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Boston-area student newspapers prioritize maintaining newsrooms that are inclusive to journalists of color.

Boston collegiate newspapers work toward more inclusive journalism

Milton Posner, news correspondent April 15, 2021

On Feb. 9, a sophomore English student at Boston University took over the school’s Instagram account for what seemed like an ordinary student feature. But when he received a racist comment mocking his...

On Tuesday, Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey joined the mayoral election race.

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey declares her candidacy for mayor

Kelly Garrity, news staff April 6, 2021

On Tuesday, Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey formally announced her candidacy for a full mayoral term starting in the fall. “The work to address the challenges we face from COVID-19 and the racial inequalities...

If elected as Bostons next mayor in November, Wu will focus on early education, food justice and development reforms, as well as implementing a Boston Green New Deal.

Michelle Wu provides update on her campaign at second press conference for student journalists

Kelly Garrity, news staff March 31, 2021

Boston mayoral candidate and City Councilor Michelle Wu held her second press conference for students March 16. She addressed why she’s running, how she feels about the growing candidate pool, why visual...

Hynes Convention Center is one of the Commonwealths seven mass vaccination locations.

Massachusetts’ new pre-registration portal aims to streamline the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

Maggie Scales, news correspondent March 30, 2021

As Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine distribution centers finish rolling out doses to Phase 1 and 2 residents, officials have implemented a more effective platform for scheduling appointments. While Massachusetts...

On March 24, Kim Janey became the first woman and first Black mayor of Boston.

Kim Janey sworn in as 55th mayor of Boston

Mihiro Shimano, news staff March 26, 2021

Kim Janey was sworn in Wednesday, March 24 at Boston City Hall, making history as the first woman and first Black mayor of Boston. She stepped into the role after former Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh resigned...

Former Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is headed to Washington D.C. after being confirmed labor secretary by the U.S. Senate.

Marty Walsh confirmed as labor secretary

Leah Cussen, city editor March 23, 2021

The U.S. Senate confirmed now-former Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as President Biden’s labor secretary in a 68-29 vote Monday afternoon. Walsh resigned from his role as mayor at 9 p.m. the same day and...

“Breathe Life 3,” a Roxbury mural by Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs, showcases the talent and vision of just one of many Bostonian creatives of color.

Radical Imagination for Racial Justice aims to support Boston creatives of color and their work toward racial justice

Julie Sung, news correspondent March 18, 2021

Although art has long served as a medium for expression and advocacy, artists and creatives of color are often disregarded when considering what racial justice might mean to themselves and their communities...

Even during a pandemic, Fenway Health provides comprehensive care for many college students, LGBTQ+ community members and homeless youth.

Fenway Health serves LGBTQ+ students amidst the pandemic

Gabrielle Hernandez, news correspondent March 18, 2021

Content warning: discussion of suicidal thoughts. Editor’s note: The Huntington News wants students to know Northeastern University and elsewhere provide mental health resources for students. ...

Governor Baker announced at press conference held Monday that the mask mandate would be lifted for fully vaccinated individuals by the end of the month.

Governor Baker announces vaccine eligibility timeline for workers, general public

Jessica Silverman, news staff March 17, 2021

Governor Charlie Baker’s administration announced today additional details regarding the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility timeline in Massachusetts, which includes when the remaining groups of Massachusetts...

The Helpsy clothing donation bins in Jamaica Plains offer community members another way — aside from thrift stores and landfills — to dispose of their old clothes.

Helpsy’s clothing donation bins save the environment, taxpayer money

Sydney Steinberg, news correspondent March 16, 2021

Founded in 2017 by three childhood best friends, Helpsy aims to keep textiles out of landfills in order to reduce carbon footprints. Last winter, Helpsy won a competition hosted by the city of Boston in...

In his campaign launch video, Boston’s former chief of economic development John Barros said that he will prioritize community needs if he is elected mayor.

John Barros joins Boston’s mayoral race

Kelly Garrity, news staff March 9, 2021

On Thursday, Boston’s former chief of economic development John Barros launched his campaign for Boston mayor. He is joining city councilors Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George and state...

An apartment fire erupted at 59 Pontiac St.

Apartment fire extinguished on Pontiac Street

Kenneal Patterson, news staff March 9, 2021

At approximately 9:50 p.m. Monday, dozens of Mission Hill residents gathered outside of 59 Pontiac St. in shock as a three-and-a-half-story apartment building went up in flames. The Boston Fire Department,...

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