The Dance Complex, like other havens for the arts but on a regionally incomparable scale, supports immigrant populations of all kinds and resists discrimination and negative cultural stereotypes.
The 525-ton, 65-foot tall reactor vessel for the Boston Edison Company’s Pilgrim Nuclear Station took a month-long, 3,587-mile voyage to go from the fabrication shops at Combustion Engineering on the Tennessee River to the plant site before being nudged into a landing — about a mile south of where the Pilgrims had Continue Reading
They rebuilt their Roxbury home from ruin, so now why won’t the city let them sell? Even among the magnificent mansions that stagger along the Highland Park skyline in Roxbury, the six-bedroom attraction at 88 Lambert Ave is distinguished. Occupying two-thirds of an acre in the shadow of the Nathan Hale Continue Reading
The true beginning of a false narrative: an investigation into the Hub’s Neighborhood Watch Eight days after 16-year-old Norman Hawkesworth shot and killed Stephen Lanigan, John Winston found the murder weapon — a .22 caliber long pistol — while jogging in West Roxbury and contacted the police. According to Suffolk County court documents, Hawkesworth had Continue Reading
Dispatches from my daily dance with death en route to work I edge off the sidewalk. I look left and then right. Then left and then right again. One more time to be sure. I merge towards the rightmost edge of the street, but there is no bike lane so I teeter Continue Reading
Urban multimodal network needed to make bicycles a viable alternative in the ’burbs June 21, 2017 BY JASON PRAMAS @JASONPRAMAS The following column was written as commentary for the June 2017 episode of the Beyond Boston monthly video news digest — produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and several area public Continue Reading
Boston’s ugliest intersections for cyclists If you’ve visited the streets of Boston for all of five minutes, you know that each commute is a gamble for those of us who ride on two wheels. An hour spent navigating the Hub’s bike-hostile infrastructure teaches the average cyclist how to anticipate threats — an adjacent car Continue Reading
When it comes to bike safety and infrastructure in Greater Boston, there’s a dangerous gap between the promises that cities make and the reality where rubber meets the road Of all the places for a cyclist or pedestrian to be killed, the intersection of Mass Ave and Somerville Ave in Continue Reading