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Mayor Walsh issues statement following Boston Freedom Rally

Mayor Walsh issues statement following Boston Freedom Rally

October 3, 2018


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By Guy Ovadia, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the Boston Common was left in poor condition after a pro-marijuana event. The event, which was organized by marijuana advocacy group MassCann, is officially called the Boston Freedom Rally. It is an annual event which was held from S...

College students enjoy free night at Museum of Science

College students enjoy free night at Museum of Science

September 29, 2018


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By Brittany Mendez, news correspondent  Students from universities around the city attended College Night at the Boston Museum of Science on Friday, an annual event that allows students to explore the museum for free. College Night grants students free admission to all permanent and temporary exhib...

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

Avery Bleichfeld

September 27, 2018


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Ask riders about their experiences with Boston’s public transit, and they’ll likely have a prepared list of complaints about the system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA, has identified some areas for improvement, including loading times on above-ground transit and possi...

[UPDATED] Women of color discuss their professional experiences

[UPDATED] Women of color discuss their professional experiences

September 26, 2018


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By Zach Carmosino, news correspondent “When you stand alone in a room, you’re bringing in a thousand people with you.” As a woman of color in a city with a history of racism, Courtney Leonard, the CEO and founder of HerVision Media and Consulting, described the pressure of representing her...

Boston businesses endorse candidates — democratically

Boston businesses endorse candidates — democratically

September 26, 2018


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By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent Many Boston neighborhoods are plastered with political signs displayed in storefronts lining the streets, as midterm elections draw near. Walking through neighborhoods where political signs adorn the streets like in the North End, Mission Hill and South Boston,...

Boston organizations help Merrimack Valley community

Boston organizations help Merrimack Valley community

September 26, 2018


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By Ali Dusinberre, news correspondent Following the fires that broke out in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Sept. 13 as a result of a series of gas explosions, various Boston organizations assisted families abruptly displaced from their homes throughout Merrimack Valley.  The tragedy ki...

City of Boston pays tribute to victims of 9/11 attacks

City of Boston pays tribute to victims of 9/11 attacks

Corey Dockser

September 20, 2018


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Susan L. White walked slowly to the podium, careful not to trip on the feet of the mourners sitting beside her. Gingerly, she lifted a sheet of paper and began to read off the names, one by one. “Peter M. Goodrich, Douglas A. Gowell, Andrew Curry Green…” Her voice was slow and deliberate,...

Cannabis connoisseurs celebrate 29th Freedom Rally

Cannabis connoisseurs celebrate 29th Freedom Rally

Aidan McGovern and Guy Ovadia

September 19, 2018


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Weed entrepreneurs and recreational pot users from around the Commonwealth assembled at the 29th Boston Freedom Rally this weekend to support nationwide legalization. A smoke cloud rose above the Common as hundreds of people sat in the grass with bongs and joints in hand. A colorful — predominant...

Boston welcomes nutrition-focused food assistance program

Boston welcomes nutrition-focused food assistance program

September 19, 2018


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By Mridhu Khanna, news correspondent  The city of Boston introduced a new program last month to tackle food insecurity allowing residents who receive government food assistance to purchase fresh foods and vegetables at a discounted price. The program, Double Up Food Bucks, is a Supplemental Nutritio...

Supporters for transgender anti-discrimination bill begin final push before election day

Supporters for transgender anti-discrimination bill begin final push before election day

September 19, 2018


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By Bridgid Chandler, news correspondent  Supporters of a ballot measure protecting transgender people from discrimination held a rally in Copley Square on Sunday to start the final push to pass the referendum 50 days before the election. Question 3 on the ballot will ask voters whether they ...

2018 March for Science smaller than 2017, localized

2018 March for Science smaller than 2017, localized

Chris Triunfo, city editor

April 18, 2018


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More than 500 people gathered at Christopher Columbus Park on Saturday for the second annual March for Science. While the march was one of many across the nation, Boston’s march found protesters rallying for local issues. Last year, tens of thousands gathered on the Boston Common to advocate for ...

Rising student population impacts Boston religious centers

Rising student population impacts Boston religious centers

Charlie Wolfson

April 18, 2018


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Father Philip Dabney moved to Mission Hill well after the tidal wave of college students began sweeping into the neighborhood. Dabney, a priest at the grand Catholic basilica on Tremont Street known locally as the Mission Church, has been living in the Hill for nine years. Though many of the rowhouses th...