Jordan Frias has reported on the response to COVID-19 through our Pandemic Democracy Project for nearly a year. Published together below, his three latest dispatches from the field show the movements of public health workers and officials on the ground, as they continue testing for coronavirus and attempt to get as many vaccines into biceps as possible.
LAWMAKERS PUSH TO RENAME THE YAWKEY MBTA STATION
This short feature is a sequel to “The Yawkey Way,” which caused some controversy, raised discussions, spurred subsequent coverage, earned attention from the larger sports and journalism communities, and was ultimately recognized as a notable story in the 2017 edition of Best American Sports Writing. Tom Yawkey has long been considered by some to be a blemish […]
THE YAWKEY WAY
From ignoramus radio talkers to bigoted fans and a checkered past, Boston baseball has a race problem Kalek Briscoe worked as a bartender in the State Street Pavilion inside Fenway Park for a decade. When he heard in May that Baltimore Orioles player Adam Jones told Boston media that a fan called him the “n-word” […]