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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, Staff Writer
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...

Max Crumley-Effinger, assistant director of International Students Affairs, holds online OPT workshops for December 2023 graduates.

International students face unique challenges in finding post-graduate employment

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer
Published November 29, 2023

Senior Melodie Baigun isn’t just nervous about finding a job after graduation—she’s terrified. Baigun is an international student from Buenos...

A man dressed as Santa Claus stands in front of the Nova Scotia tree and greets participants.

Dozens flock to Boston Common for annual Nova Scotian tree arrival tradition

By Sam Shipman and Bryan Hecht
Published November 29, 2023

The chilly air around the Boston Common Visitors Center resounded with Christmas music and holiday spirit last Tuesday morning. The occasion marked the...

Boston City Council takes a stance on issues ranging from voting rights to income equality

Boston City Council takes a stance on issues ranging from voting rights to income equality

By Iselin Bratz and DJ Mara
Published November 27, 2023

The Boston City Council took up consequential items at its meeting on Nov. 15. Discussion topics included expanding voting rights, welcoming a guaranteed...

A vote sign near the Boston Common. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)

Boston City Council Election Day voting turnout shows decrease from last year

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published November 15, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Americans all across the country had the opportunity to vote for their elected city officials, specifically city council members. Boston...

Boston City Council makes strides to address the Mass and Cass crisis

Boston City Council makes strides to address the Mass and Cass crisis

By Iselin Bratz, Staff Writer
Published November 15, 2023

In the past two weeks, an ordinance approving tent bans and a grant for the funding of pre and post-arrest diversion of substance users to treatment have...

Protesters chant against Kamala Harris outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel during the vice presidents visit to Boston on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Inside and Outside the Ritz Carlton: Kamala Harris’ Boston Visit

By Merritt Hughes and Sam Lawrence
Published November 14, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Boston on Nov. 9 to speak at Pipefitters Local 537, highlighting the importance of apprenticeship programs and union...

Campaign signs hang from the street lamps outside of the Chinatown YMCA where voters cast their ballots.

New faces set to join Boston City Council

By DJ Mara, Staff Writer
Published November 13, 2023

Election Day in Boston has again come and gone, with many new faces set to join the City Council come January. The race for City Council At-Large was...

Members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts march from the Boston Public Library to City Hall Plaza in the parade on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Boston Veterans Parade honors those who’ve served

By Ashlyn Wang and Yufei Meng
Published November 12, 2023

Boston hosted its annual Veterans Parade on Saturday, Nov. 3, to pay tribute to current and former military service members. The parade, scheduled on the...

Albert “Trey” Fuccillo. (Photo courtesy of Grace Kinney)

21-year-old Trey Fuccillo elected as Marlborough Ward 6 city councilor

By Hannah Nguyen, News Editor
Published November 8, 2023

Albert “Trey” Fuccillo was elected as a Marlborough Ward 6 city council member at the age of 21, making him one of the youngest city councilors in...

A spectator videotapes the parade as marchers begin marching from the Boston Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Mayor Wu, city officials, honor Boston veterans at Salute to Service Parade

By Sam Shipman and Bryan Hecht
Published November 8, 2023

Boston was awash with marching band music and American flags on Saturday afternoon as hundreds gathered along the mile-and-a-half-long route of Boston’s...

Awaiting the results, the four-legged candidate is making the final case for the Best Puppy Eyes award. (Jack Burns for The Beacon)

Photos: Dog lovers rejoice: The best moments from the Doggone Pet Parade

By Jack Burns
Published November 5, 2023

Dog lovers showed off their beloved canines on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the annual Doggone Pet Parade in Downtown Crossing. The parade was judged in multiple...

A rally-goer holds up a sign that reads “Apartheid Wasn’t Okay In South Africa. It Wasn’t Okay In Nazi Germany. Why Is It Okay In Palestine?” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, in Copley Square.

Thousands gather at Copley Square to march for Palestine

By Amin S. Lotfi, Staff Writer
Published November 1, 2023

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, an estimated 2,000 people gathered at Copley Square to call for an end to the occupation of Palestine and for an end to U.S. aid...

Two posters displaying the names of Palestinian families and children killed in Israels response to the Oct. 7 attacks. Individuals gather at The Embrace statue on Boston Common to mourn the civilians lost in the bombings in Palestine.

Emerson students hold vigil to mourn the lives lost in Gaza hospital blast

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
Published November 1, 2023

Editor's note: This story has been updated to remove the names of sources who requested to remain anonymous due to safety concerns. Although their names...

The Prifti family strolls through the parade with their Corgi, Bookie, leading the way.

Wholesome Halloweekend Fun: The Doggone Pet Parade

By Margaux Jubin and Jack Burns
Published November 1, 2023

“Best Dog and Child Duo” winner Suzan Paik walked hand-in-hand with her two children through the center of the Doggone Pet Parade on Saturday. Her...

Boston City Counselor Tania Fernandes Anderson poses with #CHANGETHENAME supporters after a successful 10-3 vote on the proposed resolution at Boston City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023.

City Council calls for the renaming of Faneuil Hall to denounce anti-Black symbols in Boston

By Iselin Bratz, Staff Writer
Published November 1, 2023

The Boston City Council approved a resolution addressing anti-Black symbols in Boston, regarding the name change of the historic Faneuil Hall, named after...

Incumbent Boston City Councilor At-Large Julia Mejia speaks to the attendees as a candidate at the City Council At-Large Candidate Forum at the Fort Point Room in Atlantic Wharf on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

City Council candidates talk the future with Downtown Boston residents

By DJ Mara, Staff Writer
Published November 1, 2023

Candidates for Boston City Council At-Large gathered at the Fort Point Room in Atlantic Wharf on Oct. 24 to participate in a forum hosted by the Downtown...

A protester hoists up a sign that reads Palestine Free From the River to the Sea during the All Out for Palestine rally in front of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square in Boston, on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

Gaza Strip Bombings Spark Protests in the Streets of Boston

By Honor Scorzelli, Beacon Correspondent
Published October 29, 2023

Thousands of protestors gathered outside the Boston Public Library on Monday, Oct. 16, showing solidarity for Palestinians in Gaza following Israel's declaration...

Crews from the Brock Rowing Club compete in the womens lightweight fours on Sunday, Oct.21, 2023. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Rowers and spectators flock to Boston for the 58th Head of the Charles

By Ashlyn Wang, Arthur Mansavage and Annie Zhou
Published October 28, 2023

Boston welcomed the 2023 Head of the Charles Regatta with great enthusiasm despite the heavy rain that drenched the city on Saturday. The world’s...

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