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In Grove Hall, community center becomes home away from home

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 of two full-time employees, greeted several women who had been waiting for the center to…

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Trans Day of Remembrance: How a local tragedy became a national movement

In the echoing main hall of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Sunday, Myles S. Golden, a black gender-nonconforming trans-femme poet, stood up to perform. Although Golden is a decorated poet, it was their first time performing for an audience made up of mostly transgender people, an audience who listened with quiet rapture to…

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Life in Mission Hill: Grammar school principal urges college students need to ‘give back’ to the Hill

As the principal of Mission Grammar School, Ali Dutson, 35, has hundreds of children. Her school is part of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, which sits atop Mission Hill. The soft-spoken, yet charismatic 35-year-old began her teaching career in 2001 as a tutor at Mission Grammar. At the time, she was studying at Emmanuel…