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BOSTON/Roxbury – Following the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson County, Missouri protestors took the streets of Boston on Saturday.

BOSTON – A Massachusetts man is suing the Boston Police Department (BPD), alleging that he was falsely arrested and maliciously charged by a Boston police officer in 2012.

BOSTON/Copley Square – Following the Israeli assault on the Palestinian territories that began last month, pro-Palestinian activists picketed on the sidewalk between Copley Sq. and Boston Public Library on Saturday.


BOSTON/State House - A large rally in Boston on Tuesday continued protests against the Israeli invasion of the

BOSTON/Dorchester - Two years ago, a duplex house on Norwell Street in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester was foreclosed upon. The owner, who ran a daycare facility there was forced to close down.

Bostonians hit out at the Israeli assaults on the Palestinian Territories that began last week, and has reportedly claimed the lives of dozens of Palestinian civilians so far.

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by Dave Goodman | 23 Sep 2014 - 1:58am

This is #22 in our series of audio newscasts co-sponsored by Open Media Boston and the WMBR Radio News Department.

On this episode, workers...

by Leonardo March | 18 Sep 2014 - 9:45pm
BOSTON/Boston Common - Thousands gathered on the weekend of September 13th and 14th at the Boston Common to celebrate the 25th...
by Sarah Zheng | 19 Sep 2014 - 2:04am

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Tufts University may soon have to provide the City of Somerville with a list of all students living in off-campus housing, some...

by Dave Goodman | 13 Sep 2014 - 9:19pm

This is number 21 in our continuing “Local Edition” series of newscasts sponsored by Open Media Boston and the WMBR Radio News Department.

In this...

by Elijah Kaplan | 13 Sep 2014 - 9:18pm

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Despite a unanimous resolution from the Board of Aldermen calling for institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies, the Somerville Retirement Board...

by Elijah Kaplan, Somerville Neighborhood News | 13 Sep 2014 - 9:17pm

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Across Somerville and other Massachusetts communities, labor and community activists, mothers and fathers are knocking on doors and ringing bells, trying to...


by Bobby Wengronowitz | Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 11:31pm

I’ve long planned on attending the People's Climate March. I bought a train ticket back in May, after I read, “...

Radical Boston

by Suren Moodliar | 23 Sep 2014 - 1:52am

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by Doug Enaa Greene | 20 Sep 2014 - 3:52am

To revolutionaries, and I'd imagine many others too, anniversaries are when we remember past events and struggles, discuss their significance and what lessons they may hold for us in the current...


by Aaron Lish | 12 Sep 2014 - 12:15am


“How long have pilgrims been traveling around Kailash, the holy mountain which serves as the religious center of the universe for billions of...


by Jason Pramas | 18 Aug 2014 - 5:37pm

Over dinner last night, Open Media Boston associate editor Jonny Adams and I celebrated the end of an era. As of today, both of us have moved on to other jobs and will run OMB on a volunteer...


by Sergio Reyes | 8 Aug 2014 - 12:08am

2014 Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Rally and March
Saturday, August 23
Boston Common Visitor Center
Boston, MA
Rally 2:00 p.m. followed by a March to the North End for more...