ...

District attorney draws fire after voicing support for mandatory minimums

Suffolk County District Attorney voiced his opposition to a growing movement to end mandatory minimum sentences in Massachusetts. Legislators, many judges and sheriffs are in support of repealing at least some of the mandatory sentencing guidelines.