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DCF Commissioner Olga Roche resigns amidst controversy

In the days following the discovery of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver’s body, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche announced Tuesday her immediate resignation. Oliver, who lived in Fitchburg, disappeared in September while under DCF care, but officials did not discover the child was missing until December. Jeremiah’s mother, Elsa Oliver, and her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra, […]

Boston businesses low in recruiting students

Top business executives are hesitant to hire recent college graduates due to a lack of applicable skills, according to a survey released by Northeastern University Tuesday. This survey was the third part of an “Innovation Imperative” polling series administered by Northeastern researchers. The poll was conducted in February through phone interviews with C-Suite executives and business […]

Boston UpFront brings together local leaders

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and 450 of Boston’s top young professionals, business leaders and students came togetherWednesday evening for the premiere of Boston UpFront, a compilation of three films about Boston’s recent and upcoming development. “The fact is, we have the work force, and we have the ability to deliver things and in some cases, cheaper […]

Walsh announces startup incubator to open up in Dudley Square

In order to support startups, entrepreneurs and innovation in the city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tuesday  that 4,000 square feet of space in the Ferdinand Building in Dudley Square will serve as a business incubator. The incubator will share the building with the new headquarters for Boston Public Schools, as well as retail and community […]

ESE creates plan to boost educator diversity in Massachusetts

In an effort to expand racial and ethnic variety among educators, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education presented an educator diversity action plan Tuesday to encourage greater faculty diversity among all schools in the Commonwealth. Mitchell Chester, ESE commissioner, prepared the initiative for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Produced by the Massachusetts Advocates […]