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Empty seats at Fenway Park

State begins next phase of reopening, allowing fans in stadiums

Emily Dempsey, Journal Contributor March 2, 2021

As local COVID-19 rates decline, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that Massachusetts would move to the next phase of its reopening plan, lifting certain restrictions beginning March 1. Starting...

Government Center MBTA stop

MBTA proposes drastic service cuts, alarming Suffolk students

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

The MBTA has drafted a plan that could pose significant changes to all of its public transportation systems -- including how you might get to and from campus -- in order to avoid facing a significant budget...

A person sleeps on a bench in Copley Square

Pandemic causes increased homeless visibility in Boston

James Bartlett, Assistant News Editor October 6, 2020

With fewer tourists and workers walking the streets of Boston due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the homeless population is more visible than before the virus hit the city. Statistics from July to September...

Protestors gather at Boston City Hall on Sept. 25 to call for prosecutors to file charges directly related to the death of Breonna Taylor against the officers who shot and killed her in March.

Report finds 93% of BLM protests peaceful, police disproportionately use force on protestors

Demonstrators in Boston protest Breonna Taylor decision
William Woodring, Journal Contributor September 29, 2020

A recent report has found that 93% of Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations since May have been peaceful, and that police officers disproportionately used force at these events. The report was written...

The city of Boston

Some colleges see controversy for COVID-19 response

Bryce Reagan and Caroline Enos September 23, 2020

As students settle into the fall semester both online and in person, some have become increasingly frustrated with their university's response to COVID-19.  At Boston College (BC), students were told...

Basic Income Rally on the Boston Common

Activists gather for March for Basic Income

William Woodring, Journal Contributor September 22, 2020

Activists  gathered in over 40 cities across the world Saturday  to advocate for Universal Basic Income, or UBI,  at the second annual March for Basic Income. “Universal Basic Income is where every...

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

James Bartlett June 9, 2020

A bill seeking to reform law enforcement and help prevent police brutality was unveiled in Congress Monday following weeks of protests and the death of George Floyd. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020...

A peaceful protest was held in Boston Common Wednesday to protest police brutality and honor George Floyd, an African American man who was killed by Minneapolis police May 25.

Boston protests call for justice and reform, honor victims of police brutality

"I can't breathe." Those three words were some of the last ever spoken by George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his...

A Boston Police cruiser was set ablaze across the street from 73 Tremont, Suffolk University's administration building that also contains classrooms and the undergraduate library. Before violence broke out in the city, crowd's were protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in Minneapolis when a police officer kneeled on his neck for about nine minutes.

Suffolk buildings damaged after violence breaks out in Boston

Chaos broke out in Boston Sunday night after a peaceful protest denouncing police brutality and systemic racism in American began to disperse. Several thousand people took to the streets of Boston to...

Customers bought up most paper goods at a Tewksbury Market Basket amid the coronavirus pandemic

Grocery industry faces challenges amid shopping surge

James Bartlett April 2, 2020

With states across the country, including Massachusetts, deeming grocery stores essential businesses, several chains in the Bay State are taking measures to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Last...

President Donald Trump at a Feb. 29 press conference about the coronavirus.

Trump says potential COVID-19 treatment drugs won’t have to be approved by FDA

Katelyn Norwood and Dani Webber March 19, 2020

President Donald Trump suspended restrictions on possible COVID-19 treatment drugs and said they will not have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being used — a move Trump...

Students empty out an apartment in 10 West Sunday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow

Students move out of Suffolk, Baker attempts to quell COVID-19 pandemic

Caroline Enos March 15, 2020

Students moving out of Suffolk University's residence halls over the weekend weren't packed together on sidewalks with mountains of belongings, or fighting to stuff themselves onto elevators. Instead,...

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