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Senators Markey and Warren respond to public pressure, request federal review of ICE detention conditions in Plymouth County

January 7, 2022

  After over six months of pressure from immigrant detainees and their families, advocacy groups...

Addiction-related family support groups provides clarity during uncertain times

January 3, 2022

  Donna Goneau has been attending weekly support group meetings for 21 years. She currently co-leads...

The quiet effort to change Massachusetts’ education policy

December 28, 2021

  Even Boston’s most liberal suburbs are not immune to right-wing activism aimed at limiting how...

Outcry over conditions at Plymouth County Correctional Facility  — community groups call for ICE detainees’ release

December 16, 2021

  Four immigrant justice organizations have detailed how immigrant detainees at the Plymouth...

New show in Cambridge will amplify underrepresented voices in science

December 15, 2021

  Science is a profession perceived to be free of bias, but findings have ultimately been limited...

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[VIDEO] Mass. DCF: helping or harming families?
[Video] Putting Families First, a mini documentary centering the voices of families affected by DCF

January 12, 2022

Tatiana Rodriguez and Tamesha Bowens, two women who live near Boston, were brought together by their...

Boston’s Generation Z population want somewhere to be queer

January 5, 2022

  Kester Messan, 23, didn’t come out as gay until he arrived at Williams College in 2017.   Born...

Pole camera surveillance poses privacy questions for Massachusetts, U.S. Courts

December 29, 2021

  In May of 2013, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted the Norfolk...

Misuse of forensic hypnosis: should it still be admissible in court?

December 17, 2021

James J. Watson spent over 40 years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. His life was ruined because...

A Boston artist’s critical solutions to the housing crisis

December 15, 2021

Art is generally seen as an aesthetic, decorative medium rather than what it can be: thoughtful, creative...

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Changemaker: Cheryl Buchanan on breaking through the margins in writing
Christina Pascucci-Ciampa creates a safe space at All She Wrote Books

November 22, 2021

Christina Pascucci-Ciampa started the All She Wrote Books pop-up shop in 2019 as a three-tiered cart...

Alexandra Oliver-Dávila on Latino visibility in Boston, opening of the Sociedad Latina’s newly renovated hub

November 19, 2021

  There’s a three-story brick building on 1530 Tremont St. that South Boston’s Latino community...

Jeneé Osterheldt to young journalists of color: “Just pour into yourself. You matter.” (Part 2)

November 11, 2021

When The Boston Globe’s columnist Jeneé Osterheldt returned from George Floyd’s funeral in 2020,...

Jeneé Osterheldt on telling stories of Black triumph, Black joy and celebration of everyday living

November 9, 2021

When The Boston Globe’s columnist Jeneé Osterheldt returned from George Floyd's funeral in 2020, she...

Yari DeJesus is getting women on wheels and into the outdoors

November 1, 2021

  As anxiety and social isolation from the pandemic drags on for many people, Yari DeJesus is...

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