Author: Sumanth Prabhaker.

  • James Shearer: fight to the finish

    There was a hill right next to the school for wayward boys, where James Shearer attended classes as a teenager, and he used to race a classmate up and down the hill when there was nothing else to do. There was often nothing else to do, and James was in good shape, but he never […]

  • Horizons for Homeless Children twelfth annual women’s breakfast

    There turn out to have been just under a thousand attendees at the twelfth annual Women’s Breakfast to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children, but the more common estimate, at least during the event, was “tons.” Tons of people braved the rain and squeezed around tons of tables at the Westin Copley’s America Ballroom, a gilded […]

  • The Streets Are Watching: Profile of Gabrielle Vachersse

    When she was ten years old, Gabrielle Vachersse wanted to be a veterinarian. She loved animals, and the idea of being a source of aid to the things she loved really appealed to her. She had a pet cat, at the time; now, years later, she still remembers a particular day when her cat went […]

  • Vendor Profile: Chris Mesfin

    Every morning, without the aid of an alarm clock, Chris Mesfin wakes up at a time he describes as ‘somewhere between 4:00 and 4:01.’ It’s still very dark outside, and he folds his sofa-bed away, sits down on it in complete silence and thinks. While most of the rest of Malden is sleeping, Chris can […]