loria Colon always knew where her roots originated. She was a First Nation, from the Elsipogtog reservation in Canada’s New Brunswick province. But after spending her childhood in Boston’s foster care system, she wasn’t sure how to connect to a part of her history she didn’t know much about.
When Rose Miller bought her current home on Oscar Street in 1997, she knew that she was returning to a changing neighborhood. “People would tell me, ‘Don’t buy [a house] in Mission Hill,’” she said. “But I thought, ‘Well eventually […]
By Story Hinckley, Hanyang Dong, Yinglong Chen Two stops on the Orange Line. That’s all it takes to erase a quarter-century off of your life. Boston is a city segregated by race, income and education. No statistic, however, shows Boston’s […]
Construction wraps up at the Forest Hills station, where pedestrians, cyclists and drives each have newly designated routes. Photo by Andy Robinson. Story by Zach Ben-Amots, Jianou Han & DJ Wassick Forest Hills only has two consistent, defining features: change […]
South End residents protested affordable housing losses in the 1960s. Today, activism is far more rare. Photo provided by Northeastern University, Archives and Special Collections Division. By Veer Mudambi, Yuan Tian & Abhishek Majumdar “Urban renewal” programs are not uncommon […]
By Patrick Strohecker, Ruobing Su, Ronnie Zhang At 4:30 p.m. on a Saturday in early February, a flood of people exited the Boston Opera House on Washington Street following the conclusion of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The King of Opera: Love […]
By Riley Robinson One of Mara Zellman’s favorite drinks is an affogato: a scoop of vanilla ice cream sunk in espresso, served at one of Boston’s North End coffee shops. She sips it outdoors and barefoot, auburn hair tied in […]
In a city where people still experience racism and homophobia on a daily basis, young queer people of color are seeking spaces where they can party without fear of prejudice – but those spaces are increasingly rare.
By Morgan Lloyd Ronel Remy was once a tenant in Boston. Not anymore. He was evicted six times from apartments around the city, each time landing further outside Boston proper. From Somerville to Dorchester, then to Hyde Park and Roslindale, […]
Harvard University sophomore Robert Jomar Malate finds it difficult to identify as an American, though he carries a U.S. passport.
Since 1979, Mujeres Unidas Avanzando went from a nonprofit founded in a church basement to helping low-income Latina women and girls throughout the Greater Boston area.
By Alyssa Lukpat, Ava Sasani and Joshua Stair On a recent Saturday, 12-year old Lily Castello ran up the stairs to the computer lab in Northeastern University’s computer science building. Castello, a middle-school student from Roslindale, was ready and eager […]
By Chris Triunfo and Casey Rochette In May 2018, a bill that would have required schools to teach sex ed failed in Massachusetts state legislature. The “Healthy Youth Act” would have required schools to follow a curriculum that’s medically accurate, […]
Photo by Joshua Qualls By Ysabelle Kempe An unforgiving gust of wind washed over the Grove Hall Senior Center, a simple brick building on a quiet street that runs along the border of Dorchester and Roxbury. Ayana Green, 23, one […]