Open Media Boston

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BOSTON – A peaceful but determined group of approximately one thousand marchers took to the streets of Boston on Martin Luther King Day to call for an end to police brutality, a redirection of public funds from prisons to schools, and a living wa

BOSTON - Over one thousand demonstrators gathered in front of the Boston Police Department Area B2 station in Dudley Square on Tuesday evening to protest the failure of a St.

Cambridge, Mass. - Housekeepers at the Harvard-owned DoubleTree Suites by Hilton complain of injury at a far higher rate than their peers at other hotels.

BOSTON/South End - They stood at the windows, some holding onto the bars that kept them in, others waving their hands or banging open palms against the glass. One made a heart shape with his hands.

BOSTON/Back Bay - On Saturday, October 25th, hundreds of Boston activists marched along Newbury Street as part of a "Newbury Street Shutdown" action in solidarity with Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter Week of Action.

Somerville, Mass. - Between October 10th and 12th, brass bands from all over the United States (plus one from Paris, France; one from Moscow, Russia; and one from Montreal, Canada) played on the streets of Somerville, Cambridge and Boston, as part of the 9th Annual Honk Festival.

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by Tara García Mathewson | 16 Feb 2015 - 3:42am

BOSTON/Dorchester - About two dozen activists used the holiday of love to show support for Boston’s low-wage workers and get a message out about fair...

by Iris Moore and Jane Regan, Somerville Neighborhood News | 10 Feb 2015 - 11:37pm

Somerville, Mass. – The Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) that will be negotiated between City Hall and Union Square developer US2 runs the risk of being...

by Yuxiao Yuan, Somerville Neighborhood News | 3 Feb 2015 - 4:17am

Somerville, Mass. - Area unions and labor leaders have decided to wage a campaign against Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) for its recent decision...

by Dave Goodman and Leonardo March | 23 Jan 2015 - 11:09pm

BOSTON – A peaceful but determined group of approximately one thousand marchers took to the streets of Boston on Martin Luther King Day to call...

by Dave Goodman | 16 Jan 2015 - 6:51pm

BOSTON - Thursday, January 15th – the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday - certainly was a day of contrasting styles and strategies around...

by Tara García Mathewson | 19 Dec 2014 - 3:42am

BOSTON - Massachusetts incarcerates a higher portion of its population than nearly every country in the world. In fact, according to statistics from the...

Opinion

by Divest Harvard | Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 8:34pm

Today, over 35 Harvard students are sitting in at Massachusetts Hall, outside President Drew Faust’s office, to demand full divestment from the fossil fuel industry. We sit in because Harvard has...

by Julia Dehm | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - 3:56am

On 26 January activists braved the beginnings of a ‘...

Radical Boston

by Doug Enaa Greene | 17 Feb 2015 - 5:04pm

The German Revolution of 1918-1923 not only saw the collapse of the monarchy, but the...

by Umang Kumar | 16 Feb 2015 - 4:27am

Lack of Transparency and People's Participation Hallmark of the Boston 2024 Effort

The first ever Olympics 2014 outreach meeting organized by the city of Boston on Feb 6 at the...

Arts

by Loreto P. Ansaldo and Pampi thirdeyefell | 23 Oct 2014 - 3:12pm

Two important Public Art events are happening THIS WEEK featuring LOCAL ARTISTS. We reach out to all our Boston neighborhoods to come take part and interact with their local artists - THIS IS FOR...

Editorial

by Jason Pramas | 26 Nov 2014 - 11:09pm

For many of the last 30 years, I have been in leadership of various movements for democracy and social justice in and around my hometown of Boston. In that capacity, I have helped organize dozens...

by Jason Pramas | 8 Nov 2014 - 1:16pm

Just a note to say that, as promised, Open Media Boston is still puttering along without a paid editorial staff. Jonny Adams and I are both working our new full-time jobs - in the corporate sector...

Living

by Editor | 26 Feb 2015 - 1:10pm

Voices of Homeless will be hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, March 4, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More, 541 Mass Ave., in Central Square, Cambridge.

This event...

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