Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, the new president and CEO of The Dimock Center, is an accomplished doctor and hospital executive. To say she is passionate about providing health care to everyone is an understatement.
The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School is joining the fight against the foreclosure crisis and last week launched a new anti-foreclosure and eviction-defense program called the Mattapan Initiative. Through this initiative, the Center will provide free legal services to homeowners in Mattapan.
Though a number of people spoke out against a new proposed liquor store on Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester — including Boston City Councillor At-Large John Connolly — the plan was approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals last week. The new liquor store will be at 1445 Dorchester Ave. not far the Harbor Middle School, the Community Academy of Science and Health High School and a community center.
Families United in Educational Leadership (FUEL) is batting 100 percent for its graduating class of 2013. All 56 recently graduated high school seniors involved in the nonprofit program, which helps low-income families establish a savings plan for college and also navigate the financial aid process, are registered to attend college this fall
Halfway through the three-year, $1.3 million JRI Health Youth Housing Initiative those involved are calling the program a success so far. In addition, they believe that the program can be a model for providing youth housing services into the future.
The Affordable Care Act was created to open the doors to health coverage for those who do not have it and now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has doled out $150 million to help health centers around the country enroll the uninsured in the new programs. Massachusetts centers have grabbed $3.4 million in grant money, with many of Boston’s prominent health centers benefiting greatly.
Boston will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on his birthday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Old South Church in Boston. The event, which is being organized by South Africa Partners, will feature guest speakers Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and a representative from the South African Embassy, as well as a video tribute to Mandela, reading of his inspirational words by local youth and several musical tributes
Every summer the Massachusetts Institute of Technology brings close to 100 middle school students, most from Boston city schools, to campus as part of a five-week Science Technology and Math Program (STEM) Summer Institute that provides classes and activities to help get ahead in math and science
Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins tackles recidivism with intensive work program, The Common Ground Institute
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins is taking a proactive approach to reducing recidivism with The Common Ground Institute program and he is asking employers in the community to help. John B. Cruz, the owner of John B. Cruz Construction company, recently answered the call.
Rep.Mike Capuano increases fight for privacy rights with “We are Watching You Act” and “Black Box Privacy Protection Act.”
Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) cares about his constituents’ privacy rights and, in the wake of the shocking revelations about the NSA’s PRISM program, he knows that now more than ever is the time to be vigilant about anything that invades privacy. In the last month, he has filed two bills that protect privacy – the "Black Box Privacy Protection Act" and the "We Are Watching You Act."
The idea to start Percival Beer Company came to Felipe Oliveira several summers ago. The aspiring entrepreneur was at a barbeque at his sister’s home in Dedham when he noticed that most beers didn’t really mix well with Cape Verdean food.
While most consider the proposed multi-million dollar project to revitalize the White Stadium in Franklin Park a good thing, others say they are concerned about changes the project could bring, including losing valuable green park land.