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Councilor Julia Mejia addresses disparities in citywide commercial building vacancy rates
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

April 14, 2021

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccine has begun across the country, see which groups of people are prioritized...

Fundraiser started to support family of Dorchester grandmother fatally shot on front porch

April 12, 2021

After the fatal shooting of Delois Brown, 73, who was sitting on her front porch Saturday evening on...

Kim Janey enters mayoral race

April 6, 2021

Previously District 7 city councilor and city council president, Kim Janey, who was sworn in as acting...

Pilot program to offer $60 public transit credit for workers in five main street districts

March 30, 2021

Boston is offering up to $60 credit for MBTA and Bluebikes passes valid for two months for 1,000 employees...

Kim Janey makes history after being sworn in as Boston’s 55th mayor

March 24, 2021

Former City Council President Kim Janey was sworn in as Boston’s 55th mayor on March 24 at Boston...

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Better together: Black-owned restaurant and bar owners coalesce to stay afloat during pandemic
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...

Sofia’s Angels provides hope during the pandemic with random acts of kindness

March 10, 2021

One of the most important things people need during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Cathy O’Grady,...

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The Theater Offensive offers space for LGBTQ youth to express themselves through performance art
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...

Young Men Organizing for Change creates a community for students of color to discuss social and political events 

March 8, 2021

A typical Boston high school student’s day may be packed with classes, standardized testing and extracurricular...

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