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Boston celebrates the holiday season with tree lighting at the Common

Boston celebrates the holiday season with tree lighting at the Common

Ali Dusinberre, deputy lifestyle editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Thousands gathered on Boston Common Thursday, Nov. 29, to watch the lighting of the City of Boston’s official 2018 Christmas tree, along with musical performances and fireworks. This year marked the 77th annual tree lighting and the 47th year that Nova Scotia has donated a tree to the city as t...

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

November 7, 2018


Filed under City

By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a plan at his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17 that proposes using parks and green spaces to aid flood prevention by creating spaces that drain water better and can still serve multiple purpos...

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Charlie Wolfson

January 11, 2018


Filed under City

With a stroke of his pen, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh gave cause for celebration to environmentalists and drew grumbled complaints from food retailers. The ordinance he signed into law, which bans Boston stores from giving out single-use plastic bags beginning December 2018, has been hailed by many e...

[UPDATED] Walsh, Council, students take climate action

[UPDATED] Walsh, Council, students take climate action

Charlie Wolfson

December 7, 2017


Filed under City

One day after Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of Carbon Free Boston, a plan for the city to be carbon neutral by 2050, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of plastic bags in stores Nov. 29. These two measures come as Northeastern students continue environmental acti...

Walsh, Jackson lead mayoral race prior to preliminary election

Walsh, Jackson lead mayoral race prior to preliminary election

Katie McCreedy and Justin Crowe

September 25, 2017


Filed under City

Boston’s 49th mayoral race will tighten this week as voters narrow the field to two candidates in the preliminary elections Tuesday. A poll taken in June by the Suffolk University Political Research Center showed incumbent Mayor Martin J. Walsh with a lead of 54 percent. Walsh’s toughest competit...

Editorial: Dreamers need their lawmakers’ support

Editorial: Dreamers need their lawmakers’ support

September 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the days after President Donald J. Trump announced that his administration would be repealing The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Boston residents planned a rally to demand protections for immigrants who came to the United States as children. With chants of “No hate. No fear...

Politicians, student demonstrators turn out for ISEC opening

Politicians, student demonstrators turn out for ISEC opening

Paxtyn Merten, Kaitlyn Budion, and Glenn Billman

April 3, 2017


Filed under Campus

The grand opening of Northeastern University’s newest research and academic building brought speeches from prominent leaders in scientific research and Massachusetts politicians, along with protests from a student environmental group. Hundreds of researchers, students, faculty, administrators and e...

BPD to extend body camera pilot program

BPD to extend body camera pilot program

March 17, 2017


Filed under City

By Alex Eng, deputy city editor The union for the Boston Police Department (BPD) agreed to extend the ongoing police body camera pilot program by six months, according to a statement from the office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Monday. The Body Worn Camera Pilot Program, which was proposed in Se...

More than 175,000 rally at Boston Women’s March

More than 175,000 rally at Boston Women’s March

January 21, 2017


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Olivia Arnold, editor-in-chief More than 175,000 people of all ages and genders flocked to the Boston Common Saturday morning for the Boston Women’s March for America. The event—which advocated support for women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQA+ individuals and people with disabilities—was part o...

Boston students walk out, protest Trump

Boston students walk out, protest Trump

Paxtyn Merten

December 8, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

  Hundreds of Boston high school and university students walked out of classes Monday as part of a nationwide student movement against President-elect Donald J. Trump. “We don't accept Donald Trump’s policies,” said Keely Mullen, Northeastern senior political science major and Progressive St...

Voters reject charters, legalize marijuana

Voters reject charters, legalize marijuana

Hannah Bernstein

November 10, 2016


Filed under City

Massachusetts residents voted Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana, not expand charter schools and open up funds for affordable housing projects. There were five total propositions in Boston’s ballot – four statewide questions and one citywide. The expansion of charter schools, Propo...

Bostonians to vote on Community Preservation Act

Bostonians to vote on Community Preservation Act

November 3, 2016


Filed under City

By Julia Preszler, news staff Voters in Boston and 15 other Massachusetts towns will be able to vote Tuesday on a ballot question concerning whether to accept the Community Preservation Act (CPA).  If passed, the CPA would add a surcharge to property taxes in order to collect money for a special mu...

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