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Michelle Wu is sworn in as mayor of Boston.

Boston’s new mayor Michelle Wu takes office, transition team works closely to enact change

Jennifer Suryadjaja, news correspondent November 20, 2021

Two weeks after winning the mayoral race, Michelle Wu made history as the first woman and person of color sworn in as an elected mayor of Boston.  Wu took the oath of office in City Hall, surrounded...

Berklee College of Music

Berklee temporarily moves to remote learning after COVID uptick

Kelly Garrity, news staff November 19, 2021

Berklee College of Music canceled classes Thursday in response to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among students, according to a statement from Berklee President Erica Muhl. “Due to our careful testing...

An art installation outside the library in Jamaica Plain.

City celebrates a new art installation in Jamaica Plain

Sanjana Sanghani, news correspondent November 11, 2021

As local band, JP Honk wove through a sea of dancing and laughing individuals from different backgrounds, a reflection of artist Matthew Hinçman’s vision came alive. The Jamaica Plain community had...

The South End Community Health Center is one of many locations offering COVID-19 vaccines to Massachusetts residents.

Everything you need to know about booster shots in Boston

Erin Fine, news correspondent November 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, said it supported vaccine booster rollout in guidelines released Oct. 20. Over 1.3 million Massachusetts residents are eligible for booster shots,...

The Massachusetts State House, located in Beacon Hill.

What we know so far about the Massachusetts gubernatorial race

Kelly Garrity, city editor November 11, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, things are slowly heating up on Beacon Hill, as candidates from across Massachusetts trickle into the state’s gubernatorial race.  So far, five candidates have announced...

Michelle Wu pictured with microphones

Michelle Wu wins historic mayoral race in Boston

Kelly Garrity, city editor November 3, 2021

Former City Councilor Michelle Wu, 36, defeated former City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, 47, in the city’s mayoral election Tuesday, making her the first person of color and the first woman ever...

City Hall

What to know about Boston’s at-large City Council candidates

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent November 1, 2021

This Tuesday, Nov. 2, marks the end of the at-large Boston City Council race. There are four seats available in the at-large council with eight candidates running, narrowed down from the 17 original hopefuls...

If elected as Bostons next mayor in November, Wu will focus on early education, food justice and development reforms, as well as implementing a Boston Green New Deal.

Wu holds press conference for student journalists six days before Boston mayoral election

Greta Magendantz, news correspondent November 1, 2021

In a press conference hosted for college journalists on Oct. 27th, Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu addressed her key issues and discussed how they would impact the city’s young people.  “We...

In Salem, even the dogs would take part in Halloween festivities. Now, the city is gearing up for the spooky holidays return.

Boston, Salem mayors announce Halloween guidelines

Erin Fine, news correspondent October 26, 2021

After Halloween festivities were largely put on hold in 2020, acting Mayor Kim Janey’s office encouraged Bostonians to “enjoy the fun tricks and treats of Halloween, while taking precautions to stay...

Voters will determine who will be Bostons next leader on Nov. 2.

Here’s what happened at the first mayoral debate

Avery Bleichfeld, news staff October 24, 2021

Voters in Boston will have the chance to elect who they want to serve as the city’s next mayor Nov. 2. Ahead of the general election, mayoral candidates and City Councilors At-Large Annissa Essaibi George...

Rally attendees hoisted signs expressing their support for abortion access, an issue that will come before the Supreme Court in its current term.

Over 1,000 rally in Boston for abortion rights

Erin Fine, news correspondent October 14, 2021

Advocates for abortion rights rallied in Boston Oct. 2, joined by others in cities nationwide, calling out in one voice: “Abortion is a right.”  Reproductive rights groups, including the American...


Built in Boston, City Council candidate Ruthzee Louijeune hopes to build better for the next generation

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent October 13, 2021

Ruthzee Louijeune, one of the eight at-large candidates vying for a spot on the Boston City Council this fall, is extremely passionate about doing her part for communities similar to the one that she was...

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