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Mechanical issues plague MBTA as winter approaches

Nick Viveiros

December 5, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

The MBTA is slowly returning to normal service after a week of delays, breakdowns and accidents as the cold weather tests the system’s resilience. Last week, the Fitchburg Line of the Commuter Rail was backed up for hours after a train lost a wheel in Waltham, according to NECN. The news outlet also r...

An exit strategy from extremism

An exit strategy from extremism

Katelyn Norwood

December 5, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

A crowd filed into pews on Wednesday at The First Parish church in Cambridge to hear Stony Brook Professor of sociology Michael Kimmel speak on his new book, “Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into and Out of Violent Extremism.” Kimmel brought two former Neo-Nazis, Frankie Meeink and Tony McAleer...

77th annual tree lighting signifies the beginning of the holiday season

77th annual tree lighting signifies the beginning of the holiday season

Nick Viveiros and Olivia Acevedo

December 5, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Showcase

Boston celebrated its biggest annual tree lighting ceremony at the Boston Common last Thursday in a star-studded ceremony that concluded with a fireworks display and the lighting of the city’s most prominent christmas tree. A tradition going on for 77 years now, it is an extravagant event where f...

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

Amy Koczera and Kyle Crozier

November 14, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Showcase, Suffolk News

As progressive urban cities around the world are creating more sustainable environments and increasing green-spaces for citizens, Suffolk University’s Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)  is making the campus more ecologically aware with the inclusion of a new hydroponically powered tower...

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Caroline Enos

November 14, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Suffolk News

Despite recent remarks made by Republican leaders, Nancy J. Altman, president of Social Security Works and the speaker at a Suffolk University event last Thursday, said Social Security is not going away anytime soon. “Social Security is 100 percent funded for the next decade-and-a-half, and is 87 pe...

MBTA expert weighs in on Boston’s questions

MBTA expert weighs in on Boston’s questions

Carolyn Nash

November 14, 2018


Filed under Boston, News

On Nov. 8, the Civic Series Organization (CSO) held an educational discussion titled “Why Aren’t We Moving? An Inside Look at the MBTA” at Alley Powered by Verizon in Cambridge regarding community members and their relationship to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The CSO is a non-pro...

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 ...

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