Articles by: Katie McCreedy

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Skaters enjoys the skating path at Boston Winter Nov. 25. Many of the 85 businesses running kiosks in the holiday market were small and local. Credit staff photographer Cheyenne Tang.
Skaters enjoy the skating path at Boston Winter Nov. 25. Many of the 85 businesses running kiosks in the holiday market were small and local. / Photo by Cheyenne Tang

Small businesses succeed at Boston Winter

Boston Winter, which contains a popular ice skating path, makes a major push in support of small businesses every season by actively including them in the free, open to the public market. Both Berkshire Bank and Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office are sponsoring the market, which lasts until Dec. 31. 

by × December 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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automatic voter registration
Massachusetts civic organizations are partnering to push the state legislature to enact automatic voter registration, hoping for an increase in voter turnout after few people voted in the November mayoral election. / Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Civic groups call for automatic voter registration

A coalition of civic organizations are calling for Massachusetts to implement automatic voter registration, or AVR, to help increase voter turnout after only 32 percent of registered Boston voters cast a ballot in this month’s mayoral election, according to the Boston Election Department.

by × November 30, 2017 × 0 comments

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Rape crisis center reaches out after #MeToo
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, located in Cambridge, has seen an increase in calls after large numbers of women spoke out about sexual harassment they faced at the hands of music producer Harvey Weinstein. Executive Director Gina Scaramella discusses students’ Title IX rights. / Photo by Dylan Shen

Rape crisis center reaches out after #MeToo

Volunteers and staff at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center have seen an increase in sexual violence reports in response to allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo social media campaign.

by × November 2, 2017 × 0 comments

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will move on to the final mayoral election in November. / Photo courtesy Tito Jackson, Facebook; Creative Commons
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson faced off in their second debate preceding the Nov. 7 Boston mayoral election. / Photo courtesy Tito Jackson, Facebook; Creative Commons

Walsh, Jackson debate before election

By Katie McCreedy, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson argued for their agendas during their second debate Tuesday night leading up to the Nov. 7 Election Day. The debate was held at the WGBH radio station in Allston, Massachusetts, and featured hosts Jim Braude and […]

by × October 26, 2017 × 0 comments