Urban Edge Assess Youth Needs in JP, Roxbury

Urban Edge Assess Youth Needs in JP, Roxbury BNN’s segment with Urban Edge CEO Emilio Dorcely and Director of Community Engagement Alia Pacombe discussing its new needs assessment for young people in its service area covering parts of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Part of the goal is to extend the reach of other agencies in the area and improve coordination...


New Assessment Looks at Needs of Young People Living in Roxbury and Jamaica Plain

Media Contact: Suzanne Morse (617) 646-1020  Urban Edge Releases Analysis that Highlights Neighborhoods’ Opportunities and  Concerns, Identifies Recommendations Re Youth Services  Boston, Mass. (August 10, 2021) – Urban Edge is releasing today a report highlighting the priorities and the vision for the future that youth...


Boston’s Next Mayor Must Put Words into Action

Black and Brown Communities Need Investments to Build Opportunities By Emilio Dorcely | Special to Banker & Tradesman | May 16, 2021 Dismantling the structures that perpetuate inequities for Bostonians should be a high priority for the next mayor. Creating opportunities to build wealth in Black and Brown households, developing communities...


Board approves initial Mildred Hailey rebuild, will include replacement of 253 existing public-housing units, creation of 420 new apartments in Jackson Square

The view from the new Lamartine Street. Rendering by Stantec and Dream Collaborative. The BPDA board today approved plans by developers to raze several buildings at the sprawling Mildred Hailey Apartments complex in Jamaica Plain and replace their current 253 Section 8 apartments with all new units – and add 420 additional income-restricted...