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Artist Theaster Gates focuses on urban renewal in Chicago

Artist Theaster Gates expands his repertoire to encompass urban renewal, through an ongoing endeavor to rebuild blighted sections of the South Side community in his hometown, Chicago.

Up next for Dudley plan: a design workshop

Since February 2016, Dudley Square has been the focus of one of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s community planning initiatives, joining similar efforts in Jamaica Plain/Roxbury and South Boston (Dorchester Avenue). The next meeting — and the last for ...

Harmful blowback from white supremacy

The time for whites to fantasize about the white supremacy is long gone, and no effort will be able to resurrect it. The more significant issue is the common interests beyond race that affect everyone’s economic status. The privileged who ...

The House tax bill’s a gift to companies that offshore profits and jobs

As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the “Paradise Papers,” it’s important to not lose sight of the fact that the Congressional tax plan is out along with promises that ...

Huntington Theatre Co. brings Molière’s ‘Tartuffe’ into 21st century

The Huntington Theatre Company is presenting an exuberant and stylish production of “Tartuffe,” a 17th-century farce by by Molière, one of France’s greatest dramatists. On stage through Dec. 10 at the Avenue of the Arts/Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston, the ...

Wellesley College production of Studs Terkel's ‘Working’ reinforces age-old truths

The Wellesley Repertory Theatre at Wellesley College wrapped up an all-female production of “Working” by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Based on Terkel’s book of interviews with Americans about their jobs, the musical reveals that though ...

The House takes further steps to reform criminal justice system

The Massachusetts House passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill last week, which has entered into a house-senate conference committee to reconcile differences with the Senate bill. The House version includes decreased larceny theft thresholds, CORI reform ...

Art Breathes Life

Ed Gaskin, executive director of Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, is actively fostering public art projects as a way to promote economic development in the area. As a result of over $70,000 in grant funding, Grove Hall is regularly producing ...

The business of food

First piloted in Fall 2016, Food Biz 101 is an accelerator specially designed to address the nuts and bolts of starting a food-related business. Classes cover recipe scaling, cost of goods, labeling regulations, licensing and permitting as well as business ...

UMass staff suffer consequences of school budget deficit

Staff union leaders at UMass Boston are preparing to challenge the school’s administration and board of trustees after dozens of employees were laid off as a way to address a budget deficit. Ongoing campus construction and renovations have contributed to ...

Chinatown wants control of public parcel

Members of the Boston Chinatown Resident Association and the Chinatown Community Land Trust are appealing to the Boston Planning and Development Agency to take back control of a public land parcel in their neighborhood. The city-owned land, named Parcel R-1, ...

Bilingual education to return to Massachusetts

Bilingual instruction came one step closer to making a return in Massachusetts last week, with the House voting near-unanimously to support An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids (LOOK), a bill that would allow instructors to teach English ...

BPS makes changes at alternative high school

Nearly two months after Boston Public Schools officials canceled the enrollment of 104 students from Greater Egleston High School, many remain off the school’s rolls and the department has yet to give an explanation for the action.

What in your life are you thankful for?

I’m grateful to be alive. The president might be the biggest jerk in the world, but I’m alive. — Ron Simpkins, Retired, Framingham

Rosette Martinez

Rosette Martinez joined The Dimock Center as Chief Officer of Operations Integration.

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