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Mayor launches expanded small business permit and licensing assistance

Kiosks in cited public buildings will help expedite the permitting process.

Candidates court Puerto Rican voters at Atardecer Borincano

Candidates for statewide and local office attended a gathering at Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square in the South End.

Boston nonprofits, candidates launch get-out-the-vote efforts

As the September 9 primary looms a week away, several nonprofits and candidates are preparing get-out-the-vote efforts to mobilize the city’s black and Latino voting base.

The #BlackLivesMatter Ride for Justice for Mike Brown

The BLM Ride, organized in the spirit of the early 1960s interstate Freedom Rides to end racial segregation, is a call to action organized by advocates based in several states in close collaboration with the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) ...

Tompkins racks up endorsements, local black and Latino officials face little opposition

Sheriff Steve Tompkins secured the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Meanwhile, local state reps. and senators are facing few opponents in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary.

Councilors question failure to hire teachers at Madison Park

City councilors last week questioned why the school department has not filled teaching and staff vacancies at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

Congressman James Clyburn discusses biography at RCC

South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn spoke to a gathering at RCC about his life in public service, from his work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s to his present status as one of the most powerful Democrats in ...

In The News: Ron Marlow

Ron Marlow joins MassHousing as Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Study: Whites less likely to support criminal justice reforms that benefit blacks

A pair of Stanford University professors found that whites are less likely to support criminal justice reforms when shown that the reforms would have a positive effect on blacks.

Gubernatorial candidates air views on immigration reform at Bunker Hill Community College forum

Bunker Hill Community College hosted a gubernatorial debate on immigration reform.

Sworn in as MCAD commissioner, Charlotte Golar Richie begins new chapter in public service career

Charlotte Golar Richie has mentored a generation of leaders in state and local government during her nearly 30 years in state and local government.

Massachusetts Dominicans savor newfound political clout

The political clout of the state’s Dominican community was on display at the Boston Dominican Parade, as Mayor Martin Walsh, state Rep. Marcos Devers and a host of candidates for statewide office courted voters

SEIU picnic rallies troops in fight for fair wages, ballot question supporting paid sick days

SEIU organizers are engaged in the Fight for $15, a national campaign to raise wages of workers in the fast food industry, adjunct professors and other low-paid professions.

Ferguson, Missouri’s lesson on elections

Ferguson demonstrates to blacks in Boston and elsewhere that voting is not at all an idle exercise.

Are you registered?

The deadline for voting in the Massachusetts September 9 primary is Wednesday, August 20.