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Have old clothes you plan to throw in the trash? You can now recycle them through city drop boxes instead
Residents and officials join forces to protest MBTA service cuts at Heath Street station

November 9, 2020

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced a proposal for service cuts due to a sharp...

With disparities between city and university COVID-19 testing, should colleges provide testing for local communities?

November 9, 2020

In recent weeks, the city of Boston has rolled back school reopening plans because of an increase in...

Boston Election Day Updates

November 3, 2020

Election Day 2020 is here and the Scope will be giving you updates on what's happening at polling locations...

Protesters mobilize for housing stability bill in front of Boston’s Eastern Housing Court

October 31, 2020

Demonstrators from City Life/Vida Urbana gathered in front of Boston’s Eastern Housing Court, blocking...

[Video] Early Voting in Boston – Voters talk wait time and why they vote early

October 26, 2020

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election in Boston began Saturday, Oct. 17 and continues through Friday,...

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Boston might have just had its first snow but rising temperatures remain a threat to communities
MSPCA-Angell in Jamaica Plain helps people adopt surrendered pets during the pandemic

November 5, 2020

Adoption and sales of pets around the country has seen a swift increase during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Video series: Mission Hill businesses cutting through COVID-19 challenges Punjab Mini Mart

November 3, 2020

Editor’s note:  Mission Hill is one of Boston’s most rapidly changing neighborhoods and an area...

Massachusetts community-based healthcare project works to increase COVID-19 testing access

October 29, 2020

The commonwealth’s focus on community health in the state-wide coronavirus testing initiative has created...

Video series: Mission Hill businesses cutting through COVID-19 challenges In The Cut Barbershop

October 26, 2020

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

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...

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Blue Crime Blue Dime aims to shift approach to ending police brutality with private liability insurance
Local minister, BLM activist and leader in Faneuil Hall name change effort runs for City Council

November 19, 2020

At 23 years old, the Rev. Jacob Urena would be one of Boston’s youngest city councilors to date. On...

Together is Better: The Freedom Fighters Coalition

November 17, 2020

It was in the middle of a blistering July when Ernst Jean-Jacques, Noah Smith and Ariany Sanchez...

Changemakers: Trio aims to highlight discrimination in healthcare

November 16, 2020

Racial disparities and discrimination in the healthcare system are not often talked about, but for Black...

After 20 years in prison, voting rights activist Checo Yancy encourages you to register to vote

October 30, 2020

As voters started to cast ballots for the November election, incarcerated felons in many states including...

Changemaker: West Roxbury residents team up to build little anti-racist libraries

October 14, 2020

Amid the widespread reckoning in the United States over racism and police brutality following the...

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