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Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge on the District of Columbia circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Credit to Avery Bleichfeld.

Boston students react to Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Katy Manning, deputy city editor March 10, 2022

After Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, President Joe Biden was tasked with finding a successor. On Feb. 25, Biden announced he would nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson,...

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, or MOIA, celebrated Boston’s immigrants in “We Are Boston 2022: From Dreams to Action,” an annual event held March 3. Photo courtesy of City of Boston.

Mayor Wu celebrates Boston’s immigrants at “We are Boston 2022: From Dreams to Action”

Alexa Grayson, news staff March 10, 2022

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, or MOIA, celebrated Boston’s immigrants in “We Are Boston 2022: From Dreams to Action,” an annual event held March 3.  The...

Massachusetts Voter Table Executive Director Beth Huang in an Election Modernization Coalition press conference Feb. 14. Huang was mistaken for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and harassed by local man. Photo credit Avery Bleichfeld.

Asian American voting rights activist mistaken for Michelle Wu, heckled at press conference

Erin Fine, staff writer March 10, 2022

An unidentified heckler thought he was addressing Boston Mayor Michelle Wu when he yelled out during a press conference for same-day voting registration Feb. 14. In reality, he jeered at Beth Huang, the...

Lights have draped trees along Commonwealth Avenue Mall every winter. for 20 years. Matthew Sidman, current president of Committee to Light the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, continues Ted and Joan Cutler’s legacy to keep them on. Photo credit Harriet Rovniak.

The Commonwealth Avenue Mall stays bright every winter through community efforts

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor March 10, 2022

For over 20 years, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, or the Mall, has been lit up every winter. But the bright lights have prompted a mix of opinions from the public, from charming to controversial.  After...

Books greet customers at the Trident Booksellers, along with its full-service cafe. Photo credit Kate Armanini.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe provides community on Newbury street

Kate Armanini, news staff March 8, 2022

Every day dozens of people from various backgrounds come together inside Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street, all united by one thing: their love of books. “It’s comfortable, warm and...

Individuals gathered at the Ruggles Station Rotary to attend the Massachusetts Say No march for bodily autonomy Saturday, criticizing the state’s COVID-19 mask and vaccine restrictions. Photo credits to Ethan Wayne.

Local citizens protest COVID-19 vaccine mandate as mask mandate eases

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor March 5, 2022

About 100 individuals attended the Massachusetts Say No march for bodily autonomy Saturday, starting at the Ruggles Station Rotary on Forsyth Street. The group criticized the state’s COVID-19 mask and...

Labor and aviation union members joined the picket line outside Boston Marriott Copley Place Friday to protest the corporations hiring of out-of-state contractors and workers instead of Boston labor union workers. Photo credit Olivia Becraft.

Local unions join picket line to protest Boston Marriott Hotel

Olivia Becraft, news correspondent March 5, 2022

Labor and aviation union members, along with elected leaders, joined the picket line formed by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, or AFA-CWA, outside Boston Marriott Copley Place Friday to protest...

New York City-based bakery Levain Bakery had opened its newest location on Newbury St. to huge success and demand. The bakery is famous for its giant, dense chocolate chip walnut cookies. Photo credit Colette Pollauf.

Levain Bakery plants its Boston roots on Newbury Street

Colette Pollauf, news correspondent March 3, 2022

On Feb. 19, dozens of people stretched down Newbury Street, buzzing with excitement. Levain Bakery had opened its newest location in Boston to huge success and demand. Levain is a New York City-based...

Nia Grace, current owner and operator of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen,  began working as a consultant for Darryl’s in 2015 before purchasing it in 2018, bringing her attention to detail and passion for the restaurant into the new ownership. Photo credit Harriet Rovniak.

At Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, everyone is family

Allie Kuo, news correspondent March 3, 2022

Situated at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen serves up Southern comfort food to the Boston community. The restaurant has been open since...

Thousands attended a march Sunday to show support for Ukraine, organized by Ukranian Northeastern student Diana Zlotnikova. Photo credit Erin Fine.

March for Ukraine organized by Northeastern student gathers thousands

Erin Fine, news staff March 3, 2022

Thousands attended a march Feb. 27 to show support for Ukraine, organized by Ukranian Northeastern student Diana Zlotnikova.  The march began in the Boston Common and traveled down Newbury Street,...

The balance of familiar flavors with a nuanced palate is part of the reason why local small business Small and Sweet Bake has found success. Photo credit Cindy Choi.

Local bakery displays entrepreneurial resilience amid pandemic

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent March 1, 2022

For Cindy Choi, founder, owner and sole employee of Small and Sweet Bake, the past two years have been full of immense, positive change. The Chinese-American Boston native was inspired to start her entrepreneurial...

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s administration announced Tuesday to lift the indoor masking mandate, effective Saturday, following improved COVID-19 conditions in the city. Photo credit Quillan Anderson.

Wu administration lifts indoor mask mandate

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor March 1, 2022

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Commissioner of Public Health and Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission Bisola Ojikutu announced Tuesday the city will lift its indoor mask mandate, effective...

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