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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

All content by Isabella Ratto
A small gate with two pink posts marks plot three in the Symphony Road Community Garden. GrowBoston has worked with various community groups to create more urban green spaces in Boston neighborhoods.

City of Boston Office of Urban Agriculture amplifies community voices, prioritizes development on urban green space

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
May 2, 2023

On April 30, GrowBoston, the City of Boston’s Office of Urban Agriculture, began reviewing proposals regarding the future of a vacant Roxbury lot.  Located on Woodcliff Street and designated as urban...

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The City of Boston has countless voter registration documents from the
1920s. A team of Simmons graduate students have been working since
2021 to digitalize these archives. Photo courtesy of City of Boston Archives.

Archives project complicates women’s suffrage history

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
December 2, 2022

In 2021, a small team of Simmons University graduate students began work on the Mary Eliza Project, which involves the digitalization of extensive, difficult-to-work Boston voter registration records from...

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The League of Women for
Community Service headquarters
located at 558 Massachusetts
Ave. The building is currently
undergoing restoration.

Roxbury-based organization shines light on Boston’s Black female history

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
October 13, 2022

At 558 Massachusetts Ave. sits a building holding value for Boston’s Black, female population — it’s the headquarters for the League of Women for Community Service, or LWCS — which has been owned...

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At the March 30 Open Classroom event, panelists discussed ways the Northeastern and other urban institutions can support the communities around them. Photo courtesy of Hoai Quach.

Myra Kraft Open Classroom speakers advise investment in local communities to combat economic injustice

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
April 12, 2022

The sixth installment of the Spring 2022 Myra Kraft Open Classroom speaker series, put on by Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Social Impact Lab, was held on Wednesday,...

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Boston has a rich history in jazz, and there are continuous efforts to foster racial inclusivity and diversity within the music genre today.

Boston’s rich jazz history gives way to bright future

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
March 2, 2022

Boston is well-known for the pivotal role it played in early U.S. history, its delicious seafood and its popular sports teams like the Red Sox and the Bruins. Less frequently is the city recognized for...

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The balance of familiar flavors with a nuanced palate is part of the reason why local small business Small and Sweet Bake has found success. Photo credit Cindy Choi.

Local bakery displays entrepreneurial resilience amid pandemic

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
March 1, 2022

For Cindy Choi, founder, owner and sole employee of Small and Sweet Bake, the past two years have been full of immense, positive change. The Chinese-American Boston native was inspired to start her entrepreneurial...

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The Greater Boston Food Bank, has held the Hunger Free Holidays campaign for the past 11 years, battling food insecurity. Photo credit: On Food: Greater Boston Food Bank by TheBeachSaint is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Greater Boston Food Bank works to battle food insecurity with annual Hunger Free Holidays Fundraising Campaign

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
December 26, 2021

Every December since 2010, the Greater Boston Food Bank, or GBFB, has held the Hunger Free Holidays campaign. The month-long program works to raise funds that will help GBFB reach individuals and families...

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Students visited Red Planet Farm in Johnston, Rhode Island, which grows food to sell at local farmers markets. Photo courtesy Danna DeKay.

Students volunteer at Alternative Weekends

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent
December 10, 2021

Four groups of Northeastern University students embarked on service-centric trips to various locations in the New England area, including Providence, Rhode Island; Portland, Maine; and Laconia, New Hampshire...

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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...

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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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