Edwards campaign takes aim at rival’s electoral base

Originally published on Nov. 2, 2017 in the Bay State Banner.  By Karen Morales In the Sept. 26 preliminary election, Lydia Edwards finished just a percentage point behind North End resident Stephen Passacantilli. Last week she took the fight to the heart of his electoral base, holding a reception at a North End restaurant to… Read More Edwards campaign takes aim at rival’s electoral base

Jackson, Walsh face off in final mayoral debate

Originally published on Nov. 1, 2017 in the Bay State Banner. By Karen Morales Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson continued to wrangle over issues of affordable housing, racial inequality, economic development, transportation and education during their second debate last week. Broadcast live from WGBH’s Brighton studio, this debate was the… Read More Jackson, Walsh face off in final mayoral debate

Vietnamese-American Culture Featured in Fields Corner Mural

Published in the Bay State Banner, September 28, 2017 Photo by Karen Morales The Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester has one of the largest concentrations of Vietnamese-Americans in Boston. A diverse group of local artists and neighbors set out recently to increase the visibility of this vibrant community with a mural outside of Pho Hoa… Read More Vietnamese-American Culture Featured in Fields Corner Mural

District 1 Candidates Face Off in East Boston Forum

Published in the Bay State Banner, September 7, 2017 Photo by Karen Morales Candidates for the District 1 Boston City Council seat participated in a public forum in East Boston last week to answer constituents’ questions about where they stand on local issues. Currently running for the seat are Margaret Farmer, Lydia Edwards and Stephen… Read More District 1 Candidates Face Off in East Boston Forum

Boston Public School Teachers Rally to Support DACA

Published in the Bay State Banner, August 24, 2017 Photo by Karen Morales It has been five years since President Obama signed an executive order protecting those who were brought into this country as a minor from deportation. Under the DACA policy, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, undocumented youth have been able to thrive… Read More Boston Public School Teachers Rally to Support DACA

The Hard Work of Winning at Caribbean Carnival

Published in the Bay State Banner, August 18, 2017 Photo by The Bay State Banner  The Boston Caribbean Carnival is a beloved annual tradition filled with pounding soca music, thousands of dancing participants, brilliant colors and unbelievably extravagant costumes. But the period leading up to the joyous celebration is no walk in the park, especially… Read More The Hard Work of Winning at Caribbean Carnival

Local Entrepreneur Launches Diverse Organic Product Line

Published in the Bay State Banner, January 11, 2017 Photo: courtesy Made Organics There are few things more comforting than a mother’s touch — whether it’s a homemade meal, a note in your lunchbox, or a buttery moisturizer. Bernette Dawson, mother of two, sells handcrafted organic, grooming products using only fair trade ingredients through her… Read More Local Entrepreneur Launches Diverse Organic Product Line