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Behind a hand-drawn sign on the restaurant storefront that reads “Support Your Local Business,” the owners of University Grill and Pizza can often be found sitting at empty tables instead of preparing food behind the counter.
Gyms, theaters and shopping malls have all shut their doors to the public amid the coronavirus epidemic. Yet liquor stores remain open in Massachusetts because the state has deemed them essential businesses.
Food and retail establishments still packed a month ago now stand empty across the city.
Caretakers for the elderly and those with disabilities are getting paid too little in Massachusetts to keep working.
Most municipalities have restrictive regulations that require businesses to secure a location for their enterprise while also limiting the areas in which stores can operate.
The Daily Free Press explored what it’s like to survive without a home during Boston winters.
Keisha Bannister refuses to sleep on the streets. At 41, the single parent has raised three children by seeking out homeless shelters in between apartments.
A proposed fee hike for ride-hailing apps in Mass. promises revenue for transit improvements — and it’s riders and drivers who may end up shouldering the cost.
Undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts cannot legally drive, but that may soon change.
As the MBTA begins to replace some of its Orange and Red line cars, The Daily Free Press takes a look at where retired trolleys end up.
Massachusetts drivers might soon face penalties for driving with a phone in their hand. A bill aimed at deterring distracted driving passed the state legislature Wednesday and is now a signature away from becoming law.
Despite their fears this summer, some Boston residents said the reality of college students’ return beats the catastrophe they had expected.
During a global pandemic in which elder populations are among those most compromised, local care services have stepped up protective measures for both their consumers and the workers who serve them.
State senators released legislation that would tackle issues in all facets of the Massachusetts mental health care system, in which services remain inaccessible to many who need them.
A Cambridge company is working to develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus that has ignited concern around the globe.
A public health researcher who testified against the prohibition said in an interview that this ban misses the mark on reducing vape-borne illnesses — in fact, it could make things worse.
Recent health concerns surrounding COVID-19 prompted Gov. Charlie Baker to implement a temporary statewide ban on reusable shopping bags Wednesday.
Conservative college students disillusioned with today’s partisan polarization are banding together to push for reform in the Republican Party. Founded in Massachusetts, “gen z gop” advocates for discourse over division and seeks to vote President Donald Trump out of office.
The most consequential night of the presidential primary season drew to a close with the former vice president emerging victorious.
One of the largest ever Democratic fields in a presidential primary election has saturated the 2020 candidate pool with blue. But also vying to win the White House this year are a handful of even more progressive contenders who often go unnoticed — they’re running under the Green Party.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren returned home to Cambridge to cast her vote for president on a balmy Super Tuesday morning. Across the river in Boston, citizens filed into their local polling stations to do the same.
Canvassers for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign swept through various Boston neighborhoods the weekend before the Massachusetts primary.
The New Hampshire primaries saw a leap ahead for Sen. Bernie Sanders, an end of the road for several hopefuls and a reshuffling of the conversation around the front-running candidates.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s primary night party in Nashua, New Hampshire missed a key attendee: the candidate himself.
Massachusetts is considering a bill that would let individual cities lower minimum voting age to 16 in local elections.
Five BU alumni had no idea after leaving BU they’d be joining the presidential campaigns of three current and former 2020 Democratic primary candidates in the most crowded and diverse primary in U.S. history.
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro spoke at Boston University Wednesday evening after weeks of controversy on campus surrounding his impending visit. Individual protesters raised their voices inside the venue at various points throughout the event.
In Tuesday’s municipal election, 17 percent of all registered voters — as of September — cast their ballots for Boston’s at-large City Council members, a dip of more than 10 percent compared to the last election in 2017.
“When I started weighing the pros and cons of running for president, I began to look at the lists,” Booker said to The Daily Free Press. “One was all about fears and the other one was all about courage and faithfulness. And so I when I saw that, it was clear to me what I needed to do.”
After presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s rally in Cambridge, he told The Daily Free Press that his campaign has been successful despite the comparatively limited coverage it has received from the media.
Cars, pedestrians and bikers took to Commonwealth Avenue to rally against Boston University’s reopening plan. Those who weren’t present in person tuned into the event via Zoom.
Attendees gathered at the Soldiers Memorial monument to stand and chant before marching to the District E-13 police station for a moment of silence and a die-in demonstration in honor of George Floyd.
Several police kneeled before the crowd at the Boston Police Headquarters, and in Jamaica Plain, officers approached protesters to facilitate a conversation.
Shattered glass on every sidewalk. Discarded loot strewn across the streets. And in the dead of night, a pandemic-era Boston has never looked more lively.
“I couldn’t open up my eyes no more,” 18-year-old Rania Belqaie said, as screams broke through in the background. “My eyes were burning.”
Anti-vaccine protesters gathered before the State House to oppose bills that would mandate immunization for all children attending in Massachusetts.
The City of Boston is taking measures to make the materials it produces more accessible to all.
The U.S. last year saw the highest activity on record for white supremacist propaganda — with Massachusetts among the states that recorded the most cases.
For years the primary commercial center of Roxbury — a majority-Black neighborhood — bore the name of Thomas Dudley, a colonial Massachusetts governor who enabled slavery.
Spark FM will cater specifically to local interests within the urban Black community.
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts revealed its first ever exhibition curated completely by high schoolers. “Black Histories, Black Futures” is a centerpiece of the MFA’s 150th anniversary celebration.
President of CARAVAN Paul-Gordon Chandler, who spoke at the exhibit’s opening reception in Downtown Boston, said in an interview the exhibition is an “artistic response to the rise of anti-Semitism and increasing anti-Muslim sentiments.”
For Boston University students having difficulties managing school because of COVID-19, the morality of cheating during online exams is far from black-and-white.
The sound of birds chirping on Commonwealth Avenue has grown clearer these past mornings with the typically bustling street now near-devoid of pedestrians and cars.
My own story, one of many surrounding lives displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.
They’ve known each other since just before their freshman year, but 2013 Boston University alumni Casey Rabin and Andrew Feldman didn’t fall in love until after graduation. Saturday, the two will wed on the BU Beach — the site where they first met.
COM senior Josee Matela created The First-Gen Graduates of 2020, a digital yearbook sharing the stories of others who broke barriers to triumph in the world of higher education.
The same day, Massachusetts reported its highest single-day case count: 4,613.
The University released the policy June 12, but did not make an announcement or notify the BU community otherwise.
Gov. Charlie Baker also extended his 10-person limit on social gatherings to May 4.
All individuals entering the state are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. Meanwhile, residents can now also check their symptoms online at no cost.
Gov. Charlie Baker issued a statewide order Monday morning to close all physical locations of non-essential businesses, effective noon Tuesday through noon April 7.
State public health officials confirmed a UMass Boston student who had returned from Wuhan, China tested positive for the virus.