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Chinatown receives long-awaited public library

Chinatown receives long-awaited public library

February 14, 2018


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By Cole Albert, news correspondent The Boston Public Library’s Chinatown branch is only one week old, but it has already become a center for the community. Opening day had been a long time coming for residents, who have not had a library since the original building on Tyler Street was torn down ...

Cannabis commission hears regulation concerns

Cannabis commission hears regulation concerns

February 14, 2018


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By Christian Triunfo, news correspondent Before finalizing its regulations for adult marijuana use in Massachusetts, the Cannabis Control Commission is making its way around the state to hear from the public. Tuesday night marked the commission’s final stop and the first public hearing since the...

Boston Winter Walk aims to raise awareness of homelessness

Boston Winter Walk aims to raise awareness of homelessness

February 13, 2018


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By Julia Crooijmans, news staff On a dull and rainy Sunday morning, hundreds gathered on Copley Square to participate in the two-mile Winter Walk, a march around Boston that raises money for and awareness of homelessness. Sunday marked the second installation of this annual event. Purposely held in Feb...

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Charlie Wolfson

February 13, 2018


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Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who launched a campaign in late January to challenge Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) in the Democratic primary election, has begun coming at Capuano from the left. In a Tuesday release, Pressley challenged a statement Capuano made regarding President Donald J. T...

Environmental summit highlights progress, challenges

Environmental summit highlights progress, challenges

February 7, 2018


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By Zach Carmosino, news correspondent Environmental activists from around New England met at Emerson College Saturday to discuss issues facing environmental justice. Mass Green Summit attendees listened to a panel discussion about local progress on environmental issues and participated in workshops on...

Boston makes short list for Amazon HQ2

Boston makes short list for Amazon HQ2

February 7, 2018


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By Ava Sasani, news staff Boston is one of 20 cities across North America selected as a finalist for the site of Amazon’s new second headquarters. The tech giant announced the search for its second headquarters, which it calls HQ2, in September 2017, enticing 238 cities into a competitive, l...

Activists rally in protest of single mother’s deportation

Activists rally in protest of single mother’s deportation

February 1, 2018


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By Caroline Boschetto, news correspondent Despite the wind and static, Siham Byah’s words rang clear in the cold air. The pain in the single mother’s tone was undeniable, but her voice did not break. A truly seasoned organizer and activist, she radiated strength and articulate indignation. “Eno...

Community leaders work to change the narrative of opioid addiction

Community leaders work to change the narrative of opioid addiction

February 1, 2018


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By Jenna Majeski, news correspondent Hundreds of medical professionals,  policymakers and community members gathered from across Greater Boston  to discuss the opioid epidemic with the U.S. surgeon general and the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on the opioid epidemic at t...

Walsh proposes new policy for Airbnb renters

Walsh proposes new policy for Airbnb renters

February 1, 2018


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By Cole Albert, news correspondent As home-sharing companies like Airbnb have become more popular in Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently signed an ordinance to regulate the growing industry. The proposed measures would capitalize on this growth while increasing safety for occupants. The ordinan...

North Korean defector speaks out at Harvard

North Korean defector speaks out at Harvard

February 1, 2018


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By Mridhu Khanna, news correspondent A North Korean defector spoke Saturday about the hardships, horrors and trials she and her family endured trying to escape the country over the course of a decade. At a cultural event at Harvard University, song and dance were presented alongside a discussion ...

Study suggests police-worn body cameras are effective

Study suggests police-worn body cameras are effective

Charlie Wolfson

January 30, 2018


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A Northeastern University study released in early January suggests that body-worn cameras result in a “small, but statistically significant” decrease in police misconduct complaints. The study has underscored civil rights advocates’ promotion of body cameras, but those familiar with the issue app...

Walsh promotes anti-homelessness initiative

Walsh promotes anti-homelessness initiative

January 25, 2018


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By Ava Sasani, news staff Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the Boston’s Way Home Fund to reduce homelessness during his second inaugural address earlier this month. The fund will enhance existing efforts to reduce chronic homelessness in Boston by raising $10 million over four year...

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