March 9, 2009–It was a frigid day following a snowstorm. Greg Smith was helping a mother and her feverish one-year-old son into the back of an ambulance. He would later find out that the child’s “pediatric cardiac arrest” was actually a mild rash. Still, he knew his safest bet was taking them to UMASS Memorial […]
When David Koff’s Occupied Palestine debuted in American in 1981, bomb threats forced the premiere into evacuation. Unable to find a movie-house willing to host it, the controversial Palestine-centric documentary on the Israel-Palestine conflict disappeared from the American mainstream. Last Friday, 32 years after the incident, the Museum of Fine Arts hosted the 7th Annual […]
Helena Wilson sports neon yellow workout gear, a pulled-back curly ponytail, and bright sneakers as she describes her dreams of opening a fitness studio for low-income families. “A year from now, my plan is to open a studio and call it ‘Hope Fitness.’” Wilson is no stranger to financial struggle. After severe depression caused her […]
After this years tragic Patriots Day, I wanted to focus on how Bostonians are getting back to normal. The Swan Boats in the Public Garden are one of the most iconic attractions in the city. Located three blocks from the attacks, the scenic ride comforted Bostonians in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Up until 2:50 p.m., Bostonians celebrated a typical Patriots Day—Red Sox fans leaving Fenway rejoicing in win over the Tampa Rays; thousands of spectators and drunken college students cheering as marathon runners crossed the finish line at Copley Square. Across the city, off the Orange Line, at Tufts Medical Center, Dan Jernberg was anticipating the […]
Teen Empowerment is a urban youth organization with 3 locations throughout Boston. I saw one of the youth organizers, Carol Rogers, speak at the Jamaica Plain State of Our Neighborhood Forum earlier this year. I was touched by her story and decided to do a profile on Carol and Teen Empowerment.
Despite snow-lined sidewalks on the first day of spring and no leads to the robberies on Eliot Street, there is one thing Jamaica Plain residents can celebrate: vehicle thefts this year have been the lowest in four years. In 2009, 38 thefts occurred between January and March. This year, only 18 have occurred. Overall, crime […]