Student protests can diminish the power of the NRA brand

All Americans will benefit from the establishment of reasonable firearms controls and the removal from society of the excessive number of guns. This is a worthwhile cause for the nation’s youth. Who knows what good can develop? An unanticipated boon ...

It’s Long Past Time to Act on Gun Control

In the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, after more precious lives were stolen, I struggled a little to find appropriate words. As a nation, we have experienced so many of these mass murders, in churches and theatres, at concerts ...

In the news: Marlene Sallo

The Disability Law Center has announced the selection of Marlene Sallo, Esq., as its new executive director. Sallo will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Christine Griffin. The selection was made after a national search and selection process.

‘Paredes Que Hablan’

On Wednesday, March 1, Art Resource Collaborative for Kids unveiled “Paredes Que Hablan (Walls that Speak),” a mural students at Frederick Pilot Middle School and Gardner Pilot Academy have been painting since October. The artwork was debuted at the Bolling ...

Attorney General’s office says BPDA violated Open Meeting Law during PLAN: JP/Rox vote

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office found that the Boston Planning and Development Agency violated the state’s Open Meeting Law during a March 2017 meeting to vote on PLAN: JP/Rox.

‘The White Card’

Audiences of “The White Card,” produced by ArtsEmerson and the American Repertory Theater, are ushered into a sterile white cube constructed on the stage of the Paramount Theatre. Seats on both sides of the room flank a minimalistic living room ...

Brockton officials plan to sue state for education aid

Elected officials in Brockton are gearing up for a potential lawsuit against the state to increase education funding for district schools after the school committee voted unanimously in favor of entering the lawsuit in February.

Why do you think America has a problem with violent incidents such as mass shootings?

I wouldn’t say it’s more violent than other countries. There’s more gun deaths than in other countries because there’s a ridiculous amount of guns.

The Magic of Mardi Gras

Artist Robert Freeman had been a fan of photographer Max Stern’s work for some time before they visited New Orleans together in March of 2017. Inspired by Stern’s vivid pictures of black Indians in celebratory costume, Freeman asked to come ...

Vying for greater growth

Cesar DaSilva has pictures of his company’s design and construction projects, the blueprints and sketches as well as the completed ones, covering the walls at the Design Construction Consulting Services, Inc. office. The firm has provided design, construction and consulting ...

2018 elections bring out expanding cast of candidates

With a special election looming for the 1st Suffolk Senate district seat recently vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry, Conley’s surprise move may mean a cake-walk for South Boston state Rep. Nick Collins, who now has no opposition for the senate ...

Arroyo accuser drops complaint

The woman who accused former Boston Chief of Health and Human Services Felix G. Arroyo of sexual harassment has withdrawn her complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in a move that could open the door to filing a civil ...

City back in court over controversial hair test

The plaintiffs in the trial, represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, claim they did not use drugs, but that African American hair is more susceptible to absorbing drugs from the environment and that the positive ...

Pioneering black teachers led the way in 1800s

Elizabeth N. Smith was the first African American schoolteacher appointed to a racially integrated school in Boston.

Union activists, pols rally against Janus case

Union activists and elected officials gathered outside a Boston fire house in Dewey Square Monday to participate in a Day of Action to Support Public Sector Workers, a rally that took place in cities across the country this weekend.