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Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

November 5, 2018


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By Nick Swindell, news correspondent Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger Geoff Diehl faced off in their final debate Oct. 30 in Needham, MA, discussing were Trump, immigration and gun rights. Warren was the first to speak, immediately framing Diehl as a President Donald J. Trump sympat...

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez face off in final debate

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez face off in final debate

November 5, 2018


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By Aidan McGovern, news correspondent Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, faced off in their third and final debate Nov. 1. Baker defended his record on public transportation and his stance on President Donald J. Trump, while Gonzalez argued the incum...

Senate candidates make final push before upcoming elections

Senate candidates make final push before upcoming elections

November 1, 2018


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By Nick Swindell, news correspondent On Tuesday, voters in Massachusetts will vote for one of the candidates to represent them in the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Elizabeth Warren is running for the Democrats, Geoff Diehl for the Republicans and Shiva Ayyadurai as an independent. Warren is the favorite to win...

Systemic Inequality Threatens Boston’s Transit System

Systemic Inequality Threatens Boston’s Transit System

November 1, 2018


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By Jolaade Okanlawon, news correspondent Panelists discussed systemic inequality and racism in Boston’s streets and local transportation system at the Roxbury Innovation Center Oct. 25. The event, “Broken Buses and Incomplete Streets: Addressing Inequity in our Transportation System,” was ...

Supporters of Boston Citgo sign push for landmark status

Supporters of Boston Citgo sign push for landmark status

October 24, 2018


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By Jordan Baron, news correspondent An iconic piece of Boston’s skyline is now facing controversy over its legitimacy as a landmark. The Citgo sign, located on the top of a Kenmore Square building, has been in place since 1965. It has been seen as a cultural icon of the city, appearing in the...

Ayanna Pressley conducts first Equality Agenda Forum

Ayanna Pressley conducts first Equality Agenda Forum

October 24, 2018


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By Maria Lovato, news correspondent Ayanna Pressley held her first Equality Agenda Forum Wednesday night, where she hoped to gain input from the community about her policy platform. Before the event, Pressley took questions from student journalists and discussed such topics as sexual violence and wha...

Trial continues over Harvard’s affirmative action policies

Trial continues over Harvard’s affirmative action policies

October 24, 2018


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By Ava Sasani, news staff In a closely-watched trial continuing this week, an anti-affirmative action group called Students for Fair Admissions is suing Harvard University over its undergraduate admissions practices. As Asian-Americans continue to rally around around both sides of the suit, all...

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez battle in second gubernatorial debate

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez battle in second gubernatorial debate

October 24, 2018


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By Julia Preszler, city editor Charlie Baker touted his record in the state’s highest office while Jay Gonzalez rejected the “status quo” during the second gubernatorial debate of the election season Oct. 17 at WGBH Studios in Brighton. Moderators led the candidates through many of the s...

New housing development will provide affordable homes in Cambridge

New housing development will provide affordable homes in Cambridge

October 17, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent A new affordable housing development in Cambridge is set to open 98 new housing units by early 2020. Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc., or HRI, developed the project to address the need for low-income housing. Called Concord Highlands, it will be the largest affo...

Marriott hotel employees on strike for better wages and benefits

Marriott hotel employees on strike for better wages and benefits

October 17, 2018


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By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent More than 1,500 employees of Marriott International have been on strike in Boston since Oct. 3 to fight for higher pay and better benefits as part of a nationwide demonstration against the hotel group. Employees from seven Boston Marriott hotel brands, including the Aloft ...

HUBweek welcomes innovators from around the world

HUBweek welcomes innovators from around the world

October 17, 2018


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HUBweek was created in 2014 by MIT, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and The Boston Globe to bring together innovators and inventors from across the world to one collaborative space. This year the event was held in Boston from Oct. 8-14. ...

David Hogg Talks Social Activism, Gun Control at Boston Public Library

David Hogg Talks Social Activism, Gun Control at Boston Public Library

October 17, 2018


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By Aidan McGovern Gun control advocate, author and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alum David Hogg spoke with Boston Public Library president David Leonard about gun control and social activism at an open forum discussion held at the library Tuesday. Hogg took a nationwide tour of the country t...

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