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Emerson event displays Native American diversity and resiliency

Emerson event displays Native American diversity and resiliency

Audrey Cooney, news correspondent

November 28, 2018


Filed under City

Centuries after the first Europeans began colonizing what would become the United States, Native Americans, including the Wampanoag, the first tribe to have contact with the Pilgrims,  continue to pass down their own customs and battle for the right to maintain their own institutions. On Nov. 16...

City councilor proposes university engagement office

City councilor proposes university engagement office

October 13, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Audrey Cooney, news staff A recent proposal put forth by a Boston city councilor would create a new office aimed at facilitating communication between the city and its institutions of higher learning to enhance university engagement. “Students from across the country and across the world ...

Minimum-wage increase helps state’s lowest-paid

Minimum-wage increase helps state’s lowest-paid

September 21, 2016


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff Massachusetts lowest-paid workers saw their average wages rise seven percent over the past year, according to a recently released report by Boston-based nonprofit Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. The annual report, called the “State of Working Massachusetts,” showed that whil...

Governor Baker signs transgender rights bill

Governor Baker signs transgender rights bill

July 13, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Audrey Cooney, news staff Transgender individuals are legally guaranteed equal access to all public spaces and facilities after Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a law banning discrimination against transgender people on Friday, July 8. The signing came after months of political wran...

St. Patrick’s Day parade brings fun, trouble

St. Patrick’s Day parade brings fun, trouble

March 24, 2016


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade brought good weather, boisterous crowds and a quiet controversy surrounding one of Boston’s signature events. The day was sunny but had a faint chill in the air – a group of young Irish dancers did jumping jacks to stay warm in ...

Campbell moves from private to public sector

Campbell moves from private to public sector

February 25, 2016


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff Andrea Campbell, city councilor for Boston’s District 4, which includes Dorchester, Mattapan, parts of Jamaica Plain and parts of Roslindale, was born and raised in Boston. Before being elected to City Council in the fall of 2015, she worked as a lawyer, first at a nonpro...

Premier Boston Latin School grapples with charges of racism

Premier Boston Latin School grapples with charges of racism

February 11, 2016


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney & Oliver Price, news staff Boston Latin School (BLS), the oldest high school in America, is under investigation for a record-low black and Latinx (a gender-neutral term to replace “Latino/a”) attendance rate, with both students and parents claiming that faculty make openly r...

Letter: NU owes adjuncts more

Letter: NU owes adjuncts more

January 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 14, it was announced that Northeastern's administration had reached a contract agreement with adjunct faculty. The announcement came almost two years after adjuncts voted to unionize and five days before a planned one-day strike meant to highlight their growing frustration with a perceived l...

White House sends Baker letter on refugees

White House sends Baker letter on refugees

December 3, 2015


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff In a letter sent to Gov. Charlie Baker and the rest of the country’s governors on Monday, the White House offered individualized data and monthly reports on the number and demographics of refugees resettled in each state. The step marked the latest development in a...

Transgender non-discrimination law debated

Transgender non-discrimination law debated

October 28, 2015


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff A bill under review by the state legislature would expand legal protection against discrimination in public accommodations for transgender individuals. Supporters are calling the potential law a pivotal step toward extending equal protection under the law for all Mass...

Hispanic heritage lacks visibility

Hispanic heritage lacks visibility

October 15, 2015


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff A nationwide appreciation of Hispanic history and culture ended today after four weeks of relatively scant celebration in Boston. Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, different groups across the city held events meant to highlight Hispanic culture, including a series of attr...

Segregation plagues city neighborhoods

Segregation plagues city neighborhoods

September 17, 2015


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff Boston residents are impacted by segregation more severely than people in all but six other US cities, according to a report that suggests the area is struggling with the continued consequences of past racism and discrimination. “When I was living in Dorchester, everyone...

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