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Members of Unmasking Fidelity coalition gather with signs and letter near Fidelity Investments’ headquarters on September 30th, 2021.

Fidelity Charitable exposed for funding hate groups, activists demand disclosure

Marigo Farr, Reporter October 1, 2021

  “Cause neutral”­ – when it comes to funding charitable organizations, that’s the stated philosophy of the largest philanthropic institution in the United States. Any charity, no matter...

Wooden sign in Hebrew and English lettering in front of garden beds at Gann Farm.

Gann Farm connects Jewish youth with agricultural heritage

Marigo Farr, Reporter September 23, 2021

Being Jewish at Gann Farm is unlike being Jewish in a synagogue or classroom. It means muddied knees, singing in open air and connecting with the land — a chance for youth to do as their forebears did. The...

Alex-Ponte Capellan poured out a can of Turtle Swamp Brewings beer onto the sidewalk in front of the JP Taproom after speaking at the protest on Sept. 18.

Legal dispute over zoning is driving a wedge between Jamaica Plain neighbors

Taylor Blackley, Reporter September 20, 2021

  A much-needed affordable housing project for low-income seniors in Jamaica Plain was approved for construction over four months ago by the Boston Housing Development Authority. But in order for...

Bostonians voice their concerns at the mayoral primaries: ‘You can’t complain if you didn’t participate’

Bostonians voice their concerns at the mayoral primaries: ‘You can’t complain if you didn’t participate’

Boston voters at Tuesday’s historic preliminary mayoral election called for a leader who will take action on a wide variety of issues — from improving public education and raising vaccination rates,...

A Guide to Bostons 2021 Mayoral & City Council Race

A Guide to Boston’s 2021 Mayoral & City Council Race

Ha Ta, Audience Engagement Editor September 8, 2021

Revelers gathered in front of the Old State House for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Boston residents, organizers express mixed feelings over Independence Day holiday

Taylor Blackley, Reporter July 9, 2021

For many Americans, the 4th of July is a time to celebrate national pride and the American ideals of freedom, justice, and equality. But for others, the day is yet another reminder of a promise that remains...

Stacey Borden and her dog standing near a Building Up People Not Prisons sign in an unfinished room at new Beginnings Reentry Services on April 17, 2021.

Incarcerated women need treatment, not punishment. Stacey Borden knows firsthand.

Ysabelle Kempe, Reporter July 7, 2021
Formerly incarcerated woman sets to provide housing and support in Roxbury for women coming out of the prison system to help them recover from their trauma.
Chyrstyn Fentroy

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

Delainey LaHood-Burns, Reporter May 26, 2021

In a highly competitive field in which careers are more finite than most, it’s rare for classical ballet dancers to stop moving. But when the pandemic hit last year, things changed. For Chyrstyn Fentroy,...

Creche co-founder Isaac Everett (top left) and house residents gather at the Crossing House in North Cambridge.

Burgeoning ‘intentional communities’ throughout Boston relieve residents’ loneliness in pandemic times

Rachel Gore, Reporter May 12, 2021

Explore Boston's intentional communities with our StoryMap. Click on "Start Exploring" to begin. Map by Rachel Gore. While people all over the country were experiencing the crushing isolation that came...

Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones, Wrongfully Imprisoned for 32 Years, Uses His Freedom to Fight for Others

Karleigh Corliss, Reporter May 4, 2021

At 2:37 a.m. on April 19, Darrell “Diamond” Jones stood alone in front of Cup Foods in Minneapolis — the site of George Floyd’s death almost a year prior. Then he  filmed himself and livestreamed...

Darryls Corner Kitchen and Bar Black-owned business

Better together: Black-owned restaurant and bar owners coalesce to stay afloat during pandemic

Katie Mogg, Reporter April 21, 2021

Across the United States, thousands of restaurant doors closed for the last time. Main streets once busy with life became barren ghost towns and restaurants became hollow shells of the establishments they...

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