The Huntington News

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

Avery Bleichfeld

November 7, 2018


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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a plan at his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17 that proposes using parks and green spaces to aid flood prevention by creating spaces that drain water better and can still serve multiple purposes. According to the Imagine Boston 2030 plan, t...

Democrats campaign for races they can’t vote in

Democrats campaign for races they can’t vote in

Julia Preszler

November 6, 2018


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Sitting at a mahogany-colored table in a house on a quiet street in Newton, Leo Hannenberg click-click-clicked in rapid succession on his clunky Panasonic Toughbook. With each click, he fired off a text message to someone in Texas, asking whether they would knock on doors to support Democratic senatoria...

Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

Nick Swindell

November 5, 2018


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Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger Geoff Diehl faced off in their final debate Oct. 30 in Needham, MA, discussing were Trump, immigration and gun rights. Warren was the first to speak, immediately framing Diehl as a President Donald J. Trump sympathizer. “Mr. Diehl says he w...

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez face off in final debate

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez face off in final debate

November 5, 2018


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By Aidan McGovern, news correspondent Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, faced off in their third and final debate Nov. 1. Baker defended his record on public transportation and his stance on President Donald J. Trump, while Gonzalez argued the incum...

Senate candidates make final push before upcoming elections

Senate candidates make final push before upcoming elections

Nick Swindell, deputy campus editor

November 1, 2018


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On Tuesday, voters in Massachusetts will vote for one of the candidates to represent them in the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Elizabeth Warren is running for the Democrats, Geoff Diehl for the Republicans and Shiva Ayyadurai as an independent. Warren is the favorite to win, consistently polling about 26 points above Diehl, while Ayyadurai sits below 10 percent. &n...

Systemic Inequality Threatens Boston’s Transit System

Systemic Inequality Threatens Boston’s Transit System

November 1, 2018


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By Jolaade Okanlawon, news correspondent Panelists discussed systemic inequality and racism in Boston’s streets and local transportation system at the Roxbury Innovation Center Oct. 25. The event, “Broken Buses and Incomplete Streets: Addressing Inequity in our Transportation System,” was ...

Supporters of Boston Citgo sign push for landmark status

Supporters of Boston Citgo sign push for landmark status

October 24, 2018


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By Jordan Baron, news correspondent An iconic piece of Boston’s skyline is now facing controversy over its legitimacy as a landmark. The Citgo sign, located on the top of a Kenmore Square building, has been in place since 1965. It has been seen as a cultural icon of the city, appearing in the...

Ayanna Pressley conducts first Equality Agenda Forum

Ayanna Pressley conducts first Equality Agenda Forum

Maria Lovato, campus editor

October 24, 2018


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Ayanna Pressley held her first Equality Agenda Forum Wednesday night, where she hoped to gain input from the community about her policy platform. Before the event, Pressley took questions from student journalists and discussed such topics as sexual violence and what should happen after the midterm elections. Pressley...

Trial continues over Harvard’s affirmative action policies

Trial continues over Harvard’s affirmative action policies

October 24, 2018


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By Ava Sasani, news staff In a closely-watched trial continuing this week, an anti-affirmative action group called Students for Fair Admissions is suing Harvard University over its undergraduate admissions practices. As Asian-Americans continue to rally around around both sides of the suit, all...

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez battle in second gubernatorial debate

Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez battle in second gubernatorial debate

Julia Preszler

October 24, 2018


Filed under City

Charlie Baker touted his record in the state’s highest office while Jay Gonzalez rejected the “status quo” during the second gubernatorial debate of the election season Oct. 17 at WGBH Studios in Brighton. Moderators led the candidates through many of the same issues they discussed during t...

New housing development will provide affordable homes in Cambridge

New housing development will provide affordable homes in Cambridge

Avery Bleichfeld

October 18, 2018


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A new affordable housing development in Cambridge is set to open 98 new housing units by early 2020. Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc., or HRI, developed the project to address the need for low-income housing. Called Concord Highlands, it will be the largest affordable housing development in Cambridge in ...

Marriott hotel employees on strike for better wages and benefits

Marriott hotel employees on strike for better wages and benefits

October 18, 2018


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By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent More than 1,500 employees of Marriott International have been on strike in Boston since Oct. 3 to fight for higher pay and better benefits as part of a nationwide demonstration against the hotel group. Employees from seven Boston Marriott hotel brands, including the Aloft ...