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Build for Black Lives uses tech skills for social change

Build for Black Lives uses tech skills for social change

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor September 8, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic and a national reckoning regarding racial discrimination, a group of students started Build for Black Lives, an organization that connects students willing to work pro bono with...

America’s college town prepares for students’ return in age of COVID-19

Kelly Chan and Avery Bleichfeld August 27, 2020

Graphic by: Avery Bleichfeld The News analyzed the reopening plans of 31 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area. Scroll over a dot to see that schools plans to bring students back —...

Sen. Ed Markey speaks at Northeastern in 2017 for the opening of ISEC.

Northeastern students’ energy behind Markey in Senate primary race

Isaac Stephens, news staff August 19, 2020

The Democratic Senate primary race between incumbent Sen. Edward J. Markey and Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III is intensifying as the two Democrats near the Sept. 1 election, and by many accounts, it is too...

Northeastern filed a proposal with the city to use 149 rooms in the Midtown Hotel as student housing.

Northeastern confident in housing plan despite city and faculty opposition

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor August 9, 2020

With the ongoing effort to maintain physical distancing for the fall, housing at Northeastern will look very different next semester. Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning and Development Kathy...

TJ and Hadley Douglas pictured in front of a wine rack at The Urban Grape

The Urban Grape launches new wine studies award for students of color

Matt Yan, news staff August 4, 2020
At The Urban Grape, a wine, beer and spirits store in the South End, wine instills a sense of community. In co-owners TJ and Hadley Douglas’ latest endeavor, The Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color, they seek to diversify their community and amplify the voices of people of color both at their store and in the wine industry.
Students entering Massachusetts from all but eight states must quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test.

Most entering Mass. must quarantine or produce negative test, Gov. Baker says

Charlie Wolfson, news staff July 24, 2020

Effective Aug. 1, people entering Massachusetts from most states will be required to quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result. The COVID-19 Travel Order from Gov. Charlie Baker’s...

A group of hand-sewn, custom masks from SchnelleCares.

SchnelleCares masks sewn for a larger purpose, serves local Black community

Matt Yan, news staff July 15, 2020
With the continued rise of COVID-19, masks remain an essential part of everyday life. For Schnelle Shelby of SchnelleCares, her hand-sewn, custom masks enable her to give back to her community. 
A dish served at Lucy Ethiopian Café.

Lucy Ethiopian Café sees continued support amid Black Lives Matter movement

Matt Yan, news staff July 8, 2020

At Lucy Ethiopian Café, food acts as cross-cultural dialogue: a way to connect customers to a culture and cuisine that may be unfamiliar to them. As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the country,...

Harvard will house up to 40 percent of its undergraduates this fall.

Harvard classes all online for 2020-21 academic year

Charlie Wolfson, news staff July 6, 2020

Harvard University announced Monday that all instruction will be online for the 2020-21 academic year. The Cambridge-based private school will bring up to 40 percent of its undergraduates back to its campus...

Evans and Hart will open the first recreational marijuana shop and economic empowerment client in Massachusetts.

Local cannabis dispensary reaps benefits of economic empowerment opportunities

Sarah Olender, news staff February 27, 2020

After years of preparation behind the scenes, Pure Oasis, a local cannabis dispensary, is set to open between the end of February and early March. It will not only be the first recreational cannabis dispensary...

Pedestrians pass through City Hall's expansive brick plaza on a cloudy day.

Boston plans to renovate City Hall Plaza, increase accessibility

Sophia Berkofsky, news correspondent February 27, 2020

The city of Boston plans to renovate City Hall Plaza in the Government Center area of the city. These renovations, announced in June, are the first phase of a larger, 30-year master plan, resulting from...

Ryan Costa speaks to other marchers from the State House steps.

Bernie supporters rally, march from State House

Ariana Bennett, news correspondent February 27, 2020

Last Saturday afternoon, Bernie Sanders supporters gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House for a march organized by Socialist Alternative, an organization committed to Sanders’ campaign and...

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