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Boston and Nova Scotia continue Christmas tree tradition

Boston and Nova Scotia continue Christmas tree tradition

Julia Preszler, news correspondent

December 5, 2018


Filed under City

The 46-foot white spruce tree, which was set up on Boston Common Nov. 20, came from Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is an annual gift and a sign of gratitude to the city of Boston for the assistance it provided after a major explosion that occurred Dec. 6, 1917.

Boston ban on plastic bags to go into effect

Boston ban on plastic bags to go into effect

Avery Bleichfeld, News Staff

December 5, 2018


Filed under City, Featured Content

Boston stores are using up their plastic bags as the city is set to join Cambridge and Brookline in banning single-use plastic bags. A city ordinance passed in December 2017 will go into effect Dec. 14; It will eliminate the use of all single-use plastic bags and will mandate that stores offer comp...

National Grid lockout enters fifth month

National Grid lockout enters fifth month

Chris Triunfo, city editor  

December 5, 2018


Filed under City

 As unionized gas workers enter the fifth month of a lockout with National Grid, the Massachusetts Legislature has decided to get involved, hoping to prevent 1,250 employees from losing their unemployment benefits in January.   Legislation aimed at delivering benefits to workers locked out by their...

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

April 17, 2018


Filed under City

By Christian Triunfo, news staff More than 50 runners from across Massachusetts gathered at the Prudential Center on Friday for a race. Their opponent? The Green Line. People of all ages and athletic capabilities suited up and ran the three-mile route up Beacon Street for Boston’s annual Beat the ...

Column: NU needs to expand beyond Boston

Column: NU needs to expand beyond Boston

April 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Boston has the most colleges located within the city or immediate surrounding area of any city in the country. These schools include Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Tufts, Emerson, Simmons, Wellesley, Brandeis, Suffolk, University of Massachusetts Boston and, of course, Northeastern....

Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker

Q&A with Beca Muñoz, a Boston March for Our Lives speaker

Katie McCreedy

April 4, 2018


Filed under City

Beca Muñoz stood close to her sister, Leonor, as they faced the sea of protesters packed on Boston Common. The Muñoz sisters never imagined that they would become a vocal part of a national movement for gun control. “We want to tell you about February 14, 2018,” they said as they first address...

Boston hosts 25th Cognitive Neuroscience Convention

Boston hosts 25th Cognitive Neuroscience Convention

March 27, 2018


Filed under City

By Christian Triunfo, news staff The Cognitive Neuroscience Society held its annual four-day meeting at the Boston Sheraton last weekend, attracting hundreds of researchers from around the world to share their latest findings in the field. At the start of each day from Saturday to Tuesday, the Sheraton’s exh...

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...

MBTA fare changes go into effect, “money room” audit reveals dangerous working conditions

MBTA fare changes go into effect, “money room” audit reveals dangerous working conditions

July 7, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Rachel Morford, news staff Fare changes for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) proposed in March went into effect earlier this week, changing the cost of commuter services for the Boston T and bus systems. While the majority of MBTA services experienced a fare increase, s...

New England summer air quality improved

New England summer air quality improved

October 16, 2014


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news correspondent New England residents enjoyed an overall higher air quality this summer than in previous summers. Between April and September, recorded ozone levels in New England exceeded the level deemed healthy by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nine times. Connecticut ...

Tsarnaev friend employs “too high” defense

Tsarnaev friend employs “too high” defense

October 16, 2014


Filed under City

By Alexander LaCasse, news correspondent By the time US Government prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friend Robel Phillipos on Wednesday afternoon, a mountain of evidence had been presented to demonstrate that Phillipos was sober enough to recall his...

Boston area public school ratings plummet

Boston area public school ratings plummet

October 9, 2014


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Andie Scibetta, news correspondent Mass. public schools have seen a significant drop in ratings recently. The ratings, which came out in conjunction with the recent Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) scores, show a negative trend. According to this year’s MCAS data, only 414 s...

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