A group of young women from Diamond Girls Boston will stand alongside 10 local beauty and fashion entrepreneurs at the organization’s first annual showcase Saturday in Roxbury, where they will sell their new beauty products.
Mission Hill artist Marilyn Jan Casey came close to losing the use of her right hand, but that wouldn’t have stopped her from drawing and painting. The 57-year-old artist, whose work is on display at the Parker Hill Library until Sept. 2, said she would’ve learned to draw and paint with her teeth if she had to.
A diverse crowd of people stood on their feet, clapped their hands and swayed side-to-side as Berklee student Byron Noemdoe sang the Stevie Wonder rendition of Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela, who turned 95 last Thursday.
Throughout the summer months, residents will have the opportunity to participate in free exercise classes as part of the Mayor Thomas Menino’s health initiative, "Fitness in the City." The mayor announced the launch of the program in late June and partnered with Meta Fitness to kick off the summer-long event with an early morning boot-camp workout June 28.
A full house of Press Pass TV alumni and community members turned out at NAGA in Cambridge to celebrate the organization’s fifth anniversary. The event "Bearing Witness; Celebrating Media that Moves" highlighted the work the organization does with low-income youth to develop media that explores underrepresented social justice issues.
More than a dozen city residents gave testimonies at the Boston City Council’s committee on education public hearing last month opposing the new school assignment plan that would allow students in kindergarten through eighth grade to attend schools closer to their home. The hearing at St. Katherine Drexel Church in Roxbury attended by city councillor’s Felix Arroyo, Tito Jackson, Charles Yancey and several mayoral candidates was held to discuss the new plan’s impact on students living in areas with lower performing schools
The 27th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair distributed approximately 20,000 brand new books to nearly 2,000 Boston readers last week at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury.
The third annual 617 Day celebration last week mixed festivity and communication.
Centenarian Josefina Canuto was crowned and awarded her Living Legacy Medal of Honor from Central Boston...