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Plan in works for Boston’s homeless

Plan in works for Boston’s homeless

December 4, 2014

Homelessness is especially harsh as temperatures turn colder. Even more so after the shelter on which you were counting is quickly put off-limits. That's what's happening here in Boston right now but a plan to solve the problem is in the works. Here's Suffolk U News reporter Jared Doherty. ...

The best of Boston’s treats and sweets

The best of Boston’s treats and sweets

November 19, 2014

By Sylvain Gaulier In a city bursting with a cornucopia of restaurants and cafés, it can often be difficult to discover the best of what Boston has to offer. To make the hunt a little easier, here is my list of the top places for pastry and late night sweets in Beantown. Boston is full of diver...

Residents should feel more compassion for homeless

Residents should feel more compassion for homeless

Katie Dugan

November 19, 2014

Boston officials are still scrambling to find shelters for those displaced after the Long Island bridge, and the homeless shelter on it, closed last month. The closure could not have happened at a worse time. “We are going to house homeless people in the city of Boston. We are looking for locations...

Editor’s word: Off-campus students need more from the city

November 19, 2014

The perils of living on your own are all too well-known by students. High rent, cramped apartments, rodents, deplorable conditions, and under-invested landlords are the reality for some who rent in the city. Some might just be an understatement. Students have been taken advantage of by landlords who...

Downtown Ambassadors should improve other neighborhoods

Downtown Ambassadors  should improve other neighborhoods

Sam Humphrey

November 12, 2014

Walk around downtown Boston and you will find that the streets are remarkably clean and free of litter. Every day, Boston Improvement District ambassadors can be found performing various beautification services around Suffolk’s campus, covering an area that stretches from Beacon Hill towards the...

Posters speaking out against racism on display at the Boston City Hall

Posters speaking out against racism on display at the Boston City Hall

Evette Thompson

November 5, 2014

An exhibition of international diversity posters from the Stephen Lewis poster collection lines the walls of Boston's City Hall in the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture. The posters in City Hall, which are in different languages, focus on the issue of cultural diversity racism. Most posters use both...

Suffolk remembers Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor

Suffolk remembers Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor

Alexa Gagosz and Melissa Hanson

October 30, 2014

Boston’s longest serving mayor Thomas M. Menino died Thursday morning just a week after announcing he would no longer continue cancer treatments, according to multiple news outlets. "At just after 9 a.m. this morning the Honorable Thomas M. Menino passed into eternal rest after a courageous battl...

Panelists, audience members, place their bets

Panelists, audience members,  place their bets

Thalia Yunen

October 29, 2014

Massachusetts legislators signed a law in 2011 permitting three new casinos and a slots parlor to be built across three different regions in the state. On Nov. 4, residents of Massachusetts will have a chance to either overturn this law or vote for it to come into effect. Because of the way the question...

Two months in, Smith working to get Suffolk on the map

Two months in, Smith working to get Suffolk on the map

Melissa Hanson

October 29, 2014

President Norman Smith entered 73 Tremont with the goal of getting Suffolk on the radar and in higher rankings. After two months in office, it is clear that is his main focus. His office on the top floor of the 73 building is cluttered with marketing materials for colleges that rank higher than Suffolk...

Sex ed program gets results in Boston middle schools

October 29, 2014

by Madeline Scovotti “The talk” - that infamously uncomfortable conversation few teenagers willingly initiate with their parents, and that many parents put off as long as possible. It can be hard for both ends to muster up the courage to start this conversation, but recent findings in Bost...

Photos of Career Week

Photos of Career Week

October 23, 2014

Here are a few shots of Career Week from photographer Craig Martin. ...

Mayor calls for more college housing

Mayor calls for more college housing

Brigitte Carreiro

October 22, 2014

Mayor Martin J. Walsh plans to halve the number of college students living in off-campus apartments by adding approximately 18,500 new dorm beds by the year 2030, according to a statement.  The initiative is part of a new proposal to build 53,000 new housing units in Boston to combat the rising ...

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