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Mayor Michelle Wus enchanted trolley at a stop in Dorchester. Wu traveled around the city Dec. 3 and 4 to spread holiday spirit.

Mayor Wu’s annual Enchanted Trolley Tour brings holiday cheer to Boston neighborhoods

Jane Clements, news correspondent December 20, 2022

Mayor Michelle Wu, accompanied by a team of classic holiday characters, lit Christmas trees at 16 stops in two days, highlighting community organizers and green energy initiatives along the way.  As...

Boston women of color are becoming key players in the small business industry, looking to expand

Boston women of color are becoming key players in the small business industry, looking to expand

Rachel Erwin, editor-in-chief December 20, 2022

Boston is home to an ever-growing network of small businesses, whose consumership often picks up during the holiday season. Three women of color, Imani McFarlane, Zeena Brown and Angela Hofmann, lead...

Visitors amble past stands in Snowport Holiday Market. The market, located in Seaport, features dozens of small businesses from all over New England.

Snowport Holiday Market brings opportunities for small businesses

Christina McCabe, news staff December 19, 2022

Snowport Holiday Market was packed with eager crowds Dec. 8, bundled head-to-toe in winter gear. Dozens of people bustled through the crowd to secure their place in line for a crepe. Some headed for an...

Northeastern students rush through Ruggles Station on a Sunday afternoon. Those who venture downstairs to the Orange Line will hear Frank Oglesby announcing each stop.

As the MBTA shifts to text-to-speech announcements, it’s the end of an era for Frank Oglesby’s voice

Kate Armanini, city editor December 6, 2022

Across Boston, there’s one voice echoing throughout public transportation. As it announces each stop, it’s deep, resonant — even comforting, to some  —  and it belongs to Frank Oglesby. Oglesby,...

The City of Boston has countless voter registration documents from the
1920s. A team of Simmons graduate students have been working since
2021 to digitalize these archives. Photo courtesy of City of Boston Archives.

Archives project complicates women’s suffrage history

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent December 2, 2022

In 2021, a small team of Simmons University graduate students began work on the Mary Eliza Project, which involves the digitalization of extensive, difficult-to-work Boston voter registration records from...

Club Café, located in the South End, is a nightclub marketed towards gay and bisexual men. Students like Alex
Cordova have found a refuge in LGBTQ+ gathering spaces like this.

Despite challenges, gay men find hope, refuge in Boston

Kevin Gallagher, news correspondent December 2, 2022

For Aleks Hatzigeorgiou, a first-year international business major, Boston’s accepting environment was a dramatic change from his hometown of Augusta, Georgia. There is a small LGBTQ+ community in...

Volunteers fill bags with resources at the 22nd annual Thanksgiving Project at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley in 2021. Photo courtesy of United Way.

Nonprofits fight food insecurity in Latin, Black, queer communities this holiday season

Cathy Ching, news staff November 22, 2022

As inflation reaches a 40-year high, expenses for basic survival needs — like food — grow increasingly out of reach for many. Currently, almost one in three adults, or 1.8 million, in Massachusetts...

A rendering of the P3 Roxbury project led by Rev. Jeffrey Brown and HYM Investment Group CEO Tom O’Brien. The complex will include affordable housing, a museum space, storefronts and more.
Photo courtesy of the DREAM Collaborative.

HYM Investment Group, My City at Peace to turn Roxbury lot into science complex, housing, more

Jane Clements, news correspondent November 16, 2022

A 7.7-acre site across from the Boston Police headquarters in Roxbury is set to become a multi-use complex complete with affordable housing, a museum space, storefronts and facilities for life science...

Andrade performs at Open Newbury street on a sunny afternoon. The street performer recently launched his NFT company Beauty in the Streets, which seeks to help ensure dancers’ choreography isn’t plagiarized.

Boston street performer Snap Boogie creates dance NFT company

Renée Abbott, news staff November 16, 2022

Snap Boogie has a dream: “To do a show where people pay $100 to come watch [him] do [his] thing on the big stage.” Years and years into performing, that dream has not faded.  Snap Boogie, born...

A woman raises a sign protesting the Iranian government Nov. 5. Protests like these have spread all over the globe in wake of Mahsa Aminis death.

Boston protests of Mahsa Amini’s death continue at BPL

Jesica Bak, news staff November 13, 2022

“It’s a beautiful day for a protest,” remarked a passerby looking over to the street in front of the Boston Public Library, where dozens of both Iranian and non-Iranian supporters gathered Nov. 5...

Maura Healey supporters gather outside of a polling place at Cathedral High School. Election Day drew  out thousands of Bostonians across the city to vote.

Forty interviews with 40 voters: Here’s what Bostonians said on election day

Eli Curwin, news staff November 9, 2022

Nov. 8 was Election Day, and with several important matters on the ballot, Massachusetts residents made their way to the polls with issues including abortion, democracy and the economy at the tops of their...

Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey concludes her speech at the Massachusetts Democratic Partys Election Night Celebration, Nov. 8 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Democrats sweep Massachusetts in Nov. 8 elections

Eli Curwin, News Staff November 9, 2022

Election Day was full of firsts for Massachusetts. The state elected its first Black woman as attorney general, first female governor and first all-female executive team, making it the first state to do...

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