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Boston Dragon Boat Festival returns with lineup of festivities
Advocates rally for gun reform at Christopher Columbus Park

June 13, 2022

In the wake of mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, hundreds gathered at Christopher...

Boston exhibition shines light on mental health in eclectic collection

June 6, 2022

  Since Christine O’Donnell opened Beacon Gallery in 2017, she has intentionally curated exhibitions...

Educators and families join forces for Cambridge-Somerville Asian Festival

May 24, 2022

Tucked away underneath the shades of the outdoor pavilion at Somerville’s CALA condominium complex,...

Pao Arts Center celebrates five years, new installation comes to Mary Soo Hoo Park

May 18, 2022

  Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown has been reactivated with a site-specific public art installation,...

‘A new wave of joy:’  How Boston’s live music scene has made its post-pandemic comeback

May 17, 2022

  There aren’t many places that provide a greater sense of community than live music venues:...

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Boston’s climate initiative and its obstacles to implementation
Pao Arts Center celebrates five years, new installation comes to Mary Soo Hoo Park

May 18, 2022

  Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown has been reactivated with a site-specific public art installation,...

‘A new wave of joy:’  How Boston’s live music scene has made its post-pandemic comeback

May 17, 2022

  There aren’t many places that provide a greater sense of community than live music venues:...

A work in progress: Developing equitable spaces for artistry to flourish in Boston

May 9, 2022

  Creative professionals generally require money and connections to fuel their practice regardless...

We shall not be moved: Villa Victoria, the destruction of the working-class community landmark in the South End
Local pastor alters the coverage of Boston’s Black community

May 4, 2022

In Boston’s large media market, many prominent news organizations fail to cover anything besides the...

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Music education nonprofit continues serving East Boston youth after more than 30 years
Trust the Process: Tim Hall, HipStory and resilience

March 10, 2022

  The phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” doesn’t fit Tim Hall. He’s quite the...

Changemaker: 826 Boston empowers students through writing programs

March 3, 2022

  In 2007 the late Boston Mayor Menino cut a bright red ribbon in front of the Greater Boston...

Changemaker: Toy Burton aims to lift the stigma on mental illness and provide resources to Boston’s communities of color

February 24, 2022

  Editor's note: The following interview makes mention of self-harm and suicide. Reader discretion...

Changemaker: Boston’s poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola

February 21, 2022

Porsha Olayiwola is a poetic force. A writer, performer, educator, and curator, she is Boston’s current...

Changemaker: Cheryl Buchanan on breaking through the margins in writing

November 29, 2021

When Cheryl Buchanan was a lawyer defending victims of sexual assault at the hands of the Catholic Church,...

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