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Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Haley Clegg, Kaitlin Hahn, and Kyle Crozier

November 7, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Suffolk News

Voters across the nation flocked to voting booths to cast their ballot in Tuesday's midterm election. Democrats took back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans retained majority control over the U.S. Senate. Charlie Baker, incumbent Republican Governor of Massachusetts for t...

Amazon to unveil plans for new headquarter locations

Eddie Reinhardt and Nick Viveiros

November 7, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

Retail magnate Amazon Inc. is set to announce plans for a second and third headquarters, both supposedly located along the Eastern Seaboard. The New York Times reported Monday that the company plans to split its second headquarters between Long Island City, a neighborhood in the New York City borough ...

Massachusetts set to open first retail marijuana stores

Eddie Reinhardt and Nick Viveiros

November 7, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

The first recreational marijuana facilities may open “within weeks” in the Bay State, bringing to fruition the plan approved by voters in the 2016 election. “We’re getting really close but [there are things] that need to happen before the ‘commence operation’ certificates are issued,” sa...

Boston looks towards a future with climate change

Mikaela Linder

November 7, 2018


Filed under Boston, Campus, News

Many gathered at the Cambridge Innovation Center on Monday to hear Paul Kirshen and Kirk Bosema give a talk on Climate Change and the Future of Boston’s Coastline. The talk was hosted by Long Now Boston, an ideological group that aims to make long-term thinking and planning more commonplace in a ...

Famed reporter speaks on how small towns have big impact

Katelyn Norwood

November 7, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

“Well we live in interesting times don’t we?” said Ben Bradlee Jr, a prominent journalist who  spoke at the Boston Public Library to discuss his latest book, “The Forgotten.” The book hit on themes such as the media Trump’s appeal to voters and looking forward to the next election. Brad...

American gun violence goes beyond school shootings

American gun violence goes beyond school shootings

Caroline Enos

November 7, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Showcase

For six student activists on a gun violence prevention panel sponsored by March For Our Lives: Boston at the Cutler Majestic Theater Oct. 30, gun violence is a systemic threat that goes beyond school shootings. “On Feb. 14, I was in the third classroom the shooter shot into,” said panelist Aalayah ...

Trump mulls revoking birthright citizenship

Nick Viveiros

November 1, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics

President Donald Trump is mulling over a major change to the way citizenship is administered, according to multiple news reports. In an interview with Axios on Monday, Trump told reporters that he plans to sign an executive order that would remove birthright citizenship. Currently, the children of immi...

“Whitey” Bulger Killed

Kyle Crozier

November 1, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

The notorious South Boston mobster James (Whitey) Bulger was found beaten to death nearly five years into his double life-sentence. Bulger was 89 when he died and had just arrived in a West Virginia prison after several years of incarceration in Florida. After 16 years on the run, Bulger was captured ...

The future of MA legalization deliberated

The future of  MA legalization deliberated

Kaitlin Hahn

November 1, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

Dozens crowded the Hiebert Lounge on Thursday to discuss the long-awaited question, “So We Legalize Marijuana. Then What Happens?” Featuring experts from doctors to growers to policymakers, the event provided a platform for all to be educated on the pros and cons of the law which will go into effec...

Experts debate nurse staffing ballot question

Caroline Enos

November 1, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

In a live-broadcast debate presented by NBC 10, NECN and Suffolk University’s Ford Hall Forum, voters looked to the stage at Modern Theater last Thursday for how to vote on Mass. ballot Question 1. Question 1 proposes a limit on how many patients a nurse can care for at one time, which would be dec...

History made

History made

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

November 1, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Showcase, Sports

Ending the 2018 regular season with 108 wins, the Boston Red Sox were set for a deep playoff run. This record-breaking team started their postseason journey in the American League Division Series (ALDS) with a matchup against their longtime rival, the New York Yankees. It ended with the fourth world ...

Close race as midterms approach

Nick Viveiros, Journal Staff

October 24, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

Heading into the home stretch before what many consider a referendum on the President, many races in key states are too close to call. Democrats look to make big gains in southern California, where two swing districts look more competitive and unsure than ever before, as well as large swaths of the East C...

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