Activists protest Santander bank’s role in Puerto Rico debt crisis

Demonstrators protested the role that they say the Boston-based bank played in worsening the island’s finances. Former (and later) Santander executives in Puerto Rico’s government pushed policies that exacerbated the debt crisis, while the bank profited off of the situation, ...

In Boston, who will bear climate change burden?

Boston is in for more severe storms, damaging floods and dangerously hot days in the coming years, experts say. While all Bostonians will feel the impacts of extreme weather and increased flooding, the impacts may be felt hardest in the ...

First Church of Roxbury wears new 19th century paint

For decades the First Church of Roxbury has worn coats of snow-white paint, matching other federal style historic meeting houses in Dorchester and cities and towns throughout New England. All that changed this year, though, when a preservationist applied an ...

Gloria Fox ends 30-year legislative career

Gloria Fox, who first took office in 1987, gave a farewell speech from the House Floor last week.

Many fear state criminal justice reforms will be too few

Members of the state’s Black and Latino Legislative Caucus pushed for criminal justice reform legislation last summer, but were told to wait until a report on the topic could be completed. Now with the Council of State Governments’ report recommendations ...

MBTA talks equity, asks for feedback

Following October’s repeated Fairmount line cancellations, the T fare hike and tales of third-shift workers stranded by late-night service cuts, MBTA officials came to Mattapan to discuss how the agency makes decisions — and how much assessments of disparate impact ...

Joseph DeGrace III

A public servant for the past 28 years, Joseph DeGrace III will be named the next fire chief for Massport Fire Rescue. DeGrace began his career at Massport as a firefighter in 1992. Through the years he has responded to ...

East Boston public housing complex to be demolished, rebuilt

Developers broke ground on the first phase of the project to raze and rebuild the distressed East Boston’s Orient Heights public housing complex.

Higher education can boost state economy but as aid drops, cost barrier rises

A new MassBudget report highlights the significance of public higher ed in creating a highly-educated state workforce — which in turn drives a strong, high-wage economy. But as state financial support for public colleges and universities declines, the cost burden ...

Baker talks immigrants, new licenses & multilingual RMV

On the horizon: stricter proof-of-lawful-residence requirements for ID cards and driver’s licenses and a more multilingual-friendly Registry of Motor Vehicles.

New Hub group organizes parents, teachers, students for education agenda

Parents, teachers and students gathered at TechBoston Academy for the first meeting of the Boston Education Action Network (BEAN) to discuss education reform goals.

Interfaith gathering calls for tolerance, respect at Roxbury mosque

An interfaith prayer service at the Islamic Center of Boston's Roxbury mosque drew a crowd of more than 2,600 Sunday with a message of peace and tolerance in the midst of a nationwide spike in hate crimes.

Whittier Street, Roxbury get $30m revitalization grant

Whittier Street public housing complex and the surrounding Roxbury neighborhood won a competitive $30 million HUD grant aimed at revitalizing the area. The grant, along with accompanying funding from other public and private sources, support redevelopment of the housing complex ...

City unveils climate change readiness report

Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Thursday released the latest report from Climate Ready Boston, the city’s ongoing initiative to prepare Boston for the impacts of climate change.

Mayor Walsh announces proposal to provide tax relief to Boston homeowners

Mayor Walsh announces proposal to provide tax relief to Boston homeowners