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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Don’t forget to vote local in the upcoming city council elections

By Editorial Board
September 11, 2019

The Boston City Council election this fall is quickly ramping up to be one of the most competitive in recent years with a total of 24 candidates running for 13 seats. Tuesday, Sept. 24 marks the Boston...

Watch: East Boston fire destroys family-owned business

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a family-owned casket company on 1411 Bennington St. at about 3:30 p.m. The...

The Boston Fire Department evacuated East Boston residents following a fire that ignited at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the New England Casket Company. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

Photos: East Boston residents evacuate following 9-alarm fire

By Maya Gacina
March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. One student...

Let’s make sure future generations do not have to witness their classes, churches, concerts, and neighborhoods filled with gunfire.  Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Reforming gun laws requires local action

By Matt Mogavero
March 22, 2018

Following the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, I had the opportunity to help draft a regional statement from the Board of Health of several communities north of Boston. My hometown of Peabody...

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