Video: Medford/Tufts station officially opens on Green Line Extension

Hundreds of people gathered at the new Medford/Tufts MBTA station at 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 to celebrate the grand opening of the decades-delayed Medford branch of the Green Line Extension. The Daily was on the scene for the packed first ride. Video by Ty Blitstein / The Tufts Daily


The Boston Pops bring cheer to the holiday season

Symphony Hall was buzzing on Dec. 9 as the Boston Pops took the stage for the eighth time in as many days, in a tradition that now dates back nearly half a century. The Boston Symphony Orchestra offshoot, performing in a string of holiday concerts now through Christmas Eve, showed no signs of fatigue in […]


Residents will decide how Somerville spends $1 million of its budget next year

For the first time in the city’s history, Somerville will let its residents decide how to spend a portion of the city budget next year. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne has set aside $1 million of the city’s $293-million fiscal year 2023 budget for participatory budgeting, a method designed to fund small-scale community improvement projects while engaging […]


Gov. Baker vetoes funds for education campaign about crisis pregnancy centers, disappoints reproductive rights advocates 

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed funds for a public education campaign aimed at crisis pregnancy centers, or anti-abortion clinics that pose as authentic medical centers in order to deceive pregnant people into taking their advice, on Nov. 11. The funding had been part of a significant economic development bill passed unanimously by the state House […]


Royals celebrate climate progress in Boston, but Earthshot is still out of reach

Boston was recently honored with a royal visit from Prince William and Princess Catherine for the purpose of announcing the winners of their Earthshot Prize Awards, which go to individuals across the globe who are working on solutions to repair the planet by 2030. The awards were presented in partnership with the Boston-based John. F […]


Jumbo Giving Tree highlights Tufts Athletics’ civic outreach initiatives

A large part of being a student at Tufts is making the effort to engage with the surrounding community. The Tufts student-athlete mission statement embodies these values and the athletics department instills them through community outreach. The statement reads: “Jumbo athletes strive for excellence on and off the field. They experience the joy and personal […]


The importance of art education in the Greater Boston area: Artisans Asylum

Art education: a topic of contention in the American education system. Why is it that art education fell by the wayside when it came to institutional priorities in school programs nationwide? An emphasis on STEM? An emphasis on ‘conventional’ careers? The cuts to funding for art programs across the country is why some organizations and […]


Half a century since the lawsuit that shook the city: Reexamining Boston school desegregation

“Boston made me feel that I didn’t have a chance, and that’s what racism does to you,” Beverly Crockett-Taylor said as a Black woman who grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston amid the tumultuous events preceding and during the desegregation of the Boston public school system that began in 1974. Linda Norton, a […]


Boston highways: A bridge or a divide?

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the interstate highway system into existence — forever changing the country’s built environment and social infrastructure. Wealthy white families could now live in suburbs and commute to cities. While highways bridged suburbs and cities, they built straight through urban communities of color. Garrett Dash Nelson, president and head […]


Life In STEM: Kyrielle Lord on environmental science and social justice

The Daily sat down with environmental engineering major Kyrielle Lord, a junior, for a conversation about environmental activism and Lord’s Tisch Summer Fellowship with the Mystic River Watershed Association. This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Tufts Daily: What is the Tisch Summer Fellowship? Kyrielle Lord: Tisch Summer Fellows is through Tisch […]


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