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  • Are we going to be able to vaccinate everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19?

    Rupal Ramesh Shah People experiencing homelessness often have difficulty accessing basic medical services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed several guidelines to ensure the unhoused are prioritized during vaccine implementation. One of them is to work with Continuum of Care Programs, which promote community-wide efforts to end homelessness and address […]

  • From The Tractor Seat Nov 20

    By Fred Steele (Road Scribes of America) As we scan the headlines of the news from day to day we often see stories that we believe have no connection to our lives only to discover they were defining moments that changed all our lives. Yesterday is a day we might not recognize as a catalyst […]

  • Poetry By Carolyn Gregory

    ARM IN ARM (for Oscar Wilde) Oscar, I would have lovedto have a date with youon Valentine’s Day.We would have walkedarm in arm in Dublin,dressed like dandies. Your wit would have floored meas you picked on the cell phone junkiesand girls in stilettos.You might have pointed out a boyor two with promise. You talked about […]

  • Spare Change News

    On Thanksgiving 2021, dozens of people gathered near the intersection of Baoston’s “Mass and Cass” in the area often referred to as “Methadone Mile.”  They carried with them 230 bags packed with socks, gloves, and other supplies to be distributed to the area’s unhoused people — on the street, local shelters, and the New England […]

  • Thanksgiving, My Wife’s Surgery and Two Books

    By Marc D. Goldfinger It was a strange Thanksgiving.  The day before the holiday I had to get Mary Esther, my wife, to the hospital by 7 a.m. Originally the operation she needed on her back was scheduled for 2 p.m. but the early person canceled so that moved us up in the queue. It […]

  • MICHELLE WU BEATS BPD TO BECOME FIRST  WOMAN AND PERSON OF COLOR ELECTED  MAYOR OF BOSTON

    MICHELLE WU BEATS BPD TO BECOME FIRST WOMAN AND PERSON OF COLOR ELECTED MAYOR OF BOSTON

    by Chris Faraone Dig Boston With 100% of the votes from all  255 precincts  counted in the City of Boston, the still unofficial but decisive winner of  the mayoral race is Councilor  Michelle Wu. Her opponent,  Councilor Annissa Essaibi  George, conceded Tuesday  evening.  As even those who paid little  attention to the race are likely  aware, this […]

  • HOW DID WE GET HERE?

    HOW DID WE GET HERE?

    Last month, I read with  huge disappointment that the  Massachusetts Attorney General  Maura Healy seemed to be all  in on Suffolk County Sheriff  Steve Tompkin’s inhumane  proposal (in this writer’s  opinion) to put those who are  dealing with substance abuse  and homelessness into an empty  detention facility.  I call it inhumane because  the plan was […]

  • ANOTHER UNENVIABLE ANNUAL RECORD FOR GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

    ANOTHER UNENVIABLE ANNUAL RECORD FOR GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

    by Alison Kentish Inter Press Service As the international community gathers for COP26 widely considered the most important climate  conference since the 2015  gathering which resulted in  the Paris Climate Agreement,  the World Meteorological  Organization (WMO) is  reporting that despite global  hits in trade and travel by the  COVID-19 pandemic, the  concentration of greenhouse  gases in […]