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Bachelorette parties in P-town often destroy safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people

We call this process “hetrification.” Like gentrification, hetrification occurs when people feel privileged to take over the spaces of others.


A recession, if we choose

An obsession with tamping down inflation at any cost will hurt low-wage workers the most.


How to create a community where we all want to live? Tax the rich.

I want nothing more than to create a community that values education, robust public resources, and collective investment in shared well-being.


Cutting the working poor a break on T fares

Senate looks to ease the burden of transit costs on those can least afford them.


In push for educator diversity, state needs to boost emergency license holders

Our outreach to emergency license holders has convinced us that these individuals are not just a stopgap for COVID-related staffing but rather, in many ways, are the future of teaching in many of our districts.


Why thousands of undocumented children deserve comprehensive MassHealth coverage

From a health equity standpoint, the Legislature should extend coverage to undocumented kids via the Cover All Kids bill. It’s smart policy to invest in their health care now to avoid much larger costs down the road.


With the end of Roe, there is no clear silver lining

Even women who cheer the end of abortion rights have not yet grasped its significance for them.


Mass. effort to tackle growing inequities has been negligible

Despite this disturbing trend, Massachusetts typically level-funds benefits and programs for low-income people, leaving less to live on and fewer services to access.