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Domenic Espositos January exhibit at Piano Craft Gallery features 35 pieces raising awareness for substance use disorders. Photo courtesy of Roberta Tsang.

NU alum uses art for advocacy at local gallery

Kate Armanini, news correspondent February 2, 2022

In Domenic Esposito’s exhibit, a faceless, hooded figure looms in each piece. In one painting, a wall of hoods face forward. In another, a series of them approach the foreground until a bronze statue...

As Boston hospitals continue to fight through the Omicron surge, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge citizens to get vaccinated and keep up with personal hygiene to combat the spread of the virus. Photo credit to Harrier Rovniak.

Boston hospitals are drowning in the age of Omicron

Maggie Scales, news correspondent February 2, 2022

As Omicron cases surge throughout the city, unvaccinated residents continue to occupy hospitals at the cost of healthcare workers helping non-COVID-19 patients, available emergency room beds and burnout...

Roxbury’s historic Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building is taking on a new role as a high-capacity COVID-19 testing center.Photo credit to Kathryn Manning.

Bruce C. Bolling Building COVID-19 testing center opens in Roxbury

Kathryn Manning, deputy city editor February 2, 2022

Roxbury’s historic Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building is taking on a new role as a high-capacity COVID-19 testing center. Amid complaints of long wait times and lines of residents standing in the cold...

The Daily’s Michael Barbaro and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discuss upcoming book

The Daily’s Michael Barbaro and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discuss upcoming book

Renée Abbott, news correspondent January 31, 2022

Content warning: Discussion of sexual assault. On Wednesday, An Unlikely Story bookstore hosted a virtual event featuring Michael Barbaro, the host of The New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast,...

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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