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THE YEAR IN LOCAL PROTEST: FROM TRANSPORTATION TO MILITARIZATION

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We’ve compiled these snapshots not only for gratuitous year-end purposes, but also to show that mass unrest like the Black Lives Matter demonstrations we’ve seen in the past several weeks doesn’t erupt randomly. Continue reading

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SUMMER BLIGHT-SEEING: AN ABRIDGED TOUR THROUGH PRE-REDEVELOPED BOSTON

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Get to know your small walking metropolis before every neighborhood begins to look like Legacy Place in Dedham. Continue reading

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MEDIA FARM: BATTENFELD AND THE LUNATIC RIGHT DOUBLE DOWN

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“Can [Walsh] really ‘get to yes’ with cops and firefighters,” asked Eagan, “when he can’t ‘get to yes’ with the lovely Lorrie Higgins?” We swear–that was actually written in a newspaper. Continue reading

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DEAR READER: THE W’S TO PROVE IT

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Sometimes you need to take a step back and remind yourself what it is you do and why you do it in the first place. (W’s two and five, respectively.) Continue reading

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LEANING LEFT: THE ILLS OF GENTRIFICATION

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The bit of old-school Somerville flair that remains lost another lustrous piece to higher property values, larger paychecks, and demand for organic baby food. Continue reading

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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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What is happening in Jamaica Plain? If gentrification is a problem, why only now has the community awoken to its impending descent? How did Whole Foods become the target for the anti-gentrification movement? And, while we’re at it, what exactly IS gentrification? Continue reading