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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Participants of the Death Cafe have an open discussion about death. Topics covered included funerals, near-death experiences and aging.
Coffins and cake: a look inside a Boston death cafe
Sencha Kreymerman, news staff • April 16, 2024

On a recent evening, in a small room in the back of a Somerville community center with the inviting aroma of tea and cake wafting in from the...

Sean O’Reilly smiles and outstretches his arms while running the marathon. O’Reilly had a finish time of 2:28:21.
Sole stories: 22 moments from the Boston Marathon
Elizabeth Scholl, Sofia Sawchuk, Jessica Xing, Margot Murphy, and Marta Hill April 16, 2024

This Marathon Monday, Boston welcomed thousands of participants and spectators for the 128th Boston Marathon. Participants battled the heat and...

Johnboy Smith races past cheering spectators. Athletes with disabilities competed in the
 para athletics divisions during the Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon paves path for accessibility for para athletes
Alexis Algazy and Amelia Ballingall April 15, 2024

Every year on Patriot’s Day, athletes from around the globe flock to Boston to compete in the storied Boston Marathon, one of the world’s...

Maggie Heaney holds a radio as runners in the Boston Marathon pass by. The radio allowed Heaney to communicate across 23 channels with repeaters all over Boston.
Going the extra mile: the radio operators who connect all 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon
Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff • April 15, 2024

Early in the morning April 15, thousands of volunteers and athletes began to check-in and start the race that constitutes one of the biggest...

Phi Long Phan (left) and Linh Phan (right) stand in front of The Green Haus. The cafe fully opened in February.
Family-run community-centered cafe brings greenery, love, Vietnamese coffee to Mission Hill
Ali Caudle, news staff • April 4, 2024

Lush plants and succulents abound in a new cafe on Tremont Street. Owned and run by an immigrant family from Vietnam, The Green Haus offers a...

One of many residential spaces available for rent in the 02115 zip code. The area was recently ranked as having the nations most expensive residential real estate per square foot.
How 02115 became the priciest zip code per square foot in the U.S.
Meghan Hirsch, news correspondent • April 1, 2024
A competitor points to their pie sample in front of the judges, telling them and the audience how they made the pie. Before the judges tasted any samples, each amateur baking competitor presented their pies.
Great Brewery Bake Off delights audience with Pi Day-themed desserts, specialty drinks
Margot Murphy, photo staff • March 22, 2024
Fresh apples, bell peppers and eggplants overflow from yellow baskets. Sourced locally, organizers prided themselves on enhancing access to the healthy options.
Dorchester Winter Farmers Market offers fresh food options, uplifts small businesses
Annika Sunkara, photo correspondent • March 17, 2024
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Fajardo balances Ramirez as part of the head-to-head act. He then sat on the ground while still balancing her on top of his head.
Spectacular acts unveiled: Ringling Bros. circus returns to Boston
Brian Daniels, photo staff • April 8, 2024

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey returned to Boston for a limited time at Agganis Arena from March 28 to April 7. Known as “The Greatest...

Runners begin the 5K on Brookline Avenue, taking off down the path to the finish line. Runners followed along the sidewalk around the Fens, which is surrounded by trees, parks and the Muddy River.
Inaugural Run the Fens 5K fundraiser invites all to run
Margot Murphy, photo staff • March 27, 2024
Parade spectators cheer while dressed in green clothing and shamrock bead necklaces. An estimated 1 million people were in South Boston for the parade.
Northeastern students take part in South Boston’s time-honored St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Devyn Rudnick, news correspondent • March 24, 2024
Attendees pose for a photo at the 26th Annual International Womens Day Breakfast. The breakfasts theme was breaking barriers and building bridges.
Hundreds gather for 26th annual Boston Area International Women’s Day Breakfast
Gitana Savage, news staff • March 12, 2024

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Honorees and other attendees of the EXTRAordinary Women’s Reception pose for a photo. MOWA hosted the event, during which 41 honorees were recognized in the categories of economic equity, health, safety and representation.
EXTRAordinary women drive change in Boston
Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor • March 25, 2024

For the past two years during Women’s History Month, the city of Boston has honored women who impact and propel change within the Boston community...

