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 […]
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 a loose spray […]
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 […]
Born out of an era where more female jazz musicians are speaking out about injustice and sexism in the industry, the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice provides jazz education in a female-driven environment.
The following is a Q&A with the new managing director.
The Dorchester Community Food Co-op was officially started in 2012 by a group of Dorchester residents who wanted better access to healthy food. The co-op already has more than 700 members, without having opened a store yet.