Myechia Minter-Jordan

Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO of The Dimock Community Health Center, was among a distinguished group of influential figures to receive a Doctor of Public Service honorary degree at Northeastern University’s 115th commencement.

Beware: That call from the IRS may not be a scam after all

For taxpayers worried about scams involving IRS imposters, the one reliable piece of advice to hold onto was the old consumer protections adage: “The IRS will never call you.” Not anymore. The Internal Revenue Service is phasing in the use ...

Hearing focuses on Boston Public Schools’ struggles with transit costs, appealing meals

A small portion of students account for the majority of the expenses in a transit department that has struggled to limit costs. Meanwhile, the school' s food department aims to increase the per-meal food expensive reimbursement it receives by improving ...

Boston’s bad reputation on race troubles firms

A pervasive image of Boston as unwelcoming to minorities has long presented a hurdle to recruiting talent and attracting minority businesses and business organizations, said James Rooney, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Many now are ...

Santander Bank's new program focuses on entrepreneurs in low-wealth communities in Boston

Santander Bank this week announced “Cultivate Small Business,” a pilot initiative designed to assist women-, minority- and immigrant-owned businesses in food-related industries. The program’s focus is on helping to fill gaps in networking, mentorship, training and access to capital in ...

Boston University professor Travis Bristol studies hiring, retention of teachers of color

Travis Bristol is an assistant professor in English education at the Boston University School of Education who researches district- and school-based practices that support teachers of color; national, state, and local education policies that enable and constrain the workplace experiences ...

Nuestra Voz conference to amplify Latinx voices across Massachusetts

In Boston, Latinos comprise 20 percent of the population, but only 7 percent of those appointed to executive positions and city and state commissions and boards. The presidential election brought a new call to action for Latina Circle co-founders Francisco ...

Divisions in political base present challenge for Walsh in Boston mayor’s race

In his 2013 upset win over at-large City Councilor John Connolly, Mayor Martin Walsh, then a Dorchester state representative, prevailed by a thin three-percentage-points. He drew heavily on support from predominantly black and Latino precincts in Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester ...

Dress code at Malden Mystic Valley Regional Charter School censures black hair

Civil rights groups have decried the Mystic Valley Regional Charter school's dress code policies as racially discriminatory and said they may represent another piece of an all-too frequent trend of criminalization of blackness.

Anthony Richards

Anthony Richards is the director of community affairs for the Governor’s office. In this role he communicates regularly with community organizations, law enforcement, non-profits and private organizations in order to hears their views and concerns and connect people, groups and ...

In face of cuts, Boston Public Schools details supports for district’s low-performing schools

Boston Public Schools officials took time during the hearings to outline their efforts to support low performing schools, through measures such as visiting assistant teams, continued funding support for schools exiting turnaround and a fund for extra supports. Not all ...

Fear and defiance greet House Republicans’ American Health Care Act

Many speakers at a health care panel said legislation could bring drastic consequences to them or members of their families. Sen. Markey offered a spot of hope, predicting the bill would fail in the Senate.

Jessica Tang poised to be next Boston Teachers Union president

Jessica Tang, the union's director of organizing, runs unopposed for BTU presidency. She has earned a reputation for advocating on issues within and outside the classroom.

New Codman Square units put small dent in Boston’s affordable housing crisis

Mayor Martin Walsh joined neighborhood activists to cut the ribbon on 44 new units of affordable housing in the Codman Square area Monday. In a city where 21,865 residential units were permitted at the beginning of the year, the ones ...

Commuters ride for free on Fairmount Line for two weeks

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano joined local activists and state officials to kick off two weeks of free rides on the Fairmount Line, for which he will pay using his campaign account.