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[Video] Early Voting in Boston – Voters talk wait time and why they vote early
Residents and city officials rally to save Melnea Cass trees

October 25, 2020

Dozens of residents and activists gathered along Melnea Cass Boulevard Saturday, holding signs and chanting,...

Boston Public Schools to shift to all remote learning due to rising COVID-19 rate citywide

October 21, 2020

Boston Public Schools announced today that all in-person learning will shift to remote tomorrow, Oct....

Boston students and workers strike for climate justice

October 17, 2020

Protesters called for urgent actions to tackle climate change, support for an Indigenous climate plan,...

City of Boston’s response to COVID-19: the latest updates

October 13, 2020

Read about how we're covering COVID-19 and our sustained commitment to telling stories of hope, justice...

Boston rally to support Indigenous Peoples’ Day & oppose erasure of the Native experience

October 12, 2020

The movement to replace Columbus Day, the second Monday of October, with Indigenous Peoples’ Day began...

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Video series: Mission Hill businesses cutting through COVID-19 challenges In The Cut Barbershop
Legislative candidates favor ending exemption to public records law

October 22, 2020

Erika Uyterhoeven, a Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts House from Somerville, believes the...

[Video series] Mission Hill businesses cutting through COVID-19 challenges: Penguin Pizza

October 21, 2020

Editor’s note:  Mission Hill is one of the most rapidly changing neighborhoods in Boston, as more...

iVoted initiative aims to increase voter turnout with music

October 16, 2020

Statistics show that most young Americans don’t vote; fewer than half of Americans aged 18 to 29 voted...

Andrea Campbell talks policing reform, education and what she would do differently as mayor

October 5, 2020

"I am a firm believer that the government needs to do a better job of listening and talking less. I'm often uncomfortable when it's just like ‘Come on and talk for 20 minutes. I'm like ‘No, can we have a conversation?’"

COVID-19 pandemic exposes Boston green space disparity issues

September 18, 2020

Physical activity and exposure to nature boost immunity and improves people's mental health. But quality green space is scarce for many Boston residents.

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Changemaker: West Roxbury residents team up to build little anti-racist libraries
Changemaker: About Fresh aims to reduce disparities in diet-related diseases

October 8, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, produce and organic goods can be out of reach for many people, either...

Changemaker: Teacher designs traveling library to lend books to students during COVID-19

September 29, 2020

“E-books are definitely exciting and engaging and it's a great option, but when you're seven and you're still learning about print and text and books, you need to have the real thing,” she said. 

Cambridge Bike Give Back collects, fixes and gives away bikes for those in need

September 22, 2020

Established by three friends, the group's goal is to help people without means of transportation to get around the city and help "kids be kids again."

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...

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