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Activists march for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Activists march for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 10, 2018


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Photo credit: Leila Habib Activists march throughout Boston Saturday to call to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day. Cambridge recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2016 and Somerville celebrated the holiday for the first time this year.   ...

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

October 10, 2018


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By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor Protesters and political organizers from around Boston gathered at the State House Friday night to encourage senators not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Sexual assault survivors shared their stories, including how they were ignored and silenced by...

Fenway schools all-clear after lockdowns

Fenway schools all-clear after lockdowns

October 4, 2018


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By Patrick Burgard, managing editor At least three Fenway-area schools entered a temporary state of lockdown this afternoon after an individual mistook a loud banging noise for gunshots at Simmons University. Simmons alerted students, faculty and staff of a threat on campus via text message, w...

Boston pursues lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Boston pursues lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

October 4, 2018


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By Aidan McGovern, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced last month that the City of Boston filed a lawsuit in Suffolk County Superior Court against several members of the pharmaceutical industry for their alleged roles in spreading the opioid epidemic. The lawsuit, which the city filed on Sept. 13, name...

Pivotal swing vote Flake talks about Kavanaugh hearings at Boston event

Pivotal swing vote Flake talks about Kavanaugh hearings at Boston event

October 4, 2018


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By Julia Preszler, city editor All attention turned toward Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, when he spoke Monday about the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit at City Hall Plaza. Attendees and those who watched the interview remotely afterwa...

Hundreds of immigrants begin citizenship process

Hundreds of immigrants begin citizenship process

October 4, 2018


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By Julia Crooijmans, news correspondent Hundreds of immigrants took their first steps on the path to U.S. citizenship Sunday at an event that brought together more than 350 community volunteers, law students and pro bono attorneys to assist citizenship applicants. The event, called Citizenship Day...

MLK memorial proposals available to review at Boston Public Library

MLK memorial proposals available to review at Boston Public Library

October 4, 2018


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By Jane Marks, news correspondent In the search for a new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, the MLK Boston Art Committee has chosen five teams that submitted proposals for the project. While the team of artists, architects and scholars that will create the memorial have not yet been chosen, five te...

North End residents hold on to heritage as community changes

North End residents hold on to heritage as community changes

October 4, 2018


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By Tessa Witter, news correspondent On Hanover Street in the North End, the heady smells of pasta, pastries and sauces lead many into restaurants and cafes with Italian flags, friendly chatter and music. Tourists pose, take pictures and point at historical sites.  Locals pass them as they go about their...

Northeastern students attend summit as 30 Under 30 scholars

Northeastern students attend summit as 30 Under 30 scholars

October 4, 2018


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By Riley Robinson, staff writer The Forbes brand loosened its top button this weekend. The business media company hosted its fifth annual 30 Under 30 Summit Sunday through Tuesday in Boston City Hall Plaza. More than 7,000 young people from more than 40 countries attended the event, according ...

Locals gather to enjoy Moakley Park and strategize climate readiness

Locals gather to enjoy Moakley Park and strategize climate readiness

October 3, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent The field squelched with rainwater and mud as organizers from the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation set up tents for the Discover Moakley event, a day of fun, games and community feedback. The event, held at Moakley Park in South Boston Saturday, gav...

Mayor Walsh issues statement following Boston Freedom Rally

Mayor Walsh issues statement following Boston Freedom Rally

October 3, 2018


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By Guy Ovadia, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the Boston Common was left in poor condition after a pro-marijuana event. The event, which was organized by marijuana advocacy group MassCann, is officially called the Boston Freedom Rally. It is an annual event which was held from S...

College students enjoy free night at Museum of Science

College students enjoy free night at Museum of Science

September 29, 2018


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By Brittany Mendez, news correspondent  Students from universities around the city attended College Night at the Boston Museum of Science on Friday, an annual event that allows students to explore the museum for free. College Night grants students free admission to all permanent and temporary exhib...

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