Public Health Commission encourages Bostonians to become “Sugar Smart”

Boston Public Health Commission launches initiative

ABCD to purchase former Sky Cap Lounge from Charles St. AME

ABCD to buy building at center of Charles Street AME bankruptcy

Worcester State University receives grant to study Latino male education outcomes

Worcester State University study will examine post-secondary outcomes for Latino males in five Massachusetts communities – Worcester, Lawrence, Boston, Springfield and Holyoke

Mayor announces results of the nation’s first-ever youth participatory budgeting initiative

Boston youth have made recommendation for spending $1 million in city funds

Burke High School graduate discusses stint on Libyan basketball team during uprising

Former Dorchester resident Alex Owumi speaks to gathering at Grove Hall Library about his harrowing ordeal as a member of a Libyan basketball team during the uprising that removed former dictator Muammar Quaddafi from power

BHA officials, community members meet to discuss $300 million redevelopment plan for Whittier Street public housing development

Boston Housing Authority officials, tenants and neighbors meet to discuss the $300 million redevelopment of the Whittier Street public housing development. The federally-funded redevelopment plan includes plans to develop affordable and market-rate housing in the neighborhoods around Whittier Street.

Boston’s top black public safety officials recognized

Community members gathered with Boston’s top black public safety officials to recognize the new diversity in the command staffs of the city’s police and fire departments.

BPS move to put 7th, 8th graders on T moves forward after 7-6 City Council vote

The majority of Boston’s middle school students will no longer receive yellow school bus service, but will receive MBTA passes instead. A group of city councilors citing public safety concerns failed in a bid to block the BPS budget on ...

Mayor Walsh announces new federal funding to assist Boston’s homeless

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the City of Boston has received an additional $1.2 million to provide permanent and transitional housing for 60 formerly homeless individuals and families. The new award is part of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum ...

Tolman touts party endorsement, diverse support at Haley House

Many top city leaders came together to help Warren Tolman, candidate for attorney general,earn the endorsement of the Democratic State Convention in Worcester.

Martha Coakley announces Grove Hall campaign office

Attorney General Martha Coakley, candidate for governor, announced this week the opening of a new campaign office on 634 Warren St. in Grove Hall.

Investments in Neighborhood Change Grants program was recently launched

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Boston Promise Initiative have officially launched their Investments in Neighborhood Change Grants program to aid organizations providing services in the Dudley Street area with funding from U.S. Department of Education

In the News Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill will receive the Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism on June 23 at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center. The longtime print and television journalist is co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour and moderator of “Washington Week.”

Business leaders praise minimum wage increase as boost to state’s economy

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a Boston-based network of business owners, executives, and business groups, released a statement last week commending the state’s passage of minimum wage legislation. The new law raises the minimum wage gradually from $8 to ...

Sen. Chang-Díaz to hold neighborhood office hours this summer

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz encourages any resident or interested party to discuss any community, regional or statewide issues of concern at her neighborhood office hours.