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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...

Incoming public school closings and renovations stir controversy

Incoming public school closings and renovations stir controversy

November 28, 2018


Filed under City

By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent After decades, the city of Boston plans to renovate twelve public schools and close three. On October 26, Boston Public Schools released the second phase of its 10-year, $1 billion plan, BuildBPS. The BuildBPS master plan is the first long-term renovation p...

Marriott hotel employees on strike for better wages and benefits

Marriott hotel employees on strike for better wages and benefits

October 17, 2018


Filed under City

By Rhyia Bibby, news correspondent More than 1,500 employees of Marriott International have been on strike in Boston since Oct. 3 to fight for higher pay and better benefits as part of a nationwide demonstration against the hotel group. Employees from seven Boston Marriott hotel brands, including the Aloft ...

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

October 10, 2018


Filed under City

By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor Protesters and political organizers from around Boston gathered at the State House Friday night to encourage senators not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Sexual assault survivors shared their stories, including how they were ignored and silenced by...

Pivotal swing vote Flake talks about Kavanaugh hearings at Boston event

Pivotal swing vote Flake talks about Kavanaugh hearings at Boston event

October 4, 2018


Filed under City

By Julia Preszler, city editor All attention turned toward Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, when he spoke Monday about the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit at City Hall Plaza. Attendees and those who watched the interview remotely afterwa...

Northeastern faces student backlash over ICE contract

Northeastern faces student backlash over ICE contract

July 23, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Christian Triunfo, news staff Student activists are currently pressuring the NU administration to end a $7.8 million contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a government agency that is facing significant criticism from the public after President Donald J. Trump’s immigration ...

Editorial: Students need to say #NeverAgain

Editorial: Students need to say #NeverAgain

March 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Northeastern students have yet to say #NeverAgain. This hashtag began after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and has spread to schools nationwide as they take a stand against gun violence. But here at Northeastern, despite many students’ individual efforts toward the movement, there has ...

Students protest at Mass. State House for gun control

Students protest at Mass. State House for gun control

March 14, 2018


Filed under City

By Christian Triunfo, news staff After a winter storm left Boston schools closed on Wednesday, students walked out of their homes instead of their classrooms to march to the State House and meet with legislators to call for gun reform. On the one-month anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

Activists rally in protest of single mother’s deportation

Activists rally in protest of single mother’s deportation

February 1, 2018


Filed under City

By Caroline Boschetto, news correspondent Despite the wind and static, Siham Byah’s words rang clear in the cold air. The pain in the single mother’s tone was undeniable, but her voice did not break. A truly seasoned organizer and activist, she radiated strength and articulate indignation. “Eno...

Editorial: The backlash to Aziz Ansari scandal is discouraging for us all

January 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Master of None is a strikingly ironic name for Aziz Ansari’s award-winning television series considering his recent alleged involvement in a sexual assault scandal, in which he is painted as a powerful predator. The piece published on Babe was written by Katie Way, who told the story of a woman ...

Op-Ed: Women’s March excludes transgender community

Op-Ed: Women’s March excludes transgender community

January 24, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017. The next day, in every corner of the world, women marched. Exactly one year later, women and their allies marched again. Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and allies alike marched in protest against the administration. They m...

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