Is Boston finally past tribal politics?

During Mel King’s 1983 mayoral campaign, a coalition of Black, Latino, Asian and progressive white activists came together to push for the former state representative’s bid. While King lost to City Councilor Raymond Flynn in the general election, the nexus of activists and voters of color that supported him, referred to as the Rainbow Coalition,

Debate growing on what students need

In the early days of the pandemic last spring, as students in Boston switched to remote learning, many struggled with challenges ranging from social isolation to the loss of family members to COVID-19. All the while, most students logged on to Chromebook laptops or personal computers as Boston and other districts adopted a remote-learning strategy

A wish list for MBTA service improvements

President Biden has announced his $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a financially ambitious offering that targets transit among other sectors. Biden wants to bring $85 billion to existing public transit, which for Massachusetts could provide opportunities for expansion and improvement of the MBTA’s the commuter rail and bus systems. Here’s what two local transit experts suggested

COVID-19 rates still on the rise

Back in March of 2020 when the global coronavirus pandemic took hold, states and local governments in the United States instituted varying degrees of lock downs aimed at stopping the spread of the virus, which was initially thought to be spread primarily through contact with contaminated surfaces as well as through respiratory droplets. Infections, hospitalizations

Dispelling the vaccine hesitancy myth

When the emergency vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna started making the rounds, so did sensational headlines about how the Black community wouldn’t take it. Discussion arose among the medical community on how to convince Black people to get the vaccine, and organizations in Boston mobilized to get the community to the mass vaccination site at