The Suffolk Journal

Race gap in Boston’s departments must change

Race gap in Boston’s departments must change

Maria Baluch

April 22, 2015

It comes as a surprise that Boston’s police and fire departments are “the least racially diverse major city agencies,” according to a report by the city’s Office of Diversity that analyzed municipal payroll data. The analysis found that the police department is 66 percent white and the fire...

Where do students live? West End has most Suffolk students per postal code

Where do students live? West End has most Suffolk students per postal code

Thalia Yunen

April 8, 2015

After a measure by Mayor Martin J. Walsh last year following a scathing report on detrimental housing conditions college students were living in, institutions in the city are required to submit addresses of students living off campus to the Inspectional Services Department. The city has recorded a...

Scaffolding on Sawyer up as safety precaution for missing mortar between bricks

Scaffolding on Sawyer up as safety precaution for missing mortar between bricks

Melissa Hanson

March 19, 2015

During a routine building façade inspection, the company Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates discovered mortar was missing from a section of bricks on the Sawyer building, officials said. Mortar was missing in an area near the seventh floor area of the building, which likely happened because of the...

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