School officials, students and parents weigh pepper spray for school police

The unarmed Boston Public School Police responsible for keeping students, teachers and staff safe in the city’s schools are asking city officials to arm them with pepper spray, saying they need the non-lethal agent to better do their jobs.

Trotter School awarded $100k EdVestors grant

The William Monroe Trotter School was rewarded for its progress, winning a $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize awarded by EdVestors, a business-backed group nonprofit that supports school improvement initiatives.

Menino left lasting legacy of neighborhood revitalization

Former Mayor Thomas Menino focused attention on development projects in the city’s neighborhoods

Don West captures black Boston’s history in Portraits of Purpose

Photographer Don West celebrated the publication of his book, Portraits of Purpose with an event at the Copley Square Library last week.

Pay-for-success plan brings Roca to Roxbury

An innovative gang-intervention program opened an office in Roxbury last week.

Boston residents mourn death of city’s longest-serving mayor

Description: Former Mayor Thomas Menino died last week after a battle with Cancer.

Republican wave sweeps U.S., Baker wins Mass. by narrow margin

The Republican wave that swept national politics has extended into Massachusetts, propelling GOP candidate Charlie Baker into the State House, despite a spirited campaign by Democrats to put Attorney General Martha Coakley in the governor’s office.

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Bostonian's express appreciation for Mayor Menino's legacy

City mourns passing of longest-serving mayor

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino died today after suspending cancer treatments last week.

Lowell man hits pay dirt with environmental remediation firm

Brian Chapman is the founder and CEO of Mill City Environmental a company that specializes in environmental remediation —cleaning hazardous waste from soil and water and providing other waste management services

In the News: Darryl Settles

Long-time entrepreneur and community leader Darryl Settles is a 2014 recipient of The Boston Business Journal's Leaders in Diversity Award.

Supreme Court seen poised to scuttle fair housing law

The Obama administration has used the principle of “disparate impact” to reach record settlements with banks accused of discriminatory lending and to confront localities whose housing policies limited opportunities for black and Latino renters. A senior official recently said that ...

Officials laud Roxbury business incubator model

A number of federal, state and city officials visited Roxbury late last week to promote efforts to back the budding urban entrepreneurial community in Boston’s inner-city areas.

Corey Thomas took a slow, steady path to the top of the corporate ladder

Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid 7, always knew he wanted to run a company someday, but early on his was given the advice to seek experience and learn the different aspects of running a business.

Suggestions for a successful voting experience on Nov. 4

With the state election fast approaching, the Boston Election Department offers the following tips to help ease the process for both voters and poll workers alike.