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Boston City Council meeting April 1, 2020

Boston City Council meeting April 1, 2020

Jordan Erb

April 3, 2020

All councilors were virtually present for the Boston City Council meeting on April 1, 2020, which was held on Zoom and live streamed. The following dockets were presented and discussed: Docket #0578 Councilor Ed Flynn offered a resolution urging insurance carriers to provide continuous coverage to re...

Where are Boston’s food banks?

Where are Boston's food banks?

Catherine McGloin, Editor-in-chief

April 3, 2020

School closures, lay-offs, mounting bills and stockpilers sweeping supermarket shelves; many people are stretched to afford and find enough food to feed their families, while Boston's state of public emergency in response to COVID-19 rolls on. Food banks are feeling the pressure, as more residents turn t...

New parking regulations enforced in Boston during COVID-19 outbreak

Parking restrictions in Boston during COVID-10 outbreak in Boston.

Catherine McGloin, Editor-in-chief

March 27, 2020

LAST UPDATED: April, 7, 2020. Last night, Mayor Martin Walsh announced temporary changes to parking and transportation regulations in Boston. These measures are designed to help improve access to medical facilities and small businesses. They also remove some of the burden for Boston searching ...

Boston City Council meeting March 25, 2020

Boston City Council meeting March 25, 2020

Jordan Erb, Reporter

March 26, 2020

All councilors were present for the Boston City Council meeting on March 25, 2020, which was held virtually through the video-conferencing app, Zoom. The video was live streamed on the City Council’s website, as well as on its YouTube channel, and can be viewed here. The meeting’s dockets wer...

Housing Court Postpones Evictions due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Northeast Housing Court in Lowell, Massachusetts. All non-emergency court events have been cancelled to reduce the number of people in the buildings during COVID-19.

Eileen O'Grady, Editor

March 18, 2020

Starting today, the Massachusetts Housing Court will postpone evictions in the state due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan of the Massachusetts Housing Court issued an order on March 13 stating that all non-emergency court events, including small claims matters, civil...

How is coronavirus affecting Boston’s nonprofits?

Ethos in Jamaica Plain has closed ten of their community cafes, but will still serve the elderly through Meals on Wheels or home delivery. / Photo by Eileen O'Grady

Catherine McGloin, Ruth Hunger, and Eileen O'Grady

March 17, 2020

As Boston prepares to flatten the curve of coronavirus through social-distancing, school closures and restaurant shutdowns, Mayor Martin Walsh yesterday launched a fund to support nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. The Boston Resiliency Fund will support organizations providing essential services...

Edit-a-thon adds more female artists to Wikipedia

Amanda Rust, a Wikipedia expert and resource librarian at Northeastern University, teaches a group of new Wikipedia editors. / Photo by Katelyn Sahagian

Katelyn Sahagian, Reporter

March 17, 2020

Melodie Arya, 19, flipped through her notes while drafting a Wikipedia page on Huamo Tso, one of her favorite feminist poets.  “I want people to know that this is important,” Arya said. “Future generations will know who she is and why she’s important.” Arya, a student at Massachuset...

#MeToo or #UsToo? BU panel discusses inclusive feminism

Panelists Lyndall Gordon, Patricia Herzog, Sophie Seita and Crystal Williams discussed the intersection of art and inclusive feminism at Boston University's Law School, Feb. 27.

Mayra Parrilla Guerrero and Avantika Panda

March 11, 2020

Professors, writers and musicians came together at Boston University last month for a panel discussion about the #MeToo movement and inclusive feminism. Hosted by the university’s Center for the Humanities on Feb. 27, the panel featured Lyndall Gordon, Patricia Herzog, Sophie Seita and Crystal Wil...

How did Boston vote in the 2020 presidential primary?

Map showing how each precinct in Boston voted. Built by Alexa Gagosz.

Alexa Gagosz, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden climbed to the front of the line in Massachusetts this week. After a victorious Super Tuesday, triumphant in 10 of the 14 states, Biden pommeled Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her home state and edged progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders, garnering almost 34% of the vote in t...

Everything you need to know about voting in Boston on Super Tuesday

Eileen O'Grady, Editor

March 2, 2020

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, the day residents of Massachusetts as well as 13 other states cast their ballots in the presidential primary election. Here in Boston, early voting took place last week from Monday, Feb. 24 to Friday, Feb. 28 at City Hall and 12 other satellite locations around the city, and the Elect...

Photo Essay: Boston Winter Walk

Boston Winter Walk. Photo by Lex Weaver.

Lex Weaver, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Hundreds of people marched through Boston Feb. 9 to raise money for homeless charities in Greater Boston.  The fourth annual Boston Winter Walk drew residents from across the city, to enjoy musical performances, donated breakfast sandwiches, share stories and show support for ending homelessness in Bo...

Boston walks to fight homelessness

The main stage in Copley Square, where prayers were said, stories shared and hot coffee fueled the Winter Walk. Photo by Maria Aguirre.

Maria Aguirre Torres

February 11, 2020

Bundled up against the morning chill, around 1900 people gathered in Copley Square Sunday, Feb. 9, to raise money and awareness for the homeless surviving winter on the notoriously cold streets of Boston.  For the fourth consecutive year, the 2-mile Winter Walk took participants, both housed and homeless, down ...

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