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Boston welcomes Mayor Michelle Wu

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2021

Mayor Michelle Wu officially became the first woman, person of color and Asian American elected to serve as Mayor of Boston after taking the oath of office just after noon on Tuesday. Wu spoke to attendees...

Wu wins Boston mayoral election

Wu wins Boston mayoral election

William Woodring and Shealagh Sullivan November 3, 2021

Michelle Wu will become the first elected woman and person of color to serve as Boston’s mayor after beating the most diverse field of candidates in the city’s history. Wu promised to bring bold,...

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Essaibi George and Wu discuss housing, opioid crisis in final debate

Shealagh Sullivan, Asst. News Editor October 26, 2021

With one week until Election Day, Boston mayoral candidates Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu squared off in their final debate Monday night. The two candidates debated issues surrounding COVID-19,...

Boston Mayoral Candidates Annissa Essaibi George (left) and Michelle Wu (right)

Essabi George and Wu face off in first mayoral debate

Leo Woods, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

With less than two weeks until Boston’s mayoral election, candidates Anissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu participated in their first debate Oct. 13.  The debate showcased the stark contrast between...

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Wu takes lead in historic Boston primary

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2021

Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu won the preliminary election with 33.4% of the vote, with City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George coming in second. Wu and Essaibi George will now face...

Demonstrators march on Beacon Street in solidarity with transgender youth across the country.

Anti-Transgender legislation reaches all-time high in the first months of 2021

Leo Woods, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

A group of activists gathered on the Boston Common on April 9 to show support for transgender youth across the U.S., who have recently been the targets of restrictive legislation regarding participation...

Boston City Hall

Walsh confirmed as labor secretary, Janey becomes first woman and person of color as Boston mayor

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

The Senate confirmed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary Monday, making him the first union leader to serve in the position since 1977. Walsh was confirmed with a 68-29 vote, according to NPR....

Charlie Baker at a press conference

New vaccine website launched in Mass. to make registering for vaccine easier

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Massachusetts residents and employees may have a better chance to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine after the government changed the state’s online registration system last week As of March 12, anyone...

Suffolk alumnus and State Rep. candidate accused of sexual misconduct, loses endorsements

Suffolk alumnus and State Rep. candidate accused of sexual misconduct, loses endorsements

William Woodring, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Suffolk University alumnus and State Representative candidate Valentino “Tino” Capobianco lost endorsements from top democrats in Massachusetts Tuesday due to sexual misconduct allegations that may...

Phase 2 of vaccine rollout in Mass. met with criticisms

Phase 2 of vaccine rollout in Mass. met with criticisms

Alyssa Auger, Journal Contributor February 9, 2021

Massachusetts has entered Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. As of Feb. 1, individuals aged 75 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine, joining first responders and essential health...

New law guarantees better Title IX protections on campuses

New law guarantees better Title IX protections on campuses

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

The Every Voice Bill was signed into law last month, ensuring that universities take comprehensive measures to fight sexual violence on college campuses and provide support to survivors. This new legislation...

Mayor Walsh to join Biden’s cabinet; new police commissioner on leave after allegations of domestic violence

Mayor Walsh to join Biden’s cabinet; new police commissioner on leave after allegations of domestic violence

Leo Woods, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Boston has seen several major changes, including a police commissioner controversy, since Joe Biden was inaugurated last month.  Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Senate confirmation hearing took place...

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