With guidance and support of Emerson College students, four young participants of the Bird Street Community Center tell personal stories about violence in their lives by producing a series of video Public Service Announcements (PSAs).
Boston attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan opened up The Just Crust Pizzeria in Harvard Square in hopes to become a model of how businesses can grow while valuing their customers. Liss-Riordan sued the bankrupt Upper Crust Pizzeria after its owners allegedly exploited their workers.
It used to be a bad thing when food made you turn green. But these days several restaurants and food vendors in Boston are trying to do just that- turn you, or at least themselves, “green,” environmentally speaking that is.
Local members of the Brazilian community Sunday showed support for protesters in Brazil, who rallied against corruption and misuse of government funds. Social media played an important role for advocacy groups in garnering support for the cause.
College Bound Dorchester’s College Connections program recently received a Community Partnership Award from Mutual of America for its achievement in guiding the neighborhood's youth on a path to college.
On the request of South Boston residents, Southie Trees has launched a pilot program to help people plant trees in their back yards. With the third smallest tree canopy in Boston, Southie can use every tree its residents can plant.
If you like sampling barbecue from across the country and around the world, then you are in luck this weekend. The Phantom Gourmet is hosting its seventh annual BBQ Beach Party at Government Center. Pitmasters from Texas, Arkansas, Memphis, Virginia, Chicago, Marlboro and Australia are showcasing their finest BBQ dishes and are competing in a BBQ rib competition.
Fear of discrimination keeps many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors from seeking out help as they age. Programs like the LGBT Aging Project's Café Emmanuel work with the existing network of social services to change this. (Photo courtesy of Bob Linscott)
Boston Bikes Executive Director, Nicole Freedman led South Boston residents on a bike tour providing community members with the opportunity to identify dangerous streets and intersections and make recommendations for improvements.
Farmers markets are opening all over Massachusetts and that means buying local products just got easier. People often go to their local farmers markets to help support local business and meet the people that grow their food. But in the hunt for fresh local produce, shoppers may be surprised by what else they might find at farmers markets here in Boston.
Beaches are beginning to welcome the summer crowd. Local residents are heading out to their favorite spots and tourists are coming in from all over to experience the New England coast. JSONS reporters decided to visit some of these beaches and put together a list of pros and cons.
Brookline shoppers will have to do without single-use plastic bags in most stores come December. That's when a plastic bag ban takes effect and shoppers and business owners have mixed feelings about the ban.
Last November, Massachusetts voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana. Now that dispensaries are about to be implemented, a state-wide discussion has started about how to best keep our children safe and marijuana-free.
To break the stereotypes concerning Muslim artists, the American Islamic Congress (AIC) inaugurated Boston's first-ever Muslim art exhibition on Feb.15. The exhibition showcases the paintings of four Boston-based Immigrant Muslim women artists.
It's 2013 and, in the decade since Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, more Americans have come to support the issue than ever before, and the U.S. Supreme Court recently heard cases challenging California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Museum employees, patrons and visiting students at the Isabella Gardner Museum expressed renewed hope Friday that $500 million of art stolen more than two decades ago might soon be returned. The FBI says it knows who took the paintings and has posted a $5 million reward for information leading to their return.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students are still at a higher risk of getting bullied at school than most youth. What are Boston's schools doing to address the issue, and is Massachusetts still at the forefront of legislation protecting the LGBT community?