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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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Boston Starbucks workers march with local cafes against union-busting
College Reporting

Matt Wolfinger | May 5, 2022

Workers from Boston-based Starbucks locations as well as local coffee chains Pavement, Darwin’s Ltd. and others gathered and marched through Cambridge on Sunday to support coffee shop unions and stand…

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Curating a culture of belonging: How Boston’s art museums are reimagining a more inclusive future
College Reporting

Taylor Blackley | April 21, 2022

Visual artists have long been using their craft to call for social and racial justice. Now, the time has come for institutions to answer.

Visual art is a forum for the public to come together to evaluate…

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Hundreds gather Sunday in support of Ukraine at Boston Common
College Reporting

Alexa Grayson | March 15, 2022

Hundreds of people showed up at Boston Common and then marched down Newbury and Boylston Streets on Sunday in an act of solidarity for Ukrainian citizens and condemning Russia’s recent unprovoked invasion…

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Lunar New Year celebrations return to Boston’s Chinatown
College Reporting

Lex Weaver | February 17, 2022

Two years since the last public Lunar New Year celebration was held throughout Chinatown, festivities once again returned to the neighborhood, and so did an exuberant crowd of people, despite the snow.

On…

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Vietnamese American community unites over Lunar New Year celebrations at Tết in Boston
College Reporting

Arden Bastia | February 9, 2022

An estimated 3,500 people from all over New England celebrated Tết in Boston on Sunday, ringing in the Vietnamese Lunar New Year and marking the start of the Year of the Tiger.

Guests were entertained…

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Senators Markey and Warren respond to public pressure, request federal review of ICE detention conditions in Plymouth County
College Reporting

Marigo Farr | January 27, 2022

After over six months of pressure from immigrant detainees and their families, advocacy groups and attorneys, Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren have issued a request to the Department of Homeland…

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In the race to solve Boston Harbor’s coastal flooding problem, who calls the shots?
College Reporting

Elisabeth Hadjis | January 25, 2022

On Nov. 30, at 8:30 in the morning, Heather O’Brien pulled out her laptop and logged into a packed Zoom call.

The participant list included attendees from every neighborhood on the Boston Harbor….

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Boston’s Generation Z population want somewhere to be queer
College Reporting

Matt Yan | January 12, 2022

Kester Messan, 23, didn’t come out as gay until he arrived at Williams College in 2017.

Born in Togo, he and his family moved to Boston when he was six years old, first settling in Roxbury, then Cambridge….

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Outcry over conditions at Plymouth County Correctional Facility — community groups call for ICE detainees’ release
College Reporting

Marigo Farr | December 20, 2021

Four immigrant justice organizations have detailed how immigrant detainees at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility face “patterns of mistreatment” — including lack of appropriate and timely…

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“Stealthing” bills across the nation prove legislation leads to education
College Reporting

Alyssa Fell | December 15, 2021

Legislatures across the nation, including Massachusetts and New Jersey, continue to advocate for bills outlawing the act of “stealthing,” the nonconsensual removal of a condom during intercourse, prompting…

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Years after procedure, metal hip replacement surgeries continue to wreak havoc on the lives of patients
College Reporting

Katie Mogg | December 14, 2021

Thompson, Conn., resident Peter Coyle thought his osteoarthritis was cured for good when he underwent hip replacement surgery in 2005.

To ameliorate the pain and stiffness of his degenerating hip, Coyle,…

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Making space for trans remembrance, resistance and resilience
College Reporting

Taylor Blackley | November 29, 2021

Content warning: The following articles makes mention of transphobic and intimate partner violence. 

On Saturday afternoon, a vigil was held in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance at Simmons University….

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New film “Bounty” shifts documentary filmmaking by centering Indigenous voices
College Reporting

Taylor Blackley | November 24, 2021

Documentary filmmakers at the Upstander Project have become deeply committed to a different way of filmmaking, according to the Boston-based nonprofit’s co-founder and director Adam Mazo. Central to…

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Boston-based group Skate Hags creates inclusive community on wheels
College Reporting

Delainey LaHood | November 12, 2021

In August of 2020, Jen Millis, Octavia Bennett and Jen McMahon were searching for a safe place to skate in Boston.

