Granite State of Mind

Hail to The King: Elvis woke me from a slumber I didn’t know I was in

Friday, June 16, 2017 Rob Azevedo 1
In August 1977, things changed. The King died. Elvis Presley himself. And at seven years old, I had no clue who Elvis Presley was. But when the Boston Sunday Globe arrived to our home the week he died, I remember picking through the remains of the paper after my father and older brother, Mike, tore through the metro region, sports, travel and editorial sections like two animals tugging at the same side of beef. READ MORE

How to be a good ally during Pride Month

Sunday, June 11, 2017 Tori Tucker and Emma Simpson 0
Being an ally simply means that you are willing to be a decent human being and not judge someone because of how they identify, and that you are willing to let people who are discriminated against because of who they are share the spotlight a little, which is so important and meaningful, especially during pride month. READ MORE
Bare Attention Series

Open letter to the newly graduated

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Israel Okunlola 0
Passion is great, passion will keep you going, even when none of it makes sense anymore. But I will suggest that if you want to get the most out of life with less stress; live in the intersection where passion, opportunity, and reasoned-out maneuvers meet. READ MORE
The Soapbox

Remembering President Kennedy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Sen. Lou D'Allesandro 0
President Kennedy is the reason why I am involved in public service. His work as our president made me believe that a single person can make a difference. No one is perfect but some are given a gift that helps others feel good about themselves and their country. READ MORE
Distant Dome with Garry Rayno

Budgets tell bigger tales in Concord and Washington

Friday, May 26, 2017 Garry Rayno 0
But budgets are much more than numbers. The numbers tell the story of a state’s response to a growing opioid addiction epidemic, a failing mental health system, how the elderly are treated and if a state values public education for its students. READ MORE