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Inside Matthews Arena polling location

The Massachusetts Primary Election is Today. Here’s What’s Your Need to Know.

Mehr Singh, Editor September 6, 2022

Starting at 7 a.m. today, Bostonians will head to the polls to cast their votes in Massachusetts' Primary. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin's office reported that as of Friday at 4 p.m.,...

A woman steps out of a train at the Forest Hills stop

As Green, Orange Line Service Halts, Local Business Stalls

Mehr Singh and Melissa Clavijo August 22, 2022

On August 5, the MBTA announced shutdowns of the Orange and Green Lines serving the communities of Malden, Medford, Somerville, and Boston, in efforts to upgrade the 120-year-old rapid line. With an average...

Spokespeople from Social Feminists address concerns over abortion and LGBTQIA rights.

‘Endless protesting doesn’t actually win victories,’ city activists say

After the overturn of Roe v. Wade was announced on Friday, June 24, Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order to "further preserve" abortion rights in Massachusetts and protect "reproductive health...

The festival took place on Sunday, June 12.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival returns with lineup of festivities

Jennifer Suryadjaja, Reporter June 17, 2022

After a two-year hiatus from an in-person event, the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returned to Cambridge with a whole-day program of culture, food and festivities Sunday for its 43rd celebration. The...

Many that attended Saturdays held signs to show their support towards gun reform.

Advocates rally for gun reform at Christopher Columbus Park

Jennifer Suryadjaja, Reporter June 13, 2022

In the wake of mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, hundreds gathered at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston’s North End to demand new gun safety policies Saturday.  The demonstration...

Domenic Espositos Feeling Verdigris features a bronze hooded figure on a wood panel. His work shines light on empathy for those struggling with mental health.

Boston exhibition shines light on mental health in eclectic collection

Jennifer Suryadjaja, Reporter June 6, 2022

  Since Christine O’Donnell opened Beacon Gallery in 2017, she has intentionally curated exhibitions with social justice in mind.  “It is something that I look at from a lot of different...

Families came out for the two day heritage celebration, where they were able to participate in arts and craft and watch live cultural performances.

Educators and families join forces for Cambridge-Somerville Asian Festival

Jennifer Suryadjaja, Reporter May 24, 2022

Tucked away underneath the shades of the outdoor pavilion at Somerville’s CALA condominium complex, organizers from Cambridge Families of Asian Descent, Pan Asian Club, Asian Educators Resource Groups,...

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, NY -based artist and trained architect, sitting on her latest installation, YEAR OF THE TIGER, at Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown, Boston on May 14, 2022.

Pao Arts Center celebrates five years, new installation comes to Mary Soo Hoo Park

Lex Weaver, Editor-in-chief May 18, 2022

  Mary Soo Hoo Park in Chinatown has been reactivated with a site-specific public art installation, “YEAR OF THE TIGER,” by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, a NY-based artist, commissioned by Pao Arts...

Tom Grennan and his band taking a short break in between songs during their performance at Brighton Music Hall.

‘A new wave of joy:’ How Boston’s live music scene has made its post-pandemic comeback

Colette Pollauf, Reporter May 17, 2022

  There aren’t many places that provide a greater sense of community than live music venues: hundreds of people crammed into a small room together, singing their hearts out with total strangers...

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday, May 14 at Boston Common to protest the possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade, which will affect safe abortion access in the U.S.

Thousands react to Roe v. Wade leaked draft at Boston Common rally

Jennifer Suryadjaja, Reporter May 16, 2022

  Thousands of supporters baked under the near-record high temperatures gathered at Boston Common Saturday to attend Boston’s Bans Off Our Bodies rally, sponsored by Planned Parenthood Advocacy...

Green Line at Union Square, Boston

[VIDEO] Green Line expansion increases push for rent control in Somerville

Desmond LaFave and Ilana Gersten May 12, 2022

  When planning for the Green Line Extension was started in 2006, it was exciting for many Somerville residents who would finally have access to more of Boston on the T. After the first station...

‘If we don’t do something, we will be bearing the cost:’ How stormwater pollution is contaminating Boston’s waterways

‘If we don’t do something, we will be bearing the cost:’ How stormwater pollution is contaminating Boston’s waterways

Xinyu Lu and Jiawen Xu May 10, 2022

As much as 500 million gallons of sewage, mixed with stormwater, flow into Boston harbor through rivers that carry pollutants every year. Stormwater pollution is the combination of rainwater and pollutants...

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