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Roxbury resident Francell Simmons receives the COVID-19 vaccine from EMT Alex Honrado at the Reggie Lewis Center, in Boston in February.

Why vaccine equity still matters

Vaccination rates are significantly lower in communities of color in Massachusetts. The primary reason for this wide gap is that people are still not being met where they are.

Katherine Gergen Barnett

Why we should wear masks post-pandemic

They are protecting us from deadly diseases besides COVID-19.

Alex Beam

California, mon amour (still)

I just can’t stay away from California. It reminds me of Boston’s legendary honky-tonk Scollay Square, a place where ‘there was always something doing.’

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said that “raising taxes would be the biggest mistake we can make."

As the Gipper might say, there they go again

Warning: Be skeptical of GOP predictions that calamity will come if taxes go up.

Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday, after her fellow Republicans voted to remove her rom a leadership position in the House.

Does Liz Cheney really care about democracy?

Renouncing Trump’s Big Lie isn’t enough. She should condemn the voter fraud falsehoods it has spawned.

Kimberly Atkins

In bid to end COVID-19 unemployment boost, GOP misses the she-cession

All of the economy’s 140,000 lost jobs in December were held by women.

On Nov. 16, a woman is silhouetted as she takes in the faces in the photographs that make up the "Say Their Names" memorial on Boston Common. According to its website, "The Say Their Names Memorial is a nationwide initiative to honor Black lives lost to racial injustice, police brutality, and racism."

We actually know very little about police brutality

Despite having militarized police departments across the country, the federal government does not collect comprehensive data that encompasses all kinds police violence.

Mary Ann D'Urso
Cashier Diana Rivero stands behind a partial protective plastic screen and wears a mask and gloves at the Presidente Supermarket in Miami in April, 2020.

The Grocery Stories: Transactional work relationships

There are many good people working at my store, and we get on well. In many ways, though, we are strangers commuting on the same train.