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Replicating the Senate Chamber for Kids With iPads

Originally published in the Worcester Telegram May 31, 2015. BOSTON – About 100 students from Worcester’s South High Community School managed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill Friday, and they pulled it off before lunch. [...]

May 31, 2015 Science & Environment
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Eradication Nation

Originally published in American Forests Magazine, Winter 2015. What Boston’s battle with the Asian longhorned beetle can teach us about stopping an invasive pest in its tracks. [...]

April 8, 2015 Portfolio, Science & Environment
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Washed Away

Beneath the water lie memories of vibrant villages. | Originally published in The Magazine, September 11, 2014. [...]

December 3, 2014 Portfolio, Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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In the Garden Cemetery: The Revival of America’s First Urban Parks

First published in American Forests magazine spring/summer 2014. |  In the 1820s, America’s cities had a problem: People kept dying, and church burial grounds were filling up. [...]

June 16, 2014 Arts & Culture, Portfolio
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From the Industrial Revolution to Modern Housing: Adaptive Reuse of Factories in Lowell, MA

Originally published on Curbed National, April 18, 2014. |  The Boott Mills complex stretches along the Merrimack River like a fortress, a 179-year-old set of connected brick buildings that once housed roaring hydroelectric textile factories in the heart of Lowell, Mass. [...]

May 4, 2014 Arts & Culture, Portfolio
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Arab Spring, a Literary Festival in Gaza, and the Role of Media in Revolution

Profile of Boston Palestine Film Festival artist Omar Robert Hamilton, originally published on Open Media Boston, October 24, 2013. [...]

October 31, 2013 Arts & Culture, Portfolio, Writing
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Bill McKibben’s 350.org Organizes Protest and Mass Arrest at MA Power Plant

Originally published in Open Media Boston. by Tate Williams (Staff), Jul-24-13 Cambridge, Mass. – The climate movement is a unique one, longtime activist Bill McKibben told an audience in Cambridge Sunday night, because it doesn’t gain its strength from a few [...]

August 8, 2013 Potpourri, Writing
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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Return to Cambridge City Hall to Celebrate Defeat of DOMA

Originally published in Open Media Boston. | It was right here on the steps of Cambridge City Hall, on May 17, 2004, where it all started. [...]

July 12, 2013 Portfolio, Potpourri, Writing
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Activists Rally for Aaron Swartz, Moving from Sadness to Political Action

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), April 16, 2013 BOSTON/Dewey Square – The Boston rally to honor programmer and activist Aaron Swartz had tearful moments, but it went beyond remembrance. Supporters of Swartz’s work called for [...]

May 31, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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End of An Era for Boston Media as Phoenix Shuts Down

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Mar-15-13 BOSTON – When the Boston Phoenix announced it was shutting down Thursday afternoon—after nearly 50 years of often being at the cutting edge of alternative media—the response was a [...]

March 30, 2013 Portfolio, Potpourri, Science & Environment, Writing