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The Suffolk Journal

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The Suffolk Journal

Suffolk sophomore Stephen Merrick speaks at Suffolk Democrats meeting

SU Dems hosts discussion on Mass. gubernatorial race

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2022

The Suffolk University Democrats hosted a discussion on the party’s gubernatorial primary featuring representatives from two campaigns. The event, held during Tuesday’s activities period, comes...

Charlie Baker at a press conference

Baker delivers final State of the Commonwealth address

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor February 2, 2022

Governor Charlie Baker took the stage for his eighth and final State of the Commonwealth address to discuss new tax breaks and closing loopholes for violent offenders. Baker turned to issues he planned...

The Massachusetts State House during the snowstorm Saturday.

Biden to nominate first Black woman SCOTUS justice; MA political update

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2022

It looks like 2022 will be an eventful year for Massachusetts and national politics, as gubernatorial elections are steadily approaching and Democrats now have the opportunity to appoint a new justice...

Vaccination sign outside Thinking Cup Cafe on Tremont Street.

Student workers split on city vaccine mandate

Leo Woods, Asst. Multimedia Editor February 1, 2022

Boston is entering the third week of its vaccine mandate for many local businesses –  one that has garnered split opinions among Suffolk University students who work in the city’s service industry.  The...

Outside of Boston City Hall

Boston welcomes Mayor Michelle Wu

William Woodring, Assistant News Editor November 17, 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,...

Outside of Boston City Hall

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 20, 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...

A street corner filled with promotional material from candidates

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...

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