Massachusetts

'Operation Clean Sweep' Arrest Reports Show Most Arrests Were For Drug Possession

'Operation Clean Sweep' Arrest Reports Show Most Arrests Were For Drug Possession

Jerome Campbell

FEATURES

Co-published with WBUR. An extensive review of Boston police reports reveals the majority of those arrested in “Operation Clean Sweep” were not charged with crimes like drug dealing, contrary to claims by city leaders and law enforcement.

An Accessible Neighborhood Needs Parks

An Accessible Neighborhood Needs Parks

Alysia Abbott

FEATURES

Co-published with CurbedFor many families like mine—with members who are on the spectrum or have other sensory or mental disorders—parks and playgrounds are vitally important.

Artist Withdraws Proposed Faneuil Hall Slave Memorial After Boston NAACP Says It Will Oppose It

Artist Withdraws Proposed Faneuil Hall Slave Memorial After Boston NAACP Says It Will Oppose It

Jerome Campbell

NEWS

Co-published with WBUR. After nearly two years in the making, artist Steve Locke is withdrawing his proposal for a slave trade memorial in front of Faneuil Hall due to opposition from the Boston NAACP.

How Gentrification Puts Creative Urbanites in a Bind

How Gentrification Puts Creative Urbanites in a Bind

Laura Kiesel

ESSAY

Co-published with AlterNet. For the creative class, living in the cities that advance their aspirations means accepting a Faustian bargain.

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.

Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

Astra Taylor

FEATURE

Co-published with The NationUniversities are becoming billion-dollar hedge funds, but students are beginning to fight back.