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How Locally Owned Pharmacies Are Addressing Pharmacy Deserts BOSTON – On January 31, Walgreens closed its location at 416 Warren St. in Roxbury’s Grove Hall neighborhood, the fourth Boston location to close since late 2022. The shutdown has forced customers to transfer their prescriptions to another location further away and find a new place to […]

An interview with First Church Shelter Director Jim Stewart
“The instability of housing for families often creates anxiety and a sense of uncertainty.”
The elevator operator, his Parisian wife, and the 12-inch appendage
As the Sox usher in spring with their first home stand of the season, a writer examines the hex that truly held back the team for decades.
Examining Abortion Buffer Zones and Freedom of Speech
A biweekly roundup of articles from the Massachusetts independent press
What happens when public health, safety, and caution are thrown to the wind?
As Massachusetts lawmakers weigh new facial recognition rules, their own guards shop for AI-enhanced surveillance that privacy advocates call “chilling,” “unlawful,” and “racially biased”
Advocates decry “shadow campaign” subverting ballot initiative to legalize psychedelics in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Parole Board still faces big challenges despite making some improvements this past year. Its final member was approved this week, but is the body equipped to operate efficiently?


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