Thousands Gather in Protest of ICE Immigration Laws

Vidushi Meel, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Lexington High School, Contributer for Huffington Post

July 6, 2018

Thousands of Bostonians gathered in the Boston Common on Saturday, protesting the current immigration policy of separating families at the border. Despite the blistering heat, people complained that President Trump’s immigration policie...

Boston Marijuana Industry Could be Worth $1 Billion by 2020

Yael Van Delden, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Punahou School in Hawai'i, Writer for Punahou's Ka Punahou Newspaper, has written for local newspaper "Star Advertiser"

July 6, 2018

In just two years, the recreational marijuana industry will boost Boston’s economy by more than “$1 billion dollars” says Dan Adams, who covers the cannabis industry for The Boston Globe. Speaking at a Facebook Live...

Thousands of Immigrants and Allies March for an End to Family Separation

Avani Kalra

July 6, 2018

As thousands of marchers descended on the Boston Common Saturday, June 30, to protest President Trump’s immigration policies, 13-year-old Angela Palma feared that she might soon become a victim of anti-immigrant sentiment. ...

Boston’s Child Separation Protest Draws Diverse Crowd and Thoughts

Clayton Anderson

July 5, 2018

Ten days ago, President Trump signed an executive order to stop separating illegal immigrants from their children at the Mexican border. But so far, only a handful of children have been reunited with their parents. Peop...

The Great Traffic Escape: Winding My Way Through Boston’s Clogged Streets

Clayton Anderson

July 5, 2018

It’s seven o’clock on a summer night and I’m trying to get from Boston University’s East Campus to the Museum of Fine Arts. A religious Google Maps user, I naturally punch in my location and destination to figure out the...

Immigrants Rally at Protest in Boston

Jianping Deng, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student from Shenzhen, China

July 5, 2018

Thousands of people gathered in Boston last Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policy. Big crowds marched through the streets, from City Hall Plaza to Boston Common, some chanting: “Say it now, say...

Immigrants Plead Their Case in Local Court

Avani Kalra, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Francis W. Parker High School, Writer at The Parker Weekly, Former Staff Writer/Copy Editor, Present Editor in Chief at The Weekly

July 5, 2018

Sitting in the corner of a drafty Boston courtroom, beads of sweat dripping down his forehead, Flavio Teodoro Cabrera listened to a translator through big, black headphones and waited for the two words that would change his life. Cabrera,...

State Considers New Ways to Punish Repeat Sexual Offenders

Vidushi Meel, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Lexington High School, Contributor at Huffington Post

July 4, 2018

Convicted sex offender Wayne Chapman served 30 years in prison, after confessing to the rape, mutilation and even murder of as many as 100 boys. A;though he’s almost finished with his official sentence, state lawmakers are...

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