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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 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...

by Haley Hamilton | 10 Dec 2014 - 11:24pm

BOSTON/South Boston - Organizers and supporters of No Boston Olympics, the local grassroots group protesting the city’s recent bid to host the 2024 summer...

by Tara García Mathewson | 6 Dec 2014 - 10:20pm

BOSTON - A gruesome kidnapping in Mexico in late September is causing a ripple of outrage worldwide. In Boston, local protesters are using the disappearance...

by Sarah Zheng, Somerville Neighborhood News | 6 Dec 2014 - 12:04am

Somerville, Mass. – The proposed citywide ban on plastic shopping bags took a step forward on Nov. 20 at the meeting of the Board of...

Opinion

by Sandy Eaton | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 - 4:56am

On Friday evening December 19th at midnight, Quincy Medical Center ceased admitting patients. The last in-patient was discharged on December 23th. QMC was officially closed on December 26th, five...

by Dave Burt | Saturday, 3 January 2015 - 4:38am

The energy transition is well underway. At least we thought it was before the mid-term elections. Will those that the fossil fuel industries have in their back pockets be disinclined to vote for...

Radical Boston

by Joe Ramsey | 23 Jan 2015 - 5:04pm

I. “We Will Shake this System with the Truth of Our Message”

This past Monday in Boston, at least 1,000 people braved the bitter downtown wind to gather, march and...

by Doug Enaa Greene | 17 Jan 2015 - 2:12am

Portions of this essay of my 2013 essay The Crisis in Greece and the Prospects of SYRIZA...

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 Sue Katz | 17 Nov 2014 - 11:05am

Las Vegas is one of the top tourist spots in the world – and offers visitors a chance to visit “papier-mâché” versions of Venice, Paris, Rome, and Egypt without leaving the USA. It is also the...

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