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Students, activists call for free MBTA passes

While the school department provides Boston students — those attending BPS schools, charter schools and private schools — with an M7 bus pass, middle and high school students who live less than two miles from their schools are not eligible. ...

Bankruptcy court rules against Charles St. AME

After a heated court battle, last week OneUnited Bank won its claim in federal bankruptcy court for repayment of a $3.6 billion loan to Charles Street AME Church. OneUnited sued Charles Street in 2010 after the church defaulted on the ...

Stella Uzogara

Dr. Stella Uzogara, a nutritional epidemiologist and adjunct professor, has been named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Sociedad Latina nominated for $50,000 Grant

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in New England focused exclusively on education, announced Mission Hill-based Sociedad Latina among the seven finalists for its first-ever Nellie Mae Education Foundation Youth Organizing Award. This $50,000 award honors a ...

AG’s new council aims to amplify communities of color voices

The 30-member Racial Justice and Equity Advisory Council comprises leaders from communities of color and is intended to bring minority concerns and priorities to the attorney general’s attention to help shape her work.

Election protection hotline launches

Any voter experiencing voting issues at polling locations in Massachusetts on Election Day can speak to an Election Protection field volunteer or call the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline to receive assistance.

Early voting through Fri., Nov. 4

Unlike traditional polling, you don’t have to vote at your assigned polling location. Vote at the location that is most convenient for you. All ballot styles will be available at every early voting location. During the early voting period, Boston ...

Latino activists discuss growth in political power in Massachusetts

Although Latinos make up 17 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only 1 percent of the nation’s elected officials. Latinos have fared only slightly better in Massachusetts, where they occupy 3.5 percent of the seats in the state Legislature, ...

BPS open house highlights 10-year-plan process

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang last weekend shared some of his department’s efforts to acknowledge and address systemic racism.

Get ready to vote: Ballot preview

Along with selecting a presidential candidate, voters at the ballot box will be asked to weigh in on a slots parlor, farm animal treatment, charter school cap, marijuana legalization, Boston Community Preservation Act and legislative races.

For sale: Roxbury ‘estate,’ $2.9m

A $2.9 million listing is Roxbury’s highest for a single-family property, but it’s not the only million-dollar property in Roxbury.

Call for an ambulance ends in police shooting

Police and EMTs arrived at a South End brownstone, answering a worried mother’s call for an ambulance for her son. By the end of the morning, he was dead, fatally shot by the officers. Terrence Coleman’s mother says officers burst ...

Mattahunt may close, turn into early learning center

Efforts to turn around the Mattahunt Elementary School have fallen short. To evade state takeover, BPS officials propose closing the Mattahunt at the end of this year, sending children in grades 2 through 5 to offer schools and reopening the ...

Martin J. Williams

The Archdiocese of Boston’s Office for Black Catholic Ministries’ 2016 Bishop Healy Award will be presented to Dr. Martin J. Williams, Chief of Surgery at Carney Hospital.

Housing analysis needed before action called for, promised in PLAN Dudley

City Councilor Tito Jackson said proceeding to finalize PLAN Dudley and issue requests for proposals on public land in the area could spell displacement if an in-depth housing analysis is not conducted first.