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This week, the mayor's office announced plans for its Carbon Free initiative as city council voted to ban non-reusable plastic bags. Pictured above, community members gathered for November's climate change time capsule project on Boston Common. / Photo by Patrick Leung

[UPDATED] Walsh, Council, students take climate action

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday the launch of Carbon Free Boston, a plan for the city to be carbon neutral by 2050. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of plastic bags in stores. These two measures come as Northeastern students continue environmental activism years in progress.

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Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans spoke to the press at the corner of Gurney Street and Parket Street Wednesday night. / Photo by Maggie Dolan
Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans spoke to the press at the corner of Gurney Street and Parket Street Wednesday night. / Photo by Maggie Dolan

One killed, two hospitalized after triple shooting in Roxbury Crossing

Three people were shot at the intersection of Tremont Street and Parker Street Wednesday night, killing one person, leaving one in critical condition and one in serious condition, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said. Evans briefed the media at 9:47 p.m. at the scene of the shooting. At that time, police did not know the identity of the shooter.

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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. 

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Anthony Scaramucci resigned from a Tufts University advisory board Tuesday. / Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Scaramucci resigns from Tufts University

Weeks of friction between former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and the Tufts University law school culminated with his resignation from the law school advisory board.

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The American Guild of Musical Artists faces its ninth month of contract negotiations with the Boston Ballet, working to retain existing benefits and protections that were obtained for its dancers in their last contract. The contract expired in June 2016. Pictured above, Boston Ballet dancers perform in “The Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius” in fall 2017. / Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet negotiates new dancer contract

Thanksgiving weekend marked the opening of this season’s production of “The Nutcracker” for the Boston Ballet, but the holiday season also marks more than nine months of contract negotiations between the Ballet and its dancers.

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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.

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Time capsule raises awareness of climate change
People of all ages gathered in the Boston Common to prepare a climate change time capsule filled with items and letters to be opened in 2067. / Photo by Patrick Leung

Time capsule raises awareness of climate change

The time capsule is a large silver container that participants filled with letters and objects that represent why they want to stop climate change. Volunteers will bury it at the Food Project’s Roxbury Garden, an urban garden on the Dudley Land Trust. The date for the burial has not been set yet. It will be dug up in 50 years, in 2067.

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Free speech rally draws dozens, leads to three arrests
Counter-protesters stand against the Rally for the Republic, a free-speech rally, in Boston Common. / Photo by Riley Robinson

Free speech rally draws dozens, leads to three arrests

Dozens of protesters and around 100 counter-protesters gathered on Boston Common Saturday for the Rally for the Republic, an event held in support of free speech that resulted in three arrests.

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Members of Boston Fire Department set up the American flag at the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Boston Saturday. / Photo by Patrick Leung

Boston hosts doubleheader Veterans’ Day parades

Boston hosted two Veterans’ Day parades Saturday: one to honor the men and women who have served in the military and another to call for an end to war throughout the world.

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Thanksgiving Autumn Pumpkin Seasonal Fall Harvest
The Boston Area Gleaners harvested tons of pounds of extra food to donate in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. / Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Nonprofit collects produce for Boston hunger relief

The Boston Area Gleaners are a non-profit organization located in Cambridge which partners with farms to harvest and collect their surplus crops. They then donate the produce to local hunger relief agencies, including the Greater Boston Food Bank and Food for Free.

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