The only way I could soothe myself was to run. The distance I ran that day would not have gotten me to the finish line of a 5k. Two sluggish, 12.5-minute miles were the best I could do. But I was outside. In my city.
From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in all shapes and sizes. But with that diversity comes one simple truth: no city is perfect.
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The internationally-known modern dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiered original choreography by Matthew Rushing, Hofesh Shechter and Alvin Ailey at Revelations last month at Boston's Citi Wang Theater.
Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.
It took me two and a half years, almost exactly two years after the bombings, to do it. It took a lot of frustration and a lot of drive and a lot of getting up after being again knocked down and a lot of struggle.
It was only until I stood on the sidelines of a Massachusetts soccer game in a sea of parents styled in mom jeans, sneakers and college sweatshirts, when I began to realize maybe Miami was different from most American cities.
A few weeks ago, our beautiful twin babies turned 1, and so we decided to take them on a weekend trip to Boston to celebrate. We live about 4 hours away from Boston in New Jersey, so with much trepidation and a little bit of excitement, we decided to do a whirlwind weekend trip.
We've dealt with this unwanted houseguest for nearly four months, and still it lingers in dirty patches. Even when it seems like the snow is ready to leave, like the river might mobilize again, it changes its mind and sits back down.
The Genocide Survivors Support Network is a non-profit organization with a mission to help genocide survivors rebuild their lives and use their voice to contribute to genocide prevention.
While Boston is rapidly becoming a hub of opportunity for some, the breadth of this financial instability exposes an inequality of opportunity that hurts both families and Boston's long-term economic prospects. If we want to begin to address inequality, we must ensure that families have the tools necessary to become economically resilient.
What struck me the most during my visit about the staff at MassArt, and Dorchester Academy, was their sheer will to go above and beyond their job description in order to give their students the best possible chance at a successful future.
Dyeing to change your hair color? Join the club. There's just something about the sun that makes me crave color, from florescent bright shoes, to bold lips, and sun-kissed hair, theres no better time to blossom into a new style than spring.
Five years ago Kwesi Moody, the headmaster at Dorchester academy, realized the power that art can have on a child.
Do you ever look back at a photo and think, 'Wow, I looked so much better back then?' even though at the time, you didn't think you looked that great? Well that is how I feel right now when I look at this picture.
The artistic gifts Mike Brunz has bestowed upon us, though sometimes hidden and unrecognized, are great. Musicians know, the band sounds as good as the sound engineer makes them sound. She or he is the most important member of the band.