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Boston’s newest cultural district will celebrate and honor city’s Latin Quarter,
Mayor Martin Walsh/Gazette Staff, Jamaica Plain Gazette, May 25, 2018

Boston’s Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant, David Ertischek, Jamaica Plain News, May 22, 2018

Boston Awarded $100,000 grant by National Endowment For the Arts,
City of Boston,, May 10, 2018

Adults marvel at youth-led gun control movement; Boston teens say it’s about time, Akilah Johnson, Jamaica Plain News, March 20, 2018

Sunshine Week: How public records requests helped teens, but still so much to do, Justin Silverman,, March 11, 2018


Teens take TD Garden battle to City Hall, State House, Milton J. Valencia, the Boston Globe, August 17, 2017

For TD Garden, how much is more than 20 years of fund-raisers worth?, Milton J. Valencia, the Boston Globe, August 9, 2017

TD Garden to pay $1.65m after oversight discovered by teenage sleuths, Steve Annear, the Boston Globe, August 3, 2017

TD Garden owners are getting a bargain — they should pay up, Robert A. Moeser, the Boston Globe, August 1, 2017

Teen sleuths say TD Garden owes $13.8 million in fund-raisers, Milton J. Valencia, the Boston Globe, July 26, 2017

The state and TD Garden cut a deal, and promptly forgot all about it, Adrian Walker, the Boston Globe, July 16, 2017

Teens discover Boston Garden has been ignoring law since 1993, Khadrice Rollins, Sports Illustrated, July 14, 2017 

Group of teen pushing for Celtic’s TD Garden to help pay for rec facilities, Kevin Spain, USA Today, July 14, 2017

Teens discover Boston’s TD Garden has been failing on its charity promises, Marissa Payne, the Washington Post, July 14, 2017

TD Garden owners agreed to hold fund-raisers for Boston — but they never have, Milton J. Valencia, the Boston Globe, July 13, 2017.

Hyde Square Task Force is on the money, ArtPlace, ArtPlace America Blog, June 14, 2017

Hyde Square Task Force Receives $100K Cummings Foundation Grant, Ken Tangvik, Jamaica Plain News, May 31, 2017. 

After years on ice, JP hockey rink project deserves funds, Editorial, the Boston Globe, April 12, 2017

Whipping up support for rec center becomes a cause celebre for teen activists, Akilah Johnson, the Boston Globe, April 10, 2017



Celina Miranda takes on leadership of HSTF, Emily Resnevic, Jamaica Plain Gazette, September 23, 2016

Celina Miranda asume el liderazgo de HSTF, Emily Resnevic, Jamaica Plain Gazette, September 23, 2016

City Council OKs Jamaica Plain as Home to Boston’s ‘Latin Quarter’, David Ertischek, Jamaica Plain News , April 27, 2016

Could Boston have a Latin Quarter of its own?, Meghan E. Irons, the Boston Globe, April 22, 2016

Majority of residents, officials support naming Hyde/Jackson ‘Latin Quarter’ during hearing, Emily Resnevic, Jamaica Plain Gazette , April 15, 2016



Must all our churches become luxury condos?, Joan Vennochi, the Boston Globe, December 13, 2015

Emma Blaxter & Joel T. Mora join Urban Update Hosted by Byron Barnett, Urban Update, August 5, 2015

Joel Mora joins Revista Hispana to discuss Hyde Square Task Force events, hosted by Alberto Vasallo, El Mundo Boston TV, April 19, 2015



Patriots and United Way Perform a Fitness Room Makeover and Salsa Dance with Hyde Square Task Force, Chris Helms, Jamaica Plain News, October 21, 2014

Hyde Square Task Force Brings Art, Culture to JP Open Studios, Matt Perkins, Jamaica Plain Patch, September 23, 2014

Lighting the Latin Quarter through Arts: Lantern Installation and Live Graffiti Portraiture at Hyde Square Task Force, Chris Helms, Jamaica Plain News, September 18, 2014

The Mentoring Project: Hyde Square Task ForceEsquire Magazine, September 7, 2014

JP teens talk about gun violence, Rebecca Oliveira, Jamaica Plain Gazette, August 15, 2014

‘A Space That Will Help Everybody In This Community to Bond Together’, Chris Helms, Jamaica Plain News, April 1, 2014

Hidden for 10 Years: See Inside Shuttered Blessed Sacrament Church, Chris Helms, Jamaica Plain News, March 31, 2014

Mayoral Visit Reopens Blessed Sacrament Church, Chris Helms, Jamaica Plain News, March 29, 2014

Sale of Blessed Sacrament Church finalized, Peter Shanley, Jamaica Plain Gazette, March 14, 2014

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?, Kirk Carapezza, NPR Marketplace Morning Report, January 16, 2014