Trinity Christmas Bazaar to Be Held Dec. 5, 6 – The Armenian Mirror

  By Seta A. Buchter CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston will usher in the holiday season with its annual Trinity Christmas Bazaar, which will take place on Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6, in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA. Bazaar hours are Friday, from 12 noon to 9 pm, and Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm. Bazaar Co-Chairmen are Gregory A. Kolligian, Jr., and Ara Hollisian, chairman and vice-chairman, of Holy Trinity’s Parish Council. Along with their committees, they have been working since the Continue reading >>>

Mayor Walsh creates new office, appoints Chief Diversity Officer

BOSTON ( -- A new report released by the advocacy group Greater Boston Latino Network finds that Latinos are underrepresented in terms of position and power in city governments in Boston, Chelsea and Somerville.Its release comes on the same day that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the city's first Chief Diversity Officer to lead what's called a Diversity and Inclusion Team.Mayor Walsh called the numbers "disturbing," and says the city clearly has more work to do.FOX 25 political reporter Sharman Sacchetti asked him why now, one year after he took office, did he decide to create Continue reading >>>

With construction and leasing booming, Boston’s lab space market squeezed tight

The market for laboratory space in Greater Boston is growing tighter, according to a new report, with little space available in Cambridge and vacancy in the City of Boston at just 0.2 percent.The real estate brokerage Transwestern RBJ reported that science companies and institutions moved into 516,000 square feet of lab space from July to September, pushing the area’s vacancy rate down from 11.6 percent to 9.5 percent. Pharmaceutical company Baxter International’s agreement to lease 200,000 square feet on Kendall Street in Cambridge was the largest lab space Continue reading >>>

Report: Latinos lack power in Boston-area governments

BOSTON (AP) GT;GT; A new report from an advocacy group finds that Latinos are not well represented in positions of power in city government in Boston, Somerville and Chelsea. The Boston Globe reports the study, commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino Network, is to be released Tuesday. It finds that in Boston, where one in six residents are Latino, only one Hispanic serves in Mayor Martin Walsh's 13-member cabinet and only 7 percent are represented as department heads or appointees to boards and commissions. Walsh was scheduled to join community leaders Tuesday to discuss the report. The report Continue reading >>>

Latinos absent from positions of power in city governments, report finds

The Latino population in Boston, Somerville, and Chelsea has boomed in recent years, but their faces remain largely absent from positions of power in City Hall, according to a new report from an advocacy organization that brands the dearth of Hispanics in local government a “silent crisis.” The report commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino Network asserts that diversity matters at City Hall because research has shown that inclusive bureaucracies are better equipped to handle the complex issues of multicultural cities. Continue reading below “This Continue reading >>>

Walsh to convene team to grow diversity

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will announce today he is assembling a “diversity inclusion team” that will help him grow the ranks of minorities working for the city — especially Latinos.Joseph Rull, Walsh’s chief of operations, said the diversity team will begin meeting on a regular basis around late January or early February, and will advise Walsh’s soon-to-hired chief diversity officer.“It’s going to be a two-way conversation,” Rull said. “It’s going to be open and honest, and some of these discussions people don’t want to have, but you need to have them.”On the campaign trail, Continue reading >>>

Verizon FiOS customers left without FOX 25 after failure to reach contract …

After Verizon FiOS and FOX 25 failed to reach a contract agreement regarding carriage fees Thursday, approximately 400,000 Verizon subscribers in Massachusetts will lose access to the news channel. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Approximately 400,000 Greater Boston area Verizon FiOS television customers were without FOX 25 on Thursday, following a failure to reach a contract agreement regarding carriage fees. The negotiations resulted in a lack of Thanksgiving Day NFL coverage, which upset many residents. FOX 25 was removed from the Verizon FiOS TV packages on Continue reading >>>

Nashua Resident Helps VNA of Boston Raise $260K

Nashua resident Linda Hope-Springer helped the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston raise a record-breaking $260,000 at its annual Heroes in Health Care Gala held recently at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston. VNA of Boston, established in 1886, is the oldest organized visiting nurse association in the United States. The nonprofit provides vital, home-based health care to Greater Boston residents, including infants with acute, chronic or terminal illnesses and mothers with at-risk pregnancies. Hope-Springer served as co-chairwoman of the Gala. Over the past nine years, the Heroes in Health Care Continue reading >>>

Even with no casino, Revere focuses on new uses for old racetracks

REVERE — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission might have awarded the Greater Boston casino license to Steve Wynn in Everett, but the developer who sought to bring a billion-dollar gambling resort to Revere remains optimistic.“We’re not going to go anywhere,” said Richard Fields, a principal owner of the city’s two closed racetracks — Suffolk Downs and Wonderland Greyhound Park — during remarks at the city’s second Economic Development Summit. “We’re going to sit here, and we’re going to work with you. We’re going to figure out the best solution Continue reading >>>