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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.
A roundup of recent articles from the Massachusetts independent press
A biweekly roundup of articles from the Massachusetts independent press

Addressing February’s Clean Harbors Chemical Fire State’s response follows long history of environmental injustice around the Fore River Basin On the evening of Feb. 16 earlier this year, a tractor trailer filled with paints, epoxies, oil filters, and other flammable liquids spontaneously ignited at Clean Harbors, the largest waste disposal site in New England. The […]

Experts Make The Case For More College Behind Bars College classes cost less than half of what Mass pays to incarcerate people. So why aren’t we educating more prisoners? “Knowledge of the power structure that runs society has made the biggest difference in my life.” John Yang was released from MCI Concord in 2020, and […]

Amid Multiple Crises, MBTA Fields Pitches For New Agency Marketing Campaign “You don’t want to be too rosy but I actually think they can do a better job of highlighting the work they have done.” After paying a politically-connected consulting firm more than $4 million to come up with slogans like “Take the Orange Line. […]


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