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Required MBTA housing law is, well, required

Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell has announced that cities and towns must comply with the new MBTA Communities law, which... more

22 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
The EPA wants to limit your PFAS intake

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new guidelines regulating the presence of PFAS in municipal water systems. The proposal would... more

20 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
Catch some tunes this St. Paddy's Day

Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day activity? We've got you covered. Club Passim Marketing Manager and Boston Celtic Music... more

17 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
Increasing accountability in Boston's restaurant scene

Earlier this week, local chef and James Beard Leadership Award winner Irene Li posted an Instagram Reel featuring a number... more

16 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
The Common introduces Violation, a new podcast about who pulls the levers of power in the justice system

We want to share a first listen of a new podcast we're working on at WBUR. Violation tells the story of two... more

15 Mar 2023 · 3 minutes
The fight over trans kids in New Hampshire

New Hampshire lawmakers are currently considering a number of bills that aim to restrict the rights of LGBTQ students and... more

15 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
The debate over court-ordered mental health care

Massachusetts lawmakers will soon consider a bill that would make it legal for someone to be committed to outpatient mental... more

14 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
Boston City Council gives rent control the thumbs-up

The Boston City Council has voted overwhelmingly in favor of Mayor Michelle Wu's rent control proposal, which aims to cap... more

13 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
Night at the museum

If you've been meaning to visit more of Boston's great museums, March may be the perfect month to do so. ... more

10 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
A fender-bender at Logan Airport

Boston Logan Airport has been in the headlines several times in recent weeks due to a number of mishaps including... more

09 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
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