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Breaking down barriers with books

Patrick Holmes
March 1
Filed under Boston, News

In the withering basement of the United First Parish Church in Quincy, MA, built in 1828, volunteers from the surrounding area joined together to package and send books to prisoners across the country to help them survive jail. Every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., people of all ages read l...

Stabbing in Boston Common, injuries non-fatal

Stabbing in Boston Common, injuries non-fatal

March 1
Filed under Boston, News

One man was stabbed in the Boston Common on Monday night, police said. The man, who remained unnamed as of Tuesday night, was stabbed around 6:40 p.m. on Monday close to 139 Tremont St., according to Boston Police. A witness told a reporter on Tuesday that the physical altercation between the two peo...

Healey talks upcoming elections, direction of country

Healey talks upcoming elections, direction of country

Chris DeGusto
February 22
Filed under Boston, News

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has made it clear that she rejects particular actions and ideals that have emanated from the first few weeks of President Donald Trump’s administration. In an interview last week with Boston Globe reporter Joshua Miller, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura...

Local activists lead National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees

Local activists lead National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees

Nick Viveiros
February 15
Filed under Boston, News

Hundreds of Americans in cities across the country braved the weather on Sunday to take a stand for refugees in light of President Donald Trump’s actions centering around immigration. A Boston rally was held at the base of the New England Holocaust Memorial near Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The r...

Boston’s walk for homelessness endures chills of February

Boston’s walk for homelessness endures chills of February

Morgan Hume
February 15
Filed under Boston, News

Winter months in Boston can be treacherous for the city’s homeless community, as some struggle each day to find shelter and warmth in the freezing weather. Participants in the inaugural Winter Walk braved the cold temperatures on Sunday morning through the streets of Boston to raise awareness about the cha...

Officials push the breaks on travel ban

Officials push the breaks on travel ban

Alexa Gagosz
February 8
Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Politics, Suffolk News

The recent executive order on immigration from newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has sent shockwaves throughout Boston and the nation. Boston officials such as Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey have become vocal on their disapproval that could ultimately affect those ...

Jackson already on the job

Jackson already on the job

Chris DeGusto
February 8
Filed under Boston, News

During a turbulent and explosive time for American politics, officials across the political spectrum are divided by either the progression within the country to move forward or they are struck by the newly inaugurated style of the executive branch. In local government, the ability to please all constitue...

Mayor Walsh emphasizes public safety for Boston during Super Bowl

Mayor Walsh emphasizes public safety for Boston during Super Bowl

Haley Clegg
February 4
Filed under Boston, News

Mayor Martin Walsh held a press conference at City Hall on Friday afternoon to discuss the safety of Boston on Super Bowl Sunday. Walsh’s main point was clear; have fun but celebrate responsibly. Despite the Super Bowl being held in Houston, Texas, Boston is expected to be filled with people ce...

Boston officials, Suffolk community push back against executive order on immigration

Boston officials, Suffolk community push back against executive order on immigration

Alexa Gagosz
February 1
Filed under Boston, News, Suffolk News

The most recent executive order from the Oval Office on immigration has sent shockwaves throughout college campuses. At Suffolk University where the international student population bears at 23 percent, some have expressed their private outrage. Demonstrations erupted in Boston and across the countr...

Women’s March echoes opposition against Trump and fight for equality

Women’s March echoes opposition against Trump and fight for equality

Felicity Otterbein
January 22
Filed under Boston, News

On an unusually warm January afternoon, thousands of women flooded Boston Common in a response to the recent inauguration of now President Donald Trump. Decked in shades of pink and running on adrenaline, women young and old took comfort in the massive movement of solidarity. Agnes Wyatt of Worcester told The Suffolk Jo...

Thousands take to streets of downtown Boston to protest Trump’s presidency Friday night

Thousands take to streets of downtown Boston to protest Trump’s presidency Friday night

Morgan Hume
January 21
Filed under Boston, News

“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” This chants were heard outside the Government Center MBTA station in downtown boston on Friday night, as thousands of people marched through through the city streets protesting against Donald Trump’s presidency hours after his inauguration ceremony. The non...

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