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Residents express concerns over Maverick Square cannabis dispensary

Costumers wait outside the NETA cannabis dispensary in Brookline.
Sarah Olender, news staff January 29, 2020

“There’s more demand than supply right now,” said Jim Smith, attorney and former Massachusetts state representative, to a small group of East Boston residents. “There are 33 stores open at this...

Boston residents won’t stop Ubering everywhere

Ridesharing has become one of the main sources of transportation in the city — as well as the main reason for traffic.
Julia Preszler, news correspondent January 29, 2020

Julianne Subia peered out of her window onto the street where she lives in Back Bay, and counted the rideshare drivers that she could see pulled over alongside the curb. “Two, three, four,” she counted....

Boston’s initiatives help homeless population bear another frigid winter

The homeless population in Massachusetts increased by 14 percent, or over 2,000 people, in 2018.
Sarah Olender, news staff December 3, 2019

It’s no secret that all cities face challenges when it comes to homeless populations. Boston is no stranger to the issue. The homeless population in Massachusetts increased by 14 percent, or over 2,000...

Local officials and activists put forth plans to combat rising sea levels

With a lack of federal government precautions, local officials are acting to protect the city from coastal flooding.
Mihiro Shimano, news correspondent November 22, 2019

The risk of coastal flooding in Boston grows greater every year. The city released Climate Ready Boston in 2016 to prepare for the effects of climate change. Since then, Boston has been addressing the...

Boston updates plans to become a zero-waste community

The city government has new plans to increase recycling efforts in different municipalities around Boston.
Leah Cussen, news correspondent November 21, 2019

The City of Boston released its first Climate Action Plan, or CAP, which defined its goals to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for climate change, in 2007. The 2019 CAP update, released in October,...

Boston Public Library eliminates fines for young cardholders

Boston Public Library, or BPL has eliminated fines for patrons under 18 years of age.
Avery Bleichfeld, news staff November 13, 2019

This month, Boston Public Library, or BPL, took a step toward embodying the phrase “Free To All,” which is carved above the entrance to the central branch at Copley Square. On Nov. 1, the library...

Boston Convenience Store Owners Association protests the menthol ban

Kristen Brennan and Hannah Magnuson, both employees at Brennan's Smoke Shop, stand in front of the Massachusetts State House in protest of the menthol ban.
Christie Ya-Chi Lee, news correspondent November 13, 2019

The Boston Convenience Store Owners Association (BCSOA) rallied Wednesday, Nov. 6 in front of the Massachusetts State House to protest against the Boston Public Health Commission’s, or BPHC’s, proposed...

Pressley encourages youth to vote at BU College Democrats’ Election Day Forum

Rep. Ayanna Pressley poses for a photo with organizers and attendees at the BU College Democrats Election Day Forum.
Kelly Garrity, news correspondent November 11, 2019

When U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley arrived at Boston University from Chicago in 1992, she had no intention of running for Boston City Council or Congress.  “I was not obsessing about title or position,”...

Pete Buttigieg brings presidential campaign to Boston fundraiser

Pete Buttigieg made a stop at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston on Oct. 29.
Jessica Silverman, news staff November 4, 2019

Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a grassroots fundraising event at Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston on Oct. 29. He answered questions from the audience ranging from climate change...

Judge rules Baker’s vape ban oversteps constitutional boundaries

After a four-month vape sales ban, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins rules that it breaches constitutional boundaries.
Petrina Danardatu, news correspondent October 30, 2019

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins claimed the actions of Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration overstepped constitutional boundaries in a hearing on Oct. 21, sparking even more controversy surrounding...

Baker’s proposed healthcare bill highlights primary care, mental health

Gov. Charlie Baker proposed a bill that forces providers to invest more money into primary care and behavioral health.
Maya Homan, news correspondent October 30, 2019

A proposed bill seeks to reform the healthcare system in Massachusetts by forcing providers to invest more money into primary care and behavioral health and regulating healthcare companies to ensure their...

Cory Booker advocates for unity, cooperation among Americans on campaign trail

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. at a campaign event at local Fenway bar Game On!
Nadine El-Bawab, deputy campus editor October 30, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., made an appearance at local Fenway bar Game On! to pitch unity and activism in his bid for the presidency on Monday, Oct. 21 during a grassroots campaign event. The junior...

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