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The MBTA to Expand Bus Service in Communities with Higher Ridership Demands
Mail-in Voting in Boston – How Does it Work?

August 5, 2020

English: Voting by mail is available to all voters for all elections in 2020 thanks to a new law in...

Residents want more transparency after removal of beloved Roxbury mural

July 30, 2020

A beloved mural in Roxbury with a painting of the late Nelson Mandela, known among the community here...

City of Boston’s reopening: the latest updates

July 17, 2020

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

Where are Boston’s testing sites?

July 13, 2020

COVID-19 testing is essential for a safe reopening. The City of Boston partners with community health...

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

June 12, 2020

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

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Boston Public Library Program Brings Books to Vulnerable Citizens During COVID-19
Mapping Transformation: How Changing Neighborhood Identities Affect Civic Life
Students struggling to access technology, reveals digital inequities

May 22, 2020

Ashaley Ashley received the same email thousands of Northeastern University students found in their inboxes...

Boston Neighborhoods Impacted by Urban Heat
How are students maintaining religious faith during a pandemic?

May 1, 2020

Sabah Gillani expected to observe the holy month of Ramadan with friends at Northeastern University’s...

Meal services rely on Resiliency Fund to keep kitchens open

April 26, 2020

At Community Servings food is medicine.  Catering for more than a dozen different medical diets — including...

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Changemaker: Pariss Chandler helps companies recruit and retain Black technologists
Changemaker: Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Chambers, director of Catholic Charities of Greater Boston

August 3, 2020

Filling the food gap and summer activities among children and teens has always been a goal at the...

Changemaker: Christine Nguyen, VietAID community center coordinator

July 27, 2020

When Christine Nguyen started her job as a community center coordinator at the nonprofit VietAID in March,...

Changemaker: Noelle Marcus supports those at-risk for COVID-19 with a “Good Neighbor”

July 23, 2020

Exchanging letters with strangers, spending 15 minutes chatting on the phone with seniors confined...

Changemaker: Eve Abraha cooks meals for strangers during COVID-19

July 21, 2020

Biology student Eve Abraha was wrapping up her junior year at Tufts University; she did informal hair...

Changemaker: Stephanie Cave, Boston Area Mask Initiative founder

April 20, 2020

Stephanie Cave has her self-isolation routine set. She wakes up in her Dorchester home at around 6...

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