The Huntington News

City councilors grapple with lack of diversity in burgeoning pot industry

City councilors grapple with lack of diversity in burgeoning pot industry

Laura Rodriguez, news staff

March 20, 2019


Filed under City

The Boston City Council is considering legislation that would ensure minority equity in the state’s budding cannabis industry. The American Civil Liberties Union, or the ACLU, cites that for decades, people of color have been arrested and tried for drug-related crimes at a disproportionately hig...

In Massachusetts, strict drinking laws are decades in the making

In Massachusetts, strict drinking laws are decades in the making

Sully Barrett, news staff

March 20, 2019


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Happy hour, drinking games, free beer: what do they have in common? They are all banned under Massachusetts law. Most of the state’s current legislation stems from past alcohol-related incidents. In 1984, then-governor Michael Dukakis signed a bill to outlaw happy hour discounts after a young woman was kil...

Co-op food markets have no home in Boston

Co-op food markets have no home in Boston

Alex Knueppel, news correspondent

March 13, 2019


Filed under City

After months of declining revenues and increasing debt, Harvest Co-op Markets has closed both of its Boston locations, bringing an end to nearly 50 years of business. Following Harvest’s closure, there are no longer any cooperative style food markets in the city of Boston. Broadly speaking, coopera...

Boston Calling may be losing local roots as it keeps growing

Boston Calling may be losing local roots as it keeps growing

Riana Buchman, news correspondent

March 13, 2019


Filed under City, Featured Content

To the joy of some and dismay of others, the 10th Boston Calling Music Festival, which will be held from May 24 to May 26, boasts Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala and Travis Scott as its headliners. The festival, which started as a showcase of local artists, will also feature smaller acts from the area, inc...

ICE detainees in Suffolk County protest living conditions

ICE detainees in Suffolk County protest living conditions

Maya Homan, news correspondent

March 13, 2019


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As many as 70 people detained by immigration officers refused food to protest the conditions inside the Suffolk County House of Corrections, according to a Feb. 17 statement from the Rhode Island-based community group Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance, which initially reached out to the protesters ...

Opinions still vary on marijuana three years after decriminalization

Opinions still vary on marijuana three years after decriminalization

Rhiya Bibby, news correspondent

March 13, 2019


Filed under City

Three years have passed since the decriminalization of recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts for those 21 and over, and for some, it is still a polarizing issue. “I don’t like what Massachusetts did,” said Dr. Denise Valenti, a researcher with thirty years of experience in sensory impai...

Met by protesters, Kissinger speaks at MIT on AI

Met by protesters, Kissinger speaks at MIT on AI

Joe Lantow, news correspondent

March 13, 2019


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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Feb. 28, drawing protests from students and community members alike. Kissinger was invited by the university to celebrate the opening of the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. Protests were organized by the ...

Chilacates, with new Mission Hill location, is a business based on a love for food

Chilacates, with new Mission Hill location, is a business based on a love for food

Allie Kuo, news correspondent

March 13, 2019


Filed under City

It all started with a hot dog. A Sonoran hot dog, to be exact, eaten during a 2008 trip to Mexico for his brother’s wedding. “They wrap it in bacon, the bread is off the hook, they do the pico de gallo, the onions, the jalapenos, the cheese, everything,” said Socrates Abreu, describing the meal th...

MBTA’s Better Bus Project could boost low-income communities

MBTA’s Better Bus Project could boost low-income communities

George Barker, news correspondent

February 28, 2019


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Boston commuters spend an average of 164 hours stuck in traffic per year, making Boston the most congested city in the country, according to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. Now ranked as the seventh most congested city in the world, Boston is exploring a variety of options to relieve its rush hour...

Allston in 2019: From ‘Rock City’ to college neighborhood

Allston in 2019: From ‘Rock City’ to college neighborhood

Ava Sasani, news correspondent

February 20, 2019


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The exterior of Great Scott could most generously be described as understated. Allston’s favorite 240-person music venue does not have a marquee. There is no fluorescent sign inviting patrons in; the only thing that distinguishes Great Scott from the banks and Thai restaurants that line the rest of Commonwea...

LightView towers over Roxbury, bringing mixed reactions

LightView towers over Roxbury, bringing mixed reactions

Laura Rodriguez, news correspondent

February 20, 2019


Filed under City, Featured Content

Northeastern University is among the first to start Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s “Housing A Changing City: Boston 2030” initiative with the recent construction of LightView, a new residence hall near campus. The high-rise housing development, built in partnership with American Campus Communitie...

Warren, Weld and Moulton: Massachusetts’ role in the 2020 election

Warren, Weld and Moulton: Massachusetts’ role in the 2020 election

Paige Stern, news correspondent

February 20, 2019


Filed under City

As the 2020 presidential election nears, the Democratic primary field is growing larger by the week, with more than 10 candidates already in the running. Massachusetts often has a reputation for offering presidential candidates, and 2020 is no exception. Former Gov. Michael Dukakis said Massachuset...