Award-winning program guides Dorchester’s youth to college

By E. Wendratama College Bound Dorchester’s College Connections program has received a Community Partnership Award from Mutual of America for its work in guiding the neighborhood’s high school dropouts toward college. College Connections offers high school dropouts aged 16 to 27 courses in English, Social Studies, Science, Humanities and Math. The program is entirely free, and expertsContinue reading “Award-winning program guides Dorchester’s youth to college”

Emerson panel debates 2nd Amendment's reach

By Engelbertus Wendratama In the third of a series of Emerson College panels on American’s “gun violence culture,”  panelists shared different interpretations of the Second Amendment, but agreed that politicians and not the courts should formulate gun control laws. One of the four panelists, Mark Tushnet, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, said heContinue reading “Emerson panel debates 2nd Amendment's reach”

Emerson panel debates 2nd Amendment’s reach

By Engelbertus Wendratama In the third of a series of Emerson College panels on American’s “gun violence culture,”  panelists shared different interpretations of the Second Amendment, but agreed that politicians and not the courts should formulate gun control laws. One of the four panelists, Mark Tushnet, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, said heContinue reading “Emerson panel debates 2nd Amendment’s reach”

Savin Hill residents shake off daytime stabbing

By Engelbertus Wendratama Several Savin Hill residents dismissed a brazen daylight stabbing near the Savin Hill T station Monday, saying the attack was not a random crime and would not affect the neighborhood’s reputation. “It was a tragedy, but I think it doesn’t represent a safety issue in the neighborhood,” said Andrea Rossi, who sawContinue reading “Savin Hill residents shake off daytime stabbing”

The business of dispensing marijuana

By Engelbertus Wendratama One person who is eagerly anticipating the medical marijuana business in Boston is Jon Napoli. As the owner of Boston Gardener, a store supplying urban gardening needs, Napoli has been teaching classes on how to grow marijuana since January. He hopes when the medical marijuana law is implemented in May, marijuana patientsContinue reading “The business of dispensing marijuana”