The Suffolk Journal

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 ...

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 Theatre last Thursday for information that might help them decide on how to vote on Mass. ballot Question 1. Question 1 proposes a limit on how many patients a nurse ca...

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