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BOSTON - Over one thousand demonstrators gathered in front of the Boston Police Department Area B2 station in Dudley Square on Tuesday evening to protest the failure of a St.

Cambridge, Mass. - Housekeepers at the Harvard-owned DoubleTree Suites by Hilton complain of injury at a far higher rate than their peers at other hotels.

BOSTON/South End - They stood at the windows, some holding onto the bars that kept them in, others waving their hands or banging open palms against the glass. One made a heart shape with his hands.

BOSTON/Back Bay - On Saturday, October 25th, hundreds of Boston activists marched along Newbury Street as part of a "Newbury Street Shutdown" action in solidarity with Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter Week of Action.

Somerville, Mass. - Between October 10th and 12th, brass bands from all over the United States (plus one from Paris, France; one from Moscow, Russia; and one from Montreal, Canada) played on the streets of Somerville, Cambridge and Boston, as part of the 9th Annual Honk Festival.

BOSTON/Roxbury - The Boston Coalition for Police Accountability, a newly minted activist group in Boston comprised of members from over 40 local equal rights organizations including the Massachusetts chapter of

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News

by Haley Hamilton | 10 Dec 2014 - 11:24pm

Organizers and supporters of No Boston Olympics, the local grassroots group protesting the city’s recent bid to host the 2024 summer games, gathered outside...

by Tara García Mathewson | 6 Dec 2014 - 10:20pm

BOSTON - A gruesome kidnapping in Mexico in late September is causing a ripple of outrage worldwide. In Boston, local protesters are using the disappearance...

by Sarah Zheng, Somerville Neighborhood News | 6 Dec 2014 - 12:04am

Somerville, Mass. – The proposed citywide ban on plastic shopping bags took a step forward on Nov. 20 at the meeting of the Board of...

by Elijah Kaplan, Somerville Neighborhood News | 6 Dec 2014 - 12:01am

Somerville, Mass. - Somerville is going through changes. With the Green Line coming soon, the redevelopment of Union Square and new businesses moving into Assembly...

by Leonardo March | 28 Nov 2014 - 11:15pm

BOSTON - Over one thousand demonstrators gathered in front of the Boston Police Department Area B2 station in Dudley Square on Tuesday evening to protest...

by Tara García Mathewson and Leonardo March | 23 Nov 2014 - 6:33pm

Cambridge, Mass. - Housekeepers at the Harvard-owned DoubleTree Suites by Hilton complain of injury at a far higher rate than their peers at...

Radical Boston

by Doug Enaa Greene | 7 Dec 2014 - 1:00am

On November 1, 2014 activist and writer Ron Jacobs provided a radical synopsis of the 1960s in hopes of sparking a lively discussion at the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, MA.
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by Doug Enaa Greene | 7 Nov 2014 - 4:26pm

The midterm elections are over. The right-wing Republicans delivered a massive defeat to the floundering Democrats across the board, regaining control of the...

Arts

by Loreto P. Ansaldo and Pampi thirdeyefell | 23 Oct 2014 - 3:12pm

Two important Public Art events are happening THIS WEEK featuring LOCAL ARTISTS. We reach out to all our Boston neighborhoods to come take part and interact with their local artists - THIS IS FOR...

Opinion

by Umang Kumar | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 7:19pm

The Bhopal Gas disaster 30 years on - a struggle against apathy, legal labyrinths and corporate evasion

Thirty years mark a generation according to many - there are generational...

Editorial

by Jason Pramas | 26 Nov 2014 - 11:09pm

For many of the last 30 years, I have been in leadership of various movements for democracy and social justice in and around my hometown of Boston. In that capacity, I have helped organize dozens...

by Jason Pramas | 8 Nov 2014 - 1:16pm

Just a note to say that, as promised, Open Media Boston is still puttering along without a paid editorial staff. Jonny Adams and I are both working our new full-time jobs - in the corporate sector...

Living

by Sue Katz | 17 Nov 2014 - 11:05am

Las Vegas is one of the top tourist spots in the world – and offers visitors a chance to visit “papier-mâché” versions of Venice, Paris, Rome, and Egypt without leaving the USA. It is also the...

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