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Boston Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian American culture and heritage

Boston Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian American culture and heritage

The 40th annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival kicked off on the banks of Charles River on June 9. Thousands of spectators watched hundreds of participants paddling along the river while enjoying Asian snacks and cultural performances.   Known for being the oldest dragon boat race in North America, the festival gathered race teams from all

Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian American culture

The 40th annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival kicked off on the banks of the Charles River on June 9. Thousands of spectators watched hundreds of participants paddling along the river while enjoying Asian snacks and cultural performances.   Known for being the oldest dragon boat race in North America, the festival gathered race teams from

Downtown residents discuss homelessness in Back Bay and BPL area

A panel discusses homelessness in and around Back Bay, and the area around the Boston Public Library. Photo by Jordan Frias Downtown Boston residents trying to understand what to do with the rising homeless population in their neighborhood attended a public forum on the topic hosted by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay at

Local Farmer, Teacher Begins Jail Sentence for I.C.E. Protest

NEW BEDFORD, MA — On Tuesday morning, local community members and faith leaders gathered at the New Bedford District Court to support Holly, a local farmer and teacher who was sentenced to ten days in jail for an ICE related protest. Holly was arrested in August with three others for peacefully blocking the entrances to

The Disappearance of Heroin

Well, heroin isn’t exactly gone however, it’s not exactly true “junk” either.  This Fentanyl thing has crept into the scene and seems to have overpowered life on the ‘nod’ side.  As an old time junkie, who hasn’t used for over a decade, ,the kill rate of this new not-junk thing, is kind of terrifying.  I

Availability Drives New England Opioid Overdoses

BOSTON – A new report claims it isn’t economic factors that have fueled high numbers of opioid overdoses in New England – but doctors who’ve been over-prescribing them. Looking into the impact of the opioid epidemic on the labor market, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston found overdose death rates were higher in every New

Angela Davis Speaks at Boston Public Library

Angela Davis entered Rabb Hall to a standing ovation on May 29.  She was visiting the Boston Public Library (BPL) to give a lecture on the “Frameworks for Radical Feminism in the 21st Century” as part of the BPL’s Lowell Lecture Series.   Davis smiled at the audience and said,  “The feminism I want to

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