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Dear Readers and Supporters:

It has been more than a month since Medium cancelled all of our memberships without warning, wrecking a donor base and platform we spent two years building. (If you missed that ordeal, you can read about it in Columbia Journalism Review, Fast Company, and other publications in which we stood up for ourselves).

That setback hurt us, no doubt about it. But we are fighters, and while it is taking some time to organize our back end and build a new web site, we haven’t stopped reporting for a second. In fact, we are dropping more features than ever before, plus planning major projects and events for fall and winter. Some recent highlights:

PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND THE PATRIARCHY

How a BU professor fought her sexist denial of tenure and won


THE PURGE

In region’s latest mass eviction of artists, Northeastern boots African-American creatives from JP space


ATTACK OF THE PEACE POLICE

Despite cries from advocates and experts, heavily armed SWAT teams are increasingly deployed to nonviolent protests in Mass


COMING THIS WEEK: LIVING ON SCRAPS

Boston is aiming to achieve “zero waste,” which some say can create more living-wage jobs. Is part of this lofty goal rooted in the region’s dirtiest hypocrisy?


BRIC OF ICE

Feeble public records law aids Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Mass


EXTRA! EXTRA! Congrats to BINJ Network Director Jason Pramas (Apparent Horizon, Best Political Column) and Staff Writer Haley Hamilton (Terms of Service, Best Food Writing).

Their work has been nominated for national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Big stuff. Stay tuned!


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.

-Chris Faraone, Editorial Director