The BASE location on the edge of Roxbury, a neighborhood that is approximately 60 percent black and 23 percent Latino, is helping to bridge the gap and bring baseball to communities that have been excluded from the sport. But that’s not all they do.
Hubway’s low-income program goes regional, but infrastructure’s still inadequate As the bike-sharing industry becomes a multibillion-dollar race across the country, cycling options for Bostonians are getting more affordable and more competitive. In Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville, Hubway reigns due to exclusive contracts with those cities. The publicly owned and privately operated service, which was […]
How our nonprofit newsroom starts its listening by popping up where people live and play When summarizing my first two years of running a nonprofit journalism shop in Boston, I often use the spot-on aphorism that necessity is the mother of invention. That’s the best way to explain how, before we had real funding but […]
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 Elementary School, in addition to […]
Photo by Derek Kouyoumjian Between the protesters, the counterprotesters, the media, the cops, and a handful of trolls, countless stories unfolded in Boston last weekend. These are several we encountered… PHOTOS, WORDS, AND REPORTING BY SARAH BETANCOURT, BRITNI DE LA CRETAZ, CHRIS FARAONE, KORI FEENER, NATE HOMAN, ZACK HUFFMAN, DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN, JAY LANCASTER, DAN MCCARTHY, […]