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City of Boston’s reopening: the latest updates
Michelle Wu talks support for Black communities, housing justice & opioid crisis on Mass & Cass

September 22, 2020

The councillor, who has served on the city council for seven years, last week announced her run for Boston mayor in 2021.

Women-led forum amplifies voices of female leadership following RBG’s passing

September 22, 2020

Amid a triple pandemic – COVID-19 public health emergency, an economic crisis and police brutality...

Boston City Council meeting September 16, 2020

September 18, 2020

All councilors were present with the exception of Councilor Matt O’Malley for the Boston City Council...

Monica Cannon-Grant opens Social Impact Center in Hyde Park for disenfranchised residents

September 9, 2020

Boston activist Monica Cannon-Grant made a personal phone call to Mayor Marty Walsh in 2019. She told...

Power to the People rally brings Black artists, small businesses & community together

September 6, 2020

DORCHESTER—Town Field Park became lively on Saturday afternoon as many came out for the Power to the...

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COVID-19 pandemic exposes Boston green space disparity issues
Dorchester craftsman calls for support to train previously incarcerated people at The People’s Academy

September 7, 2020

As a Black man working in the building trades, T. Michael Thomas saw there are not enough Boston residents,...

How Mass. voter engagement groups adapt to continue advocacy during COVID-19

August 24, 2020

Pre-pandemic, voter engagement groups relied heavily on face-to-face interactions to do their work. But...

Boston community gardens offer a refuge for residents during the pandemic

August 19, 2020

Lack of access to fresh, healthy and affordable food has been a concern for many families in the Boston...

Boston Public Library Program Brings Books to Vulnerable Citizens During COVID-19

July 28, 2020

The Boston Public Library is one of the few public spaces where many marginalized community members,...

Mapping Transformation: How Changing Neighborhood Identities Affect Civic Life
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Cambridge Bike Give Back collects, fixes and gives away bikes for those in need
Changemaker: “Love Your Menses” breaking the menstruation taboo

September 15, 2020

Through workshops and mentorship programs providing information for young girls and women about puberty, the physiology of menstrual cycle and menstrual hygiene.

Changemaker: African Bridge Network assists immigrants in finding professional jobs

September 3, 2020

Emmanuel Owusu was checking out his items at a grocery store one day when he learned that his cashier...

Changemaker: Natalicia Tracy, coordinator of Boston ‘Summer Dreamers Fellowship’

August 28, 2020

For roughly three weeks this summer, 50 Dreamers in the Boston area will be given leadership training...

Changemaker: Nonprofit brings technology home to low income communities

August 17, 2020

Knowledge of technology and access to computers and the internet are essential to getting a job and succeeding...

Changemaker: Lovin’ Spoonfuls rescues fresh foods from stores for those in need

August 10, 2020

While many are experiencing food insecurity due to unemployment during COVID-19, a large amount of fresh...

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