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Rep. Joseph Kennedy kicks off bid for U.S. Senate

Rep. Joseph Kennedy kicks off bid for U.S. Senate

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

September 21, 2019

Democratic Rep. Joseph Kennedy III announced his primary challenge to Senator Edward Markey on Saturday, surrounded by a small group of family, friends, and supporters in the East Boston Social Center. “I’m running for the United States Senate because our country is at a moment of truth,” t...

MBTA announces five-year plan to increase capacity of Green Line stations

MBTA announces five-year plan to increase capacity of Green Line stations

By Faith Bugenhagen

September 11, 2019

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority outlined a five-year plan to renovate the Green Line during their community meeting on Tuesday. Part of the Green Line Transformation plan is the expansion of the Green Line into Somerville and Medford. According to the MBTA website, the construction is slated...

‘Never Again March’ calls on Amazon to cut corporate ties with ICE

‘Never Again March’ calls on Amazon to cut corporate ties with ICE

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Edito

September 6, 2019

Hundreds of activists marched through the streets of Boston Thursday, demanding an end to Amazon’s corporate ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Chanting “Never Again Means Now” and “No Business With ICE,” the protesters marched across the Longfellow Bridge and ended in the A...

MBTA shutdowns to affect ridership on weekends

MBTA shutdowns to affect ridership on weekends

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

September 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority scheduled widespread closures of sections of the T on weekends, starting in mid-September and finishing in December. The Green, Orange, and Red lines all face shutdowns, according to a press release from the MBTA in August. It will provide shuttle buse...

Tensions flare during Boston’s Straight Pride Parade

Tensions flare during Boston’s Straight Pride Parade

August 31, 2019

By Belen Dumont, Tomas Gonzalez, Anissa Gardizy and Jacob Seitz Boston’s first Straight Pride Parade transformed the city’s downtown into scenes of contentious encounters and conflicting ideologies on Saturday.  The parade divided city streets between participants and protestors, separated by metal b...

Live Updates: Boston Straight Pride Parade

Live Updates: Boston Straight Pride Parade

August 31, 2019

The Straight Pride Parade will pass the college’s Boylston and Tremont Street buildings today. The controversial march first gained media attention in June and aims to spread awareness of alleged issues impacting straight people.  President M. Lee Pelton denounced the event in a community wide ema...

Boston Police release plan for parade day

Boston Police release plan for parade day

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

August 30, 2019

The Boston Police Department alerted residents of road closures and other restrictions on Friday via a press release in anticipation of the Straight Pride Parade. The parade will go from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday beginning in Copley Square, going along Boylston St. to Tremont St. and concluding in City...

Parade organizers raise safety concerns following Pelton’s statement

Parade organizers raise safety concerns following Pelton’s statement

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor

August 29, 2019

Straight Pride Parade organizer Samson Racioppi said at a press conference Thursday night that President M. Lee Pelton put parade organizers at risk by denouncing the parade to the Emerson community.  The organizers, who are all members of the group Super Happy Fun America, held the conference at t...

UPDATED: Pelton denounces Straight Pride Parade in community email

UPDATED: Pelton denounces Straight Pride Parade in community email

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor

August 28, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton released a statement today condemning the Straight Pride Parade scheduled to pass by Emerson’s campus on Saturday, August 31.  The parade, which received a permit from the city of Boston in June, coincides with move-in day for returning students. Vice President and Dean of Camp...

Straight Pride Parade Passing Emerson on Move-In Weekend

Straight Pride Parade Passing Emerson on Move-In Weekend

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

August 22, 2019

President Pelton released a statement on Wednesday, August 28. Read the most recent coverage here.  President M. Lee Pelton plans to release a statement in the following days ahead of the Boston Straight Pride Parade scheduled for Saturday, August 31 that first caused controversy in Boston earlie...

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang brings campaign to Boston Common

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang brings campaign to Boston Common

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

April 11, 2019

Andrew Yang, a fringe Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election, called for universal basic income—providing $1,000 a month to every American over the age of 18—at a campaign rally on Boston Common on April 10. As Yang’s first stop on his “Humanity First” tour, he focused on ec...

Gov. Baker signs conversion therapy ban into law for minors

Gov. Baker signs conversion therapy ban into law for minors

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

April 8, 2019

Governor Charles Baker signed a bill banning conversion therapy for minors on April 8. This decision makes Massachusetts the 16th state in the nation to ban the practice. The Massachusetts State House of Representatives passed the legislation by an overwhelming majority of 147-8 on March 13. The...