Healey greets attendees on the House floor. Healey shared stories about Boston residents who would be helped by accomplishments like the MassReconnect program and the proposed Affordable Homes Act.
State of the Commonwealth: Governor Healey shares priorities for Massachusetts residents
Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor • January 18, 2024
Mayor Michelle Wu speaks to members of the press. Wu delivered her second annual State of the City address Jan. 9 at MGM Music Hall.
State of the City: Highlights from Mayor Wu’s speech
Ryan Treible, news correspondent • January 17, 2024
Boston City Council gains new members in municipal elections
Boston City Council gains new members in municipal elections
Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor • November 8, 2023

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The storefront of the closed down Roxbury Walgreens at 416 Warren St. The Walgreens location shut down Jan. 31, making it more difficult for seniors in the area to obtain necessary medications.
‘It’s a matter of life and death’: Roxbury Walgreens closure leaves feelings of distrust
Emily Niedermeyer, news correspondent • March 1, 2024

The Walgreens at 416 Warren St. in Roxbury officially closed Jan. 31 despite protests from local residents and elected officials. The closure...

A group crosses the Longfellow Bridge from Boston into Cambridge during a guided tour of The Innovation Trail. The tour has allowed visitors to learn about various scientific and technological discoveries in Boston and Cambridge. Photo courtesy Ben Gebo Photography, The Innovation Trail of Greater Boston.
Innovation Trail takes visitors on tour of advancement in science, medicine, entrepreneurship, technology
Heidi Ho, news staff • February 29, 2024

When visitors come to Boston, they stop by sites such as The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Paul Revere House or take tours of Massachusetts...

A tree-like display of Jellycat keychains is placed next to numerous Jellycat Jacks, plushies based off the company’s tuxedo cat mascot. Jellycat released a new collection for their 25th anniversary.
ICA visitors celebrate 25 years of Jellycat toys
Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff • February 29, 2024

To celebrate Jellycat’s 25th anniversary, the Institute of Contemporary Art, or ICA, stocked up on the beloved plushies and attracted hundreds...

Michelle Millar Fisher holds up a piece by Marilyn Pappas. Pappas talked about her work and its inspiration at the event.
The Society of Arts and Crafts aims to mold modern vision for aspiring artists
Nick Cortese, news correspondent • February 24, 2024

For the first time in the organization’s storied history, the Society of Arts and Crafts, or SA+C, was welcomed at the Museum of Fine Arts...

Parade volunteers pop confetti cannons over lion dancers as a barrage of firecrackers dissipate. Along with confetti, red paper lanterns and soft lights decorated Chinatown’s streets.
Chinatown comes alive with Year of the Dragon Parade
Margot Murphy, photo staff • February 24, 2024

Bostonians and tourists alike gathered in Chinatown Feb. 18 to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade, featuring lion dances by the Wam Lum Kung...

Margaret Burnham discusses the Northeastern research team’s investigation focus: the legacy of slavery after 1940. A $500,000 budget was dedicated to support the Northeastern and Tufts studies. Photo courtesy City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office.
Northeastern research team to study Boston’s legacy of slavery
Erin Fine, news staff • February 23, 2024

Research teams from Northeastern University and Tufts University attended a Boston Task Force on Reparations meeting Feb. 6 to announce their...

Members of the YLC pose for a photo during a Harbor to the Bay charity bike ride event meant to raise funds for local HIV/AIDS organizations. The YLC was founded as a community for LGBTQ+ young professionals and to raise money and awareness for causes important to the LGBTQ+ community. Photo courtesy Young Leaders Council.
Fenway Health’s Young Leaders Council ushers in new era
Gitana Savage, news staff • February 22, 2024

Located on Boylston Street, the Young Leaders Council, or YLC, is an initiative striving to provide resources to LGBTQ+ young professionals in...

What happened on Boston’s snowless snow day?
What happened on Boston’s snowless snow day?
Jethro R. Lee, data editor • February 22, 2024

It seemed everyone got it wrong Feb. 12.  Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a snow emergency in light of predicted severe weather, causing...

A couple sifts through Legos looking for blue pieces. They were committed to making a monochrome project to present at the Big Build.
Couples build upon their relationships at LEGO’s Valentine’s Day Adult Night
Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff • February 21, 2024

Boston’s LEGO Discovery Center hosted hundreds of couples Wednesday for Valentine’s Day as they celebrated love through games, food, drinks...

Getting Around Town encapsulates the deep history of Bostons public transit systems. The exhibit was based on Steven Beauchers book Boston in Transit.
‘Getting Around Town’ exhibit shows deep history of Boston transit system
Katarina Schmeiszer, news correspondent • February 15, 2024

“Getting Around Town: Four Centuries of Mapping Boston in Transit,” located in the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center in the...