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Patrick administration announces grants to continue to strengthen Secure Jobs program

The Patrick administration announced grant recipients of the Secure Jobs program aimed at funding for job training, job search services and a year of housing stabilization services for homeless or low-income families which will provide secure housing and stable jobs ...

Fresh Prince actor discusses King Lear

Celebrated classical actor Joseph Marcell (Jeffery, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air), currently touring with Shakespeare’s Globe playing the monumental title role in King Lear, and Boston’s premiere Shakespearean director Steve Maler, founding Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, will ...

Anti-racism bloggers share insights in Ford Hall Forum discussion

Bloggers Spectra Asala, of Spectra Speaks (spectraspeaks.com), Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine (illdoctrine.com) and Andrew Ti of Yo, Is this Racist?, spoke about anti-racism blogging during a panel discussion hosted by the Ford Hall Forum.

Councilor Tito Jackson to hold hearing on corporate landlords

City Realty has caught the attention of housing activists and the City Council, purchasing dozens of apartments and raising rents.

Baker discusses government reforms with Banner

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker’s plans to reform state government go beyond welfare and public housing. Baker has plans to fund repairs to the MBTA system, lift the cap on charter schools and increase local aid to cities and towns.

ACLU study finds blacks disproportionately targeted by police stop-and-frisks

A study commissioned by the ACLU Massachusetts finds that while blacks make up 24 percent of the population, they account for 63 percent of the police stops in the department’s database.

Tremendous Maid founders emphasize upward mobility

The founders of the Tremendous Maid cleaning service maximize opportunities for their employees to grow professionally.

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Boston Fashion Week 2014 officially kicks of Sunday, October 5 but join us for several pre-kickoff events this weekend.

In The News: Alvin Poussaint

Harvard University Medical School Professor Alvin Poussaint was recognized at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses’ Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.

City seeks developer for historic Columbia Road building

The Department of Neighborhood Development is soliciting bids for the redevelopment of a former public bath house at 611 Columbia Road in Upham’s Corner.

Economists discuss lessons from Market Basket saga

A panel of academics discusses the implications of the Market Basket workers’ revolt.

Forum pushes gubernatorial candidates on human service issues

The Providers’ Council, a statewide organization of human service providers, held a forum on human services with gubernatorial candidates.

Governor announces third straight year of double-digit job growth in clean energy industry

Massachusetts leads the nation in clean energy, thanks largely to the efforts of Gov. Deval Patrick.

Mayor announces Neighborhood Innovation District Committee

Comprised of local leaders and experts who represent businesses, community-based organizations, elected offices, and City of Boston departments, the Neighborhood Innovation District Committee will be chaired by John Barros, Chief of Economic Development for the City of Boston, and Edward ...

STRIVE Boston merges with JRI

Two Boston nonprofits have joined forces to provide job training and job placement services.