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Boston-based grassroots union of rideshare drivers fights for adequate benefits and bargaining rights
New initiative leverages consumer power to push for discounted insurance rates for homes without guns

April 29, 2021

In most states in the U.S., a homeowner without a swimming pool or trampoline may pay less for home insurance...

Policymakers, nonprofits leading the solutions for Boston’s affordable housing crisis

April 29, 2021

In a small basement apartment in Mattapan, Massachusetts, Symone Crawford and her husband raised three...

The mass vaccination center at Reggie Lewis is an accessibility success, but a lagging one

April 28, 2021

In one way, the establishment of mass vaccination centers across Boston took Black organizers by surprise....

[Video] Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen in Roxbury thrives in face of pandemic

April 27, 2021

Although black owned businesses are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen,...

Councilor Julia Mejia addresses disparities in citywide commercial building vacancy rates

April 14, 2021

City councilor Julia Mejia led a public hearing to address Boston small business owners’ concerns over...

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Darrell Jones, Wrongfully Imprisoned for 32 Years, Uses His Freedom to Fight for Others
Better together: Black-owned restaurant and bar owners coalesce to stay afloat during pandemic

April 21, 2021

Across the United States, thousands of restaurant doors closed for the last time. Main streets once busy...

From Boston Children’s Hospital to the Olympic trials: How Dana Giordano got her life back on track after cancer

April 16, 2021

The glaring sunlight poured through the windows, warming the living room of her grandparents' coastal...

The grass is greener on the inside

April 9, 2021

Beatriz Martínez-Godás' room is a jungle. Viewed on Instagram, almost every available surface is filled...

This Innovation Center in Roxbury wants to help everyone start and grow a business

March 22, 2021

In lower-income communities in Boston that have been historically left out of development efforts, residents...

Outpouring of community support keeps Greater Boston hunger relief organizations running during pandemic

March 19, 2021

When the Winthrop Community Food Pantry became critically low on supplies in October 2020, its director...

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Big ideas for young minds: Netia McCray opens STEM pathways for underserved communities
The Theater Offensive offers space for LGBTQ youth to express themselves through performance art

March 30, 2021

Abe Rybeck formed The Theater Offensive in 1989 with a group of artist-activists as an extension of the...

GBH Education provides distance learning options for students and educators in Massachusetts

March 22, 2021

When COVID-19 first hit in March 2020 and schools were shut down, students and teachers had to adapt...

A local podcast brings attention to digital health entrepreneurship 

March 21, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of telehealth, but little is known about the technology...

Jae’da Turner Works to Create a Community For Black Owned Business Owners In Boston

March 16, 2021

Jae’da Turner knows that sometimes it takes a pretty picture to get people to connect with something....

A Boston-based rapper is pushing to move social justice beyond the streets

March 12, 2021

For Lance Jackson, one of the crucial challenges of the Black Lives Matter movement is figuring out how...

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