No outlet can cover everything. It’s not worth trying. But in reading back through several hundred pieces that we published in the past 12 months, I’m more than satisfied to say that we hit hard and often on a range of topics
’18 AND LIFE TO GO: OUR YEAR IN ALTERNATIVE MASS MEDIA
It’s anybody’s guess why cheeseball mainstream outlets tend to ignore topics such as poverty, surveillance, and climate change. Whatever the reason, we don’t spend too much time worrying about them; as you’ll see below, we had our hands full all year covering the stuff that they missed.
DRINKING WITH THE MERRIMACK VALLEY RECOVERY WORKERS WHO LIVE ON AN OLD CRUISE SHIP IN SOUTHIE
Overall, these cruise ship tenants seem exhausted, both physically and emotionally. There are perks, and decent pay, but there are also sleepless nights and more work the next morning. Not to mention what they call a shitty breakfast buffet.
HERE’S WHY WE’RE COMMITTED TO LONG-TERM COVERAGE OF THE MERRIMACK EXPLOSIONS
Columbia has spent in excess of half a million dollars lobbying in Mass over the past five years, while execs at Eversource, which Baker tapped to save the day, have pumped more than $40,000 into Baker and Polito’s war chests since 2015.
THE CITY OF LAWRENCE CAN’T BREATHE
Environmental justice must be at the center of recovery efforts
THE MERRIMACK VALLEY DISASTER: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT OLD PIPES
SWAT INC: THE COMMONWEALTH’S MOST INFAMOUS MILITARIZED POLICE FORCE CONTINUES TO FLOUT RECORDS LAW
After nearly two months, seven in-person visits, numerous phone calls and emails, and a run-in with the Wilmington police, we finally received some of the records we requested.