The Boston Phoenix was founded in 1966 as an arts and entertainment newspaper for the 18-40 year old market. Today, with editions in Rhode Island and Portland, Maine, the Phoenix has a distribution of 220,000 and more than 600,000 readers...
Crime coverage in minority areas rarely digs beneath the surface. Most outlets condense the tragedies into a singular disposable headline. Forget medical records – we don't even always learn the names of black shooters.
The U.S. Marine Corps looked the other way when 27-year-old sniper Adan Castañeda attempted suicide while enlisted. Despite Castañeda's increasingly serious outbursts at home once discharged, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs routinely ignored his mental health issues, bouncing him from crisis to crisis.
In a case that has baffled local law-enforcement officials, a Richmond sheriff’s deputy is going to jail for his role in forging the names of a judge and court clerk on a legal document targeting a former co-worker.