Get updates from HorizonMass


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 […]

HORIZONMASS - an independent, student-driven, statewide, news outlet

Editor-in-Chief: Jason Pramas
Editor-at-Large: Chris Faraone
Reporters: Niya Doyle, Jack Gorsline, Bryan Liu, Madison Lucchesi, Izzy Mitchell, Lucy Spangler, Sofia Waldron
Web Developer: John Loftus
Logo Design: Ella Nasca
Photographer: Derek Kouyoumjian
InternsNiya Doyle, Victoria Hoffman, Cecilia Larson, Bowen Liu, Madison Lucchesi, Aashna Miharia, Izzy Mitchell, Mary W. Randolph, Elliot Russo, Matthew Sage, Lucy Spangler, Sofia Waldron, Toby Winick
Interns EmeritiYaakov Aldrich (Reporter), Rachel Andriacchi, Kristin Barrett, Ben Bienstock (Assistant Editor), Taylor Brokesh (Associate Editor and Reporter), Frank Chen (Reporter), ZhaoZhou Dai, Avery Fitzgerald, Rónán Fitzgerald, Cohavit Gil (Reporter), Elizabeth Gilbert, Jack Gorsline (Reporter), Jared Jacob, Margaux Jubin, Julia Levine, Ana Lindo, Jamie Long, Bryan Liu (Assistant Editor and Reporter), Christian Maitre, Eden Mor, Ella Nasca (Designer), Julia Norkus (Reporter), Sabine Ollivier-Yamin (Associate Editor and Reporter), Alexis Park (Marketer), Jacob Posner, Billy Sanders, Luis Santos (Assistant Editor), Lindsay Shachnow (Reporter), Gracie Warda, Ryan Yau

HorizonMass is published by Massachusetts Media Fund, Inc. d/b/a Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ), an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit corporation. All rights to HorizonMass content—other than works made for hire by BINJ staff, first global web rights to display HorizonMass works published by contract creators (also known as freelancers) on BINJ websites and store them on BINJ servers and staff computers, and first global syndication rights to distribute HorizonMass works published by contract creators via BINJ’s news service MassWire, unless otherwise specified on a work-by-work basis—are held by their creators. All works made for hire by BINJ staff are: Copyright Massachusetts Media Fund, Inc. d/b/a Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ). 

Contact HorizonMass at: 1-617-209-9511 or

Mailing Address
HorizonMass, 519 Somerville Ave. #206, Somerville MA 02143, USA.


Receive the latest news

Subscribe To The HorizonMass Newsletter