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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


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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...

Baker looks to rein in drug prices in budget proposal

Baker looks to rein in drug prices in budget proposal

Ali Dusinberre, deputy lifestyle editor

February 13, 2019


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Gov. Charlie Baker’s state budget plan, released Jan. 23, contains a new proposal aimed at reining in the cost of prescription drugs within the state’s Medicaid program, otherwise known as MassHealth. The plan would also dramatically increase state oversight of drug prices. Baker’s office is ...

WWII-era duck boats carry tourists and championship teams through Boston alike

WWII-era duck boats carry tourists and championship teams through Boston alike

Paige Stern, news correspondent

February 13, 2019


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Crafted to face battle, these amphibious vehicles once carried soldiers onto the shores of Normandy. Today, they carry tourists in cities across the nation, as well as the athletic champions of Boston. The duck boat tour phenomenon has played a major role in the tourism industry of several U.S. cities...

Troublesome tracks: Students express their frustrations with the MBTA

Troublesome tracks: Students express their frustrations with the MBTA

Jordan Baron, news correspondent

February 6, 2019


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The blistering cold and frigid temperatures of a Boston winter affect the city’s entire student population, but have an especially large impact on those who commute. At Northeastern, freezing temperatures are not only a discomfort. They also have a negative effect on students trying to commute to camp...

Howard Schultz speaks in Cambridge, protestors say ‘go home’

Howard Schultz speaks in Cambridge, protestors say ‘go home’

Chris Triunfo, city editor

February 6, 2019


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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told a Cambridge crowd on Tuesday that he doesn’t mind the attacks he’s been getting from Democrats who are angered that he’s contemplating an independent run for president. “Nobody wants to see [President Donald J. Trump] leave office more than me,” said ...

Patriots fans apparently aren’t tired of parades

Patriots fans apparently aren’t tired of parades

Aidan McGovern, deputy city editor

February 6, 2019


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An estimated 1.5 million Patriots fans took to Boylston Street Tuesday morning to celebrate the team’s sixth Super Bowl win, marking their third victory in the last five years.   The parade brought droves of fans of all ages to Boston, with the day’s above-average temperatures only strengthen...

Rise in T fare worries city activists, students mostly unfazed

Rise in T fare worries city activists, students mostly unfazed

Isaac Stephens, news correspondent

February 6, 2019


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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s plan to increase fares starting July by an average of 6.3 percent is only an inconvenience to many Boston-area students, but some experts say it has larger social justice implications. If the plan, which officials announced last week, is approved be...

John Tobin: NU administrator, comedy club owner and former city councilor

John Tobin: NU administrator, comedy club owner and former city councilor

Paige Stern, news correspondent

February 5, 2019


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John Tobin is not a typical Northeastern administrator. In addition to his role as Northeastern’s vice president of city and community affairs, Tobin runs several Boston comedy clubs in his spare time.

Students have transformed Mission Hill, and some businesses aren’t complaining

Students have transformed Mission Hill, and some businesses aren’t complaining

Allie Kuo, news correspondent

January 31, 2019


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The general sentiment from many Mission Hill business owners toward students is one that understands the mutually beneficial relationship — keep them coming.

Tatte expands across Boston, offering high-quality food at high prices

Tatte expands across Boston, offering high-quality food at high prices

Jordan Baron, news correspondent

January 30, 2019


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What started as a home kitchen project in 2007 has blossomed into a successful bakery chain that has spread across the entirety of the Boston area, and recently into Northeastern’s Marino Recreation Center.

NU commuters prepare for 8 years of Mass. Pike construction

NU commuters prepare for 8 years of Mass. Pike construction

Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent

January 29, 2019


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An overhaul of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston announced recently will affect drivers for approximately eight years, and NU commuters are bracing themselves.

Boston restaurants face rising cost pressures

Boston restaurants face rising cost pressures

Aidan McGovern, deputy city editor

January 23, 2019


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High rent costs, food costs and delivery services have changed the face of Boston's food industry.