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Grant will help underrepresented students earn biotech master’s at NU

Grant will help underrepresented students earn biotech master’s at NU

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Suha Yacoob, news correspondent The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.4 million grant to a team of Northeastern faculty Oct. 23 to fund scholarships for low-income and underrepresented minority students at Middlesex Community College to transfer to Northeastern and earn a master’s degree in ...

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

October 10, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

Ben Rutberg, contributor As college students, it is our duty to be the voice of the younger generation. We have the power to shape our future by the way we vote. We will be living with the results of this November’s election far longer than the rest of the voting population, so it is especially im...

Boston businesses endorse candidates — democratically

Boston businesses endorse candidates — democratically

September 26, 2018


Filed under City

By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent Many Boston neighborhoods are plastered with political signs displayed in storefronts lining the streets, as midterm elections draw near. Walking through neighborhoods where political signs adorn the streets like in the North End, Mission Hill and South Boston,...

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Charlie Wolfson

February 13, 2018


Filed under City

Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who launched a campaign in late January to challenge Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) in the Democratic primary election, has begun coming at Capuano from the left. In a Tuesday release, Pressley challenged a statement Capuano made regarding President Donald J. T...

Students and faculty talk MBTA challenges

Students and faculty talk MBTA challenges

October 29, 2017


Filed under City

By Ava Sasani, news correspondent As Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker continues to enjoy rising approval ratings, students said his 2014 promises to revamp the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA, have still not been realized. In the 2014 governor’s election race, Baker pledged to revitalize th...

Protesters rally to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state

Protesters rally to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state

March 22, 2017


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By Ryan Grewal, city editor Dozens urged Gov. Charlie Baker to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants in a demonstration outside the State House Tuesday. The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the Welcome Project of Somerville, Massachusetts, the Chelsea Coll...

Baker discusses economy, schools in State of the Commonwealth address

Baker discusses economy, schools in State of the Commonwealth address

January 25, 2017


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Maggie Dolan, news correspondent Governor Charlie Baker delivered his second annual State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night in the State House to a joint session of representatives and the public. Baker praised the state’s growing economy, top-ranking school systems and impending impro...

Hundreds rally at State House for LGBTQA+ rights

Hundreds rally at State House for LGBTQA+ rights

January 19, 2017


Filed under City

By Jillian Wrigley, news staff Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House Saturday afternoon to protest against LGBTQA+ discrimination at the Trans and Queer Liberation Rally and March. The rally began around 2 p.m. in the Boston Common. Rally-goers were in a celebrat...

Governor Baker signs ridesharing regulations

Governor Baker signs ridesharing regulations

August 10, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Callie Marsalisi, news correspondent Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies will now be transportation options for passengers traveling to and from Logan International Airport (LIA). A bill passed by Massachusetts legislators on July 31 and signed by Governor Charlie Baker on Aug. 5 will...

St. Patrick’s Day parade brings fun, trouble

St. Patrick’s Day parade brings fun, trouble

March 24, 2016


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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 ...

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...

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