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

January 14, 2021

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

Walsh delivers likely final State of the City address, says “our city is deep down Boston strong”

January 13, 2021

On Jan. 12, Mayor Marty Walsh addressed the city likely for the final time during his 7-year tenure...

Businesses in Boston college areas struggling to get back on track amid COVID-19 second wave

January 6, 2021

Demetrios Pseudoikonomou, the owner of Cappy’s Pizza and Subs, located near 5 colleges in the Fenway...

Mass/Cass community frustrated with city’s approach to houselessness and addiction crisis

December 22, 2020

Growing up in the Roxbury and South End neighborhood, Yahaira Lopez is one of many who has cut through...

The balancing act of reopening Boston Public Schools

December 21, 2020

When Shirley Jones Luke heard that the Boston Public Schools were transitioning back to remote learning...

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Jewish community faces challenges to maintain a community environment as the pandemic persists
Worsening food insecurity during pandemic drives hunger relief efforts

January 5, 2021

Payday for most people is the most exciting day of the month. But for Keisha LaRosa, a 35-year-old Boston...

Three local bookstores prepare for winter and rising COVID-19 cases

December 17, 2020

For some book lovers, independent bookstores are the go-to place to discover great stories, even during...

Nowhere to go: Houselessness, a Virus and an Overwhelmed City [Video Doc]

December 17, 2020

When Boston Mayor Marty Walsh ordered a city-wide shutdown in mid-March due to the escalating COVID-19...

City officials, community members fight against rising sea level in East Boston

December 16, 2020

By 2070, nearly half of East Boston could be exposed to flooding during severe storms due to rapidly...

The grassroots battle against food insecurity in Boston, a photo essay

December 14, 2020

On the bustling corner of Centre and Dyer Streets in Jamaica Plain stands a brightly painted fridge as...

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Mental health professionals provide free teletherapy to healthcare workers during pandemic
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,...

Local minister, BLM activist and leader in Faneuil Hall name change effort runs for City Council

November 19, 2020

At 23 years old, the Rev. Jacob Urena would be one of Boston’s youngest city councilors to date. On...

Together is Better: The Freedom Fighters Coalition

November 17, 2020

It was in the middle of a blistering July when Ernst Jean-Jacques, Noah Smith and Ariany Sanchez...

Changemakers: Trio aims to highlight discrimination in healthcare

November 16, 2020

Racial disparities and discrimination in the healthcare system are not often talked about, but for Black...

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