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A sign painted on the brick wall marks the entrance to Club Passim on Palmer St. Photo credit Jane Clements.

Club Passim stays performance ready

Jane Clements, news correspondent February 26, 2022

Nestled below a boutique clothing store Motto in Harvard Square, Club Passim’s brick exterior is  recognizable to most people involved in the local Boston music scene. But for newcomers, walking through...

Kelly Thomas stands at the center of South End Burying Ground. Thomas is responsible for the preservation of 15 other cemeteries throughout Boston. Photo credit Kate Armanini.

The woman behind Boston’s burying grounds keeps stories alive

Kate Armanini, news correspondent February 24, 2022

The South End Burying Ground is hidden in plain sight. A cinder block wall obscures it from the busy road passing by. Inside, there are only 20 gravemarkers, spread out over an acre of yellowing grass. But...

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration announced the statewide mask mandate for K-12 schools will be lifted Feb. 28. Photo credit Harriet Rovniak.

Boston’s leaders struggle to find unity on mask mandates in schools

Olivia Becraft, news correspondent February 24, 2022

Mask mandates face conflicting enforcement in Boston public and Catholic schools after Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration declared that masks will no longer be mandated in public schools in Massachusetts,...

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, pictured speaking in a rally in 2021, conversed with Democratic Sen. Ed Markey Feb. 18 on  Twitter Spaces to strategize fare-free public transit. Photo credit Quillan Anderson.

Michelle Wu and Ed Markey discuss new plans for fare-free public transit in Twitter Spaces event

Dakota Castro-Jarrett, news correspondent February 23, 2022

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu joined Democratic Sen. Ed Markey Feb. 18 on a Twitter Spaces event to discuss plans to make fare-free public transit across the country a reality.  “Starting March 1, three...

Blick Art Materials store on the corner of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues will shut down. Photo credit Harriet Rovniak.

Blick Art store on Huntington and Mass. Ave. to close in March

Renée Abbott, news staff February 21, 2022

On March 18, Blick Art Materials store on the corner of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues will shut down. Situated near Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University and Wentworth...

Spectators watched lion dancers to the music of drum beats and firecrackers Feb. 13. Photo credit Erin Fine.

Boston’s Winter Express program begins outdoor events around city

Erin Fine, news staff February 21, 2022

Lion dancers paraded through Chinatown Feb. 13 to ring in the Year of the Tiger amid falling snow and festive crowds. This Lunar New Year celebration was the first event of Mayor Michelle Wu’s Boston...

Phinista Café is run by a couple that aims to fight the hardships that come with running a small business during COVID-19, such as paying workers – like Marnie Walsh, pictured above – a reasonable salary. Photo credits to Cathy Ching.

Phinista Café’s resilience carries them through the pandemic

Cathy Ching, news staff February 21, 2022

When Phi Pham graduated from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, with a degree in biochemistry, he had three goals on his bucket list: open up a cafe, a wedding venue and an orphanage....

Members of Afro-Colombian dance group Sankofa Danzafro performing Accommodating Lie, following a narrative that explores the stereotypes and politics of the Black body through movement. Photo credit to Elsie Management.

Celebrity Series of Boston highlights performances about Black culture

Alleyna Pitaso, news correspondent February 19, 2022

Non-profit arts organization Celebrity Series of Boston is getting ready to host three performances centering Black culture and social justice in The Movement Series, starting Feb. 26 and running through...

Northampton-born singer-songwriter Jake Manzi released his debut album “Whatever My Heart Allows. He will play at Club Passim on March to promote it. Photo credit to Colby Daboul.

Local singer-songwriter reflects on debut album

Colette Pollauf, news correspondent February 16, 2022

Jake Manzi, a Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter, recently released his first full-length album “Whatever My Heart Allows.” The album, a dreamy collection of soft-rock songs about life and love,...

As Boston’s only Black-owned bookshop, Frugal Bookstore’s motto, “Changing Minds One Book At A Time,” reflects the bookstore’s commitment to offering books at lower prices to promote literacy for people in the community. Photo credit to Harriet Rovniak.

Frugal Bookstore emphasizes community, access to literacy

Sharon Chen, news correspondent February 16, 2022

Located in the heart of Nubian Square, Frugal Bookstore is Boston’s only Black-owned bookshop. Its motto, “Changing Minds One Book At A Time,” reflects the bookstore’s commitment to offering books...

Jugos’ South End storefront on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street. The juice bar serves up a variety of fresh breakfast options. Photo credit to Kathryn Manning.

Boston juice bar brings fresh options with a Latin touch

Allie Kuo, news correspondent February 14, 2022

When Ron Marcos moved from New York to Boston, he noticed something was missing: juices.  “Over [in New York], it’s anywhere from juice bars to a bodega with a juice counter,” Marcos said. “Here...

Author Tara Westover conversed with actress Natalie Portman on Westover’s growth as a person since leaving her survivalist Morman family to promote Westover’s paperback launch of  “Educated.” Photo credit to Jane Clements.

Tara Westover, Natalie Portman celebrate paperback launch of ‘Educated’

Jane Clements, news correspondent February 13, 2022

 On Feb. 7, New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover sat down with Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman to discuss Westover’s memoir. The author reflected on how she has grown as an...

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