As a girl growing up in Roxbury and Dorchester, I never aspired to represent my community at the State House. Politicians didn’t look like me. They didn’t come from where I came from, and they sure as heck didn’t seem to put the needs of my family front... Read more
Last Saturday, at an open-air, interfaith “Mass for Racial Justice” service on Castle Island hosted by Gate of Heaven parish, priests from Catholic parishes in the city, faith leaders from different denominations, and elected officials heard Cardinal Sean... Read more
The MBTA will shut down a portion of Red Line train service at the southern tip of the Braintree branch for two straight weeks starting later this month as part of the agency’s efforts to use a period of low ridership amid the pandemic as an opportunity... Read more
Bike owner responds to looting with novel move For months, Noah Hicks was forced to turn away customers hoping to get their bikes fixed at his shop, Spokehouse, in Uphams Corner. After closing for the coronavirus, he planned to reopen on June 1. The night... Read more
Declaring racism a public health emergency in the city of Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh last Friday signed an executive order outlining the transfer of $3 million from Boston Police overtime budget to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). He said that... Read more
Federal agents on Monday began rounding up alleged members of the Norton/Olney/Barry Gang, whom they accuse of being a full-service gang that, when not busy shooting rivals, dealing drugs, pimping women and robbing people at gunpoint, made lots of rap... Read more
There has been a lot of talk about the danger of COVID-19 transmission at the hundreds of large demonstrations, marches, and protests over the last few weeks, but the state has no way of knowing whether or how much the virus has spread at those events. To... Read more
Four candidates for the 12th Suffolk House seat will have the floor during a virtual meeting of the Lower Mills Civic Association membership on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Cameron Charbonnier, Stephanie Everett, Jovan Lacet, and Brandy Fluker-Oakley were invited... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot to death inside 82 Wheatland Ave. on Saturday afternoon. Police say officers responded to the three decker there around 4 p.m. and found a man in a hallway with gunshot wounds. He was declared dead at... Read more
American leaders must address not only police violence but also a slew of other social and political issues that stem from centuries of structural racism, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley told business leaders on Friday. During a virtual appearance before... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today declared that racism constitutes a public health emergency in the city of Boston and signed an Executive Order outlining the transfer of $3 million from Boston Police overtime budget to the Boston Public Health Commision (BPHC... Read more
More than 370 people joined an online forum last night led by at-large City Councillor Julia Mejia aimed at finding solutions to the onslaught of illegal fireworks in Boston neighborhoods. Dubbed “Fireworks Trauma,” the event featured a diverse array of... Read more
A group of elected officials, transit officials, and local advocates gathered at the Four Corners/Geneva Fairmount Line station last Thursday morning as Keolis, the company that partners with the MBTA to operate the Commuter Rail system, donated 10,000... Read more
The COVID-19 epidemic has raised a multitude of questions regarding the future of public life and the built environment. Much of this focus has been on social distancing, public transportation usage, and economic survival. The concerns raised by COVID-19... Read more
A few weeks ago, Apolo Catala received a phone call from FedCo, a cooperative seed and tree company located in Clinton, Maine. The co-op was trying to save hundreds of fruit trees from landing in the compost heap due to market disruptions caused by COVID... Read more
In a speech often quoted in recent days, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “A riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? … It has failed to hear that promises of freedom and justice have not been met.  And it has... Read more
When the warmer months roll around, Dorchester Running Club traditionally mounts a “summer run series” in which members meet up at a local bar or restaurant, go for a run, and then hang out for a drink or meal afterwards. This year, club president... Read more
US Sen. Edward Markey went directly after the record of his Democratic primary opponent, US Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, in a Monday night debate, attacking Kennedy’s decision to work for a Republican prosecutor on Cape Cod and the islands after law school... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley threw her support behind Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins amid a heated public dispute with a Boston police union, condemning the association as “tearing down a black woman in leadership and putting her life... Read more
The Boston Home will hold its first annual Virtual Hero 2.5 Mile Walk/Run, a community fundraising event in recognition of all heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, from June 29 to July 4. Anyone can participate in the event by walking or... Read more


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