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Thousands of people march shoulder to shoulder on the Boston Common during the 8th annual Winter Walk on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Thousands attend Winter Walk on Boston Common to end homelessness

By Sam Shipman, Staff Writer
Published February 14, 2024

A sea of blue beanies marched through the streets of Boston Common on Sunday morning to support the 8th annual Winter Walk and raise awareness for people...

City Council considers accepting public safety grants at weekly meeting

City Council considers accepting public safety grants at weekly meeting

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz
Published February 13, 2024

The Boston City Council considered distributing grants and supporting resolutions on public safety and the arts at its meeting on Feb. 7 in the Christopher...

Colorful lanterns covered the entrance of the festival. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

Photos: Tết 2024 in Boston: A vibrant showcase of Vietnamese culture

By Jack Burns, Staff Writer
Published February 9, 2024

At the 35th annual "Tết in Boston" festival, a celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, over 75 vendors and thousands of attendees packed the Flynn...

Eventgoers find a spot to enjoy their drinks. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

35th annual ‘Tết in Boston’ festival offers the Vietnamese community a sense of home

By Sabrina Lam and Jack Burns
Published February 8, 2024

Nestled inside an unassuming cruise terminal on the South Boston waterfront laid the vibrant 35th annual “Tết in Boston” festival, filled with Vietnamese...

From left, Councilors Enrique Pepén, Henry Santana, and Benjamin Weber; Brian Worrell, and Erin Murphy applaud as a resolution is given at a recent City Council Meeting. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

New Boston city councilors emphasize need for collaboration and cultural shift in upcoming term

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz
Published February 6, 2024

The Boston City Council welcomed four new members in January. Each of the newly inaugurated members has emphasized the need for collaboration among councilors...

A vendor gives chocolate ice cream to a customer at the Harvard Square Taste of Chocolate Festival in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. (Frank Chen for the Beacon)

Photos: Harvard Square celebrates 16 years of chocolate indulgence

By Frank Chen
Published February 1, 2024

From Jan. 26 to 28, the 16th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival captivated thousands of sweet-toothed enthusiasts. Harvard Square was transformed into...

Emerson community reacts to abnormal weather patterns in Boston

Emerson community reacts to abnormal weather patterns in Boston

By Sam Shipman, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

Bostonians are no strangers to bizarre winters, keeping their coats and snow boots readily accessible in the winter months—but this year, everything...

People sample free chocolate provided by local businesses at the 16th annual Harvard Square Taste of Chocolate fair, some waiting over an hour in the cold to sample a few morsels of chocolate in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. (Amin S. Lotfi/Beacon Staff)

A sweet weekend: Harvard Square’s Taste of Chocolate Festival returns with free chocolate extravaganza tastings

By Olivia LeDuc, News Editor
Published January 31, 2024

Chocolate lovers convened at Brattle Street in Cambridge on Saturday, dressed in warm winter garments and eagerly waiting in line for hours to get their...

A group of furries march outside of the Anthro New England Convention. (Photo by Doktor is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Anthro New England attracts large furry fandom to Seaport district

By Sam Shipman and Bryan Hecht
Published January 29, 2024

Thousands of furries and members of the furry fandom converged on The Westin in Boston’s Seaport district last weekend for the eighth annual Anthro New...

Hundreds gather on John F. Kennedy Street to protest Chase Banks investment in Elbit systems, on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Sofia Waldron/Beacon Staff)

BDS Boston protests in Harvard Square over Chase Bank’s investment in Elbit Systems

By Sofia Waldron, Reels Editor
Published January 24, 2024

A crowd of hundreds gathered in front of Chase Bank’s Harvard Square location in Cambridge on Saturday morning to protest the institution's investment...

Iowa GOP party volunteers count caucus votes at West Des Moines precinct 316, located in the cafeteria of Valley Southwoods Freshman High School. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

2024 Iowa Caucuses narrow the Republican playing field

By DJ Mara, Assistant News Editor
Published January 24, 2024

The 2024 Iowa Caucuses came and went for voters across the Hawkeye State, with record-cold temperatures putting a damper on the usual fanfare and crowds...

The New England Patriots logo.

Patriots have dropped the ball since Tom Brady left

By Anna Knepley, Assistant Sports Editor
Published December 14, 2023

After the collapse of the Tom Brady dynasty in New England, the Patriots are struggling to replicate the Super Bowl-winning seasons led by the star quarterback.  This...

Norman Lear ‘44

‘Everything that Norman did was influenced by humanity’: Friends and fans remember Norman Lear ‘44

By Hannah Nguyen, Managing Editor
Published December 13, 2023

If there’s one thing to know about Norman Lear, it’s that he valued giving others the spotlight. “He wanted to listen to you and wanted to know...

Emerson CPLA hosts gun safety rally in Boston Common

Emerson CPLA hosts gun safety rally in Boston Common

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer
Published December 13, 2023

Emerson’s Communication, Politics, and Law Association (CPLA) hosted a gun safety rally on Dec. 10 in the Boston Common in front of the State House in...

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Rabbi Yosef Jazklos rise 22 feet into the air to light the menorah on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023.

Annual menorah lighting marks the first night of Hanukkah and casts a beacon of hope amid rising anti-semitism

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer
Published December 13, 2023

The Chabad of Downtown Boston held its 40th annual menorah lighting on Dec. 7, drawing in hundreds of Boston’s Jewish community members.  Standing...

City council floats creation of climate superfund

City council floats creation of climate superfund

By Iselin Bratz and DJ Mara
Published December 13, 2023

At its Dec. 6 meeting, the Boston City Council deliberated on several significant issues, from supporting the creation of a climate superfund to granting...

MBTAs Park Street Station.

MBTA Green Line closure lengthens commute times for students

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published December 6, 2023

Between Nov. 27 to Dec. 6, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed the Green Line for necessary repairs and to eliminate slow zones....

Tremont Street at night.

Emerson students reflect on dull nightlife

By Sam Shipman, Staff Writer
Published December 6, 2023

Given Boston’s reputation as one of the safest cities in the country and its status as a “college city” with over 150,000 students enrolled in one...

Performers and viewers of the event join on stage to light the tree on Boston Common on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Boston Common celebrates various festivities during Holiday Tree Lighting

By Bryan Hecht and Sam Shipman
Published December 6, 2023

A cold night was turned warm with friendship in the heart of Boston last week. On Thursday night, the Boston Common lawn had a stage festively adorned...

City Council floats creation of committee on domestic violence

City Council floats creation of committee on domestic violence

By DJ Mara, Assistant News Editor
Published December 5, 2023

The Boston City Council discussed several topics at its meeting on Nov. 29, ranging from updating the ordinance on non-motorized street food carts to creating...

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