Charter advocates weigh in on District 7 race

Now, with just days to go before Boston’s Sept. 26 preliminary municipal election, some of those same wealthy donors are appearing on the campaign finance records of at least one local candidate: Deeqo Jibril, who is vying for the District ...

Tabbouleh is bursting with flavor

When I used to frequent the IHOP and other such establishments with my homies, I would raise eyebrows by eating the parsley that garnished my sandwich or pancakes. Not the delicate flat-leafed parsley, mind you, but the curly kind that ...

In the news: Stan McLaren

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center has selected Mr. Stan McLaren as their next Chief Executive Officer.

Kalimah Muhammad’s sculptures follow the path of self-discovery

Muhammad’s work, though physically small and minimalistic in design, is astoundingly expressive. No sculptures reach taller than a foot high, and yet they represent giants of emotion, reaching endlessly towards salvation.

Haitian painter/designer Colette Brésilla discusses her work as a feminine artist

The Haitian artist has created numerous thought-provoking, bold, provocative and colorful paintings. Her artwork has been showcased extensively in numerous American and international institutions, including galleries, museums and universities and are housed in a variety of permanent corporate and private ...

An efficient government is essential

Former President Ronald Reagan endeared himself to conservatives with his belittling assessment of the role of government. He once stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.’” After ...

Girls of color in Boston schools face academic disparities

At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley held the first-ever listening-only forum on September 11 for girls of color and their parents on how school policies have affected their well-being and academic experiences.

Walsh, Jackson focus on mobilizing supporters

Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 Tito Jackson face off for the first time next Tuesday during the mayoral preliminary balloting. There have been no debates, but both candidates have staked out key positions on issues critical to voters.

Are you planning on voting in the September 26 preliminary?

Yes. At this day and time, it’s very important. — Tony, Carpenter, Dorchester

Renovations completed on Freedom House

Two years and $2.5 million later, the new Freedom House recently held its formal ribbon-cutting ceremony, with elected officials, community members and the students and staff who are in Freedom House on a daily basis.

Students unenrolled from Egleston

Greater Egleston High School’s student count has dropped from 185 to 79, according to a posting from an anonymous source on the Universal Hub news website. The abrupt mass un-enrollment[MD1] at the school comes just days before the district calculates ...

Contenders for District 7’s council seat outline stances

Candidates vying to be the next City Councilor for District 7 met for a debate forum at Hibernian Hall last week, during which they spoke on their priorities for the Boston Public Schools, approaches to improving access to homeownership and ...

SpeakEasy Stage rewrites history with gender-bending "Men on Boats"

In 1869 explorer John Wesley Powell set out with a small crew of white men to chart the Grand Canyon. SpeakEasy Stage has taken that whitewashed history and turned it on its head with “Men on Boats,” a roaring romp ...

1st Armor security firm emphasizes local hiring, community relations

Private security company 1st Armor Protection Services makes community service central to its approach and, so far, leadership says, it seems to be working.

Bill aims for equity in access to solar

Black and Latino lawmakers have teamed up with environmental advocates to tackle a piece of 2016 legislation that they say dropped a barrier on low-income renters who seek cheaper, cleaner energy. To fix this, the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus ...