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A display case in MITs Rotch Library shows remnants of Bostons Little Syria. The neighborhood, once located between the South End and Chinatown, disappeared in the 40s and 50s as Syrian immigrants moved to suburbs. Photo courtesy of Lydia Harrington.
Boston’s Little Syria: How a forgotten community lives on today
Eli Curwin, projects editor • January 2, 2023

Few students who study in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Rotch Library pause to look at the unassuming array of tables and books....

Mayor Michelle Wus enchanted trolley at a stop in Dorchester. Wu traveled around the city Dec. 3 and 4 to spread holiday spirit.
Mayor Wu’s annual Enchanted Trolley Tour brings holiday cheer to Boston neighborhoods
Jane Clements, news correspondent • December 20, 2022

Mayor Michelle Wu, accompanied by a team of classic holiday characters, lit Christmas trees at 16 stops in two days, highlighting community organizers...

Boston women of color are becoming key players in the small business industry, looking to expand
Boston women of color are becoming key players in the small business industry, looking to expand
Rachel Erwin, editor-in-chief • December 19, 2022

Boston is home to an ever-growing network of small businesses, whose consumership often picks up during the holiday season. Three women of...

Visitors amble past stands in Snowport Holiday Market. The market, located in Seaport, features dozens of small businesses from all over New England.
Snowport Holiday Market brings opportunities for small businesses
Christina McCabe, news staff • December 19, 2022

Snowport Holiday Market was packed with eager crowds Dec. 8, bundled head-to-toe in winter gear. Dozens of people bustled through the crowd to...

Northeastern students rush through Ruggles Station on a Sunday afternoon. Those who venture downstairs to the Orange Line will hear Frank Oglesby announcing each stop.
As the MBTA shifts to text-to-speech announcements, it’s the end of an era for Frank Oglesby’s voice
Kate Armanini, city editor • December 6, 2022

Across Boston, there’s one voice echoing throughout public transportation. As it announces each stop, it’s deep, resonant — even comforting,...

The City of Boston has countless voter registration documents from the
1920s. A team of Simmons graduate students have been working since
2021 to digitalize these archives. Photo courtesy of City of Boston Archives.
Archives project complicates women’s suffrage history
Isabella Ratto, news correspondent • December 2, 2022

In 2021, a small team of Simmons University graduate students began work on the Mary Eliza Project, which involves the digitalization of extensive,...

Club Café, located in the South End, is a nightclub marketed towards gay and bisexual men. Students like Alex
Cordova have found a refuge in LGBTQ+ gathering spaces like this.
Despite challenges, gay men find hope, refuge in Boston
Kevin Gallagher, news correspondent • December 2, 2022

For Aleks Hatzigeorgiou, a first-year international business major, Boston’s accepting environment was a dramatic change from his hometown...

Volunteers fill bags with resources at the 22nd annual Thanksgiving Project at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley in 2021. Photo courtesy of United Way.
Nonprofits fight food insecurity in Latin, Black, queer communities this holiday season
Cathy Ching, news staff • November 22, 2022

As inflation reaches a 40-year high, expenses for basic survival needs — like food — grow increasingly out of reach for many. Currently,...

A rendering of the P3 Roxbury project led by Rev. Jeffrey Brown and HYM Investment Group CEO Tom O’Brien. The complex will include affordable housing, a museum space, storefronts and more.
Photo courtesy of the DREAM Collaborative.
HYM Investment Group, My City at Peace to turn Roxbury lot into science complex, housing, more
Jane Clements, news correspondent • November 16, 2022

A 7.7-acre site across from the Boston Police headquarters in Roxbury is set to become a multi-use complex complete with affordable housing,...

Andrade performs at Open Newbury street on a sunny afternoon. The street performer recently launched his NFT company Beauty in the Streets, which seeks to help ensure dancers’ choreography isn’t plagiarized.
Boston street performer Snap Boogie creates dance NFT company
Renée Abbott, news staff • November 16, 2022

Snap Boogie has a dream: “To do a show where people pay $100 to come watch [him] do [his] thing on the big stage.” Years and years into performing,...