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A new Green Line trolley cut the ceremonial ribbon as it entered Lechmere station from Union Square, transporting local officials into the opening ceremony for the opening of the Green Line Extension Monday afternoon. Photo credit Avery Bleichfeld.

Somerville welcomes first phase of Green Line Extension with cautious optimism

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor March 22, 2022

The Union Square Branch of the Green Line Extension, or GLX, opened to the public Monday, with local leaders officiating ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the newly-opened Union Square station and the relocated...

A year after the 2021 Atlanta spa shootings, Boston-area Asian American women leaders gathered in an online panel March 14 to share their stories. Photo credit Karissa Korman.

Boston-area Asian American women commemorate anniversary of Atlanta spa shootings

Karissa Korman, news staff March 16, 2022

On March 16, 2021, a man traveled to three spas in the Atlanta area and shot eight people, six of whom were Asian women: Daoyou Feng, Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Soon Chung Park and Suncha Kim...

Despite COVID-19 restrictions hindering business owners, Sola Ajao opened Destiny African Market in Randolph in November 2021. Photo courtesy of Adebukola Ajao.

Destiny African Market provides cuisine from all over Africa to local community

Alleyna Pitaso, news correspondent March 13, 2022

Destiny African Market in Randolph, is a family-run store owned by Sola Ajao. One of the only markets of its kind in the area, it sells authentic Afro-Caribbean cuisine to customers from all over Massachusetts....

After seven years in office, Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to discontinue his role opened up new possibilities and candidates for the governor’s seat. Photo credit Harriet Rovniak.

With governor’s race still underway, experts weigh in on Baker’s reasons for not running for re-election

Greta Magendantz, news correspondent March 13, 2022

In early December 2021, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced he would not be running for re-election. He was joined in his choice to step down by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. After seven years in office,...

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...

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