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Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi George and Boston City Council candidates advance to the general election
Bostonians voice their concerns at the mayoral primaries: ‘You can’t complain if you didn’t participate’

September 14, 2021

Boston voters at Tuesday’s historic preliminary mayoral election called for a leader who will take...

Debut Mission Hill Arts Festival inspired attendees to value the work of local artists

September 9, 2021

Throughout five shows, the first-ever Mission Hill Arts Festival sparked inspiration and conversations...

Centuries-old traditions brought thousands to celebrate and worship in Little Italy

August 31, 2021

  Boston’s North End streets filled with thousands of visitors and the smell of delicious Italian...

Kim Janey talks mayoral campaign, BPS elected school committee and welcoming refugees

August 31, 2021

  Kim Janey, the current Acting Mayor of Boston, is running for a full term as mayor. Earlier...

Porchfest returns to Jamaica Plain with a new organizer and a mission to spotlight and pay local BIPOC artists

August 23, 2021

  On Saturday, Porchfest, a free music festival where lawns, courtyards, and of course, porches,...

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Bostonians voice their concerns at the mayoral primaries: ‘You can’t complain if you didn’t participate’
A Guide to Boston’s 2021 Mayoral & City Council Race
Boston residents, organizers express mixed feelings over Independence Day holiday

July 9, 2021

For many Americans, the 4th of July is a time to celebrate national pride and the American ideals of...

As Boston ballet community reckons with a year of change, dancers advocate for more agency

May 26, 2021

In a highly competitive field in which careers are more finite than most, it’s rare for classical ballet...

Boston Police body cam footage shows confrontations during the protests following the death of George Floyd
Burgeoning ‘intentional communities’ throughout Boston relieve residents’ loneliness in pandemic times

May 12, 2021

Explore Boston's intentional communities with our StoryMap. Click on "Start Exploring" to begin. Map...

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Incarcerated women need treatment, not punishment. Stacey Borden knows firsthand.
Big ideas for young minds: Netia McCray opens STEM pathways for underserved communities

April 26, 2021

Netia McCray spends at least 60 hours every week working to provide local youths with limited access...

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

March 30, 2021

Abe Rybeck formed The Theater Offensive in 1989 with a group of artist-activists as an extension of the...

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....

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