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Boston Saves expansion helps BPS kindergarteners pay for higher ed

Boston Saves is an expansion of a three-year pilot program that will help BPS families budget for their children's higher education plans.
Jayden Khatib, news correspondent October 23, 2019

This school year, Boston Public Schools, or BPS, is expanding Boston Saves, a children’s savings account meant to help kindergarteners’ families save for their children’s post-secondary education. This...

Local vape shops take hit from Baker’s ban

Mohammed Belkes, an employee of Symphony Smoke Shop in Back Bay, says vaping products made up between 40 to 49 percent of the shop’s revenue.
Ingrid Angulo, news correspondent October 9, 2019

Massachusetts’ temporary ban on the sale of all vaping products is the strictest in the nation. Its severity is causing new problems for local businesses and raising concerns about its effectiveness...

Protesters rally, march during MIT Corporation annual meeting

MIT students and faculty protested the administration's financial ties at the annual MIT Corporation meeting last Friday.
Nicholas Stolte, news correspondent October 9, 2019

MIT students and faculty joined community members at the Stratton Student Center and marched to North Court to speak out against MIT’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein and David Koch, among other individuals,...

MBTA fare hikes sparks commuter unrest

Commuters grapple with implications of an MBTA fare hike.
Marisa Lijoi, news correspondent October 9, 2019

The MBTA fare hike implemented July 1 has affected many commuters and sparked city-wide protest on the matter. The fare increase, approved by the Fiscal and Management Control Board in March, brought...

Boston spotlights the Latinx community during Hispanic Heritage Month

Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the annual Latino Coffee Hour event.
Elena Plumb, news correspondent October 2, 2019

Last Saturday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the city council welcomed Boston’s Latinx community to Harambee Park for the fourth annual Latino Coffee Hour, an afternoon of sunshine, chatter and culture in...

After Epstein protest, MIT students host community forum

MIT students protest over the institution accepting Epstein's donations.
Nicholas Stolte, news correspondent September 26, 2019

Following a Sept. 13 student-faculty protest, student activists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, invited community members Wednesday to share their thoughts on the students’ demands. The...

Boston area students take to City Hall in Global Climate Strike

A demonstrator taking part in the Global Climate Strike holds up a sign outside the State House.
Kelly Garrity, news correspondent September 25, 2019

Ella Wozek, a sophomore at Waltham High School, hopes to go to college and enter the medical field one day. If, as scientists at the International Panel on Climate Change predict, the world only has 11...

Pressley talks social justice over ice cream

Ayanna Pressley held her first Equality Agenda Forum in October 2018.
Addison Key, news correspondent September 25, 2019

The Somerville Democratic Committee held an ice cream social in Nathan Tufts Park Saturday, where Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) took the stage to call out racism, bigotry and injustice.  Before beginning...

Post-legalization ‘Hempfest’ sparks confusion among cannabis fans

2019 Boston Freedom Rally-goers enjoy the annual event shortened to one day.
Ingrid Angulo, news correspondent September 25, 2019

Boston Common was filled with smoke and cannabis paraphernalia this past Saturday as pot enthusiasts and entrepreneurs celebrated the 30th annual Boston Freedom Rally, but there was still a lingering sense...

Political polarization at the center of “Straight Pride Parade”

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Miska Salemann, news correspondent September 25, 2019

The controversial “Straight Pride Parade” drew roughly 200 participants to Boston Aug. 31. A majority of the attendees came to back Super Happy Fun America, or SHFA, a group that describes themselves...

Teen leaders host Roxbury RISE Rally to condemn gun violence

Organizers for the R.I.S.E. Rally against community gun violence gathered with Boston residents in Roxbury Saturday.
Nicholas Stolte, news correspondent September 18, 2019

Dozens of people from Roxbury and other neighborhoods came together Saturday at the R.I.S.E. Rally to speak out against gun violence in their communities and connect with local youth organizations. The...

Safety concerns highlight shift in ride-sharing culture

A student requests a ride from the Uber app.
Ananya Sankar, news correspondent September 18, 2019

Boston streets are no stranger to the whirlwind of college nightlife. It’s common to see throngs of students piling into cars through ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, known for shuttling students...

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