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October 28, 2021

Dog owners in Jamaica Plain are raising awareness for the need for more dog parks in Boston

When Melissa Hamel bought her Jamaica Plain home in 1991, she could finally adopt a dog as she had always wanted. As a renter, she had not been able to own a dog in Boston, given that most landlords don’t allow them. She adopted her first puppy, Murphy, from a friend, and he instantly cemented himself as a beloved member of the family.

Dog owners in Jamaica Plain are raising awareness for the need for more dog parks in Boston

March 1, 2022

Black Girl Magic: Black women rise to the top of Boston’s hip-hop scene

In 2018, Dorchester and Roxbury-based trap feminist MC Brandie Blaze predicted that women and nonbinary artists would run Boston's hip-hop scene. Four years later, Black women are commanding the city's hip-hop scene, with artists like Blaze, Red Shaydez, Cakeswagg, Amanda Shea, DJ WhySham, Vintage Lee and MonaVeli carving out a space for themselves and working to put Boston on the map for rap.

Black Girl Magic: Black women rise to the top of Boston’s hip-hop scene

June 29, 2022

Newnan residents protest in support of safe abortion access

A group of Newnan residents gathered downtown Sunday to protest the Supreme Court’s recent decision to reverse Roe v. Wade.

The SCOTUS decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned almost 50 years of legal precedent, and local residents voiced their belief in the right to safe and legal abortions.

Newnan residents protest in support of safe abortion access