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The crowd erupts as Celtics forward guard Jayson Tatum rounds the block with the Larry OBrien Championship Trophy. Visibly a crowd favorite, thousands wore jerseys and shirts with Tatum’s name and number.
Over 1 million fans flood Boston with Celtic Pride in celebration of Banner 18
Aiden Stein, photo correspondent • June 29, 2024

The Celtics brought home gold, so Boston fans covered the city in green.  After three consecutive wins in the NBA Finals, the Celtics fell...

A boating team paddles through the Charles River. Many teams chanted to keep up team spirit and energy.
Boston Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian culture, traditions
Jessica Xing, photo editor • June 17, 2024

Spectators and families gathered at the John W. Weeks Footbridge June 9 to watch competitors effortlessly propel bright, decorative dragon boats...

Children play badminton together in the middle of Broadway Street without the worry of traffic. Sanctioned pedestrian zones improved the Carnaval’s road safety, mobility options and economic opportunities.
Somerville carnaval creates thriving atmosphere for local businesses
Curtis DeSmith, photo staff • June 10, 2024

The East Somerville neighborhood opened its streets to pedestrians June 2 for the 14th annual SomerStreets Carnaval. Kicked off by a parade,...

Families at the Arboretum dance to Afrobeat music. The Arboretum hosted an Afro-fusion dance lesson taught by BalletRox.
Families celebrate Lilac Sunday at Harvard Arboretum
Jacob Salamanca, photo correspondent • June 10, 2024

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University hosted Lilac Sunday May 12 to celebrate the annual blooming of its lilacs. The celebration started...

Asha Janay poses for a headshot at Nubian Market in Roxbury. Nubian Market hosted office hours April 19 for the public to communicate their issues to Janay.
Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Roxbury liaison Asha Janay
Gitana Savage, deputy city editor • April 20, 2024

In September 2023, Asha Janay took on the role of Roxbury liaison in the Department of Neighborhood Services. In the brief time Janay has been...

A sign welcoming visitors to Mission Hill. Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy was chosen to be a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022 for the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and Fenway-Kenmore.
Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway-Kenmore liaison Margaret Van Scoy
Xavier Alvarez, news correspondent • April 20, 2024
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
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
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The Beacon Street Quartet performs during a Candlelight Concert at First Church in Cambridge April 5. The quartet performed modern music such as pop songs by Adele and Taylor Swift.
Beacon Street Quartet puts a modern twist on classical music
Heidi Ho, news staff • June 9, 2024

Adele. Taylor Swift. Coldplay. What do all these artists have in common? Their songs are on the Beacon Street Quartet’s setlist for the viral...

‘A space for absolutely everybody to be joyful and expressive’: Boston Pride parade covers the streets in rainbow
Alexis Algazy, city editor • June 9, 2024
Spectators clap as a pride flag is raised outside City Hall. The city of Boston held a pride flag raising ceremony June 3 to kick off the 2024 Pride Month.
Bostonians gather outside City Hall for pride flag raising ceremony
Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff • June 7, 2024
Students from the Baker School perform a traditional Korean fan dance known as Buchaechum. The dancers wore brightly colored hanboks.
Brookline residents celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with crafts, student performances
Emily Boyle, photo correspondent • May 30, 2024

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The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. Bill H.4241 was introduced during this years state legislative session.
State legislature to consider bill protecting victims of revenge porn
Alyssa Enright, news correspondent • May 4, 2024

Massachusetts is currently one of two states without any protections for survivors of image-based sexual assault, otherwise known as revenge...

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
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

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Dominique Dixon poses for a photo with her handmade polymer clay earrings. Dixon founded Mahogani Shop in 2017 using her design background and inspiration from African culture. “I started [Mahogani] in a place where I was trying to rediscover myself as an artist, as a Black woman, Dixon said. So a lot of my influence comes from my culture, architecture, art.”
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The Revere Beach community welcomed spectators May 19 as hundreds of decorative kites took to the air to celebrate the return of the beach season...

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The Duckling Day mascot and Friends of the Public Garden hosts lead parade participants through Boston Common while holding a Duckling Day banner. Spectators smiled and took photographs, commenting on the adorable duckling costumes.
Duckling Day brings families together, celebrates Mother’s Day with feathered fun
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Thousands of mothers and children dressed as ducks gathered on Boston Common May 12 for Duckling Day, an annual tradition hosted by Friends of...

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The F1 Arcade in Seaport hosted a VIP launch party April 18 to celebrate its April 22 grand opening. Inspired by Formula 1, or F1, attendees...

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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.
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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...