The Suffolk Journal

TRILLFIT: A spin on the average workout class

Outside TRILLFIT's boutique fitness studio in Mission Hill.

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 in South Boston.  TRILLFIT, a Black women-owned boutique fitness studio located in Mission Hill th...

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

Martin Luther King Jr. depicted in the

Mol 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 mural to memorialize the love story of King and his wife. Although King was a Georgia native, he att...

Suffolk alum Gabrielle Rizzo launches digital wellness platform, Wellbeings

Wellbeings's colorful homepage.

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2020

Suffolk University graduate, successful influencer and social media strategist Gabrielle Rizzo launched Wellbeings– a new wellness platform that creates a diverse and inclusive digital community for women to support each other during these trying times.  Rizzo believes wellness is a spectrum tha...

The SoWa market adjusts to COVID-19 guidelines

The SoWa Open Market in the South End is open until Oct. 25.

Ashley Fairchild, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

The vendors of SoWa open market in South End all had the same reaction when it came to their ability to sell their products to the people of Boston.           “We are all just happy we can be here,” said an employee at 2 Dogs Treats, who wished to remain anonymous. The outdoor ma...

Sea wall murals are bringing color and environmental awareness to East Boston

Silvia Lopez Chavez's mural titled

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

September 22, 2020

The Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina came to life as the summer ended with a collection of four vibrant, story-telling murals decorating the exterior of several brick buildings in the area. Linda Cabot, in partnership with HarborArts and PangeaSeed Foundation, hosted the first “Sea Walls: Artists for Oce...

The show must go on(line): Boston musicians share how COVID-19 impacted them

Boston-based singer, Alissa Musto performing on her piano at home.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

September 22, 2020

Singer-songwriter Alissa Musto’s last routine live show was on March 13 aboard a cruise ship in Mexico before the long months of quarantine began. Musto performed to a packed crowd that night and had no idea that the next time she would perform in person would be at the end of August to a socially...

Black-owned businesses to support in Boston

Hats sold by Boston lifestyle brand, Black Girl Magic Apparel.

Sarah Lukowski, Arts & Culture Editor

July 13, 2020

Boston residents are supporting Black-owned businesses to help fight racial injustice as protests and discussions about police brutality – and Black people who have been killed by police, including George Floyd, Elijah McClain, and Breonna Taylor – continue to happen around the country.  Partic...

Suffolk photojournalism students document the pandemic

A sports field left vacant during quarantine, but the Boston spirit still continued on.

Sarah Lukowski

June 3, 2020

Students in Ken Martin’s photojournalism classes have been on the front lines of history by photographing the coronavirus pandemic as part of their final projects.  Martin had students in both his Photojournalism and Creative Innovation: The Extended Photo Essay classes photograph the pandemic w...

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment ‘Mean Girls’ the musical brings

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment 'Mean Girls' the musical brings

Morgan Hume and Sarah Turley

February 5, 2020

The Plastics made their way from North Shore High to the Citizens Bank Opera House as the musical “Mean Girls,” based off the film of the same name, on Jan. 29. “Mean Girls” the musical is based off the 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey about how the school’s mo...

Preserved bodies displayed in latest exhibit

A display at “Body Worlds,” which is now open at the Museum of Science

Katelyn Norwood

October 2, 2019

Gunther von Hagens’ “Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life,” a temporary exhibit featuring preserved human body parts, is currently taking residence in the Nichols Gallery at the Museum of Science until January. Wowing visitors of all ages, this spectacle of bodies, portraying both life and death...

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Morgan Hume / Arts Editor

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

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 one ultimate goal: to finish the 26.2 miles. With a rainy and cold marathon in 2018 many runners f...

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

Courtesy of 261 Fearless Foundation

Morgan Hume

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 a social revolution that has given women across the world the motivation to run for over 50 years...

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