Programs such as SEEDMA Baby could work to close the gap between those born into more financially stable homes and those born into any form of financial need.
It’s Too Late For You, Deval Patrick
If Patrick really wanted to become president for the sake of bettering America, he would have ran from the start.
Continuing the Struggle for Universal Suffrage
The right to vote is one of our nation’s most cherished symbols of democracy and representation. To deny this liberty is to further downgrade those who are already physically and mentally barred from society.
Proposed Mask Ban Unveils Boston’s Banning Problem
Following the violent counter-protests at the Straight Pride Parade that took place in late August, the Boston City Council is considering issuing a ban on individuals wearing masks, hoods, or other devices to conceal one’s identity at protests. The city ordinance was proposed by Councilor Tim McCarthy, who argued that protesters were primarily using face…
Changing the Narrative Behind Affordable Housing
More than 18 million Americans devote half of their income to monthly rent. In Massachusetts alone, nearly 247,900 low-income renters spend more than half their income on housing. Boston is no exception, with 19,350 school children in unstable housing during the 2016-17 school year.
A Move to End Natural Hair Discrimination
At the Oct. 2 City Council Meeting in Boston, Councilor Lydia Edwards ardently put forth a resolution to prevent discrimination against natural hairstyles. This was in support of already pending legislature that was filed by Steven Ultrino, a state representative, on Sept. 18.
Four-Month Vape Ban— Too Harsh?
In the face of 18 deaths and 1,080 vape-related illnesses around the country, Governor Charlie Baker has ordered a four-month ban on the sale of all vape products, including those that contain tobacco and marijuana, in Massachusetts.
Be Honest, Just Get High
“The wake-and-bake was not invented yesterday, but as cannabis companies are expanding their product lines, they’re creating variations of THC that are designed to be consumed throughout the day—to take with coffee in the morning, to get through the afternoon lull at work, and to fall asleep at night.”
Losing Myself on St. Patrick’s Day
For the past 118 years, thousands flood the streets of South Boston for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. On Sunday, associate metro editor Isabel Fenoglio attended the parade for her first time, got lost for a few hours, and in the process thinks she finally understands what St. Patrick’s Day is all about.
Is There Room for College Teams in Boston’s Sports Pantheon?
Boston is home to some of the most storied professional teams in all major sports. With this level of excellence, where do collegiate teams fit in? Eleanor Grondin submits a potential answer in her latest column.