Baker-Polito administration unveils initiatives to reduce homelessness

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito unveiled a series of reforms aimed at reducing family homelessness and proposed a $20 million ‘End Family Homelessness Reserve Fund.’ The proposals reorganize efforts around prevention, support aggressive casework to shorten the ...

Local food producers to hold trade show at Northeastern

With a goal to enhance the local food system within Massachusetts and the New England region, the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) will host its 4th Local Food Trade Show with the Local Specialty Crop Trade Show on March ...

For Black History Month, City Council honors black leaders

City councilors and community members gathered at City Hall last week to honor African American business and civic leaders as part of Black History Month.

Activists raise concerns about school closure plan

Education advocates and school community members voiced their concerns Tuesday about a recent announcement concerning the fate of five Boston Public Schools. Interim Superintendent John McDonough, whose successor was scheduled to be chosen in a School Committee vote Tuesday night, ...

Mixed reactions to Egleston Square proposal

Community members crowded into a meeting room at Brookside Community Health Center last week to hear details and offer comments on a market-rate residential/retail development proposed for 3200 Washington Street in Egleston Square.

Cold war: City pulls plug on space savers

Roxbury residents interviewed by the Banner showed little support for Mayor Martin Walsh’s directive for city workers to remove space savers from shoveled-out parking spaces that began Monday this week.

Hotel project meets vocal opposition from community members over wages

A coalition of community and labor activists packed the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee meeting Monday, making a push for higher wages on projects developed in Roxbury.

Creating a lifestyle: HáRBëR Clothing is more than just an urban apparel line.

Pronounced like “hare bear,” HáRBëR Clothing is a new urban apparel line founded by three friends in their early twenties — Taylor Ross, Harry Berduo, and Luca Pignatiello — who grew up in Framingham, Mass. HaRBëR produces t-shirts, tank tops, ...

The startup True Moringa was inspired by the African Tree, Moringa

True Moringa was inspired by the African tree, Moringa. Founders Kwami Williams and Emily Cunningham were introduced to what was known as the "miracle tree" during a trip to northern Ghana, in 2011. Putting their engineering and business acumen to ...

Business Accelerated - City Incubators help lay groundwork for urban entrepreneurs

Boston is a city known for business innovation in places like Kendall Square and the Seaport District, but there is a growing movement to expand this ecosystem in the city's neighborhoods like Dudley Square and Fields Corner.

State Elected Officials at Annual Doughnuts with Delegates Breakfast

Today, Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Rep. Russell Holmes, and Rep. Byron Rushing gathered at Thomas Atkins Apartments Community Room on Blue Hill Avenue for the annual Doughnuts for Delegates breakfast co-sponsored by Roxbury-based Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation and Madison Park Development ...

Ayanna Pressley honored by Emily’s List

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley will be presented with the 2015 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.

BPL opens new teen, children’s spaces

Boston Public Library on Feb. 21 unveiled the renovated second floor of its Central Branch’s Johnson Building, featuring dazzling new spaces for children, tweens, teens and adults.

Yancey calls for civilian board to investigate police misconduct

City Councilor Charles Yancey’s move for a civilian review board to investigate police misconduct comes in the midst of a growing national awareness of police misconduct.

Transit activists hopeful MBTA shut downs will spur investment in system

In the aftermath of the historic January and February snowstorms in Boston that caused transit shutdowns, stuck trains, borrowed shuttle buses and frustrating delays at frigid platforms, the MBTA announced it could be another 30 days before full service resumes ...