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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. speaking at a COVID-19 update inside the Massachusetts State House.

Gov. Baker lifts 9:30 pm curfew on restaurants, other businesses

By Colin A. Young, State House News Service January 21, 2021

Citing improvements to COVID-19 metrics since the start of the year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he will lift the 9:30 p.m. curfew that he imposed in November on restaurants and other businesses,...

Laura Beth Levis

Massachusetts passes Laura’s Law in honor of late Emerson alum

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2021

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed “Laura’s Law” on Friday, named after a beloved Emerson alumna who died of an asthma attack in 2016 while sitting outside a locked emergency room door. In...

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

By Dana Gerber, Ann E. Matica, Alec Klusza, and Frankie Rowley January 20, 2021

After 1,462 days of one of the most contentious presidential administrations to date, the sun broke out in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 3,987 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 3,987 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a drastic rise from the 2,567 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 78.  Wednesday marks the second time this week that...

Pedestrians walking by the 4th Wall restaurant & bar.

4th Wall Restaurant & Bar closes indefinitely

By Dana Gerber, News Editor January 16, 2021

After two-and-a-half years lighting up Tremont Street with its iconic neon red sign, the 4th Wall Restaurant & Bar will go dark for an indefinite hibernation period Saturday. “It’s weird,”...

Police officers stand outside the Massachusetts State House.

Boston, Emerson police brace for Inauguration Day

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 15, 2021

In preparation for potential demonstrations, Boston police plan to increase security near Emerson’s campus in the days in preparation for potential violence on inauguration day.  BPD plans to increase...

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Baker: “No known threats” here after violence in DC

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service January 12, 2021

With the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden being planned just eight days from now, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the state is not aware of any threats at this point that would warrant activating...

The Boloco location next to Emerson College on Boylston Street.

Boloco reopens downtown locale after long hiatus

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor January 11, 2021

Boloco Modern Mexican will reopen its Boston Common location on Jan. 12, resuming dining at the Emerson staple for the first time in nine months. The restaurant will return on Wednesday with limited...

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service January 7, 2021

College students would be anonymously surveyed about their experiences with sexual misconduct on campus and would have access to new, confidential resources in the event of sexual assault, under a bill...

Joe Biden walks with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh during a visit to the city n 2019.

Walsh poised to jump to Biden team as Labor Secretary

By Colin A. Young, State House News Service January 7, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden formally nominated Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as labor secretary Thursday night, solidifying Massachusetts' influence on the incoming administration and opening up what...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston sees highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases since spring

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2021

Wednesday’s spike in new COVID-19 cases was the largest Boston has seen in a single day since spring, Mayor Martin J. Walsh reported in a press conference on Thursday.  Walsh, delivering a COVID-19...

Boston Mayer Martin J. Walsh.

Walsh calls for Trump to “be removed from office”

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2021

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said President Donald J. Trump should be removed from office following the armed insurrection of the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday.  “I absolutely believe that the president...

Following the protest Wednesday evening, the Massachusetts State House front gate holds a white flag with

Demonstrators march to Massachusetts State House to protest US Capitol siege

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Multimedia Managing Editor January 7, 2021

More than 50 demonstrators marched from Nubian Square to the Massachusetts State House Wednesday night protesting the Trump-inspired siege of the U.S. Capitol Building during the certification of electoral...

Rioters stormed the United States Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.

“It’s absolutely terrifying”: D.C.-area Emerson students denounce insurrection at U.S. Capitol Building

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 6, 2021

Emerson students living in the Washington D.C. area expressed fear and outrage as a right-wing mob supporting President Donald J. Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon, forcing the...

Marty Walsh poses for a portrait outside the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020 while waiting to cast a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.

Boston extending reopening rollback by three weeks

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 5, 2021

Boston will continue on with its rolled back reopening until Jan. 27, three weeks later than scheduled, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced at a press conference at Faneuil Hall on Tuesday. The city has...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Baker: Vaccine Doses Arriving in Expected Numbers

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service December 30, 2020

The Baker administration has been anticipating that Massachusetts would receive about 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2020, a projection that Gov. Charlie Baker said on the second-to-last...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents on Tuesday to celebrate the winter holidays safely as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the commonwealth.

Baker Appeals for Household-Only Holidays After Thanksgiving Spike

By Collin A. Young, State House News Service December 15, 2020

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, emphasis on little. That was the message Tuesday from Gov. Charlie Baker as he urged people to take COVID-19 safety precautions more seriously during the December...

sabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Walsh rolls back Boston reopening amid virus surge

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor December 14, 2020

Boston will move back to phase two of its reopening Wednesday forcing the closures of many indoor activities amid a drastic spike in COVID-19 infections, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Monday.  The...

The Little Building residence hall.

College greenhouse gas emissions increase with Little Building reopening

By Patrick Pierce December 12, 2020

An annual city report found that Emerson’s greenhouse gas emissions saw a slight increase in 2019 with the reopening of the Little Building residential hall.  The Little Building alone has added...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker updates the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan on December 9, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Baker outlines state plan to vaccinate for COVID-19

By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service December 9, 2020

The Baker administration plans to distribute 300,000 COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months to Massachusetts residents and workers who face the highest risks for the virus, starting its immunization...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Case Surge Prompts Baker to Dial Back Reopening

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service December 8, 2020

Capacity limits will be lowered across an array of businesses, some indoor recreation venues will again close, and rules around mask-wearing and dining out will be tightened starting Sunday, as Massachusetts...

The Nova Scotia Tree for Boston lit up just under two weeks after arriving in the Common.

Photos: Boston lights up Nova Scotia Christmas Tree in Common

By Domenic Conte, Magazine Editor December 3, 2020

Last month, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia sent down its annual "Nova Scotia Tree for Boston" to the city, which receives a tree each year as a thank you for a century-old aid effort from the...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh gives voice to “shutting things down”

By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service December 3, 2020

Boston stands at a crucial inflection point in the pandemic's latest surge, and the arc of case growth over the next few days could determine whether city leaders reinstate a near-total shutdown, Mayor...

President Lee Pelton announced the Marlboro-Emerson merger at a town hall meeting in fall 2019. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

President Lee Pelton to resign in June, lead Boston Foundation

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton will leave his position in June to take over as chief executive officer and president of local philanthropic leader The Boston Foundation. The announcement of Pelton’s...

Mediterranean restaurant Garbanzo opened on Emerson's campus in August.

Campus-adjacent businesses anticipating revenue hit following student departure

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor December 1, 2020

Businesses around Emerson’s Boston campus are anticipating a dropoff in sales after most students left for an extended seven-week winter break. The imminent closure of residence halls and departure...

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