"I'm not just worried about my generation, I'm worried about my little brother's"- 8th grade student, Holbrook Middle-High School It is no secret that tobacco companies target young people. Decades ago, Big Tobacco marketed cigarettes to young people in an attempt to get lifelong customers hooked on their products. Over time, we saw the terrible … Continue reading S.1279 – An Act Regulating the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
Whether he is commuting to and from the State House, meeting with constituents in the district, or traveling with his wife and three boys, Senator Keenan always has his camera ready. Below are a few shots he's taken on his iPhone. To see where these pictures were taken and to check out more photos, follow … Continue reading “I walk. I see. I stop. I snap.”
July Red Line Update As a regular Red Line commuter, I know firsthand how frustrating the commute has been the last couple of weeks. Over the years, I’ve been vocal about increasing funding for a safe, reliable and modern MBTA. Hopefully, the recent derailment now highlights for all in government the need for greater investment … Continue reading Most Recent Red Line Update
January 6, 2019 I woke this morning and reached for my phone on the windowsill. I pulled the curtain aside and the first thing I saw was a branch, with droplets of water glistening. Today was a day off. The first real down time since arriving 10 days ago. I went for a ride to … Continue reading Only women and men.
January 2, 2019 After a long day in the Moria Refugee Camp on Lesvos, our group went for dinner at a restaurant in Mytilene. It's owned by a Syrian refugee who spent time in the Moria Camp. After months, he was able to travel in Greece, and ultimately could have gone to France. He chose … Continue reading More Reflections and thoughts on the Moria Refugee Camp, Lesvos, Greece
I have spent the last week on the island of Lesvos, Greece, working in the Moria and Kara Tepe refugee camps. Below are some reflections and thoughts. Monday, December 31, 2019 We cooked and we danced. As we cooked together, the meal preparation was interrupted several times by spontaneous dance to the Arabic music playing … Continue reading Reflections and thoughts on the Moria Refugee Camp, Lesvos, Greece
It had been a while since I walked the streets of Mass Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard, the area seen by many as the face of the opioid epidemic in Boston. With recent reports that overdoses and overdose deaths are dropping, I was hoping, but not really expecting, to see visible changes on the streets. … Continue reading Still more miles to go…