OPINION: R.I.P. ROE?
Freedom is a constant struggle When my family moved to Massachusetts, my mother couldn’t legally get birth control or even learn about it. By the time I was in college, the Supreme Court had ensured that married women could get birth control, though unmarried women couldn’t. By the time our daughter was born, the Supreme Court had made birth control and abortion (within […]
OPINION: COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR FILM SCREENING AND PANEL ON SCHOOL POLICING
On Monday, April 11, about 100 people attended a screening of the award winning documentary “On These Grounds”. The documentary focuses on a viral video of a white School Resource Officer body slamming a 16-year-old, disabled Black girl, and was screened at the Somerville Theatre by organizers in Justice for Flavia with permission from Represent […]
OPINION: TYING UP SOME LOOSE ENDS
Reflecting on the “Curtatone era” and Mayor Katjana Ballantyne’s time, so far While I realize that it’s possible that no one thought twice about something I wrote about Joe Curtatone in my last column, I regretted it immediately after seeing it in print on December 22. And I am not referring to an overly harsh […]
OPINION: SOME HOPES AND WISHES FOR 2022 AND BEYOND
Photo by Eric Kilby, Flickr “I hope and trust that our city will continue to thrive as it has for the last 18 years.” May the coming year (or two) be the last ones in which this damn pandemic hangs over the entire world like a never-ending plague. I hope that in the next few […]
Coffee shop workers organize, inspire others Labor organizing in the Boston area has gotten a hip makeover. Two local coffee shop chains, Pavement & Darwin’s Ltd., have had their employees vote to form unions. These baristas have been the unlikely stars of the progressive left in Boston this past summer: The media exploded after the […]
OPINION: CASH SALES OF SOMERVILLE HOMES DRIVING DISPLACEMENT, GENTRIFICATION
Investors interested in maximizing profit regularly outbid homebuyers and jack rents on tenants
OPINION: ON SOMERVILLE’S NOVEMBER 2ND BALLOT, ABOLISH THE SOMERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT – YES OR NO?
“[T]he repeated message from the Democratic Socialists of America-Boston candidates for office in Somerville is clear: the outright abolition of the Somerville Police Department.”
LETTER: ON WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Councilor Kristen Strezo responds to Texas abortion ban
OPINION: A LOOK AT THE RACES IN WARDS 5 AND 7
Ken Brociner weighs in on two candidates running for City Council.
OPINION: SOMERVILLE COUNCILOR CALLS FOR MORE ACTION ON HOUSING
“But after dealing with long affordable housing waitlists and navigating endless red tape, I found that keeping our family together was no easy feat.”