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Nick Shea draws a portrait of customer Iliana Vidal in the Boston Common. Photo credits to Cathy Ching.

Boston’s ‘$1 portrait guy’ brings community to locals, tourists

Cathy Ching, news staff April 7, 2022

Nick Shea, dubbed the “$1 portrait guy” by supporters on TikTok, has been attracting locals and tourists from all over the world to Boston Common to get a $1 portrait of themselves. Shea, who is...

Restaurants in Bostons historic North End have erected outdoor patios for the past two summers to keep up with dining despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit to Jess Silverman.

North End outdoor dining fees spark outrage, potential lawsuits from restaurant owners

Sarah Liu, news correspondent April 3, 2022

Before patrons can bring their business to the North End for outdoor dining this summer, restaurants will have to open their wallets for the City of Boston. In a meeting with restaurant owners March...

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library highlights historic maps and plans through a social justice lens. Photo credit to Colette Pollauf.

New exhibit at Leventhal Map and Education Center centers of environmental injustice

Renée Abbott, news staff April 3, 2022

Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map and Education Center opened a new exhibit titled “More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape” mid-March. The exhibit will run through...

Gov. Charlie Baker, pictured in the GLX opening ceremony Mar. 21, nominated Justice Robert A. Brennan and Justice Andrew M. D’Angelo as associate justices of the Appeals Court in March. Photo credit Avery Bleichfeld.

Baker selects two district court justice nominees

Greta Magendantz, news correspondent March 30, 2022

At the beginning of March Gov. Charlie Baker nominated Justice Robert A. Brennan and Justice Andrew M. D’Angelo as associate justices of the Appeals Court.  These nominations start the multi-step...

Boston Calling is set to return this spring for the first time since 2019, featuring a record number of artists with ties to New England and the Boston area. Photo courtesy of Ty Johnson.

Boston Calling returns after two-year hiatus

Julia Yohe, news staff March 29, 2022

Boston Calling, Boston’s annual Memorial Day weekend music festival, is set to return May 27 - 29 for the first time since 2019.  Boston Calling is a three-day-long music festival featuring rock, indie...

Located on Park Drive near Boston University campus grounds, Mei Mei captures the inventive cuisine of the local farm-focused, woman-owned dumpling business. Photo credit to Harriet Rovniak.

At Mei Mei, dumplings come with a side of community

Allie Kuo, news correspondent March 29, 2022

Meet the Double Awesome — two eggs, Cabot cheddar cheese and local greens pesto sandwiched not between slices of bread, but within a scallion pancake. This signature dish at Mei Mei captures the inventive...

Around 70 audience members of all ages gathered for Boston Core 3, the third core concert in a series put on by the Music for Food initiative, Feb 27. Photo courtesy of April Sun.

Music for Food raises money to provide meals for people in need

Lauren Thomas, news correspondent March 28, 2022

Seated in Brown Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music, or NEC, the murmurs of eager concertgoers fell to whispers as they heard the first sounds of Rob Patterson tuning his clarinet last month.  Around...

“The Embrace” is a complex monument meant to meaningfully commemorate Boston Black history during the civil rights movement. Photo credit: “The Embrace (c) Hank Willis Thomas, in collaboration with MASS Design Group, King Boston and the City of Boston. Rendering Courtesy of MASS Design Group.

‘The Embrace’ monument memorializes Boston’s civil rights history, provides immersive experience

Katie Mogg, news staff March 28, 2022

Boston has a long standing and intricate civil rights history and Hank Willis Thomas, a New York-based artist and photographer, is working alongside local architects and organizations to immortalize one...

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,...

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