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Jon Chesto

9 October 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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In 2016, MIT’s Transit Lab made huge changes in the transportation benefits it provided, including subsidizing public transportation for close to 11,000 employees and increasing the costs of employee parking. As small...

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Alison Kuznitz

8 September 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A program run by the Cambridge Housing Authority that provides wraparound support to students in eighth grade through sophomore year of college has helped two-thirds of program alumni move out of the city's public hou...

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Matt Rocheleau

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22 April 2019

Medford, Massachusetts, United States

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In an effort to promote safe driving, a local artist painted a three-dimensional crosswalk near an elementary school. The idea came from school-aged children, noticing the intersection needed improvements, who brought...

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Felice J. Freyer

2 April 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Newly passed legislation in Massachusetts is allowing prisons to take a step towards managing inmates health care by letting a third party company administer medication that helps treat opioid addiction. This step tow...

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Jeneé Osterheldt

12 March 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In a city that many people of color consider unwelcoming, social media groups offer a path to visibility and community. The group, Young, Black, and Social, connects thousands of millennials in Boston to their peers, ...

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Felice J. Freyer

26 February 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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After noticing the success of a handful of other countries that use safe consumption site, especially as it pertains to a reduction in overdose deaths and discarded dirty needles, Massachusetts is one of several state...

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Laura Krantz

17 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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As higher education institutions struggle to attract students wiling to pay the exorbitant cost to attend, one subset of schools has had a particularly challenging past few decades -- alternative schools. But some are...

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John R. Ellement

16 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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After a successful test run, Massachusetts residents can now text 911 in the event of an emergency where it's too dangerous to call. Although there are limitations this approach, known as the Next Generation 911 syste...

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Stefanie Dreyer

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10 January 2019

United States

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By collecting and sharing its data on Internet scams and phishing attacks, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), a cyber security nonprofit, acts like a clearinghouse for records. The APWG brings together other inte...

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Morgan Hughes

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15 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Inmates who enroll in higher education programs during their sentence are 43 percent less likely to return to prison than their peers who don't, according to a study by the RAND Corporation. A consortium of Massachuse...

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Deirdre Fernandes

7 July 2018

Kenya

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Far from its location in Boston, Southern New Hampshire University is offering refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya a shot at getting an education. SNHU offers associate's and bachelor’s online degree programs...

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Matt Rocheleau

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14 March 2018

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

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As gun violence continues to threaten schools across the country, school districts have stepped up to put preventative measures in place. One such measure are threat assessment teams, comprised of mental health profes...

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Matt Rocheleau

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8 March 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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An increasing number of cities are looking to redesign roadways, sidewalks, and intersections based on the way spaces are needed after snow storms. Snow piles left after snowplows carve paths for vehicles are basicall...

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Matt Rocheleau

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18 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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When a defendant misses a court date, it can lead to more severe charges for the defendant, more work for justice professionals, and difficulties for people involved in the case such as witnesses. In order to decrease...

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Matt Rocheleau

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8 February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A persistent problem in Massachusetts of trucks going through tunnels or underpasses that are too low for safe clearance has prompted officials to look to Sydney, Australia for a possible solution. Officials in that c...

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Matt Rocheleau

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30 January 2018

United States

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Although alcohol and driving don't typically go hand-in-hand, researchers found one way to successfully and safely combine the two. By taking the by-products of the distilling process and combining them with the typic...

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Matt Rocheleau

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30 December 2017

London, United Kingdom

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An organization called GoodGym combines fitness with voluntarism by having members run from the gym to volunteer sites where they perform physical tasks for community members. These tasks include moving dirt to help b...

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Matt Rocheleau

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28 November 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to provide a means for people who have experienced trauma to find support and begin to heal, Reverend Liz Walker founded a counseling group for her Roxbury neighbors. Rev. Walker’s post-traumatic healing gro...

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Matt Rocheleau

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9 November 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Lead-footed drivers are a problem everywhere, and cities around the world have struggled with ways to get vehicles to slow down, especially in dense areas where the risks to pedestrians are acute. One clever solution...

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Matt Rocheleau

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22 August 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston needs more parking spaces, especially in a neighborhood surrounded by water. It is looking to build an underwater parking garage, like the ones being built in Amsterdam, in order to free up street level space a...

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Matt Rocheleau

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7 August 2017

Lincoln, New Hampshire, United States

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A number of towns across northern New England struggled with furry invaders ripping into trash bins and dumpsters, which not only scattered litter and left a big mess, but increased the risk of dangerous encounters be...

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Matt Rocheleau

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9 July 2017

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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Historically, the numerous nonprofits, charities, and public agencies seeking to address issues such as homelessness, addiction, and hunger have been stuck operating in their own silos, creating more of a reactive rat...

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Matt Rocheleau

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26 June 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In heavily populated cities like Boston, the crush of the rush hour commute on public transport can be chaotic. But a number of cities have discovered a fairly easy way to significantly improve the flow of passengers ...

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Matt Rocheleau

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18 June 2017

Paris, France

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In many places, polluted water deters people from enjoying nature or treating waterways as spaces for community recreation. Even when the water is clean, this aversion persists. In Paris, the reveal of three public sw...

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Jacob Carozza

12 January 2017

Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

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In Plymouth County, a program called Project Outreach is tackling the opioid epidemic by partnering with rehabilitation facilities and law enforcement. They are targeting people when they are still in the hospital aft...

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