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 […]
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 […]
Justin Brogden, 31, has lived in Mission Hill for three and half years. He loves it. “You could be in [downtown] Boston within 20 minutes,” he said. Brogden admitted that the biggest challenge facing the neighborhood is the affordability. “It […]
“My most vivid memory,” said 25-year-old Breannah Conward-Lewis, ”is learning that the Tobin Community Center has a backyard space with a garden. It gives me hope for having those kind of resources in the city. Just seeing the community gather […]
Maya Isakharova, 80, once slept on a bleak, concrete slab in a one-room apartment with her seven siblings and mother. They rarely had covers or pillows and were in the middle of the Soviet Union.
On a rainy Wednesday morning in Mission Hill, Mike’s Donuts on Tremont Street hung a sign in their window which read, “Welcome Back Students!” The sweet smell of pastries poured out of the open front door. Esmeralda Tango (pictured right) […]
“I would never, never leave here. This is my home,” said Carol DeSilva, who has lived on Mission Hill since she was born. She is 73.
Around 50 people gathered in a large meeting room at Massachusetts General Hospital on the afternoon of Friday, April 13. Among them were four groups of innovators looking to win a $10,000 grand prize from CAMtech, the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies based at the hospital. After two months of preparation, all four teams shared the same goals: curb the gun violence epidemic and improve the lives of survivors.
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 […]
Founded in 1966, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, or METCO, is the longest-running voluntary desegregation program in the country. After its founding, METCO helped integrate some suburban schools. But most of Boston Public Schools remained heavily segregated. So in 1974, […]