Delores Handy is a multiple Emmy-awarding winning broadcast journalist. She worked at radio and television stations in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas as well as in Memphis, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., before moving to Boston in 1982 to work at Channel 7.
Since arriving in Boston, she has also worked at Channel 2 and Channel 68 as a producer, news anchor and host. In addition, she has been news anchor for the Monitor Channel and CNN Headline News.
Among her awards and honors are four Emmy Awards for her work in television in Washington and Boston; induction in the “Silver Circle” of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of excellence in television; a citation by the Museum of African-American History as one of the 350 people who epitomize the spirit of black presence in Massachusetts; Journalist of the Year by the Washington Press Club; a New York International Film Festivals Award for Documentaries; and many other awards from journalism and civic organizations for her work as a producer, writer, reporter and news anchor.
With less competition for a casino license in the southeastern part of the state, the gaming commission has decided to give developers a little more time to finalize proposals.
In Los Angeles, Tommy Chang, Boston’s new superintendent, oversaw 135 schools serving around 100,000 students. While struggling schools largely improved during his tenure, he still faced several significant issues.
Tommy Chang’s starting salary is slightly below average for a school district of this size, according to the city.
In Los Angeles, Tommy Chang is a local instructional superintendent, who oversees more than 130 under-performing schools.
Now that the final four candidates in the Boston Public School superintendent search have all been interviewed in public hearings last week, the Boston School Committee is scheduled to make a final decision Tuesday night. Here’s a look at the men vying for the job.
Each of the final four candidates will be in Boston this week for public interviews with various stakeholders, such as parents, students, teachers, school leaders and community partners.
Some 500 Boston Public School employees are moving from the their downtown offices to the new school headquarters in Dudley Square.
A major battle is coming to a head over the fate of a century-old Boston Public School Building that most recently housed the Dearborn Middle School in Roxbury. It’s scheduled for demolition to make way for the first new school built in the city in more than a decade.
As the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, Boston clergy see his message resonating with the Black Lives Matters movement and the city’s homeless advocates invoke his legacy to build support for a new shelter.
The Boston Teachers Union approved a plan to add 40 minutes to the school day for all elementary and middle schools that don’t already have extended day programs.
Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.
Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.
Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.
The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.