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Local vape shops take hit from Baker’s ban

Local vape shops take hit from Baker’s ban

Ingrid Angulo, news correspondent

October 9, 2019

Massachusetts’ temporary ban on the sale of all vaping products is the strictest in the nation. Its severity is causing new problems for local businesses and raising concerns about its effectiveness in addressing public health. Gov. Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency Sept. 24 in response to...

Protesters rally, march during MIT Corporation annual meeting

Protesters rally, march during MIT Corporation annual meeting

Nicholas Stolte, news correspondent

October 9, 2019

MIT students and faculty joined community members at the Stratton Student Center and marched to North Court to speak out against MIT’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein and David Koch, among other individuals, during the MIT Corporation’s annual meeting. The rally was organized by the MIT Justice Solidarity and Transf...

MBTA fare hikes sparks commuter unrest

MBTA fare hikes sparks commuter unrest

Marisa Lijoi, news correspondent

October 9, 2019

The MBTA fare hike implemented July 1 has affected many commuters and sparked city-wide protest on the matter. The fare increase, approved by the Fiscal and Management Control Board in March, brought a 6.3 percent increase in price, leading commuters to pay an extra 15 cents per one-way trip and $5.50 more per monthly pass. Alm...

Boston spotlights the Latinx community during Hispanic Heritage Month

Boston spotlights the Latinx community during Hispanic Heritage Month

Elena Plumb, news correspondent

October 3, 2019

Last Saturday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the city council welcomed Boston’s Latinx community to Harambee Park for the fourth annual Latino Coffee Hour, an afternoon of sunshine, chatter and culture in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.   What is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month is...

After Epstein protest, MIT students host community forum

After Epstein protest, MIT students host community forum

Nicholas Stolte, news correspondent

September 26, 2019

Following a Sept. 13 student-faculty protest, student activists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, invited community members Wednesday to share their thoughts on the students’ demands. The meeting, hosted by MIT Students Against War, focused on the late financier and convict...

Boston area students take to City Hall in Global Climate Strike

Boston area students take to City Hall in Global Climate Strike

Kelly Garrity, news correspondent

September 26, 2019

Ella Wozek, a sophomore at Waltham High School, hopes to go to college and enter the medical field one day. If, as scientists at the International Panel on Climate Change predict, the world only has 11 years to prevent temperatures from reaching above 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, it is unlikely t...

Pressley talks social justice over ice cream

Pressley talks social justice over ice cream

Addison Key, news correspondent

September 25, 2019

The Somerville Democratic Committee held an ice cream social in Nathan Tufts Park Saturday, where Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) took the stage to call out racism, bigotry and injustice.  Before beginning her speech, Pressley highlighted the upcoming municipal elections while community members h...

Post-legalization ‘Hempfest’ sparks confusion among cannabis fans

Post-legalization ‘Hempfest’ sparks confusion among cannabis fans

Ingrid Angulo, news correspondent

September 25, 2019

Boston Common was filled with smoke and cannabis paraphernalia this past Saturday as pot enthusiasts and entrepreneurs celebrated the 30th annual Boston Freedom Rally, but there was still a lingering sense of uncertainty even after the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana use. The Massachus...

Political polarization at the center of “Straight Pride Parade”

Political polarization at the center of “Straight Pride Parade”

Miska Salemann, news correspondent

September 25, 2019

The controversial “Straight Pride Parade” drew roughly 200 participants to Boston Aug. 31. A majority of the attendees came to back Super Happy Fun America, or SHFA, a group that describes themselves as “advocates for the straight community.”  Many marchers decked themselves out in Trump apparel,...

Teen leaders host Roxbury RISE Rally to condemn gun violence

Teen leaders host Roxbury RISE Rally to condemn gun violence

Nicholas Stolte, news correspondent

September 18, 2019

Dozens of people from Roxbury and other neighborhoods came together Saturday at the R.I.S.E. Rally to speak out against gun violence in their communities and connect with local youth organizations. The R.I.S.E, or Realize, Interpret, Stop and Empower, Rally was organized by the Violence Intervention &am...

Safety concerns highlight shift in ride-sharing culture

Safety concerns highlight shift in ride-sharing culture

Ananya Sankar, news correspondent

September 18, 2019

Boston streets are no stranger to the whirlwind of college nightlife. It’s common to see throngs of students piling into cars through ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, known for shuttling students to and from their next escapade. Yet despite a growing prominence on campuses city-wide, an emerg...

Yang pitches economic plan and outsider perspective at Cambridge rally

Yang pitches economic plan and outsider perspective at Cambridge rally

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

September 17, 2019

Andrew Yang took the stage at Cambridge Common Monday night, speaking to hundreds of supporters on signature topics for the Democratic presidential candidate such as his lack of a political background, his interest in math and a promise of a universal basic income to each American. For about 40 minutes, he spoke to a crowd of mostly college students and young professionals about “trickle-up economics...