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. ...

State Raises Minimum Wage to $15 in “Grand Bargain” Bill

Avani Kalra

July 6, 2018

Massachusetts will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years, becoming the third state in the country to mandate such a high minimum. Students of all ages at BU work minimum wage jobs in addition to attend...

Recreational Pot: Bay State’s New Billion-Dollar Industry

Clayton Anderson

July 6, 2018

BOSTON, MA. Recreational pot sales could create a $1 billion industry in the Bay State within two years, marijuana experts predicted during a panel broadcast on Facebook Live Monday.  Sales will not only benefit marijuana g...

Deranged Man in Custody After Walking In Front of Green Line Trains

Clayton Anderson

July 6, 2018

BREAKING: Police were called after deranged man walked in front of moving T cars at Boston University East stop. The suspect has been detained and put in ambulance.   At 10:19 p.m. a shirtless man in his 20s-30s was seen waving a blue...

Climate Change Uncovered at Senator Markey’s Summit

Jiyu Shin, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Yongsan International School of Seoul

July 5, 2018

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey called climate change a “test of us a society” at his action summit on Thursday evening. Speaking to the mostly elderly crowd in the packed auditorium, the Senator and the panel he called...

Leftist Andrés Obrador Wins Presidential Election in a Landslide

Clayton Anderson

July 5, 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the projected winner of Mexico’s election, which could mean that the mostly center-right country will shift to the left.   The first leftist in decades, Obrador promises to end political cor...

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...

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