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Boston protesters march against police brutality

Following last week’s incidences of alleged police brutality in several states, approximately 1,000 people marched from the Boston Police Department headquarters to the Dudley Commons in a rally organized by the Mass Action Against Police Brutality Wednesday evening. The group gathered around 7 p.m., decrying police officers’ acts of violence against civilians, with an emphasis on previous local incidents such […]

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Heavy fire breaks out in Allston apartment building, displaces 10

Heavy fire breaks out in Allston apartment building, displaces 10

Ten people were displaced in a heavy three-alarm fire on Linden Street Sunday evening, fire officials said. The fire at the three-story Allston home at 27 Linden St. broke out at around 7 p.m., the Boston Fire Department wrote on Twitter. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. Damage is estimated at $750,000, Boston fire spokesperson Steve MacDonald said. […]

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Amidst hundreds of other supporters, members of a Boston Pride group hug at City Hall Monday evening. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston residents flock to City Hall, stand in solidarity with Orlando

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh led thousands of Boston residents in a vigil outside Boston City Hall Monday evening to honor victims of the Sunday morning shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The vigil lasted for approximately 20 minutes. A massive, diverse crowd stood on the plaza in front of City Hall, many attendees holding rainbow flags or placards […]

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A student’s guide to transportation

As you finally settle into your space at Boston University, you’ll need an easy, affordable way to travel around campus and beyond its borders. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is a student’s go-to, with a vast system of subways, buses, commuter rails and boats. The MBTA’s subway system (called “the T” by students and locals) consists of five lines: the […]

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The 2016 presidential election: What to expect as a BU student

The 2016 presidential election: What to expect as a BU student

With the 2016 presidential election just around the corner, we at The Daily Free Press hope to keep students informed about topics that matter to them. In March, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries in Massachusetts, foreshadowing November’s likely presidential ballot. Here’s a look at some issues that matter to you, and where the presumptive nominees stand. Hillary […]

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City News 101: What’s going on in Boston

As a student in the vibrant City of Boston, you’ll be witness to the local issues Bostonians experience every day. The State House and City Hall are bustling with policy leaders aiming to solve Boston’s most heated problems. We here at The Daily Free Press pledge to keep you informed throughout the school year. Here are five of Boston’s hot […]

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To improve transparency, the MBTA will release performance statistics frequently. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVERAUX/DFP FILE PHOTO

MBTA General Manager DePaola to retire

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Frank DePaola will retire on June 30 after more than a year of service, he announced Monday. DePaola thanked the entire MBTA staff in a press release, citing his experiences with cancer as the primary reason for his retirement. “It has been an honor to serve as General Manager during this critical period and to […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released his quarterly housing report Tuesday that revealed progress in the city’s plan to expand affordable housing. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh releases quarterly housing report

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released a quarterly housing report Tuesday that stated that 565 new housing units were permitted this quarter to reach a total of 17,183 units that have been permitted or completed since the launch of the city’s housing plan, “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” according to a Tuesday press release. The results of the report show […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that there will be significant improvements to the epicenter for Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit that uses art to encourage career development among teens. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh announces expansion of non-profit Artists for Humanity

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday the expansion of the epicenter of Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit that uses art to prepare teens for the workforce, according to a Monday press release. Walsh said in the release that the expansion, funded by a $1.5 million donation from Liberty Mutual, will create opportunities for students to utilize art in the workforce. […]

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Due to debate surrounding the Boston Police Department’s use of body cameras, city officials are holding a series of community forums to gather public input on the initiative. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City officials ask for public input on police use of body cameras

A series of community meetings discussing a body camera pilot program for the Boston Police Department began Monday, according to a digital flyer from the Boston City Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice. The meetings, hosted by City Councilor Andrea Campbell, the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Social Justice Task Force, are being held […]

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