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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Inaugural Urban Agenda Grant in Roxbury

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced Tuesday the inaugural award from the Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda Grant Program, which seeks to unlock community-driven responses to local economic opportunities through partnership-building, problem-solving, and shared accountability. The first award supports ...

BPS official outlines budget challenges in memo to superintendent

Deficit will mean cuts, layoffs at Boston schools.

BPS schools bracing for $50m in cuts

A steady stream of Boston school principals marched into the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building last week to discuss how the estimated $40 million in cuts to this year’s BPS budget would affect their schools. As news of deep cuts spread, ...

At war with guns

Conservatives tolerate the nation’s horrific gun violence in order not to jeopardize their right to amass substantial personal arsenals. Stricter gun laws might disrupt the conservatives’ plans. America has become a nation at war with itself.

The promise of medical tech

Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have each worked to pump up the small business climate in Boston and Massachusetts, in an effort to add jobs to strengthen the local economy. Last week, the pair came together to ...

City Of Boston Fire Department now accepting firefighters exam applications

The City of Boston Fire Department today announced that the written exam for firefighters will be administered on April 16, 2016. There will be an additional $50 fee for applications received after March 1, 2016, and no applications will be ...

BPD releases data on stops

The Boston Police Department released data on police encounters showing not only that blacks are more widely stopped, observed, searched and questioned than any other group, but also numerous instances of non-consensual searches, and a preponderance of police encounters justified ...

How rising homelessness strikes Boston’s students

About 4 percent of Boston Public School children are homeless, a number likely to rise as the city’s housing crisis continues. Learning suffers as students struggle to get their basic needs met. Providing resources and clear plans could help schools ...

BPS schools bracing for $50m in cuts

A steady stream of Boston school principals marched into the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building last week to discuss how the estimated $40 million in cuts to this year’s BPS budget would affect their schools. As news of deep cuts spread, ...

Alexandra Oliver-Dávila

Mayor Martin Walsh swore in Alexandra Oliver-Dávila as the newest member of the Boston School Committee Monday.

The BASE to bring 35+ colleges & universities to Roxbury for the U. Dream College Fair

Roxbury-based nonprofit The BASE invites students and families from Roxbury, Dorchester, and the greater Boston area to attend the third annual U. Dream College Fair, which features a full range of activities that helps Greater Boston youth determine their academic ...

Report on black lives in MA urges local community action on inequality

Scholars from a range of disciplines have come together to create a comprehensive report on the status of black lives in Massachusetts. Using hard data, the report shows striking, persistent racial inequalities, and it raises a call for local communities ...

City’s ONEin3 Council now accepting applications

Mayor Martin Walsh this week announced that applications are now available for those interested in obtaining a position on the 2016 ONEin3 Council, an appointed body of 30 young adults charged with leading efforts to engage Boston's 20-34 year old ...

An outrageous defense of white privilege

Opportunities for African Americans in the new year are promising. The economy is improving and blacks appear to be more confident when confronting racial discrimination. Nonetheless, there should be no complacency about the latent opposition. Nothing illustrates the intensity of ...

Project Review Committee says voice ignored in Bartlett Place charter plans

As developers look to site a charter school at Bartlett Place, the local Project Review Committee calls foul play. The issue, PRC members say, is not whether the school will bring value, but a planning process that in their view ...