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City of Boston’s response to COVID-19: the latest updates
Mayoral race: Q&A with Annissa Essaibi George

February 17, 2021

Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George declared her candidacy for mayor at the end of...

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

February 17, 2021

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

The Scope is piloting a news by text initiative to deliver essential COVID information to Boston residents

February 9, 2021

Want to receive the latest information about testing sites, food pantries and other COVID-19 related...

Mayor Walsh declares snow emergency and parking ban Monday

February 1, 2021

Update: The snow emergency and parking ban currently in effect will be lifted at noon on Tuesday, the...

Advocates, lawmakers discuss implementing Boston Fire Cadet program to diversify fire department

January 25, 2021

Following the recent passage of legislation to create a Boston Fire Cadet program, aimed to diversify...

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Daring to Dream: Stories of DACA recipients in Boston.
Volunteering in the time of a pandemic

February 16, 2021

At the youth writing and publishing nonprofit 826 Boston, Volunteer Program Director Patti Wilder has...

As the future of local news remains uncertain, Boston area papers are adapting

February 15, 2021

Local newsrooms around the United States have been disappearing at a rapid pace in the past two decades,...

Love in the time of coronavirus

February 6, 2021

Dating during the COVID-19 era can be challenging or even frowned upon, but the situation also presents a silver lining.

Rediscovering Nubian: a changed name reveals overlooked histories

February 3, 2021

It’s been more than a year since the MBTA agreed to change the name of the former Dudley Station to...

Boston area arts students struggle and find their stride through pandemic

January 20, 2021

For most people, a slightly uneven apartment floor isn’t a big deal. But for 21-year-old Caroline Jewell,...

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LGBTQ+ archive documents and shares stories of Boston’s queer community
Changemaker: Ruth Zakarin works to address the root cause of gun violence in Massachusetts

February 17, 2021

Massachusetts has some of the strictest regulations in the nation on the sale, licensing, and ownership...

The Red Deal proposal prioritizes climate justice and liberation for Indigenous people

February 11, 2021

Amid growing attention and demand for climate action, the Green New Deal proposes a plan to address climate...

Mental health professionals provide free teletherapy to healthcare workers during pandemic

December 21, 2020

When Ariel Brown texted her longtime friend, a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, asking how she...

Senise-Moreno supports high needs students at Margarita Muñiz Academy during the pandemic

December 1, 2020

Ruth Senise-Moreno has a reputation at the Margarita Muñiz Academy, the only dual-language high school...

Blue Crime Blue Dime aims to shift approach to ending police brutality with private liability insurance

November 24, 2020

All over the United States, police reform has become a hot-button issue. Amid calls to defund the police,...

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