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...

Boston Public Library reveals new wing for young readers

Boston Public Library reveals new wing for young readers

Will Senar

February 25, 2015

The Boston Public Library unveiled its new and improved central library for teens and children on Saturday. Filled with bright colors, the second floor of the Johnson Building on Boylston Street was a sight for sore eyes. Although the first floor is still under renovation, the beauty and liveliness of...

Bid for Olympic Games discussed at Suffolk Law School

Bid for Olympic Games discussed at Suffolk Law School

Heather Rutherford

February 6, 2015

When Boston was selected in January as the United States’ city to bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, promised by Mayor Martin J. Walsh were a total of nine community meetings, giving the public and elected officials the opportunity to discuss their views, opinions, and initiatives. The first meetin...

Residents should feel more compassion for homeless

Residents should feel more compassion for homeless

Katie Dugan

November 19, 2014

Boston officials are still scrambling to find shelters for those displaced after the Long Island bridge, and the homeless shelter on it, closed last month. The closure could not have happened at a worse time. “We are going to house homeless people in the city of Boston. We are looking for locations...

Late-night T service and food trucks announced

Late-night T service and food trucks announced

Melissa Hanson

March 13, 2014

The city will have more appeal late at night according to Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who made separate announcements today of the start of extended hours on the MBTA and late-night food trucks. The T and key bus routes will stay open an extra 90 minutes on Friday and Saturday...

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