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Emerald-colored lights wrap around the trees at Charlesgate Park as part of the “Lights in the Necklace” installation. Photo courtesy to Randall Albright.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Charlesgate Alliance advocate for parks, greenspaces to bridge communities

Katie Mogg, news staff January 28, 2022

Starting Feb. 1, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a nonprofit organization working to improve and restore Boston’s landscaping, will hold their second annual “Lights in the Necklace” installation....

Maura Healey announced she will run for governor Thursday morning. She is pictured in a Labor Day rally in Copley Square on Sept. 6, 2021. Photo credit Avery Bleichfeld.

Maura Healey enters Governor race

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor January 20, 2022

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey officially launched her campaign to run for governor Thursday morning. “Massachusetts, I know the years of the pandemic have been really hard, but I see...

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Boston city councilors officially sworn in amid vaccine mandate protests

Kathryn Manning, deputy city editor January 6, 2022

Boston’s newest city council members were sworn in at an outdoor ceremony at the Boston City Hall Plaza Jan. 3. The ceremony recognized all representatives elected in the Nov. 2, 2021 city election,...

The Greater Boston Food Bank, has held the Hunger Free Holidays campaign for the past 11 years, battling food insecurity. Photo credit: On Food: Greater Boston Food Bank by TheBeachSaint is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Greater Boston Food Bank works to battle food insecurity with annual Hunger Free Holidays Fundraising Campaign

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent December 27, 2021

Every December since 2010, the Greater Boston Food Bank, or GBFB, has held the Hunger Free Holidays campaign. The month-long program works to raise funds that will help GBFB reach individuals and families...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced an updated mask advisory Tuesday. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Baker administration issues indoor mask advisory, activates Mass. national guard

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor December 21, 2021

To curb rising COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker announced an updated mask advisory Tuesday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health updated its recommendations, urging all residents...

Mayor Wu announced that proof of vaccination will be required to enter indoor venues. Photo credit Quillan Anderson.

Mayor Wu declares new vaccine requirements for select indoor venues, city employees

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor December 20, 2021

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced Monday morning that proof of vaccination will be required to enter indoor venues, such as restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, event venues and other establishments, beginning...

Pavement Coffeehouse employees across locations, as well as other local cafes, have moved to solidify their organizing committee and form a union. Photo credit Harriet Rovniak.

Coffee shop staff move to form unions, progressing labor movement in the city

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor December 18, 2021

When Collin Tyrrell started working at the Boston University location of Pavement Coffeehouse in April 2021, there was no talk of creating a unionized workforce in the cafe.  But as summer rolled in,...

City councilor Lydia Edwards won the race for the special Democratic primary for state Senate. Photo courtesy Avery Bleichfeld.

Massachusetts sees more women of color take seats in politics

Jennifer Suryadjaja, city editor December 16, 2021

After Mayor Michelle Wu took office last month, Boston has seen more women and minority leaders emerge in city politics.  In the race for the special Democratic primary for state Senate, Lydia Edwards...

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Snowport Holiday Market recognizes Boston’s small businesses

Kathryn Manning, deputy city editor December 15, 2021

From Nov. 19, 2021 until Jan. 2, 2022, Boston’s Seaport neighborhood is holding Snowport, its annual winter village event. This is the third year that Snowport has been held; this year with the introduction...

People of Boston will be able to see the menorah day and night at Copley Square. Photo credits to Photo Phiend.

Menorah lighting at Copley Square commemorates the life, freedom of Jewish people

Erin Fine, News correspondent December 13, 2021

Elected officials and Jewish community leaders gathered Sunday Dec. 6, the day before the end of Hanukkah, to light a 32-foot-tall menorah in Copley Square. Rabbi Mayer Zarchi of Central Synagogue Boston...

After almost 200 years, the Oyster House boasts the title of America’s oldest continuously operating restaurant. Photo courtesy of Joseph Milano.

Despite pandemic, Union Oyster House stands strong

Kate Armanini, news correspondent December 1, 2021

Nestled alongside the Freedom Trail, the Union Oyster House sits just as it did 195 years ago. After nearly two centuries, the historic restaurant has endured a lot. The biggest test for the Boston staple,...

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Pink and Pretty Nail Salon offers relaxed environment, affordable prices

Alleyna Pitaso, news correspondent November 22, 2021

In the Savin Hill section of Dorchester lies the Pink and Pretty Nail Salon, a business that offers a warm and welcoming environment — each client is greeted by the owner, 23-year-old Dana Bonner, who...

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