Monkeypox cases decline, but ethnic and racial disparities persist

Among those who have received the monkeypox vaccine in Massachusetts, the state’s analysis shows, 11 percent were Hispanic and 5 percent were Black.NELL REDMOND/AP/FILE By Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff,Updated September 10, 2022, 4:21 p.m. The monkeypox outbreak appears to be waning in Massachusetts, as in the rest of the country, but new data reveal stark […]

First run deemed a success for Veterans Motorycle Ride

Showing off their affiliations are Marcus and Marcellus Bowden, Carter Post Commander Mary-dith Tuitt, Tyrone of the Red Knights, and Theresa Haymon of the Noble Ryderz. By Seth Daniel, News EditorAugust 25, 2022 Motorcyclists took to the streets of Mattapan and Dorchester on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, for the 1st annual Boston Veterans Motorcycle Ride […]

Baker declares August 31 ‘Overdose Awareness Day,’ marks lives lost

Haley Lerner / GBH News By Haley LernerAugust 29, 2022 Governor Charlie Baker has declared Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in Massachusetts. The announcement was made during a memorial service at the Boston Common on Monday. Baker delivered the physical proclamation to the mother of Courtney Gill, who recently died of an opioid overdose. He […]

Are you in a struggle for housing? Join us and get your questions answered.

Working as a preschool teacher hasn’t made Kimberly O’Connor rich, but she always got by and for 14 years made it a point to make sure the rent for her family’s three-bedroom apartment in Weymouth was paid on time. Last April she received an eviction notice. Her family – two kids and a husband – […]

ORANGE LINE SHUTDOWN IN BOSTON

The MBTA says crews will work around the clock to fix tracks, signals and make station upgrades during the shutdown The City of Boston is taking steps to mitigate the impacts of the MBTA’s upcoming Orange Line shutdown. Beginning August 19, 2022, the Orange Line will shut down for a month for safety repair work. The […]

Green Line route between Government Center and Union Square joins T shutdown

BOSTON, MA – August 18: Signs at the Government Center stop as the impending shutdown of the MBTA’s Orange and Green lines on August 18, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald By GRACE ZOKOVITCH | gzokovitch@bostonherald.com |PUBLISHED: August 21, 2022 at 7:31 p.m. | UPDATED: August 21, 2022 at 7:32 p.m. Free shuttle buses will run […]

Disability Pride Month July

Caroline Casey Contributor (Forbes.com)I am a social entrepreneur and cover disability inclusion in business. Jul 4, 2022,11:00am EDT People from Italian disability organizations take part in a ‘Disability Pride Parade’, in front of the Altare della Patria, the Monument of the unknown soldier, on July 14, 2019 in central Rome. – July is designated as “Disability […]

Picture Books to Celebrate Disability Pride Month

Jul 5, 2022Author: Rachael Walker On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and is celebrated as part of Disability Pride Month. Though disability pride may mean different things to different people, Disability Pride Month focuses positive attention on the disability […]

How to Stay Hydrated in a Heat Wave

Many countries across the globe are facing dangerously high temperatures. Here’s what to do to stay safe. By Hannah SeoJuly 15, 2022 Large swaths of the United States, as well as many parts of Europe, China and other areas worldwide, are facing dangerous levels of heat. That means that many people who live in affected regions will need to be especially […]

Here’s what you need to know about Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5

By Martin Finucane Globe Staff ,Updated June 27, 2022, 2:18 p.m. Experts are raising concerns about the rise of the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants, saying they expect more people to catch cases of COVID-19 in the days ahead. Could the COVID-19 pandemic worsen? Here’s what you need to know: BA.4 and BA.5 are on the rise […]

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade’s right to abortion

By Jim Puzzanghera Globe Staff,Updated June 24, 2022, 7:24 p.m. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, ending the constitutional right to an abortion that had existed for nearly 50 years and plunging an already fractured nation into a divisive new political battle with major implications for the health […]

It’s Pride Month. Here’s what you need to know

By Ayana Archie and Brandon Griggs, CNN Updated 8:14 AM ET, Wed June 1, 2022 (CNN)June is Pride Month, when the world’s LGBTQ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. Pride gatherings are rooted in the arduous history of minority groups who have struggled for decades to overcome prejudice and be accepted for who […]

Monument honoring Black Civil War unit rededicated

By Philip Marcelo | AP June 1, 2022 at 3:13 p.m. EDT Civil War reenactor Larry Harris, of Philadelphia, right, marches past the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial, left, that commemorates the famed Civil War unit made up of Black soldiers, during re-dedication ceremonies of the memorial on the Boston Common, Wednesday, June 1, […]