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Boston Cultural Council awards 181 grants

Boston Cultural Council awards 181 grants

March 21, 2018


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By Maggie Dolan, news correspondent Local artists and cultural organizations gathered for the Boston Cultural Council Grantee Reception Tuesday night to celebrate awards they received since 2018 began. This year the Boston Cultural Council, or BCC, awarded 181 grants to arts and humanities organi...

Boston celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with annual parade

Boston celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with annual parade

March 21, 2018


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By Mridhu Khanna, news correspondent Despite the frigid temperature, crowds lined the streets in South Boston for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday afternoon. Organized by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, or SBAWVC, the parade made its way down W. Broadway Street starting ...

Students protest at Mass. State House for gun control

Students protest at Mass. State House for gun control

March 14, 2018


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By Christian Triunfo, news staff After a winter storm left Boston schools closed on Wednesday, students walked out of their homes instead of their classrooms to march to the State House and meet with legislators to call for gun reform. On the one-month anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

Boston high schoolers want change following Parkland

Boston high schoolers want change following Parkland

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy

March 2, 2018


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The call to action from the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has reverberated not just in the national news media, but inside Boston high schools as well. High school students around the Greater Boston area are planning walkouts, and many intend to participate in the March for Our Lives Marc...

Local activists rally to close Guantánamo

Local activists rally to close Guantánamo

February 28, 2018


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By Zach Carmosino, news correspondent “Can you imagine being there for 15 years and not going crazy?” human rights advocate Susan McLucas asked an energized crowd on Park Street on Saturday. Fifteen years after the Bush administration opened the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, Boston activi...

Walsh implements new program to create jobs

Walsh implements new program to create jobs

February 28, 2018


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By Christian Triunfo, news correspondent On the first day of 2018, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh stood before Massachusetts’ elected officials at Emerson College’s Cutler Majestic Theatre and thanked them for his re-election. Among his many inauguration promises was the establishment of BostonHires, a...

Chinatown kicks off Lunar New Year with annual parade

Chinatown kicks off Lunar New Year with annual parade

February 27, 2018


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By Claire Wallace, news staff Despite the cold rain, Chinatown held its annual Lunar New Year Celebration and Lion Dance parade Sunday. Residents from all over Massachusetts showed up to partake in the festivities, see the beautiful lion costumes and eat some of Chinatown’s famed traditional food. ...

Cupid’s Undie Run draws hundreds at Fenway Park

Cupid’s Undie Run draws hundreds at Fenway Park

February 22, 2018


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By Mridhu Khanna, news correspondent More than 500 people ran through Fenway Park Saturday during the annual Cupid’s Undie Run in an effort to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation for Research, which researches neurofibromatosis. The race was one of many held in cities across the country...

NU students help plan Boston March for Our Lives

NU students help plan Boston March for Our Lives

Charlie Wolfson and Katie McCreedy

February 21, 2018


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A group of seven Northeastern students sat around a table in Curry Student Center Tuesday night to help plan a march. They all wanted to respond to the Feb. 14 school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, by getting Northeastern students involved in Boston’s March for Our Lives. On Mar...

Mission Hill hardware store reopens months after shooting

Mission Hill hardware store reopens months after shooting

February 21, 2018


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By Julia Crooijmans, news staff A Mission Hill hardware store reopened six months after the loss of its beloved owner Andres “Cholo” Cruz. Cruz was fatally shot by three men attempting to rob his store, AC Hardware on Tremont Street, on July 18, 2017, a Tuesday afternoon. All three were charged with first-degree murder. Noelia Cruz, Andres Cruz’s ...

Gallery: Students create projects at HackBeanpot

Gallery: Students create projects at HackBeanpot

February 15, 2018


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HackBeanpot, an annual Hackathon for Boston students, took place this weekend at Genuine in the South End. Thirty-one projects in all were submitted for judging, but an emphasis was placed on fun and creation. ...

NU students innovate at HackBeanpot

NU students innovate at HackBeanpot

February 15, 2018


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Gallery: HackBeanpot 2018 By Bradley Fargo, news correspondent Tal Usvyatsky and Da-Jin Chu are both first-year computer science majors at Northeastern. They also both like dogs. Last weekend, they worked together to make an app called Dog Detective. Anyone can see dogs in their area, and anyone can add ...

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