Boston Public Schools pioneer STEM Immersion Program with Boston STEM Week

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang joined Mayor Martin Walsh, School Committee Chairperson Michael O’Neill and i2 Learning Founder Ethan Berman in kicking off STEM Week at the Perry K-8 School in South Boston.

Competing visions for future of academics at UMass Boston

Amid what many see as uncertain times, UMass Boston Provost Winston Langley removed the chairman of the Africana Studies Department, Robert Johnson, an action that sparked controversy. In an interview with the Banner last week, Langley said he removed Johnson ...

Greater Boston janitors avoid strike, reach tentative agreement

Avoiding what would have been one of the largest strikes in recent memory, the 13,000 janitors who clean and maintain thousands of office buildings in the Greater Boston area secured a tentative, four-year agreement with the Maintenance Contractors of New ...

JP American Legion agrees to adopt new policies, pay $15,000 to resolve allegations of racial discrimination

Jamaica Plain Post No. 76, Inc. of The American Legion (Post 76), agreed to adopt new anti-discrimination polices and pay $15,000 to resolve allegations of racial discrimination against vendors and patrons at a sweet sixteen birthday party, Attorney General Maura ...

Proposed ordinance combats widespread burden of credit check based discriminaton

Councilors are pushing for a law that would prevent employers negatively judging applicants and hires based on their poor credit scores. During last week’s hearing on the ordinance, they said testimony revealed the need is deeper than they had realized.

Local benefit unclear in Pine Street Inn's plan for new Bowdoin-Geneva homeless housing

Pine Street Inn’s proposal to build permanent housing for chronically or formerly homeless seniors has some residents concerned about locating another homeless facility in a poor neighborhood with several such facilities already already.

Dudley Square Main Streets then & now

As Dudley Square Main Streets Revitalization Corporation prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in a gala next week, Executive Director Joyce Stanley spoke with the Banner on two decades of promoting and supporting the Roxbury commercial district.

Broad support for ‘yes’ vote on Community Preservation Act

The ballot committee advocating for passage of a Community Preservation Act in Boston has garnered widespread endorsements and is focusing on spreading awareness of the issue before voters decide in November. While there are dissenting voices, no opposing ballot committee ...

Affordable housing activists, re-branded BRA at odds over vision for Boston

Both the name change and demonstration come as the city is in the midst of a construction boom that has generated luxury high-rises claiming space on the city’s skyline, heightened levels of real estate speculation and displaced working-class renters from ...

Tina Martin

WGBH News reporter Tina Martin recently won the 2016 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category, from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) in partnership with the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Martin’s winning story, ...

Local economic boost seen in hotel coming to Dudley area

The Marriott hotel’s groundbreaking was postponed when community members disputed what they saw as too-low wages for workers. Now with minimum pay at $18/hour, the hotel could break ground this year, and some look forward to further economic energy.

Activists, city officials square off during JP planning meeting

While the city officials have been preoccupied with transportation corridors, activated streetscapes and incremental increases in the required 13 percent affordability for new housing construction, the activists have expressed alarm at the pace of displacement of low-income renters along the ...

Library, charter costs challenge BPS

Boston Public School’s strained budget was the focus of a School Committee meeting. Committee members and city officials spoke on the high-number of district schools lacking library services and on the financial burden BPS experiences under the state’s current handling ...

T janitors may strike over treatment

MBTA janitors told the T’s Fiscal Management and Control Board that contractors’ staffing changes have harmed workers and work quality. Union members say they are ready to strike Friday if agreements are not reached.

‘Inclusive innovation’ the topic of Rox HubWeek panel

The Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square was transformed Monday evening into a marketplace for local entrepreneurs and a site for thoughtful discussions on creating an inclusive innovation ecosystem and supporting local entrepreneurs who have already taken the leap.