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By - 6/3/15 - 1:10 pm

The City Council today approved a hearing on conditions for housekeepers at the Wyndham Hotel on Blossom Street, whom they said are routinely exposed to blood, feces, vomit, syringes and other possibly unhealthy materials left in rooms by Mass. General patients staying at the hotel. Read more.

By - 4/14/15 - 5:48 pm
Boylston Street living-wage protest

Protesters marching in support of a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts are marching down Boylston Street and in the Chinatown area this rush hour.

Before they got to Boylston, the Back Bay protesters shut down Huntington at Mass. Ave., as URNotInvisible shows us:

$15 minimum wage protest on Huntington Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue
By - 4/10/15 - 10:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today state law lets take-out owners prohibit tips and, as long as they prominently alert visitors to that, keep any of the money customers insist on giving anyway.

The ruling comes in the case of employees of Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Constantine Scrivanos, who owns 66 Dunkin' shops in eastern Massachusetts and who bans tipping in about two-thirds of those.

By - 3/18/15 - 7:27 am

WBUR reports on a study that found Boston is the third most unequal city in the country in terms of income:

In 2013, the richest Boston households - those at the 95th percentile - took home $239,837 in income, while those at the 20th percentile made just $15,952.

By - 2/21/15 - 11:00 am

Scraping by in Boston is a blog by, well, somebody who was already scraping by when we got hit by all the business-closing snow:

By - 2/16/15 - 11:53 am
Davis Square mural in the snow

Maryr shows us the rising snow as measured against segments of the Somerville map mural on the Davis bike path.

By - 1/23/15 - 12:31 pm

Self-employed Roslindale residents no longer have to travel out of the neighborhood if they want some office space. Micah Perlin recently opened Rozzie Cowork at 85 Robert St. (that brick building across from Fallon Field).

By - 12/17/14 - 8:14 am

The State House News Service reports that when state Education Secretary Matthew Malone leaves office next month, he won't be taking much time off:

Malone, 44, who describes himself as a "foodie" who loves to cook, plans to do an unpaid internship at Tony's Market in Roslindale Square to learn how to cut meat.

By - 11/18/14 - 10:05 am

City Councilors Charles Yancey (Dorchester) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) want the council to approve an ordinance requiring all companies with more than 100 employees in Boston:

File a report each year stating the race, gender, number and percentage of Boston workers employed at each level of the company’s operation as well as the racial and gender composition of the Boston workers at each level of the company’s operations.

By - 10/27/14 - 4:14 pm

Yeah, so what if tons of college graduates flee Boston as soon as they toss those mortarboards in the air? The BRA and UMass Boston's Donahue Institute says it doesn't matter because a) So many of Boston's college kids come from somewhere else, so you'd expect a lot of them to leave and b) Boston has the largest percentage of 20-34 year olds of any major American city, and that's far more important a statistic because it shows we've got a young, dynamic workforce.

Oh, and while we're at it, our escalating housing prices are not driving out the young'uns, either, they say:

By - 9/26/14 - 7:55 am

Hyatt and UNITE HERE Local 26 say they've reached an agreement under which the hotel chain will pay $1 million to 100 workers terminated at the Hyatt Boston Harbor, Hyatt Regency Boston and Hyatt Regency Cambridge hotels in 2009 - and will give those workers priority for future job openings at the hotels.

“We never forgot the courage these workers showed by speaking up when they were let go,” said Brian Lang, president of UNITE HERE Local 26. “Hyatt is showing courage by doing the right thing today.”

By - 8/17/14 - 11:20 pm

Swissport International Ltd., which provides ground services at Logan Airport, has an ad on Craigslist for people looking for jobs de-icing airplanes in cold weather.

Headlined "Hardcore Gamer? We may have a job for you at Boson [sic] Logan Airport," the ad says de-icing airplanes requires the same skills as mastering a video game:

By - 6/23/14 - 9:06 am

Ever wonder how busy people get soo much done? Secrets revealed!

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training

Productivity Tech Tips on Monday, July 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.

Limited space - register ahead of time: at www.sojust.org

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available.)

Newcomers always welcomed!

Productivity Tech Tips

By - 6/6/14 - 4:22 pm

I have a wallet and could only find the address. I would rather not put much money or effort into it.

Found in the Common rummaged through and placed on top of a trash can. Against my better judgment I picked it up. Tried to give it to a busy bpd bike officer who suggested I call it in (told me to call 911 at first, lol). After 30min of waiting for a cruiser I gave up. Unfortunately still with possession of the wallet. Any reasonable suggestions?

By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

By - 4/27/14 - 7:34 pm

Join Socializing for Justice on Thursday, May 15 from 6-8:30PM to celebrate 7+ years, 2500+ members, 175+ events and countless connections made since 2006! Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet 120+ friendly SoJusters!

By - 4/20/14 - 3:29 pm

Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on Monday, May 5 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 in advance/$20 at the door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

By - 4/1/14 - 8:55 am

Did you know a professionally written resume and cover letter will increase your call backs by over 65%?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training
Accelerate Your Nonprofit Career: Strategic Resume and Cover Letters on Monday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

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