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Store closings could signal a more pricey Downtown

The Downtown Crossing storefront of Forever 21 sporting sale signs since the company recently announced the closure of this location.
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...

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...

ROE Act supporters say abortion is human right

Protestors stand in front of the Massachusetts State House Oct. 1
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...

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

One of the panelists presents at the Third Annual American Sign Language Night
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...

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

(From left) Author Jonathon Safran Foer and Steve Curwood of NPR's environmental news program,
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...

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

Boston Freedom Rally attendees relax the day-long festival on the Boston Common
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...

Boston youth take part in Global Climate Strike

Boston youth take part in Global Climate Strike
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...

Sunrise movement fights for Green New Deal

MA Senator Ed Markey joins the rally and speaks on the fight against climate change
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...

SUPD dispatcher removed from duty after arrest

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...

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Morgan Hume / Arts Editor
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...

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

Courtesy of 261 Fearless Foundation
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...

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

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

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