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Yang pitches economic plan and outsider perspective at Cambridge rally

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks to the crowd gathered for his campaign rally at Cambridge Common Monday night.
Charlie Wolfson, news staff September 17, 2019

Andrew Yang took the stage at Cambridge Common Monday night, speaking to hundreds of supporters on signature topics for the Democratic presidential candidate such as his lack of a political background,...

Mission Hill landlord-tenant relations highlight changes in Boston real estate

Maintenance issues and rising rent costs appear to be common among the frustrations some residents have with life on Mission Hill.
Ava Sasani, news correspondent May 11, 2019

Quinn Olpin, a fourth-year international affairs major at Northeastern University, is ready to leave Mission Hill. Olpin will graduate from Northeastern this May. Of all the excitement the senior has...

Uber and Lyft drivers strike nationwide for better pay, transparency

Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike Wednesday to demand higher wages and better transparency.
Yunkyo Kim, campus editor May 11, 2019

Drivers who work independently for ride-hailing services held a 24-hour strike Wednesday as part of a multi-city effort that was likely “the largest-ever gig worker protest to date.” The strike...

Biden rallies with Stop & Shop workers days before agreement

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Stop & Shop workers on strike in Dorchester last Thursday.
Kenneal Patterson, news staff April 23, 2019

UPDATED at 4:42 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23     After 11 days on strike and more than three months of negotiations, over 30,000 Stop & Shop employees reached a tentative agreement with the company...

Activists conflict on prostitution policy

Cherie Jimenez joined other activists in advocating for the Nordic model at a summit held by the Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution, or CAP International, in Mainz, Germany, earlier this month.
Isaac Stephens, news staff April 18, 2019

18-year-old Cherie Jimenez was in a rush to get married, but not completely by choice: There was a baby on the way. By the time she was 19 — her child only months old — her husband had become abusive. At...

Baker pushes new cannabis-impaired driving bill

Gov. Charlie Baker proposed a bill that forces providers to invest more money into primary care and behavioral health.
Pierre Karam, news correspondent April 17, 2019

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker introduced a bill Jan. 23 that targets people driving under the influence of marijuana. The legislation would allow police officers to ask suspected marijuana-impaired...

Wentworth community remembers 19-year-old Max Carbone

Max Carbone, who was found dead on April 7, was a student at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Riana Buchman, news correspondent April 14, 2019

Wentworth Institute of Technology student Max Carbone was found dead around 8 a.m. on April 7 in Roxbury. Carbone, a sophomore from Nahant, was last seen between 1-2 a.m. on April 6 at a party near...

Stop & Shop workers begin strike at Mission Hill location

Employees at the Mission Hill Stop & Shop Friday morning joined the 31,000 employee walkout across New England that began the day before.
Laura Rodriguez, news staff April 14, 2019

At 6 a.m. Friday, Stop & Shop employees at the Mission Hill location went on strike for better wages, pension and health care benefits. This event continues the 31,000-employee walkout across New England...

Stop & Shop strike looms as unions reject proposed contract

A Stop & Shop in Saugus, Massachusetts. Unionized workers are currently negotiating their contracts in Massachusetts.
Kenneal Patterson, news correspondent April 3, 2019

Thousands of Stop & Shop employees may go on strike as tensions continue to build between workers and the company. Employee contracts expired at the end of February and contract negotiations are ongoing....

After years of debate, the Massachusetts legislature bans conversion therapy

Democratic Rep. Kay Khan of Newton testifies before the Financial Services Committee last year.
Laura Rodriguez, news staff April 3, 2019

The Massachusetts State Senate passed legislation (H.140) on March 28 that will ban state-licensed health care providers from practicing conversion therapy on minors within the LGBTQ+ community. Conversion...

Unchained at Last hosts protest against child marriage at State House

Rep. Kay Khan, Tammy Monteiro, Alex Boyer-Coffey, Amanda Parker and Fraidy Reiss sing in front of Gov. Charlie Baker’s office.
Samantha Barry, news staff April 3, 2019

When she was in high school, Tammy Monteiro was picking out her wedding dress instead of her prom dress. At 16, Monteiro was legally married to a 25-year-old man at a New Bedford courthouse. “In one...

City councilor proposes program that would allow for an optional extra year of high school

Hoping to improve college retention and graduation rates among former Boston Public Schools students, City Councilor Michael Flaherty has proposed instituting an optional 13th year of school.
George Barker, news correspondent April 2, 2019

Hoping to improve college retention and graduation rates among former Boston Public Schools students, City Councilor Michael Flaherty has proposed instituting an optional 13th year of school. “As...

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