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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Michelle Wu greets supporters after winning the mayoral election on Nov. 2.

Wu triumphs in mayor’s race; first woman, person of color to be elected to city’s top job

By Frankie Rowley and Bailey Allen
November 2, 2021

Michelle Wu secured victory in Boston’s mayoral election Tuesday night, defeating her opponent, at-large city councilor Annissa Essaibi George, by nearly 30 points in a historic race to become the first...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 2,215 new coronavirus cases, lowest since Jan. 19

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 26, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,215 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a significant decline from the 3,477 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 41. Tuesday’s cases mark the lowest cases have...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston to move into Phase Three, Step One of reopening Feb. 1

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 26, 2021

Boston will move to Phase Three, Step One of reopening on Feb. 1, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday, allowing a slew of businesses to reopen after a month of closures.  Boston entered Phase Three...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,635 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of pandemic

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,635 new coronavirus cases Friday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and an uptick from the 7,136 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston sees highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases since spring

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

Wednesday’s spike in new COVID-19 cases was the largest Boston has seen in a single day since spring, Mayor Martin J. Walsh reported in a press conference on Thursday.  Walsh, delivering a COVID-19...

Boston Mayer Martin J. Walsh.

Walsh calls for Trump to “be removed from office”

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said President Donald J. Trump should be removed from office following the armed insurrection of the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday.  “I absolutely believe that the president...

Massachusetts reports 4,178 new coronavirus cases

Massachusetts reports 4,178 new coronavirus cases

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 5, 2021

Massachusetts reported 4,178 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a slight decline from the 4,358 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 63. The state is seeing a surge in the number of deaths...

Seals played for Emerson Varese in Italy during the 1979-80 season.

Former assistant men’s basketball coach Bruce Seals dies aged 67

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
January 1, 2021

Former men’s basketball player Alex Yoh ‘12, who often got struck with the “injury bug” during his Emerson career, said his time on the Lions’ bench was “totally wholesome” while alongside...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Mayor Marty Walsh casts vote for Biden-Harris in Dorchester

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 3, 2020

Outside of the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library Tuesday morning, a line of Boston voters, all six feet apart, waited to cast their votes in the general election. In that line, dressed...

Screenshot from the ICA Panel on racism, contemporary art, and public health.

Racism and public health: ICA Boston discusses the role of the artist in 2020

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
November 2, 2020

In June, Mayor Marty Walsh declared racism a public health crisis as millions of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded justice for police brutality victims like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The Institute...

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