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Polling ahead: Michelle Wu’s campaign has volunteers speak to unclaimed voters in a strategy to win the election

Polling ahead: Michelle Wu’s campaign has volunteers speak to unclaimed voters in a strategy to win the election

Delaney Murray, Reporter October 21, 2021

  West Roxbury retiree Jonathan Feltner and finance consultant Steven Lee volunteer for Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign exclusively as a pair. The duo believes talking to members of their community...

Northeastern students on campus safety, sexual assault and Greek life culture

Northeastern students on campus safety, sexual assault and Greek life culture

Elena Giardina and Sebastian Grace October 21, 2021

  Last week, undergraduate students from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism spoke to approximately 50 of their peers on campus, discussing campus safety, sexual assault and Greek...

(L-R) Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi Georg

Essaibi George and Wu turn up the heat at second live debate

Jacob Bentzinger, CityWatch Reporter October 20, 2021

  Boston mayoral candidates Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George butted heads in their second public debate Tuesday evening. Topics included rent stabilization, public transit and Boston public...

aNova Brazil teaches a dance to the HONK! Festival at Seven Hills Park in Somerville.

HONK! Festival 2021 may be over, but social justice efforts continue

Molly Swanton and Taylor Blackley October 16, 2021

The music and social justice activism of HONK! Festival echoed through multiple neighborhoods in Greater Boston last weekend. HONK! Festival 2021 activities kicked off last Saturday morning in Somerville,...

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City Council discusses safety conditions of Boston Public Schools in extreme temperatures

Molly Swanton, Assistant Editor October 1, 2021

Boston City Council discussed plans to address the safety conditions of Boston Public Schools buildings and classrooms during extreme temperatures in a virtual meeting on Sept. 30. Councilor at-large...

Members of Unmasking Fidelity coalition gather with signs and letter near Fidelity Investments’ headquarters on September 30th, 2021.

Fidelity Charitable exposed for funding hate groups, activists demand disclosure

Marigo Farr, Reporter October 1, 2021

  “Cause neutral”­ – when it comes to funding charitable organizations, that’s the stated philosophy of the largest philanthropic institution in the United States. Any charity, no matter...

A group of walkers celebrated as they neared the finish line.

Organizations, funders raise awareness for HIV/AIDS treatment through 5K

Taylor Blackley, Reporter September 29, 2021

  The 36th annual AIDS Walk and Run Boston took place at Carson Beach on Sunday.  Over $360,000 was raised in support of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.  AIDS Action and community health...

Alex-Ponte Capellan poured out a can of Turtle Swamp Brewings beer onto the sidewalk in front of the JP Taproom after speaking at the protest on Sept. 18.

Legal dispute over zoning is driving a wedge between Jamaica Plain neighbors

Taylor Blackley, Reporter September 20, 2021

  A much-needed affordable housing project for low-income seniors in Jamaica Plain was approved for construction over four months ago by the Boston Housing Development Authority. But in order for...

(L-R) Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi Georg

Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi George and Boston City Council candidates advance to the general election

Lex Weaver, Editor-in-chief September 15, 2021

  After a long night of delays due to a surplus of mail-in and dropbox ballots on election day, the mayoral and Boston City Council results are finally in. Over 45 candidates ran for 13 City...

Bostonians voice their concerns at the mayoral primaries: ‘You can’t complain if you didn’t participate’

Bostonians voice their concerns at the mayoral primaries: ‘You can’t complain if you didn’t participate’

Boston voters at Tuesday’s historic preliminary mayoral election called for a leader who will take action on a wide variety of issues — from improving public education and raising vaccination rates,...

Debut Mission Hill Arts Festival inspired attendees to value the work of local artists

Taylor Blackley, Reporter September 9, 2021

Throughout five shows, the first-ever Mission Hill Arts Festival sparked inspiration and conversations between artists and audiences. The musicians who performed often defied genre categorization, and...

Centuries-old traditions brought thousands to celebrate and worship in Little Italy

Centuries-old traditions brought thousands to celebrate and worship in Little Italy

Taylor Blackley, Reporter August 31, 2021

  Boston’s North End streets filled with thousands of visitors and the smell of delicious Italian food all weekend long. Sunday was the culmination of the yearly four-day festival for Saint Anthony’s...

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