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Massachusetts reports 2,107 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
April 10, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,107 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a slight decline from the 2,184 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 3. Saturday’s total marks the fourth day this week...

Emerson's testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports three new positive COVID-19 tests, bringing semester total to 151

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 9, 2021

Emerson reported three new positive COVID-19 tests Friday out of the 1,225 tests administered Thursday, bringing the college’s 7-day positivity rate to .48 percent and to 28 positives reported in the...

April 1, 2021- Mayor Kim Janey provides an update on Covid 19 and is also joined by Porsha Olayiwola, the City of Boston Poet Laureate, to kick off National Poetry Month.

Janey leaps into race for Boston mayor

By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service
April 6, 2021

Janey will run. Kim Janey, the former city councilor who has been serving as acting mayor for two weeks following the resignation of Martin Walsh, will seek a four-year term this fall, ending speculation...

Emerson senior defeated in special election

Emerson senior defeated in special election

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
April 1, 2021

Richard Fucillo, a senior communications major, fell short in his bid to become the youngest lawmaker on Beacon Hill this Tuesday—though he managed to place second in the race as an independent candidate. Garnering...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,252 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 31, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,252 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,683 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 36.  Wednesday’s case total marks the first day this week...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,817 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 28, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,817 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a rise from the 2,362 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 29.  Saturday’s case total marked the third time this week...

Kelly Bates

Founding director of Elma Lewis center launches City Council campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
March 25, 2021

Kelly Bates has a laundry list of qualifications in her bid for the Boston City Council—not least among them her tenure as inaugural director of Emerson’s Elma Lewis Center. Bates—who headed the...

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 24, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,865 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,476 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 54.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,103 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 22, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,103 new coronavirus cases Monday, a decline from the 1,678 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 27.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson students eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 17, 2021

Emerson students are slated to be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting April 19, along with the rest of the general public.  The completed vaccination rollout timeline for all remaining...

A photo of South Street Diner

Local restaurants navigate reopening under lifted restrictions

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
March 11, 2021

The progressive relaxation of the state’s coronavirus restrictions over the past several weeks cleared the way for Emerson-area restaurants to start returning to normal operations—though the shift...

Emerson's testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports 4 positive COVID-19 tests, bringing semester total to 89

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 4, 2021

Emerson reported four new positive COVID-19 tests out of 2,098 tests administered on March 2 and 3 on Thursday, bringing the college’s cumulative positive tests to 149. Emerson’s cumulative testing...

Boston's Fenway Park empty

Baker announces Phase Four reopening by end of March

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
February 25, 2021

Massachusetts will enter the final step, Step Two, of Phase Three in its four-phase reopening plan next Monday, with plans to move into Phase Four as early as March 22. The Commonwealth’s reopening...

Richard Fucillo stands in front of the State House.

Emerson senior mounts State House campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
February 25, 2021

The contest to fill an open seat for the Massachusetts House of Representatives now includes an unusual face in state politics—an Emerson College senior. Richard Fucillo, a 22-year old communications...

Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,114 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
February 23, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,114 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a decline from the 1,150 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 30.  Tuesday marks the eleventh day in a row cases have fallen...

The exterior of Lambert's Marketplace.

Lambert’s Marketplace, new dining partner, faces complications at Board Bucks launch

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
February 11, 2021

Lambert’s Marketplace experienced a slew of technical difficulties as the convenience store and sandwich shop transitioned to accepting Emerson’s Board Bucks last week. The locale was announced...

4th Wall general manager Diky Melville serving two patrons behind a plexiglass divider.

Woken from hibernation, 4th Wall returns after brief hiatus

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
February 8, 2021

From behind a large plexiglass divider, bartender Emmanuel Parent looked around the 4th Wall Restaurant & Bar, gesturing to the sparsely-populated booths and barstools on Tuesday. “It's not ideal,...

The glow of the green neon sign outside The Tam on Tremont Street.

A limited menu buoys The Tam through the pandemic

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 31, 2021

The Tam, a venerable Tremont Street dive bar, is best-known amongst Emerson students for its potent drinks. But this summer, it was a menu of turkey sandwiches, Hot Pockets, and popcorn that enabled their...

Katherine Mancia, daughter of Maria's owner Cristian Mancia

Maria’s Taqueria faces financial trouble amidst coronavirus pandemic

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 27, 2021

Cristian Mancia, the owner of Maria’s Taqueria, starts his day working his full-time job at a financial company. Once finished, he heads over to his family-owned restaurant on Tremont Street, sometimes...

Emerson's COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

With cases dropping, newly emerging COVID-19 variants threaten to reignite the pandemic

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
January 27, 2021

As the coronavirus’ grip begins—tentatively and ploddingly—to loosen after months spent bludgeoning communities with deadly surges of new infections, several new variants of the virus have emerged,...

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