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City of Boston’s reopening: the latest updates

City of Boston’s reopening: the latest updates

Ha Ta, Editor

September 23, 2020

Read about how we're covering COVID-19 and our sustained commitment to telling stories of hope, justice and resilience. We covered how the City of Boston has been responding to COVID-19. Now, as the city is working toward reopening and recovery, we will continue to deliver the latest updates in this ti...

Women-led forum amplifies voices of female leadership following RBG’s passing

Women-led forum amplifies voices of female leadership following RBG's passing

Nia Beckett, Reporter

September 22, 2020

Amid a triple pandemic – COVID-19 public health emergency, an economic crisis and police brutality deeply rooted in racism – and hours after the passing of feminist icon and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second session of Standing in Our Power: Women of Color Leading Change commenced Saturday afternoon virtually on Zoom with a dynamic panel of elected women of color leaders. The Massachusetts Women of...

Boston City Council meeting September 16, 2020

Boston City Council meeting September 16, 2020

Nia Beckett, Reporter

September 18, 2020

All councilors were present with the exception of Councilor Matt O’Malley for the Boston City Council meeting on Sept. 16, 2020, which was held virtually through the video-conferencing app Zoom and live-streamed. The following dockets were presented and discussed, one docket, docket #0987, was adopt...

Monica Cannon-Grant opens Social Impact Center in Hyde Park for disenfranchised residents

Monica Cannon-Grant opens Social Impact Center in Hyde Park for disenfranchised residents

Lex Weaver, Reporter

September 9, 2020

Boston activist Monica Cannon-Grant made a personal phone call to Mayor Marty Walsh in 2019. She told him that she wanted to do violence prevention work but that she did not want to work for his office or receive any financial assistance from him in doing so. He told her to write him a business proposa...

Power to the People rally brings Black artists, small businesses & community together

It’s been just about three years since Sophia Dubuisson, a UMass psychology senior, learned about Malcolm X.   “I grew up in Haiti, and my school was honestly mostly European based,” Dubuisson said as she worked on a portrait of Malcolm X on the baseball field at Town Field Park on Saturday. “The most we heard about was MLK.”

Lex Weaver, Reporter

September 6, 2020

DORCHESTER—Town Field Park became lively on Saturday afternoon as many came out for the Power to the People: A Rally for Black Culture event to support Black artists and small businesses and to promote equity within the community. “We say power to the people,” Lance Jackson, event organizer a...

South End, Roxbury residents organize rally on Mass & Cass

Protestors at Thursday rally. Photo: Mayra Parrilla Guerrero.

Ha Ta and Mayra Parrilla Guerrero

September 4, 2020

Residents, business owners of South End and Roxbury and advocates came together on Thursday for a rally at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street to demand actions from city officials to address safety and hygiene issues at the “Methadone Mile.” More than 100 people attended the rally, som...

Caring for women experiencing homelessness during COVID-19

Screenshot of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program's event titled “Caring for our Most Vulnerable Patients: Women” via Zoom.

Mayra Parrilla Guerrero, Reporter

August 25, 2020

Women are among the most vulnerable subgroups of the homeless population. They are at high risk for physical and sexual assault, addiction as well as physical and mental illnesses. The pandemic has further aggravated their struggles as they continue to experience violence while shying away from emergenc...

Activists demand support for housing justice in Suffolk Downs at Mass Dems DNC screening

Activists demand support for housing justice in Suffolk Downs at Mass Dems DNC screening

Mayra Parrilla Guerrero and Ha Ta

August 20, 2020

Activists from the People United in East Boston for Liberating & Organizing coalition, or PUEBLO, attended a screening of the 2020 Democratic National Convention hosted by the Mass Dems at Suffolk Downs yesterday to raise awareness of housing and environmental justice in East Boston.  The mayor ...

FDA announces new toxin found in some hand sanitizers, adds products to do-not-use list

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Ha Ta, Editor

August 13, 2020

Another toxin called 1-propanol is found in certain hand sanitizer products, including those manufactured by Harmonic Nature S de RL de MI in Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration announced on Wednesday. Although the products were labeled to contain ethanol or isopropyl alcohol, they have te...

Boston City Council hearing on Boston childcare crisis

Poster for the Boston City Council on the childcare crisis in Boston. Photo Courtesy: Boston City Council

Mayra Parrilla Guerrero, Reporter

August 13, 2020

The Boston City Council on Wednesday held a Committee on Strong Women, Families, and Communities hearing to come up with solutions for the “child care crisis” in Boston. The hearing was chaired by Councilor Liz Breadon and co-sponsored by Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu and District 4 Councilor And...

New state map of high, moderate, and low risk communities for COVID-19

New state map of high, moderate, and low risk communities for COVID-19

Ha Ta, Editor

August 11, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker announced Tuesday the designation of a city or town as a higher risk, moderate risk, or lower risk community based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents. Thirty three of the state’s 351 cities and towns are at moderate or high risk. Cities or towns designated as having higher ...

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