The Huntington News

Build for Black Lives uses tech skills for social change

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor

September 8, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic and a national reckoning regarding racial discrimination, a group of students started Build for Black Lives, an organization that connects students willing to work pro bono with Black-owned businesses who need technological help. Fifth-year Nupur Neogi and fourth-year Ifteda A...

America’s college town prepares for students’ return in age of COVID-19

Kelly Chan and Avery Bleichfeld

August 27, 2020

Graphic by: Avery Bleichfeld The News analyzed the reopening plans of 31 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area. Scroll over a dot to see that schools plans to bring students back — or to keep them away — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many colleges nationwide faced a large decision regarding their fall semester: online or hybrid learning systems. Boston, known as America's college town, houses about 50 institutions of higher education. The News analyzed 31 colleges surrounding Northeastern and throughout the city, nearly all of which ha...

Northeastern students’ energy behind Markey in Senate primary race

Sen. Ed Markey speaks at Northeastern in 2017 for the opening of ISEC.

Isaac Stephens, news staff

August 19, 2020

The Democratic Senate primary race between incumbent Sen. Edward J. Markey and Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III is intensifying as the two Democrats near the Sept. 1 election, and by many accounts, it is too close to call. At Northeastern, however, it’s clear the loudest cheers are coming from students organizing for Markey.

Northeastern confident in housing plan despite city and faculty opposition

Northeastern filed a proposal with the city to use 149 rooms in the Midtown Hotel as student housing.

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor

August 9, 2020

With the ongoing effort to maintain physical distancing for the fall, housing at Northeastern will look very different next semester. Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning and Development Kathy Spiegelman said in an interview with The News that reducing density is one of the university’s top priorities to ensure safety this fall. She sa...

The Urban Grape launches new wine studies award for students of color

TJ and Hadley Douglas pictured in front of a wine rack at The Urban Grape

Matt Yan, news staff

August 4, 2020

At The Urban Grape, a wine, beer and spirits store in the South End, wine instills a sense of community. In co-owners TJ and Hadley Douglas’ latest endeavor, The Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color, they seek to diversify their community and amplify the voices of people of color both at their store and in the wine industry.

Most entering Mass. must quarantine or produce negative test, Gov. Baker says

Students entering Massachusetts from all but eight states must quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test.

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

July 24, 2020

Effective Aug. 1, people entering Massachusetts from most states will be required to quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result. The COVID-19 Travel Order from Gov. Charlie Baker’s office applies to travelers from all but eight states, except those transiting through the stat...

SchnelleCares masks sewn for a larger purpose, serves local Black community

A group of hand-sewn, custom masks from SchnelleCares.

Matt Yan, news staff

July 15, 2020

With the continued rise of COVID-19, masks remain an essential part of everyday life. For Schnelle Shelby of SchnelleCares, her hand-sewn, custom masks enable her to give back to her community. 

Lucy Ethiopian Café sees continued support amid Black Lives Matter movement

A dish served at Lucy Ethiopian Café.

Matt Yan, news staff

July 8, 2020

At Lucy Ethiopian Café, food acts as cross-cultural dialogue: a way to connect customers to a culture and cuisine that may be unfamiliar to them. As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the country, this meaningful dialogue is as relevant as ever.  Owners Girmay Ziegay and Netsanet Woldesenb...

Harvard classes all online for 2020-21 academic year

Harvard will house up to 40 percent of its undergraduates this fall.

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

July 6, 2020

Harvard University announced Monday that all instruction will be online for the 2020-21 academic year. The Cambridge-based private school will bring up to 40 percent of its undergraduates back to its campus this fall, but even those living on campus will receive instruction virtually instead of in cl...

Local cannabis dispensary reaps benefits of economic empowerment opportunities

Evans and Hart will open the first recreational marijuana shop and economic empowerment client in Massachusetts.

Sarah Olender, news staff

February 27, 2020

After years of preparation behind the scenes, Pure Oasis, a local cannabis dispensary, is set to open between the end of February and early March. It will not only be the first recreational cannabis dispensary in Boston, but the first cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts to benefit from its economic empowerment pr...

Boston plans to renovate City Hall Plaza, increase accessibility

Pedestrians pass through City Hall's expansive brick plaza on a cloudy day.

Sophia Berkofsky, news correspondent

February 27, 2020

The city of Boston plans to renovate City Hall Plaza in the Government Center area of the city. These renovations, announced in June, are the first phase of a larger, 30-year master plan, resulting from Rethink City Hall: Boston City Hall & Plaza Master Plan, a study by Boston-based design firm Utile and Ree...

Bernie supporters rally, march from State House

Ryan Costa speaks to other marchers from the State House steps.

Ariana Bennett, news correspondent

February 27, 2020

Last Saturday afternoon, Bernie Sanders supporters gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House for a march organized by Socialist Alternative, an organization committed to Sanders’ campaign and the creation of a new working peoples’ party.Members of Socialist Alternative and Huskies for B...