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

June 12, 2020

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

A summer heatwave could hurt Boston neighborhoods already suffering from COVID-19

May 14, 2020

As summer approaches and the social distancing measures necessitated by COVID-19 continue, Bostonians...

What are the rules about wearing face masks in Massachusetts?

May 6, 2020

From today, runners, dog walkers, grocery shoppers — anyone in Massachusetts out in public spaces...

College students lose jobs, struggle to find co-ops during pandemic

May 4, 2020

Anita Wong was working three shifts a week at Starbucks on Massachusetts Avenue, earning more than $600...

Coronavirus could sideline important period poverty bill

April 28, 2020

Menstrual equity is not an issue often debated up on Beacon Hill. But activists across Massachusetts...

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Students struggling to access technology, reveals digital inequities

May 22, 2020

Ashaley Ashley received the same email thousands of Northeastern University students found in their inboxes...

Boston Neighborhoods Impacted by Urban Heat
How are students maintaining religious faith during a pandemic?

May 1, 2020

Sabah Gillani expected to observe the holy month of Ramadan with friends at Northeastern University’s...

Meal services rely on Resiliency Fund to keep kitchens open

April 26, 2020

At Community Servings food is medicine.  Catering for more than a dozen different medical diets — including...

Women share tales, swap recipes from their quarantine kitchens

April 22, 2020

Earlier this year, Boston-based visual artist Evelyn Rydz was struggling to decide which of her Colombian...

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Changemaker: Stephanie Cave, Boston Area Mask Initiative founder
Changemaker: Niccoletta Longo, founder of NamaStay Sober

April 13, 2020

It’s a pun, “like, ‘Nah imma stay sober,’” said Nicoletta Longo, founder of recovery and wellness...

Changemaker: Mehzabin Shaikh, co-owner of restaurant Guru the Caterer

April 6, 2020

This story was updated April 7, to include new information about how Guru the Caterer is adapting to...

Changemaker: Judy Burnette, organizer City Life/Vida Urbana

March 30, 2020

Every week in Jamaica Plain’s brewery district, Judy Burnette hand-picks local and national news about...

Changemaker: Fatema Ahmad, executive director of the Muslim Justice League

March 23, 2020

Two and a half years ago, Fatema Ahmad left her well-paying job as a biomedical engineer in Wisconsin...

Changemaker: Dreya Catozzi, founder of the Urban Trans Women Center

March 16, 2020

As a transgender woman of color who knows how hard it can be to get help with basic needs like employment...

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Boston's stories of justice, hope and resilience