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Photo Exhibit of Life After Incarceration

Photo Exhibit of Life After Incarceration

The crowd stayed silent while listening to William Morales, 47, share his story about life after prison. He talked about his struggles and achievements on stage that evening at the reception for the photography exhibit, “From the Inside Out: Reflections After Incarceration,” which took place on Friday, May 26, at the Black Market in Roxbury. His

James Shearer on Wide Angle with Peter Bermudes

Co-founder of Spare Change News James Shearer recently appeared on Arlington Public News’s “Wide Angle with Peter Bermudes” to discuss the issue of homelessness. The interview spans two episodes, both of which can be found on YouTube. Bermudes and Shearer discussed a wide range of topics, but here are some standout quotes from Shearer. On

Youth On Fire Set to Close in November

Since its opening in 2000, the Youth On Fire center in Cambridge has provided thousands of young adults with a safe, welcoming place to go during the day and whatever resources they need to ensure their mental and physical well-being. By offering services that range from hot meals and educational workshops to HIV and STI

A Case for Safe Injection Facilities: SIFMA NOW

There are plenty of risks that come with injecting drugs into one’s body, from communicable diseases and infections, to overdoses and death. As overdoses continue unabated, some concerned citizens are advocating for safe injection sites. Supervised Injection Facilities in Massachusetts NOW (SIFMA NOW) is a Boston-based coalition dedicated to bringing safe injection facilities, where those

Trump Budget: Deep Cuts to SNAP Could Affect Thousands in MA

Even a 25 percent cut to SNAP—enough to leave thousands hungrier in Massachusetts—can’t make the White House budget math add up, according to a new analysis. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, President Trump’s first budget would slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) by nearly $200 billion.

City Officials and Activists Discuss Health and Fair Housing in Roxbury

BPHC Director Monica Valdes Lupi  Residents of Roxbury, especially those living in subsidized housing, face greater health risks, including higher rates of asthma, diabetes and elevated blood lead levels, than many other Boston residents. These increased risks, according to the Boston Public health Commission, are linked to the quality and availability of housing in Boston.