“We needed flat ground that was decently paved with some light,” said Millis, who…

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Dog owners in Jamaica Plain are raising awareness for the need for more dog parks in Boston
College Reporting

Dakotah Kennedy | October 29, 2021

When Melissa Hamel bought her Jamaica Plain home in 1991, she could finally adopt a dog as she had always wanted. As a renter, she had not been able to own a dog in Boston, given that most landlords don’t…

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Organizations, funders raise awareness for HIV/AIDS treatment through 5K
College Reporting

Taylor Blackley | October 27, 2021

The 36th annual AIDS Walk and Run Boston took place at Carson Beach on Sunday.

Over $360,000 was raised in support of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

AIDS Action and community health center Fenway…

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Gann Farm connects Jewish youth with agricultural heritage
College Reporting

Marigo Farr | October 22, 2021

Being Jewish at Gann Farm is unlike being Jewish in a synagogue or classroom. It means muddied knees, singing in open air and connecting with the land — a chance for youth to do as their forebears did.

The…

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Incarcerated women need treatment, not punishment. Stacey Borden knows firsthand.
College Reporting

Ysabelle Kempe | September 17, 2021

Content warning: The following story briefly recounts experiences involving harm and sexual violence endured by the subject. The editorial staff worked with the author to maintain the integrity of this…

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Children’s artistic community blossoms in partnership between Dorchester nonprofits
College Reporting

Katie Mogg | September 17, 2021

To give the children of Greater Boston an opportunity to let their creative juices flow, All Dorchester Sports and Leadership joined forces with Brain Arts Organization.

All Dorchester Sports and Leadership,…

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Dorchester Food Co-op – a model for community ownership in a neighborhood “not for sale”
College Reporting

Marigo Farr | September 16, 2021

At first glance, the Dorchester Food Co-op could be any other business in a wave of gentrification hitting the majority low-income, Black and Brown neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston. But co-op members…

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As Boston ballet community reckons with a year of change, dancers advocate for more agency
College Reporting

Delainey LaHood-Burns | May 27, 2021

In a highly competitive field in which careers are more finite than most, it’s rare for classical ballet dancers to stop moving. But when the pandemic hit last year, things changed.

For Chyrstyn Fentroy,…

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The mass vaccination center at Reggie Lewis is an accessibility success, but a lagging one
College Reporting

Claire Yates | April 30, 2021

In one way, the establishment of mass vaccination centers across Boston took Black organizers by surprise. The vaccine was ready much faster than most people expected. But in another, it felt like Deja-vu….

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Policymakers, nonprofits leading the solutions for Boston’s affordable housing crisis
College Reporting

Delaney Murray | April 30, 2021

In a small basement apartment in Mattapan, Massachusetts, Symone Crawford and her husband raised three daughters while working full time. When Crawford set out to secure the stable home that her family…

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The Red Deal proposal prioritizes climate justice and liberation for Indigenous people
College Reporting

Nia Beckett | February 19, 2021

Amid growing attention and demand for climate action, the Green New Deal proposes a plan to address climate change and economic inequality. Among the many proclaimed shortcomings of the Deal, including…

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Mental health professionals provide free teletherapy to healthcare workers during pandemic
College Reporting

Rachel Gore | February 19, 2021

When Ariel Brown texted her longtime friend, a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, asking how she could help as he battled COVID-19 from the front lines, she wasn’t planning on starting a non-profit…

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Boston might have just had its first snow but rising temperatures remain a threat to communities
College Reporting

Lillian Hoffart | November 12, 2020

Boston might have had its first snow in October, but residents shouldn’t get used to it, as climate change is causing rising temperatures around the planet. Experts say heat has been a critical danger…

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