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Boston City Council meeting April 1, 2020
Where are Boston’s food banks?

April 3, 2020

School closures, lay-offs, mounting bills and stockpilers sweeping supermarket shelves; many people are...

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

April 3, 2020

 A live stream of the mayor's press conferences, public addresses and city meetings are available...

New parking regulations enforced in Boston during COVID-19 outbreak

March 27, 2020

Last night, Mayor Martin Walsh announced temporary changes to parking and transportation regulations...

Boston City Council meeting March 25, 2020

March 26, 2020

All councilors were present for the Boston City Council meeting on March 25, 2020, which was held virtually...

Housing Court Postpones Evictions due to COVID-19 outbreak

March 18, 2020

Starting today, the Massachusetts Housing Court will postpone evictions in the state due to the COVID-19...

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Musicians take performances online to survive coronavirus shutdown
Mission Hill co-op making DIY more affordable for over 40 years

March 20, 2020

Tucked away on Terrace Street in Mission Hill, Boston Building Resources has been helping residents renovate...

Chinese communities send surgical masks to Wuhan to support fight against coronavirus

February 28, 2020

The continued spread of coronavirus is boosting the price of surgical masks across Asia. Here in Massachusetts,...

More than 17,000 requests for needle pick-ups since 2015: Boston neighborhoods most affected by the opioid crisis

February 26, 2020

311 data from the City of Boston shows the number of requests for needle pick-ups has steadily increased...

Boston Fire Department’s vague free speech policies spark debate after firings

February 18, 2020

Off duty and on Facebook, Octavius Rowe, a 17-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department, made a handful...

As gig economy booms, accountability is harder to pinpoint

February 17, 2020

Raheem McCoy was a gifted basketball player in the process of finishing his bachelor’s degree in...

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Changemaker: Judy Burnette, organizer City Life/Vida Urbana
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...

Changemaker: Nick Rabb, climate activist with Sunrise Movement

March 9, 2020

Twenty-seven climate change activists representing the youth-led Sunrise Movement were arrested and charged...

Changemaker: Rachel Banderob, “Everything is Free” Facebook group admin

March 2, 2020

When Rachel Banderob, 37, moved to Medford in 2015 it was her first time living in her own apartment....

Changemaker: Marina Rodríguez, English program director at Nueva Vida Christian Church

February 24, 2020

Marina Rodríguez started teaching English "by accident'' eight years ago, after stepping in for a...

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