The Huntington News

Mission Hill landlord-tenant relations highlight changes in Boston real estate

Mission Hill landlord-tenant relations highlight changes in Boston real estate

Ava Sasani, news correspondent

May 11, 2019

Quinn Olpin, a fourth-year international affairs major at Northeastern University, is ready to leave Mission Hill. Olpin will graduate from Northeastern this May. Of all the excitement the senior has to look forward to in her last year of college, the prospect of moving out of her Hillside Street hom...

Uber and Lyft drivers strike nationwide for better pay, transparency

Uber and Lyft drivers strike nationwide for better pay, transparency

Yunkyo Kim, campus editor

May 11, 2019

Drivers who work independently for ride-hailing services held a 24-hour strike Wednesday as part of a multi-city effort that was likely “the largest-ever gig worker protest to date.” The strike was organized nationally by Rideshare Drivers United and locally by the Boston Independent Drivers Guild,...

Biden rallies with Stop & Shop workers days before agreement

Biden rallies with Stop & Shop workers days before agreement

Kenneal Patterson, news staff

April 23, 2019

UPDATED at 4:42 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23     After 11 days on strike and more than three months of negotiations, over 30,000 Stop & Shop employees reached a tentative agreement with the company on Sunday that met their demands for better pay and health care coverage. A strike status upd...

Activists conflict on prostitution policy

Activists conflict on prostitution policy

Isaac Stephens, news staff

April 18, 2019

18-year-old Cherie Jimenez was in a rush to get married, but not completely by choice: There was a baby on the way. By the time she was 19 — her child only months old — her husband had become abusive. At 21, gathering her courage and belongings, Jimenez decided to leave. Months later, though, the st...

Baker pushes new cannabis-impaired driving bill

Baker pushes new cannabis-impaired driving bill

Pierre Karam, news correspondent

April 18, 2019

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker introduced a bill Jan. 23 that targets people driving under the influence of marijuana. The legislation would allow police officers to ask suspected marijuana-impaired drivers to perform biological drug tests. If the suspect refuses to comply, their driver’s licens...

Wentworth community remembers 19-year-old Max Carbone

Wentworth community remembers 19-year-old Max Carbone

Riana Buchman, news correspondent

April 14, 2019

Wentworth Institute of Technology student Max Carbone was found dead around 8 a.m. on April 7 in Roxbury. Carbone, a sophomore from Nahant, was last seen between 1-2 a.m. on April 6 at a party near Allegheny Street wearing a green Heineken T-shirt and khakis. Police found his body near the Mission Hi...

Stop & Shop workers begin strike at Mission Hill location

Stop & Shop workers begin strike at Mission Hill location

Laura Rodriguez, news staff

April 14, 2019

At 6 a.m. Friday, Stop & Shop employees at the Mission Hill location went on strike for better wages, pension and health care benefits. This event continues the 31,000-employee walkout across New England that began on Thursday. Workers hope this will improve their chances of cutting a better dea...

Stop & Shop strike looms as unions reject proposed contract

Stop & Shop strike looms as unions reject proposed contract

Kenneal Patterson, news correspondent

April 4, 2019

Thousands of Stop & Shop employees may go on strike as tensions continue to build between workers and the company. Employee contracts expired at the end of February and contract negotiations are ongoing. Many employees currently oppose the original proposed agreement, citing unsatisfactory wages and...

After years of debate, the Massachusetts legislature bans conversion therapy

After years of debate, the Massachusetts legislature bans conversion therapy

Laura Rodriguez, news staff

April 3, 2019

The Massachusetts State Senate passed legislation (H.140) on March 28 that will ban state-licensed health care providers from practicing conversion therapy on minors within the LGBTQ+ community. Conversion therapy, which attempts to change a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation, is curren...

Unchained at Last hosts protest against child marriage at State House

Unchained at Last hosts protest against child marriage at State House

Samantha Barry, news staff

April 3, 2019

When she was in high school, Tammy Monteiro was picking out her wedding dress instead of her prom dress. At 16, Monteiro was legally married to a 25-year-old man at a New Bedford courthouse. “In one day we walked into that courthouse and in one day he walked out with complete custody of me and permissio...

City councilor proposes program that would allow for an optional extra year of high school

City councilor proposes program that would allow for an optional extra year of high school

George Barker, news correspondent

April 2, 2019

Hoping to improve college retention and graduation rates among former Boston Public Schools students, City Councilor Michael Flaherty has proposed instituting an optional 13th year of school. “As we know, we live in a competitive global economy that requires our students to have efficient skills to ...

Boston is closer to having a major MLK memorial

Boston is closer to having a major MLK memorial

Avery Bleichfeld, news staff

March 27, 2019

The non-profit King Boston announced on March 4 the official design for a memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King to be installed on Boston Common. Artist Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group created the chosen design, titled “The Embrace,” which consists of a pair ...