News

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ensh/

Governor Baker signs transgender anti-discrimination bill into law

Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law protecting transgender individuals against discrimination in places of public accommodation earlier this month, the Governor’s office said in a press release. The bill, An Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination, was a compromise between the House and Senate, Baker’s office said. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination will put

Boston City Councilor Looks to Help Homeless Families out of the Shadows

We are in the midst of the lazy, hazy days of summer. But when the days start getting shorter, the nights cooler and Labor Day draws near, our thoughts turn to the annual back-to-school traditions. Even as adults, September evokes memories of the excitement and perhaps, the anxiety, of a new year, new friends and new

scn-big-icon2

In Iraq, thousands flee Fallujah and raise questions for Mosul

Over 60,000 civilians have fled the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah in the last week and are arriving in refugee camps to no tents, little water, and more death. Government officials and aid organizations are saying the lack of resources is due to the unprecedented numbers of people fleeing the fight against the Islamic State

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ensh/

Governor Baker signs transgender anti-discrimination bill into law

Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law protecting transgender individuals against discrimination in places of public accommodation earlier this month, the Governor’s office said in a press release. The bill, An Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination, was a compromise between the House and Senate, Baker’s office said. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination will put

San Francisco Media Band Together to Address Homelessness

On June 29, San Francisco media will join together in a concerted effort to raise awareness about homelessness by dedicating the entire day to writing on the issue. In addition to the participating media outlets, coverage will also be available on social media such as Facebook and Twitter and on Flipboard, Medium and Apple News.

scn-big-icon2

Long Road to Recovery

Drug addiction destroys the “American dream” for many people. According to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 approximately 25,000 men and women lost their lives due to prescription drug addiction. My mother, Betsy Cartagena, from Roxbury, Massachusetts, lost her chance at the dream when she

Arts & Culture

Marc D. Goldfinger

“The Wolf Road” by Beth Lewis: A Book Review

Goldsboro Books, 23–25 Cecil St., London, WC2N 4E2, United Kingdom, S & N Limited Edition/and Crown Publishing Group, A Division of Penguin Random House “Think on why I ain’t killing you.”—Kreagar Elka doesn’t remember her parents. After a war that destroyed civilization, she lives in the wilderness with a man named Trapper. Trapper teaches her

Marc D. Goldfinger

“The Wolf Road” by Beth Lewis: A Book Review

Goldsboro Books, 23–25 Cecil St., London, WC2N 4E2, United Kingdom, S & N Limited Edition/and Crown Publishing Group, A Division of Penguin Random House “Think on why I ain’t killing you.”—Kreagar Elka doesn’t remember her parents. After a war that destroyed civilization, she lives in the wilderness with a man named Trapper. Trapper teaches her

Columns

A_Westerly_View_of_the_Colledges_in_Cambridge_New_England_by_Paul_Revere copy

Bizarre Boston: Raising Hell at Harvard

When I think about college students raising hell, I picture kegs of beer, red plastic Solo cups and loud music. Oh, and maybe a beer funnel or two. In my mind, the phrase “raising hell” is just a metaphor for having a wild time. However, maybe it’s not always just a metaphor. For some Harvard

LastWord-ChristinaSukhgianHoule

LAST WORD: Christina Sukghian Houle

About a month ago, an artist called Christina Sukhgian Houle dropped into the Spare Change News’ headquarters to meet with some of the vendors. Christina has joined forces with the newspaper’s co-founder, James Shearer, with the goal of making a documentary on homelessness in the Boston area. Christina is a relatively recent transplant to Greater

Marc D. Goldfinger

“The Wolf Road” by Beth Lewis: A Book Review

Goldsboro Books, 23–25 Cecil St., London, WC2N 4E2, United Kingdom, S & N Limited Edition/and Crown Publishing Group, A Division of Penguin Random House “Think on why I ain’t killing you.”—Kreagar Elka doesn’t remember her parents. After a war that destroyed civilization, she lives in the wilderness with a man named Trapper. Trapper teaches her

The Avoidable Crisis

FullSizeRender

Stanley Forman: 40 Years After the Soiling of Old Glory

The photo was chilling. Before a crowd of onlookers, a white man appears to be attempting to stab a black man with the tip of a flagpole. “It really showed racism,” said photographer Stanley Forman 40 years after he took the Pulitzer Prize-winning snapshot of an anti-busing protest that had turned violent. “It was whites

Top