Joseph Staruski discusses “sanctuary cities” and suggests these metropolitan areas revise their mission statements.
“One time, it took me an hour and a half to get from Dorchester back to Boston College. That is unacceptable for a modern mass transit system in the 10th largest metropolitan area in the United States.”
Daniel Neely discusses the gradual discovery and transition into an Irish ethno-centric style of music during the early 20th century in Boston.
Rutherford Shireton IV recalls when the pizza-shaped tear in the universe ripped over the Mass Pike as our heroes Retrograde, George, Bridget, and Darren tried to escape to Nova Scotia.
“For a city proud of its strong support for social justice, where people proudly state ‘Don’t blame me, I’m from Boston,’ this seems utterly ironic.”
Boston has its own love lock bridge, an idea borrowed from the famous Ponts Des Arts in Paris. So maybe being a copycat isn’t such a bad idea after all.
“Housing prices in Newton and Chestnut Hill are influenced by the housing prices and economy of the city of Boston itself, meaning that students paying rent to live off campus bear the brunt of increased industry and disproportionate real estate development.”
“The Women’s March movement presented a much needed departure from the negativity following the election of Donald Trump, instead ushering in a wave of optimism and leaving millions poised to work for the goal of women’s equality.”
In taking political action, it is important not to be discouraged or disheartened by criticism and doubt, but to remember that change is only possible through activity.
“When we allow our fears and prejudices to insulate or divide us, we lose some critical part of what makes us human.”