City Column


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.
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