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After three years, the face of the Women’s March has changed — but not entirely

After three years, the face of the Women’s March has changed — but not entirely

Laura Rodriguez, news correspondent

January 20, 2019


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At 10 a.m. Saturday,  Boston Common could have been a scene from any ordinary weekend. People ice skated on the pond, children filled the playground, guides led visitors on tours along the paths. Two years ago, the large green space could hardly contain the massive crowd that gathered. Between 8,000...

National Grid lockout ends after almost seven months

National Grid lockout ends after almost seven months

Chris Triunfo, city editor

January 16, 2019


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National Grid reached an agreement with unionized workers Jan. 7. to end an almost seven-month-long lockout. Workers are set to get back to work next week.

Boston and Nova Scotia continue Christmas tree tradition

Boston and Nova Scotia continue Christmas tree tradition

Julia Preszler, news correspondent

December 5, 2018


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The 46-foot white spruce tree, which was set up on Boston Common Nov. 20, came from Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is an annual gift and a sign of gratitude to the city of Boston for the assistance it provided after a major explosion that occurred Dec. 6, 1917.

Boston ban on plastic bags to go into effect

Boston ban on plastic bags to go into effect

Avery Bleichfeld, news staff

December 5, 2018


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Boston stores are using up their plastic bags as the city is set to join Cambridge and Brookline in banning single-use plastic bags. A city ordinance passed in December 2017 will go into effect Dec. 14; It will eliminate the use of all single-use plastic bags and will mandate that stores offer comp...

National Grid lockout enters fifth month

National Grid lockout enters fifth month

Chris Triunfo, city editor  

December 5, 2018


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 As unionized gas workers enter the fifth month of a lockout with National Grid, the Massachusetts Legislature has decided to get involved, hoping to prevent 1,250 employees from losing their unemployment benefits in January.   Legislation aimed at delivering benefits to workers locked out by their...

Increased concern over climate change prompts Boston to take action

Increased concern over climate change prompts Boston to take action

Maria Lovato, campus editor

November 28, 2018


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As sea levels rise and storm surges start to occur more often, coastal cities in the Northeast rush to prepare themselves. Boston is no exception. Mayor Martin J. Walsh unveiled a plan Oct. 17 titled “Resilient Boston Harbor.” With a series of sea walls, buffers, open space and elevated landscapes, this plan aims to protect Boston from rising sea levels. In addition, the Cli...

Emerson event displays Native American diversity and resiliency

Emerson event displays Native American diversity and resiliency

Audrey Cooney, news correspondent

November 28, 2018


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Centuries after the first Europeans began colonizing what would become the United States, Native Americans, including the Wampanoag, the first tribe to have contact with the Pilgrims,  continue to pass down their own customs and battle for the right to maintain their own institutions. On Nov. 16...

Incoming public school closings and renovations stir controversy

Incoming public school closings and renovations stir controversy

November 28, 2018


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By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent After decades, the city of Boston plans to renovate twelve public schools and close three. On October 26, Boston Public Schools released the second phase of its 10-year, $1 billion plan, BuildBPS. The BuildBPS master plan is the first long-term renovation p...

[UPDATED] Strikes continue at Boston Marriott Hotels

[UPDATED] Strikes continue at Boston Marriott Hotels

November 25, 2018


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By Aidan McGovern, news correspondent UPDATED at 10:28 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 After 46 days of picketing, the 1,500 housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, dishwashers and banquet servers are now ready to go back to work after reaching a “tentative agreement” Nov. 17. The deal wo...

Reflecting pool reopens at the Christian Science Plaza

Reflecting pool reopens at the Christian Science Plaza

November 15, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent As part of an ongoing construction project at the Christian Science Plaza, the Reflecting Pool flows again. A site close to campus, the pool was a staple spot to run through during the annual underwear run before its renovation. The Reflecting Pool is part of a c...

Local artist creates a game about gentrification

Local artist creates a game about gentrification

Corey Dockser

November 12, 2018


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“Congratulations, you get to stay in an Airbnb in Gentriville, USA. Move on over to the other side of the board,” said Tory Bullock, director of the Gentrification Game. Suddenly, police sirens blare over the speakers. “Oh, looks like the police have been called. That sucks, man! You lose two t...

Boston hosts first Dia de los Muertos celebration in Copley Square

Boston hosts first Dia de los Muertos celebration in Copley Square

November 7, 2018


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By Samantha Barry, news correspondent Bright orange marigolds, candles and colorful papel picados illuminated Copley Square on an otherwise gloomy night last Friday in honor of the city’s first official Dia de los Muertos celebration. The traditional Mexican holiday was commemorated with a custom...

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