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Flare launched their fashionable, GPS-enabled bracelets in March 2020.

Boston-based business combines fashionable bracelets and safety

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

A fashionable GPS-enabled bracelet could help protect wearers against sexual assault thanks to Flare, a women-run company in Boston.  Flare co-founders Sara de Zarraga and Quinn Fitzgerald met in 2015...

The Boston Public Garden in the spring.

Ten COVID-friendly activities to do in Boston this spring

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

As we enter March, spring and warm weather are quickly approaching. While social distancing rules are still in place, there are plenty of things to do around the city. Here is a list of 10 COVID-19 friendly...

Mi Casa, Your Casa is on Seaport Common until Sunday, March 14th of 2021.

Swing into March with the Seaport’s Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 installation

Samantha Bailey, Journal Contributer February 23, 2021

A new interactive and COVID-19 friendly exhibit dubbed Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 is open to the public on the Boston Seaport Common until March 14.  This installation consists of two rows of little red...

Cover art for Trent Englands Solitaire Suite.

The Hub Theatre Company of Boston adapts “Solitaire Suite” to Zoom

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

The Hub Theatre Company in Boston took on the play “Solitaire Suite,” written by local playwright Trent England, which opened on Feb. 20.  The play is a story about a small family and a night where...

Steve Ross proudly displaying the flag that was given to him by an American soldier after he was liberated from Dachau.

‘Etched in Glass’ details a Boston Holocaust survivor’s inspiring journey

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor November 17, 2020

“Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross” is all about sharing kindness and compassion in a time of darkness.  This powerful documentary, directed by Roger Lyons, chronicles the story of Steve...

Boston Common during the fall.

What you can do around Boston this November

Alyssa Auger, Journal Contributer November 10, 2020

The holiday season will look a bit different for the City of Boston this year as coronavirus cases continue to surge. However, there are still plenty of safe ways to get out and enjoy the city this November. NOTE:...

The inside of Polcaris Coffee in the North End.

A coffee lovers guide to Greater Boston

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

Boston is a hub for coffee lovers, but outside of the well-known chains, the city and its surrounding areas offer unique and delicious cafes that aren’t to be missed. Here are five cafes in and around...

Breathe 1 mural on Blue Hill Ave. by Rob Problak Gibbs.

WBUR hosts discussion highlighting Black leaders in the Boston art community

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 20, 2020

On Oct.13, WBUR CitySpace brought together a virtual panel of Black leaders and artists to discuss where bias exists in Boston’s arts community, and how the city is elevating and amplifying new Black...

The Boston Public Garden shows off its fall colors.

Six fun and safe activities to do in Boston during the fall

Roxanne Snowden, Journal Contributor October 6, 2020

Fall in Boston may not be the same as before the pandemic, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this season in the city. Here are six fun things to do in Boston this fall while staying safe and...

The entrance to Wyllo, a curated boutique that features products from over 50 women-owned businesses.

Wyllo, a woman-owned curated boutique, is Boston’s newest hidden gem

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor October 6, 2020

Wyllo, a woman-owned business that sells a curated collection of clothing, jewelry, home decor and stationery is the South End’s newest hidden gem.  Wyllo’s brick and mortar storefront opened this...

Outside TRILLFITs boutique fitness studio in Mission Hill.

TRILLFIT: A spin on the average workout class

Julene Derolus, Journal Contributor September 29, 2020

With COVID-19 creating a new normal, Boston residents have been presented with unique ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, one of those being a fitness class led by TRILLFIT alongside Carson Beach...

Martin Luther King Jr. depicted in the Roxbury Love Story mural outside the Melnea Residence apartment complex. The mural was painted by local Boston artists Ekua Holmes and Rob Gibbs.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta King mural unveiled in Roxbury to celebrate their relationship

Dani Webber, News Editor September 29, 2020

A new mural and walking tour was unveiled in West Roxbury Friday to honor Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta King.  Local artists Ekua Holmes and Rob Gibbs painted the...

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