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‘Keeping the train moving:’ Darnell Johnson’s fight for affordable Boston housing

Darnell Johnson heads the Right to the City Coalition, a group of housing organizations that fight displacement in Boston.

Deeqo Jibril kicks off campaign

With a crowd of about 200 in the audience, District 7 candidate Deeqo Jibril formally kicked off her campaign for the City Council seat being vacated by Tito Jackson, who announced his bid for mayor in January.

Puerto Rican debt crisis enriches CEO charged with fixing it, protesters say

Protesters demonstrated in Newton against the financial services CEO who they say profited off helping plunge Puerto Rico into debt and now is profiting off providing high-interest loans to impoverished citizens with few other options, while being charged with fixing ...

School Committee approves budget

The Boston School Committee voted 5-2 to approve a controversial 2018 budget that includes $13 million in cuts to 49 schools over the protests of students, parents and teachers who testified against the cuts.

Political targeting seen in activists’ detainment

Three Vermont activists who are unauthorized immigrants were picked up by ICE, sparking a protest outside the site of their Boston bond hearing. Demonstrators say the detainments were politically motivated and that the activists represent a boon, not threat, to ...

Home in sight for Dorchester Food Co-op

Named the preferred tenant for Viet-Aid’s 191-195 Bowdoin Street development in the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood, the Dorchester Community Food Co-op may finally get the brick-and-mortar presence always envisioned for it.

Robert E. Johnson

Lauded as a visionary leader with a demonstrated commitment to innovation, academic excellence and the transformative power of higher education, Robert E. Johnson was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by a unanimous vote of the UMass Board ...

State’s 2040 transit ideas unveiled

The state’s Focus40 planning group offered a presentation at MIT’s Media Lab last week with panels and a short overview of proposals to guide Massachusetts’ transportation investments and initiatives over the next 23 years.

UMass Boston professors say budget risks school mission and quality

Professors say the budget cuts impede their ability to do their jobs — both as teachers and researchers at the state’s only public research university.

BPS budget comes under fire

Cuts to schools dominated the debate during last night’s Boston School Committee meeting as students, parents and teachers appealed for more funding in the last meeting before the body votes on the proposed $1.061 billion budget next week.

Dorchester pastor speaks in defense of Codman Square parking lot

Until significant transit improvements are made, the city’s promotion of a less car-dependent future clashes with reality is parts of the outer neighborhoods. A local pastor's defense of the Codman Square parking lot brings to light how cars remain a ...

Felix Arroyo alleges bias in Probate Court's performance review

Felix Arroyo, who has repeatedly called for an open investigation, published dozens of pages of material on his website in support of his claims that the suspension he was handed on February 3 is unjust and unwarranted. These documents include ...

Boston's District 7 City Council field takes shape, Henriquez joins race

Former-state Rep. Carlos Henriquez is the latest of about nine seeking to represent Roxbury along with parts of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the Fenway and the South End in city council.

Vijay Iyer at Sanders Theatre

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer, DownBeat Magazine’s 2015 Artist of the Year, is also a scholar. He holds a PhD in the cognitive science of music, and, while carrying on an omnivorous schedule of collaborations with dancers, poets and visual artists, he ...

Elijah Evans

The Bikes Not Bombs board of directors is pleased to announce that Elijah Evans has been selected through a joint Board and Staff process as the organization’s new Executive Director.