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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

Family Of Woman Killed By Commuter Rail Sues MBTA For Crash Records There are many stories about people getting hurt and killed by trains. This one’s about what their families may endure in the pursuit of answers and justice Last January, a 68-year-old woman driving through Wilmington died when a Commuter Rail train slammed into […]

With the MBTA still very broken, agency lacks clarity in communications with contractors, commuters “We shouldn’t have to be backtracking and deciphering contract packages to figure out when the T will get work done.” The MBTA is preparing to pay contractors $72 million over the next two years to repair tracks and “support an aggressive […]

A conversation with photographer and social worker Eva Rachel Tine “It’s a series based in hope and joy and what happens when you give people the opportunity to stabilize, heal, and thrive.” Homelessness in Cambridge is a manageable problem, but it’s also one that requires local and state governments, advocacy groups, and many more competing […]


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