Year End Recap: MALN Opinion+



As the year comes to an end, we want to thank all of our readers and viewers for their continuous support. After an unexpected 2020, 2021 was a year filled with optimism and hope. It was a great year for us at Massachusetts Latino News (MALN) with many great guests. We’d like to personally thank our reporters for their tremendous work this past year.

We appreciate their commitment and integrity to journalism. We’d like to thank Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent at the Boston Public School and Joel Rivera Director of Organizing of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), and everyone who was a guest at MALN, we look forward to having you all next year. 

Opinion+ is a great way to let the community of Massachusetts know more about organizations and resources that are available to them. We appreciate all the community leaders for their transparency in every interview when speaking of their respective organizations, current events or even answering questions the community members of Massachusetts may have.

We would like to highlight three organizations whose interviews made a true impact in the community of Massachusetts. 

Back in August, we spoke with Carolyn Kirk, Executive Director of The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Kirk’s agency works to strengthen and enrich the technology and innovation economy of Massachusetts. MassTech has a number of programs they offer that support diversity in tech. You can learn more about MassTech’s work and mission here.

Another great community leader we spoke with was Mayor Kendrys Vasquez of Lawrence, MA.  

Our reporter Diego Villarroel spoke to Mayor Vasquez about his plans for the city of Lawrence’s small businesses that were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and how his administration aims to keep the community of Lawrence, MA safe as the COVID-19 delta variant spreads quickly across the state. You can learn more about Mayor Vasquez and the city of Lawrence and read the complete article here.

In October, we spoke with Director Maria Mossaides of the Office of the Child Advocate. The Office of the Child Advocate was asked to look into laws that cover child abuse and neglect with concern for aspects of their state’s mandatory reporter regulations. Due in part because of the recent scandals in the U.S Olympic Gymnastics team and Penn State. To learn more about this conversation read the full article here

We are so excited for 2022 and the new exciting guest that the new year will bring. We know that next year will be much bigger and greater than 2021 and we look forward to assisting the community of Massachusetts in even greater ways. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and please let us know how we can better serve your community.

Happy Holidays from all of us at MA Latino News and a Happy New Year!