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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...

Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy students perform at Fenway Park in honor of AAPI Heritage Month in Boston, MA on May, 3, 2022.

Red Sox kick off AAPI Heritage Month at Fenway Park

Jennifer Suryadjaja, Reporter May 7, 2022

On Tuesday evening, Jersey Street was filled with Red Sox fans geared up for a game against the Los Angeles Angels. Amid the crowd’s noise,  clamoring for pictures of the historic ballpark and sizzling...

Local pastor alters the coverage of Bostons Black community

Local pastor alters the coverage of Boston’s Black community

Simya Dickson, Reporter May 4, 2022

In Boston’s large media market, many prominent news organizations fail to cover anything besides the hardships of the surrounding Black community. Boston Black News, an up-and-coming broadcast news organization...

Workers from Starbucks United and local coffee shop unions marched in Cambridge on Sunday, May 1.

Boston Starbucks workers march with local cafes against union-busting

Matt Wolfinger, Reporter May 3, 2022

Workers from Boston-based Starbucks locations as well as local coffee chains Pavement, Darwin’s Ltd. and others gathered and marched through Cambridge on Sunday to support coffee shop unions and stand...

Screengrab of the Seaport Hotel in the Seaport, Boston.

[VIDEO] Green Hotel Revolution: Greater Boston hotels strive for sustainability

Katie Mogg, Reporter April 28, 2022

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston welcomed almost 23 million tourists every year. And as temperatures rise and travel restrictions loosen, the culturally and historically-rich city is in for a bustling...

Members of City Feed Unite and other union organizations gathered at the Soldiers Monument in Jamaica Plain to support the unionization effort on Sunday, Apr. 24.

Workers hold rally in solidarity with grocery store union

Matt Wolfinger, Reporter April 27, 2022

Worker-organizers and community members gathered Sunday afternoon under the Soldiers Monument in Jamaica Plain to stand in solidarity with the workers of organic grocery store and cafe City Feed and Supply,...

Welcome sign outside of the Berkeley Community Garden in the South End, Boston.

After two years, Berkeley Community Garden reopens to the public

Elisabeth Hadjis, Assistant Editor April 25, 2022

Earlier this month, lifted pandemic restrictions allowed members of the South End’s historic Berkeley Community Garden, or BCG, to gather for their first annual Spring Cleanup potluck since 2019. On...

Photo of a mask and childrens learning sheet.

Clinicians, caregivers notice the effects of the pandemic on child development

Sangya Gupta, Reporter April 13, 2022

As somewhat normalcy returns to cities across the U.S., caregivers are noticing the pandemic’s impediment to child development. Experts are observing that children coming into speech-language pathology...

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