Cardinal O'Malley and elected officials joined yesterday in a ground-breaking for new affordable housing in downtown Boston. There will be forty-six units of permanent housing in a renovated building on Boylston Street. Most of these will be for people who've experienced homelessness, while others would be for people of modest income.
Students in the Boston Public Schools will have more opportunities to compete for jobs of the future.
The system's expanding after-school programming in science, technology, engineering and math for grades six through eight. Supporting the effort is a five-year federal grant of almost four million dollars to the United Way.
A voluntary school desegregation program for Boston and surrounding communities has a new leader. Milagros Arbaje-Thomas will become the new C-E-O for METCO. For the past fifteen years, she's been a manager of neighborhood antipoverty programs for A-B-C-D.