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As Green, Orange Line Service Halts, Local Business Stalls

August 22, 2022

On August 5, the MBTA announced shutdowns of the Orange and Green Lines serving the communities of Malden,...

‘Endless protesting doesn’t actually win victories,’ city activists say

July 7, 2022

After the overturn of Roe v. Wade was announced on Friday, June 24, Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive...

Boston Dragon Boat Festival returns with lineup of festivities

June 17, 2022

After a two-year hiatus from an in-person event, the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returned...

Advocates rally for gun reform at Christopher Columbus Park

June 13, 2022

In the wake of mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, hundreds gathered at Christopher...

Boston exhibition shines light on mental health in eclectic collection

June 6, 2022

  Since Christine O’Donnell opened Beacon Gallery in 2017, she has intentionally curated exhibitions...

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Boston’s climate initiative and its obstacles to implementation
Pao Arts Center celebrates five years, new installation comes to Mary Soo Hoo Park

May 18, 2022

  Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown has been reactivated with a site-specific public art installation,...

‘A new wave of joy:’  How Boston’s live music scene has made its post-pandemic comeback

May 17, 2022

  There aren’t many places that provide a greater sense of community than live music venues:...

A work in progress: Developing equitable spaces for artistry to flourish in Boston

May 9, 2022

  Creative professionals generally require money and connections to fuel their practice regardless...

We shall not be moved: Villa Victoria, the destruction of the working-class community landmark in the South End
Local pastor alters the coverage of Boston’s Black community

May 4, 2022

In Boston’s large media market, many prominent news organizations fail to cover anything besides the...

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The Chinatown Project aims to be a visual record of Boston’s Chinatown
Local artist, author Shaina Lu talks art activism and pays homage to Chinatown activists in upcoming book

July 4, 2022

  Shaina Lu, a queer Taiwanese American educator and artist from Malden, Mass., is on to something...

Music education nonprofit continues serving East Boston youth after more than 30 years

May 26, 2022

  ZUMIX is a nonprofit organization that offers music education to children and adults in East...

Trust the Process: Tim Hall, HipStory and resilience

March 10, 2022

  The phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” doesn’t fit Tim Hall. He’s quite the...

Changemaker: 826 Boston empowers students through writing programs

March 3, 2022

  In 2007 the late Boston Mayor Menino cut a bright red ribbon in front of the Greater Boston...

Changemaker: Toy Burton aims to lift the stigma on mental illness and provide resources to Boston’s communities of color

February 24, 2022

  Editor's note: The following interview makes mention of self-harm and suicide. Reader discretion...

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