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Transit Justice and the T Riders Union

this image shows an empty train platform with an MBTA train disappearing down the tracks in the distance

Zach Ben-Amots

December 9, 2017

By Zach Ben-Amots The T Riders Union, or TRU, is a transportation advocacy program sponsored by Alternatives for Community and Environment, a nonprofit based in Dudley Square. TRU’s mission is to promote the needs of public transit riders and provide a platform for transit-de...

Domestic abuse survivors find peace and support at Amal Women’s Center

Aceel Kibbi

December 5, 2017

Audio recordings are embedded throughout this article. Click on highlighted phrases in the text to hear contextual audio.  A green house stands out in one of Dorchester’s grayscale neighborhoods. Through its vibrant purple door is Amal Women’s Center, a faith-based women’s shelter operated b...

Our Shrinking Vocabulary of Death

Our Shrinking Vocabulary of Death

Aneri Pattani

August 15, 2017

By Aneri Pattani This post was originally published by The Boston Globe on August 11, 2017. When a 29-year-old woman was murdered in 1974, Boston police recorded the homicide as a blunt trauma by ice chopper. The description paints a gruesome image. Yet a similar murder today would likely be ...

PODCAST: Homicide Survivors Help Others Heal in Dorchester

PODCAST: Homicide Survivors Help Others Heal in Dorchester

Brilee Weaver

July 20, 2017

By Brilee Weaver In the cool comfort of a small room at the back of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Rev. Wayne S. Daley calls up a carefully curated playlist. The calming sounds of trickling water and chimes play as Daley, or “Rev,” as his friends at the institute call him, places a sh...

What is “Postcard Journalism?”

What is “Postcard Journalism?”

Jorge Caraballo Cordovez

June 19, 2017

The portrait of Diana, Wilson, and their daughter Sammy hangs in the apartment from which they were recently displaced in Eastie. / Photo by Jorge Caraballo Cordovez By Jorge Caraballo Cordovez East Boston (Eastie), Boston’s fourth largest neighborhood, is being rapidly transformed. It...

Equality is the Goal in Women’s Professional Hockey

Equality is the Goal in Women’s Professional Hockey

Felippe Rodrigues

June 12, 2017

By Felippe Rodrigues There’s something to be said about the state of women’s hockey in America today: it’s never been better. Women now have their own paid professional league, the National Women’s Hockey League, or NWHL. After some controversy last March, USA Hockey finally succumbed t...

Movers and Shakers, Shifters and Makers

Movers and Shakers, Shifters and Makers

Brilee Weaver

May 22, 2017

By Brilee Weaver This piece was published using Adobe Spark. Click on the image below to view.  ...

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