Mass Poetry installs latest sidewalk poems

They say when it rains it pours, and in Boston it pours poetry. The Mass Poetry Project, a non-profit fostering poetry writing and appreciation, has installed the 2017 editions of “Raining Poetry” in collaboration with the City of Boston. The ...

Free college tuition program eases access for some

The Boston Bridge, a joint collaboration pilot program from the city and state, pays for the tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students to attain a bachelor's degree. However some say that limitations around eligibility, degree completion timeline, choice of ...

The Roxbury International Film Festival opens June 22

The 19th annual Roxbury International Film Festival will screen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from June 22-July 1. RoxFilm is the largest New England festival dedicated to celebrating films by and for people of color. The pieces cover ...

Roxbury couple launches ‘by local, for local’ marketplace

Two longtime Roxbury residents aim to inject economic energy into the community with a new collaborative business and event space in Dudley Square. The recently-renovated street-level space at 2136 Washington Street will be the site of regular two-day public market ...

Silver Line pilot aims to show bus rapid transit time savings

Member of BostonBRT hoped to demonstrate the benefits of implementing bus rapid transit on the Silver Line by piloting one BRT element — boarding without having to line up and wait to pay fares.

Partners Workforce Development Success Story: Jayniè Green, Partners eCare

From being down and out to pursuing training, getting hired, being promoted and receiving a Partners in Excellence Award, Jayniè continues to push herself every step of the way to become the best person she can be in all aspects ...

Students decry cuts hitting BPS schools

Students testified before city councilors that they believe this year’s proposed school budget will harm their education during a hearing that also showcased a level of wariness and animosity felt between students and some in City Hall.

Historic Roxbury clock tolls again as First Church undergoes renovations

The clock atop the First Church of Roxbury, which began ticking in 1863, is now working again as part of a $3 million renovation of the 1801 Unitarian Church.

Note to adolescents: Drugs don’t make you cool

It’s hard to imagine that a 6-foot-5-inch high school basketball player is not fully developed. He might even still have an inch or two to go in height, but the maturation of the brain does not keep pace with the ...

State hears criminal justice reform advocates

Among those giving testimony were Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and Rep. Mary Keefe, who called for passage of an omnibus bill whose elements would repeal mandatory minimum sentencing for nonviolent drug offenses, reduce some felonies to misdemeanors, raise the felony threshold ...

Campaigns in full swing at Dorchester Day parade

Candidates’ nomination papers are in and the Dorchester Day parade represents the first major event where campaigns can show off their strength.

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets Hosts Mass Innovation Nights

Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) and the Greater Grove Hall Main Streets are collaborating on a technology showcase and networking event in the Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren Street, Dorchester, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 14th, 2017. ...

In the news: Tito Jackson

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) awarded the MTA Friend of Education Award to Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson.

Planning continues on rehab for Lenox/Camden public housing

The developer designated to rehabilitate the 375-unit public housing site continues to meet with resident, assess building conditions, and plan out the full scope of upgrades to be made, as the project advances.

Capuano: Trump budget poses challenges for local government

The Trump administration released a budget last week that proposes deep cuts to federal programs and taxes on the rich while increasing spending on the nation’s military – a controversial move that earned him praise from his base of conservative ...