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Candidates for 5th Suffolk seat debate issues at forum

The forum for the 5th Suffolk District could have ended at the candidates’ opening statements. The auditorium at the First Parish Church was packed with supporters of the four candidates who showed at the forum with no discernable undecideds in ...

Recent cases suggest bias in Mass. justice

Former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez was expelled from the state legislature by a House vote he and his supporters say had no basis in state law. Jailed on two misdemeanor assault charges, Henriquez will likely be released next month before ...

Richard Taylor to receive Edward W. Brooke Distinguished Public Service Award

Richard Taylor is being honored with the Edward W. Brooke Distinguished Public Service Award at the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus 13th Annual Good Guys luncheon on April 3 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel.

Tank Design captures Boston Marathon Bombing events in new book through iconography

Designers at the Cambridge-based design firm Tank have joined hands to create a book documenting the events of the Boston Marathon Bombing last April that tells the story in iconography.

Massachusetts minimum wage increase tied to corporate tax decrease

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is able to move forward with minimum wage increases now that businesses have been given a tax break.

Roxbury forum examines 1960s anti-highway fight

A recent Roxbury Community College forum brought together a newly minted Yale doctor in American studies and two elder statesmen of local activism to discuss the victorious 1960s grassroots action to block an eight-lane highway that would have torn through ...

School-to-prison pipeline beaten with pipeline to leadership

Treat a student like a criminal, and you will get a criminal. But treat a student like a civic-minded, socially aware community activist, and you will get a leader.

Partners HealthCare working to provide promising career paths for employees

Education, economic opportunity, and professional development are essential not only for the life and vitality of an individual, but also for the life and vitality of a whole community.

Roxbury Community College’s honors program enhances student scholarship

Say that you are a student at Roxbury Community College enrolled in one of the college’s excellent course offerings. You enjoy your knowledgeable professor, find the subject matter very engaging, and treasure the time you spend with your classmates discussing ...

Boston Public Schools offers high salaries, challenging careers for America’s best teachers

The Boston Public Schools is encouraging talented educators from across Boston, the state and the nation to explore more than a thousand teaching opportunities, which have been posted online for the first time this year. This means positions are open ...

Thomas Menino being treated for advanced cancer

Former mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for advanced cancer, according to a Boston Globe story on March 16.

Flash and Bennie Wiley to receive Adirenne Williams Spellman Diversity Award

Flash and Bennie Wiley have been selected to receive the Adirenne Williams Spellman Diversity Award during the 65th Anniversary celebration of the Freedom House.

Boston Foundation earmarks $100K for Fairmont projects

The Boston Foundation is gearing up for year two of its Collaborate Boston grant program and is looking to give a total of $100,000 to resident-led efforts to strengthen the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roxbury.

Mass. Governor candidates air views in labor forum

The five Democrats gunning for the Massachusetts governor’s office were in Dorchester on Saturday for a forum held by the Service Employees International Union at the organization’s headquarters and all candidates pledged to be labor friendly and offered different ways ...

Linda Dorcena Forry breathes new life into Boston St. Patrick’s Day breakfast

Linda Dorcena Forry’s bid last year for the 1st Suffolk Senate seat was certainly contentious enough, but once in office, she had to battle for control over one of the spoils of the seat — the right to host the ...