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, […]
By A.M. Blaze Julius Wayne Dudley, 73, sports a sweeping moustache, cowboy hat, red Harvard sweater and black pants. Standing over six feet tall, Dudley speaks with a distinct confidence. The oldest of nine siblings, he was born in 1944 […]
By Katie Coiro Sarah Hanlon, 20, moved into Mission Hill to live in a packed house. “I live with six girls, so it’s a lot of fun,” she said. “You never know what’s going to happen next. It keeps you […]
By Joshua Qualls Jaquelin Roman’s favorite memory of growing up in Mission Hill is going with her mom to the park next to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. “I just loved the neighborhood in the fall,” said Roman, who […]
By Joshua Qualls Steven Matos, 19, has lived in Mission Hill all his life. He has big dreams. He’s already studying computer science at Bunker Hill Community College, and he wants to travel the world. But Boston, especially Mission Hill, […]