Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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10 Chinatown businesses to support this Lunar New Year

By Hannah Nguyen and Abigail Lee
February 3, 2022

Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1 this year, and Emerson students have the perfect opportunity to support businesses in neighboring Chinatown. This community has a rich and vibrant history, and students can...

Mediterranean restaurant Garbanzo opened on Emersons campus in August.

Campus-adjacent businesses anticipating revenue hit following student departure

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
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...

The outside of City Smoke Shop in Downtown Crossing is boarded up.

Emerson, Boston brace for potential civil unrest as election picture clarifies

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
November 4, 2020

A purple sunset settled over Boston early Tuesday evening. The streets, bustling with people in the afternoon, thinned out, as rays of golden light spilled through the trees on Boston Common. The city...

Diky Melville, general manager of The Fourth Wall, said the business will suffer greatly with students leaving at the preventative measures set by Gov. Charlie Baker

Local restaurants struggle with new regulations and lack of college students

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
March 18, 2020

Local businesses are reeling after Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh laid out a sweeping set of regulations over the weekend that prohibits restaurants from serving food and alcohol in-house and...

Marlboro College junior Sally Fletcher works at a local coffeeshop in Brattleboro, Vermont / Jakob Menendez

Marlboro College’s closure leaves community businesses concerned

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
November 14, 2019

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.—Marlboro College junior Sally Fletcher has worked at Mochajoe’s—a popular cafe—for about eight months, but the Vermont native will have to leave her barista position if she decides...

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