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Community members gather in the park for the 2023 Wake Up the Earth festival. This tradition was created in 1979 to commemorate successful activism against a highway being built through Jamaica Plain.
Busy weekend in Boston: two protests and a festival in one day
Yaakov Aldrich, news correspondent • May 19, 2023

Two protests and a community festival took place May 6, marking the height of a busy Boston weekend to promote environmental veganism, labor...

Attendees take their seats while the events speakers prepare their remarks. The event placed a heavy emphasis on selecting speakers who have had direct involvement with autism advocacy.
Autism Advocacy Day brings hope and awareness for disability rights
Darin Zullo, news staff • May 14, 2023

The Great Hall of Flags in the Massachusetts State House was filled with determined love and support on the morning of May 8 as the 18th Annual...

Boston City Hall stands at 1 City Hall Square in Downtown Boston. The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday condemning Northeastern for anti-union practices.
‘Northeastern, get it together’: Boston City Council condemns Northeastern anti-union tactics
Eli Curwin, editor-in-chief • May 14, 2023

Days after Northeastern graduate students filed federal charges alleging Northeastern intimidated union organizers, Boston City Council unanimously...

City of Boston launches postpartum support group pilot program
City of Boston launches postpartum support group pilot program
Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor • May 10, 2023

Mayor Michelle Wu’s Office of Women’s Advancement has launched a pilot program to support postpartum women of color in the city of Boston.  The...

Members of 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness partake in a yoga class. The studio has offered more accessible and inclusive classes in Dorchester for years, but has decided to transition to an all-virtual format. Photo courtesy 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness.
Yoga and wellness studio in Dorchester transitions to new virtual era
Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor • May 8, 2023

For six years, 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness has provided affordable services to the Dorchester community. But now, the studio is shifting to virtual...

Q&A: Sailaja Joshi, founder of Mango & Marigold Press, discusses South Asian representation in childrens’ books
Q&A: Sailaja Joshi, founder of Mango & Marigold Press, discusses South Asian representation in childrens’ books
Christina McCabe, news staff • May 4, 2023

When looking for books to buy for her young daughter, Northeastern alum Sailaja Joshi noticed the lack of children’s books that represented...

A small gate with two pink posts marks plot three in the Symphony Road Community Garden. GrowBoston has worked with various community groups to create more urban green spaces in Boston neighborhoods.
City of Boston Office of Urban Agriculture amplifies community voices, prioritizes development on urban green space
Isabella Ratto, news correspondent • May 2, 2023

On April 30, GrowBoston, the City of Boston’s Office of Urban Agriculture, began reviewing proposals regarding the future of a vacant Roxbury...

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu speaks during a press conference about a fare-free public transportation program at Ruggles Station, April 24. Joined by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Senator Ed Markey, the three discussed the importance of accessibility and efficiency in public transportation.
Markey, Pressley, Wu renew push for free-transit legislation amid success of Boston fare-free bus program
Juliette Piovoso, news correspondent • April 26, 2023

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu joined U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Monday afternoon for a press conference in Ruggles Station,...

DIVERSITY Consignment stands at 713 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. The thrift shop has curated a collection of clothing meant to give everyone confidence regardless of who they are.
Boston consignment store combines sustainable fashion, music and artwork, creates inclusive community
Jessica Xing, deputy photo editor • April 24, 2023

Even from the outside, DIVERSITY Consignment draws in customers with its bright blue exterior and colorful, fun window art. With its racks of...

Ronald Braunstein conducts the Me2/ community orchestra. Braunstein and his wife founded the ensemble as a stigma-free zone to support those struggling with mental illness.
Me2/’s Boston ensemble provides a safe space to perform classical music
Katy Manning, news staff • April 17, 2023

In the auditorium of a Vietnamese community center in Dorchester, music swells from the instruments of more than 50 community members that make...