“I THINK WE DESERVE MORE THAN A WAREHOUSE BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS”
Earlier this year, DigBoston contributor Bill Hayduke visited the homeless shelter on Long Island for two nights in writing a feature about life there that continues to find thousands of new readers in Boston and beyond on a weekly basis. Since the reception has been so strong, we have asked him to continue following the story as the shelter has been closed, and as hundreds scramble for a warm place to stay this winter.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER HURDLE TO ROXBURY GETTING THE $70 MILLION STEM SCHOOL IT WAS PROMISED
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and the city are already on board; wrecking balls are looming. None of which, however, stopped opponents from heaving a Hail Mary.
THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN, AND THEY WANT TO TAX AND REGULATE WEED
While these PPQs are non-binding, they set the stage for an expected 2016 statewide ballot initiative that the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a national group based out of Washington, DC, will be funding with the aim of regulating marijuana the same way we do alcohol.
CLEANING OUT OUR POST-ELECTION CLOSET
Cute dogs go viral for a change, John Oliver smacks state legislatures, Breitbart is dead but still incredibly dumb, and the Facebook movie is a lie
LETTERS: A RESPONSE TO “THE WORLD’S OLDEST OBSESSION”
A letter from the group Demand Abolition in response to last week's DigBoston feature story
OH SNAP THAT’S RIGHT – WE GOT EARNED SICK TIME TOO!
“When we were out collecting signatures, you’d run into people who’d be like, ‘I have earned sick time … doesn’t everybody?”
THIRD WHEELS ROLLING: THE ARC OF INDEPENDENT PARTY PROSPERITY IN MASS IS LONG, BUT IT BENDS TOWARD JUSTICE
Whether you participated or not, the good news is that there may be a chance of douching the State House free of at least some poisonous elements.
A FINAL TOM MENINO ROUNDUP FOR GOOD MEASURE
We thought we’d take the opportunity to lovingly acknowledge some of Menino's rifts with alternative media you haven’t heard much about in the past week.
SPECIAL FEATURE: BOSTON’S STRANGE AND PROBLEMATIC NEW APPROACH TO CURBING PROSTITUTION (AND ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN)
The conflation of sex work and sex trafficking is common. It’s also troubling.