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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.”
"Though finding Peruvian dishes can be challenging (in Boston), it is not impossible"
Prison journalist and writer Jean Trounstine explores unspoken pain around incarceration with new collection of short stories
Speaking with Susan Clare Zalkind about her new book, The Waltham Murders: One Woman's Pursuit to Expose the Truth Behind a Murder and a National Tragedy
Billions of “nonprofit” colleges’ wealth comes from speculation on Wall Street. Why not tax them for it?
At the June 26, 2024 hearing regarding the Mass. journalism commission before the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses of the Mass. legislature
And another reason to support independent investigative journalism this summer

AG Investigating BPD To Determine If “Gang Unit” Engages In “Unconstitutional Policing” The “review is focused on racial disparities in the rates at which people are stopped and frisked” There has been significant state-level scrutiny of Massachusetts municipal law enforcement in the past year, with the appointed Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission suspending […]

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 […]

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