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Public defenders fight for bargaining rights

While legislators were debating legislative reforms aimed at making the state’s criminal justice system more fair, the public defenders, social workers, paralegals and investigators who work for the state’s Committee for Public Counsel Services were fighting for a reform they ...

Boston still rated as unaffordable

In the wake of Mayor Marty Walsh's re-election to a second term, discussions on Boston's housing issues continue to reverberate across the city among residents and housing advocates in a highly inflated real estate market.

Linda Whitlock

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus is proud to announce that Linda Whitlock will receive the group’s coveted Abigail Adams award at their 30th Annual Award ceremony on Thursday, November 16 at the Fairmont Copley Hotel.

Veggie heaven

It’s been a year since the Impossible Burger finally made its debut, after five years of buzz.

No compromise on freedom

Gen. John Kelly has to understand that there can be no compromise on the fundamental issue of freedom.

City of Boston gives $2 million for rec center

For the last 20 years, community activists in Jackson Square have been working to bring to the neighborhood a central place for teens to play, learn and work. After Mayor Martin Walsh administration’s contribution of $2 million towards the project ...

Entrepreneurship ‘para todos’

EforAll started in 2010 as the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, a project under UMass Lowell with initial funding from the Deshpande Foundation. The mission was to build a community-based entrepreneurial ecosystem where people and institutions from across the community get involved ...

Next generation MCAS helps ensure students’ success

Parents around the state are receiving MCAS results, and may be wondering ‘What happened to my child’s scores?’ Improvements to state standards and an upgrade of the 20-year old test have led this year’s score reports to look different than ...

MCAS test has done nothing to improve school quality

Results from the new MCAS exam show that more than half of Massachusetts students scored below a new, arbitrary “meeting expectations” level in most grades and subjects. Disproportionately, these will be urban youth of color. Unfortunately, this will create more ...

Musical mastery on display at Berklee

The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet wasted no time getting down to business Friday night at Berklee Performance Center as the first of three powerhouse acts in a concert presented by World Music/CRASHarts. The program also showcased another homegrown New Orleans ...

Boston Ballet program reflects talents of Finland

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence from the giant at its border, Russia, the program presents the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s “Obsidian Tear” and the world premiere of Jorma Elo’s “Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.”

Strangers in Boston

On Thursday November 2, local photographer Jourdan Christopher debuted his first solo exhibit at Craft and Caro in Seaport. The exhibit features his series “Strangers in Boston,” a curated selection of black and white portraits, many of them taken covertly, ...

Celebrity Series gears up to celebrate 50 years of Alvin Ailey in Boston

In 2018, Alvin Ailey will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of their first show in Boston at the John Hancock Hall. Celebrity Series of Boston has an extensive celebration program planned, beginning with a symposium at the same hall highlighting the ...

Criminal justice reform activists lobby for bill passage

Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement, as part of their Jobs not Jails movement, organized a lobbying day at the state house to move forward criminal justice reform legislation.

Housing planned for Dudley could boost businesses

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building has brought to Dudley Square Boston Public Schools staff and housing food, retail and service businesses in its ground-floor retail spaces. But as daylight fades and workers depart the area, the commercial district loses ...