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Downtown Boston tower would fund needed local projects, darken Boston Common

A soaring tower in downtown Boston would drape a shadow across the Boston Common, causing some residents and elected officials to fear damage to sunlight-deprived plants and park-visitor experience. In exchange, developers would pour millions of dollars of desperately needed ...

Boston lawmakers, advocates continue pushing for criminal justice reform

Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz took advantage of a Martin Luther King Day speaking spot to evoke the historic leader and call for long-delayed action on policies that could reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Unified enrollment proposal on the horizon for Boston

With those battles of 2016 still smoldering, members of a group called The Boston Compact say they will release a unified enrollment proposal this year, after they work through some of the issues raised last year by parents.

Anti-Trump protesters march in city, world

More than 175,000 Bostonians demonstrated last weekend in a show of unity and protest over the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Mayor Walsh plans ways to hike school funding

In his State of the City speech, Walsh promised to restructure education funding so more dollars come to public schools, bring jobs to the Fairmount corridor and restore a library to Chinatown.

Demonstrators rally against Trump downtown

Just hours after Donald Trump took the oath of office, hundreds of Bostonians gathered downtown to pledge to protect each others’ rights, no matter what happens in D.C. The event drew a broad coalition of activists from groups dedicated to ...

Tania Del Rio

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Tania Del Rio as diversity outreach director, a new role created to ensure the city’s strategic plan for diversity is implemented throughout the city of Boston.

Court rules against minority firms in land use, profit sharing dispute

A group of minority businesses and nonprofits received a major upset in its legal battle alleging that Northeastern University wrongfully deprived its members of hundreds of millions of dollars. The court said that plaintiffs did not provide sufficient proof that ...

Massachusetts residents cry out against loss of Affordable Care Act

Thousands of Bostonians turned out protest last week to condemn Republican plans to revoke the Affordable Care Act. If the ACA is repealed, up to 500,000 state residents could lose coverage, say representatives of Health Care for All, 1199SEIU United ...

‘Memory cafe’ takes aim at elder isolation, dementia concerns

Memory cafes are new to Boston, but the model was developed in the 1990s in Holland, and over the past decade has spread across the U.S. In some areas they are called “Alzheimer’s cafes,” but memory cafes are not Alzheimer’s ...

Jackson announces run for mayor

Pledging to fight against income inequality and increase support for public education, District 7 City Councilor launched his mayoral campaign today from the parking lot of the Haley House Café in Dudley Square as a crowd of about 200 looked ...

City to file anti-displacement bills

Tax credits for landlords who maintain below-market rents, free legal representation for indigent tenants facing eviction and the right of first refusal for tenants living in properties subject to foreclosure or short sale are among the legislative bills Mayor Martin ...

Secret soccer stadium plans rile electeds

Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration and the University of Massachusetts appear to have secretly negotiated with the New England Revolution’s owner, Bob Kraft, to plan a soccer stadium for Columbia Point in Dorchester, according to Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry. The stadium ...

Walsh's State of the City Highlights Education Funding

Mayor Martin Walsh tonight addressed a packed Symphony Hall. In his State of the City speech he promised to file significant education funding legislation.

District 7 hopefuls line up as Jackson ponders mayoral run

A quiet storm is brewing while City Councilor Tito Jackson mulls a challenge to incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh. If Jackson runs for mayor he says he will not run for re-election to the District 7 seat he represents.