More props plus fall fundraiser

And the first installment of our F.I.G.H.T. Opiates series

Dear Readers, Friends and Supporters,

We have been working daily on the new BINJ site, uploading more than three years worth of journalism that we published in outlets ranging from Alternet to El Planeta. Going through the more than 60 features and 100-plus columns we have produced is both rewarding and a reminder of several stories we should follow up on.

At the same time, it’s frightening to think that many of these topics—from immigration, to surveillance, to equity in liquor licensing and housing—would never have been covered so extensively if not for your support and our talented and fearless freelancers.

The live site will be up later this month. In the meantime, the past few weeks have been some of our busiest to date.

Chris Faraone, Editorial Director


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UPDATES

More Props for BINJ

We are thrilled and humbled to continue spreading the news that “The Yawkey Way,” a feature that we partnered on with DigBoston and ace writer Britni de la Cretaz to impugn past and present racism in Red Sox Nation, was recognized in this year's Best American Sports Writing compilation. Congrats to Britni, and you can READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE

“Fire Sale” on NECN

Thanks to Sue O’Connell and to her team at NECN for having us on TV to discuss the first installment of “Fire Sale,” our ongoing series about firearm procurement and corruption in Mass.


PARTY TIME

As promised, we finally planned an evening to meet with readers, supporters, and anyone else who wants to come hang with the BINJ crew. We’ve done these mixers before and they’re always a great time. Our team will treat it like an open house (read: informal), and will of course have awesome swag with us. Get there early for the good stuff and to chat with us about past and upcoming coverage alike. Thanks to our friends at Good Life for hosting us. RSVP AND INFO HERE ON FACEBOOK.


F.I.G.H.T. OPIATES

At long last, we’re up and running with the fruits of our F.I.G.H.T. project, in which we are teaming with Boston filmmaker Johnny Hickey to cover the opiate epidemic from angles that don’t often surface in mainstream reporting. This initial miniseries is specifically about Suboxone and other alleged addiction treatments. CHECK OUT THE FIRST INSTALLMENT HERE.

BINJ is working on several new projects, but we still need to do more. Remember - when you back local journalism, you back all your favorite causes at once.