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Accessing the American Dream in Boston: Gather

Resources for research, readings, data, newspapers, and community resources in Boston.

Find a Meeting for Field Research

Local News

Boston Area & Neighborhood News

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Neighborhood papers

General Databases

 

EDUCATION

The Great Divide: Race, Class, and Opportunity in Our Schools

Boston Globe series on inequities and inequalities in education in Boston.


Healey Report Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Environmental Justice Communities. Preliminary data from the Harvard School of Public Health has correlated long-term exposure to particulate matter air pollution to a higher rate of death from COVID-19. 

Study Finds Significant Racial Disparities In Vehicular Air Pollution Exposure Around Boston from WBUR.


Place Matters 

Boston Public Heath Commission: Health Data

Williams, Michelle. "Life Expectancy Depends on Where You Call Home." The Boston Globe. Sept. 6, 2021. (pdf)


HOUSING


  • Report on Wealth in cities with most income inequality

TRANSPORTATION

Go Boston 2030: City of Boston Transportation Plan: 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Review data about the citizens of Boston including demographics of the population by education levels, age, race, language spoken, ethnicity, poverty levels, and mor

"Boston in Context: Neighborhoods" American Community Survey/U.S. Census data. Boston Planning & Development Agency.

 

 


INTERACTIVE MAPS WITH DATA ON BOSTON - ALL TOPICS

Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency