HUBWeek - Roxbury Innovation Showcase

Inside the Roxbury Innovation Center, 20 local startup businesses and accelerator programs from Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and more will present their ideas and discuss the state of the innovation ecosystem in Roxbury with entrepreneurs who are blazing the trail.

Finding power in crochet

Having overcome significant obstacles to get to where she is, Makuwa designs for an equally bold and powerful customer. Many of her styles feature avant-garde details. The Bellesuit boasts an open-weave train and the Dahlia is a traditional string bikini ...

Boston Chamber opens doors

Sheena Collier joined the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce last year as its first director of economic opportunity.


Returning for year three, HUBweek will kick off with two days of 90+ “Spoke Events” taking place all across Greater Boston–from Dorchester and Roxbury to Somerville and Kendall Square–and will land on Boston’s City Hall Plaza on October 12th as ...

Wellness center 4 all

A yoga instructor and a massage therapist have teamed up to bring a broad menu of affordable wellness-centered classes to Dorchester’s Four Corners neighborhood. Co-founders Karuna O’Donnell and Christine Rose opened their 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness studio in May, ...

Slade’s Bar & Grill changes hands

Slade’s Bar & Grill, one of Lower Roxbury’s longtime go-to spots for R & B music and soul food, is under new ownership — but patrons can rest assured that they’ll continue to find the same food, entertainment and atmosphere ...

How much should Boston want Amazon’s new HQ?

The online retail giant invited municipalities to make their case for becoming the firm’s second headquarters. Amazon expects to invest $5 billion and employ up to 50,000 people with average salaries of $100,000, although it is unlikely that all such ...

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.

Corporations & Businesses of Color Convene at Gillette Stadium to Fuel Economic Growth

The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council will host its annual Business Opportunity Conference and Expo on September 27th.

Building a local economy

The Boston Ujima Project took a step forward last weekend with an inaugural assembly to launch its effort to build a new community-controlled economy in Boston’s neighborhoods of color.

Vegan vibe in Dorchester

Last week, Jahriffe MacKenzie and Nahdra Ra Kiros opened Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with stews, lentil dishes, sandwiches and wraps, smoothies, natural juices and teas.

Career app links Latinos

Latinc is a career-oriented social networking site and app tailored for the Latino community. Users are invited to create profiles, request mentoring from another member, view daily suggested job openings and take industry-relevant low-cost online training courses.

City seeks restaurateur tenant for prime Dudley real estate

The city of Boston is once again seeking a full-service restaurant tenant for the large vacant space at the front of the Bruce C. Bolling Building in the heart of Dudley Square. Finding the right restaurateur-tenant for the prominent location ...

Learning entrepreneurship

A panel of judges and an audience of mentors, teachers, family, and supporters last week as part of the Emprende! Program, which translates to “launch” in English, and operates in partnership with the Verizon Foundation and Sociedad Latina.

A strong start for Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer

Bev Armstrong, founder, CEO and head brewer of Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer, knows her career path is unusual. The Harvard-educated attorney and MBA made a “complete left turn” into entrepreneurship, hanging her shingle as a fulltime craft beer brewer in ...