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POAH-Nuestra selected to develop Mattapan Square lot

The MBTA officially designated nonprofit organizations Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. (POAH) and Nuestra Comunidad to turn the underused lot into retail space and affordable and market-rate housing.

Not the deal she thought she signed

Longtime Jamaica Plain homeowner Migdalia Mazziotta is being sued by a developer to follow through on an offer to sell him her house. After failing to secure a new place to live, Mazziotta discovered the offer letter she signed did ...

State police may fulfill ICE detainment requests

Governor Charlie Baker drew backlash last week when he announced a policy rollback allowing state police to fulfill Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to temporarily detain suspects who meet certain criteria. Critics say that the move could make communities less, ...

School building sell-off?

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, the parent group Quality Education for Every Student obtained a series of emails on school closures sent by BPS staff, officials in the administration of Mayor Martin Walsh and several outside consultants.

Dominic Blue

Dominic Blue, senior vice president and deputy general counsel of MassMutual is being honored by The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice with its Founders’ Award, which commemorates the courage and public interest contribution of our founders in ...

Head of Charlestown High’s alternative education program is nominee for $100K educator award

The Nellie Mae Foundation is considering Diploma Plus Director Sung-Joon “Sunny” Pai for its Lawrence W. O’Toole award which honors an educator for leadership and provides a $100,000 grant to further his or her work.

Reclaim Roxbury examines leadership, structure

Discussion at Reclaim Roxbury’s last meeting focused on what community members want to see from their leaders, what rules and structures should govern Reclaim or any group stemming from it and the potential for deeper collaboration with the Roxbury Neighborhood ...

Facilities plan seen as part of charter strategy

Boston’s involvement in a nation-wide campaign for charter school expansion has parent activists worried.

Black radio veterans back on air

With a mix of classic and contemporary soul music, WZBR 1410 AM is re-establishing black radio in Boston.

SEIU raises concerns, questions on Logan expansion

Massport plans to enhance Terminal E to pave the way for use of sizable new planes. To finance this and other projects, the authority intends to issue bonds worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and members of the Service Employees ...

Rosabelle Fergus

Sharon Girl Scout and high school freshman Rosabelle Fergus was appointed as a new girl member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 3. One of four newly elected girl board members, ...

Fresh Start Initiative to provide information on debt to Mass residents

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP), in partnership with DotHouse Health, will launch the Fresh Start Initiative — a free legal clinic that will educate the residents of Massachusetts about various types of debt, inform them ...

City program provides rent relief

The city has committed $7.5 million to its new Acquisition Opportunity Program, through which real estate investors will qualify for funding to acquire rental properties if they agree to maintain at least 40 percent of the units as affordable to ...

Job-protected, paid family and medical leave bill advances

A bill advanced in the State House that could guarantee nearly all Massachusetts employees get paid, job-protected time off to care for a new child, injured and seriously ill family members and their own non-work related, serious health conditions.

Neighborhood groups join forces

Reclaim Roxbury, a community-led effort to take control over Roxbury development decisions, and the Roxbury Neighborhood Council, Inc., a longstanding advocacy organization, are announcing their intention to work together to address neighborhood impact in the midst of rampant development.