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Maria Vasco hopes to inspire more people to adopt zero-waste lifestyles by making sustainable products accessible to the average consumer.

Latina-owned UVida hopes to combat climate change by bringing zero-waste to Boston

Gabrielle Hernandez, news correspondent March 4, 2021

After bearing witness to disastrous floods, endless hurricane seasons and massive, blazing fires, many from younger generations are seeking change. Maria Vasco hopes to be a part of that change by bringing...

For Now co-founders Kaity Cimo and Katharine ReQua brought together a strong, diverse network of female entrepreneurs at the Female Founders Summit.

The Female Founders Summit highlights successes of female entrepreneurs

Allie Kuo, news correspondent March 4, 2021

Almost a year after the sold-out Female Founders Summit was postponed at the start of the pandemic for health and safety reasons, it returned Feb. 17 of this year in a digitized and COVID-safe format....

If elected as Bostons next mayor, City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George would be the first Arab and first former teacher to hold the position.

Essaibi George will focus on the economy, education as mayor of Boston

Kelly Garrity, news staff March 3, 2021

Boston’s next mayor will inevitably have to address a number of compounding issues, including systemic racism and racial inequality, as well as the health and economic crises brought on by the COVID-19...

Boston mayoral candidate and City Councilor Michelle Wus digital equity plan calls for the expansion of free public Wi-Fi and access to reliable internet for all Boston residents.

Mayoral candidate Michelle Wu releases digital equity plan

Kelly Garrity, news staff February 28, 2021

Earlier this month, Boston mayoral candidate and City Councilor Michelle Wu released a plan to improve equity in technology and internet access for Boston residents. The five-part plan, titled “Building...

Boston set to enter new phase of reopening March 1

Boston set to enter new phase of reopening March 1

Marta Hill and Skye Richmond February 26, 2021

Starting March 1, Boston will move into Step two of Phase III of Massachusetts’ reopening plan, instituting higher capacity limits for a number of industries, relaxed restrictions on restaurants and...

In his campaign launch video, State Rep. Jon Santiago said that as mayor, he will lead Boston to a recovery rooted in equity and opportunity.

State Rep. Jon Santiago running for Boston mayor

Kelly Garrity, news staff February 24, 2021

On Monday, Massachusetts State Rep. Jon Santiago announced he would be joining the growing pool of candidates campaigning to be Boston’s next mayor.  “I’m running for mayor to lead Boston through...

President Joe Biden wasted no time in getting to work after his Jan. 20 inauguration, focusing largely on relief measures for the coronavirus pandemic and reversing other policies from the Trump administration.

Biden focuses on COVID-19, climate change with executive orders

Leah Cussen, city editor February 19, 2021

Less than 24 hours after becoming the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden signed 15 executive orders concerning a multitude of issues from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change to racial...

“The Value of a Life” is a memorial by Fern Cunningham located at the edge of Jeep Jones Park that honors the youth of Boston.

Boston parks memorialize Clarence Jones, other prominent Black figures

Zeynep Tuncer, news correspondent February 19, 2021

In recognition of Black History Month, the Parks and Recreation department of the City of Boston has put out a list highlighting some of the public parks named after historical Black figures. The list...

Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu said she will prioritize community connections, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and eliminating barriers faced by minority groups if elected mayor.

Michelle Wu calls for increased coordination between city services, Boston communities at press conference for student journalists

Kelly Garrity, news staff February 19, 2021

Boston mayoral candidate and City Councilor Michelle Wu held a virtual press conference for student journalists Feb. 13 to discuss her plans to increase coordination in communities and city departments...

IPV vaccination by Sanofi Pasteur is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Massachusetts expands eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine

Skye Richmond, breaking news editor February 18, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Governor Baker announced residents ages 65 and over and those with two underlying health conditions, including asthma, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Massachusetts....

Pane of glass facing Hillside Street left shattered

Hillside Market robbed early Friday morning

Riley Robinson February 12, 2021

A man in a surgical mask broke into Hillside Market in Mission Hill at approximately 4 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12 and stole cigarettes and cash from the register, said part-owner Nick Patel after watching footage...

Perime Magazine is one of many businesses capitalising on their TikTok presence to increase growth and brand loyalty.

The effects of TikTok virality on small businesses

Zeynep Tuncer, news correspondent February 5, 2021

Since its emergence in 2017, TikTok has taken the world by storm. The social media platform that gained recognition for its 15-second viral videos has quickly climbed the charts and become one of the most...

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