Yawu Miller began his career in journalism with the Banner, serving as a staff reporter in 1993. He became managing editor in 1996. After leaving the Banner in 2006, he continued with the paper as a freelance writer and photographer. He has also written freelance articles for Commonwealth Magazine, the Baltimore Afro American and the Boston Irish Reporter. Miller graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in English.
A $20 million U.S. Transportation Department grant to expand commuter rail capacity at Ruggles Station is expected to create jobs in the Roxbury area.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins and former City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo had strong showings in their respective races for sheriff and Register of Probate.
A BRA meeting on the Dudley Square innovation space brought out 16 teams of potential operators who shared ideas and explored partnerships.
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Democratic primary victory, with 42 percent of the vote, paves the way for a close race against Republican Charlie Baker for the Nov. 4 election.
A report funded by the Boston Foundation outlines key policy recommendations for the Department of Children and Families.
A recent study found that Boston is the most rapidly gentrifying city in the country and identified three areas in Roxbury where gentrification is most likely to occur.
Opening Monday, the Borstein & Pearl Food Production Center is expected to create over 150 new jobs for community residents and serve as an incubator for new community-based food businesses.
Candidates for statewide and local office attended a gathering at Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square in the South End.
Police department policy dictates that officers must have a valid reason to detain, pat-down or search suspects, but teens interviewed by the Banner say they’re often stopped without reason.
The city’s top police brass met with teenagers at the 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury to discuss how to repair relations between officers and youth.