The Suffolk Journal

Store closings could signal a more pricey Downtown

Store closings could signal a more pricey Downtown

Emily Devlin

October 16, 2019

Downtown Crossing is a hot spot for shoppers, with its streets lined with stores and restaurants. But now that Forever 21 and lower-end stores like it continue to close, and rent in Boston continues to increase, Downtown could change into a more upscale shopping district.  Forever 21 announced the closure of all of i...

Store closings, upscale housing could signal a more pricey Downtown Crossing

October 16, 2019

Downtown Crossing is a hot spot for shoppers, with its streets lined with stores and restaurants. But now that Forever 21 and lower-end stores like it continue to close, and rent in Boston continues to increase, Downtown could change into a more upscale shopping district.    Forever 21 ...

ROE Act supporters say abortion is human right

ROE Act supporters say abortion is human right

Murat Metshin

October 9, 2019

On the morning of Oct. 1, a dozen female protesters stood on the stairs of the Massachusetts State House in support of the ROE Act, a piece of legislation proposed by State Senator Harriette Chandler that seeks to ensure that the state does not interfere in a woman’s right to have an abortion. T...

ASL culture comes to Boston as MFA celebrates Third Annual American Sign Language Night

ASL culture comes to Boston as MFA celebrates Third Annual American Sign Language Night

Sarianna Quarne

October 2, 2019

With language tours, performances and informational networking, deaf culture was celebrated at the Museum of Fine Arts’ third annual American Sign Language night.  September is International Deaf Awareness Month, and the MFA’s event on the 25th took place during the last week of the month, coinci...

Jonathon Safran Foer discusses climate crisis, why lifestyle changes can help the earth

Jonathon Safran Foer discusses climate crisis, why lifestyle changes can help the earth

Emily Devlin

September 24, 2019

On Wednesday night, best selling author Jonathon Safran Foer spoke about his new book at UMass Boston, “We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast,” and how people need to be more environmentally conscious in their everyday choices. Foer’s book covers not only environmental issues b...

Cannabis fans hit the jack-pot at 30th annual Boston Freedom Rally

Cannabis fans hit the jack-pot at 30th annual Boston Freedom Rally

Kallen Bowers

September 24, 2019

Cannabis enthusiasts from around the country rolled into the Boston Common this past Saturday to promote marijuana rights and cultivation. In its 30th year, the Boston Freedom Rally has become the second-largest cannabis celebration in the country. Under sunny skies and scorching heat, thousands of rally goer...

Boston youth take part in Global Climate Strike

Boston youth take part in Global Climate Strike

Kaitlin Hahn

September 24, 2019

On Friday, Boston joined over four million people across 163 countries in a global climate strike led by youth in what they are calling “the fight for their lives.” The strike was inspired by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old activist that has inspired a global revolution for her protests agains...

Sunrise movement fights for Green New Deal

Sunrise movement fights for Green New Deal

Amy Koczera

April 24, 2019

On Thursday, hundreds of people of all ages gathered at the Strand Theater in Dorchester to rally in support of the Green New Deal. Organized by a group of youth activists from all over Boston known as the Sunrise Movement, this rally was the first in the organization’s Road to a Green New Deal Tour. ...

SUPD dispatcher removed from duty after arrest

Haley Clegg and Ryan Arel

April 24, 2019

A Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) dispatcher is no longer employed by the university after he was arrested April 17 by state police on charges he brandished a firearm in an alleged road-rage incident that began on Interstate 93 South. The other driver is alleged to have then pulled a knife on the d...

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

April 17, 2019

The 123rd Boston Marathon was about more than just a race. Runners from all over the world cast light on different stories of how they had stepped foot onto the blue and gold starting line, but all had one ultimate goal: to finish the 26.2 miles. With a rainy and cold marathon in 2018 many runners f...

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019

Thousands of women ran in the Boston Marathon this year, but back in 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer was the only woman on the course. Her decision to participate in the marathon that morning sparked a social revolution that has given women across the world the motivation to run for over 50 years...

Dr. Earle talks protecting oceans in “The World is Blue”

Dr. Earle talks protecting oceans in “The World is Blue”

Amy Koczera

April 10, 2019

Over the past decade, biologists and oceanographers have discovered more than ever before about our oceans. The increased exploration of the ocean has led scientists not only to greater discoveries about what’s in our seas, but also the garbage that humans have left there. For National Geographic Explorer-in...

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