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Alyssa Vaughn

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Past articles by Alyssa:

25 Books Boston Booksellers Are Looking Forward to This Fall

It’s time for blankets, candles, and a stack of fresh reads. → Read More

How to Save the Planet from Right Here in Boston

Small steps you can take to help save the planet—one sustainably raised steak and plant-based pullover at a time. → Read More

The Best Holiday Light Displays in Boston and Beyond

From drive-through displays to sparkling downtown strolls. → Read More

42 Books to Help You Get Through the Rest of Quarantine, Chosen by Boston Booksellers

Your newest quarantine reading list is here, to get you through this cold winter, carefully selected by Boston booksellers. → Read More

The Roxbury Love Mural Has Been Destroyed to Make Way for an Apartment Complex

Thursday, the iconic Roxbury mural depicting Nelson Mandela was unceremoniously destroyed as development of a new apartment complex got underway. → Read More

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 in Boston

Here's everything you need to know about getting tested for COVID-19 in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, from where to go to how to get a free test. → Read More

The Rise and Fall of Joe Kennedy's Star-Studded Broadway Fundraiser

Here's how theater kids, social media activists, and some Ed Markey stan accounts took down a Broadway concert fundraiser for the Mass. Congressman. → Read More

What Should Cambridge's Monument to Women's Suffrage Look Like?

Here are the four finalists for an important new public art project—and how you can help choose the winner. → Read More

Maura Healey Is Suing the Trump Administration Over the “Cruel, Abrupt, and Unlawful" Student Visa Rule

The Massachusetts Attorney General is leading a multistate coaltion in a suit to stop the rule, which threatens the visas of students taking online classes. → Read More

Maura Healey to Phantom Fireworks: Stop Sending Ads to Mass. Residents

In an attempt to temper the incessant amateur fireworks displays happening across the state, the Attorney General has sent a cease and desist to Phantom. → Read More

Boston's Statue of Abraham Lincoln Standing Over a Kneeling Enslaved Man Will Be Removed

A petition calling for the statue's removal garnered over 12,000 signatures in just three weeks. → Read More

How Arlington's Sarah Kamya Is Diversifying Little Free Libraries Across the Country

Sarah Kamya has raised $12,000 to stock little free libraries across the country with books, for children and adults, featuring diverse characters. → Read More

Hundreds of Massachusetts COVID-19 Contact Tracers Are Getting Laid Off

As the state's number of cases declines, the contact tracing program, which put Massachusetts' coronavirus response on the map, is seeing cuts. → Read More

A Cambridge Whole Foods Sent Workers Home After They Wore Black Lives Matter Masks

Employees of a Cambridge location of the grocery chain showed up to work in Black Lives Matter face masks and were promptly sent home by store managers. → Read More

Something New to Worry About: Really Big Jellyfish Have Been Spotted at Mass. Beaches

The Lion's Mane jellyfish, the largest known species of jellyfish in the world, has been sighted around several Massachusetts coastal towns. → Read More

17 Dance Parties, Protests, Poetry Readings and More to Mark Juneteenth in Boston

From the ICA to Darryl's Corner Kitchen and Bar to the Front Porch Arts Collective, here's how to celebrate Juneteenth 2020 in Boston. → Read More

Update: Dave Andelman Resigns as Phantom Gourmet CEO After Facebook Posts Mocking BLM Protests Draw Ire

WBZ announced Phantom Gourmet was on hiatus Monday, after Dave Andelman posted a series of Facebook messages mocking recent protests against racial injustice. → Read More

How Do We Solve the Fireworks Problem?

Fireworks are illegal in Boston, but city residents often shoot some off for the Fourth. This year, though, the explosions are a near constant nuisance. → Read More

As Reopening Continues, a Not-Quite-Normal Mall Experience Awaits

As Massachusetts begins Phase Two of reopening, CambridgeSide, one of the last traditional malls in the Boston area, has opened its doors. → Read More

Three Black Youth Activists on Organizing, Educating, and the Change They Hope to See

At the protests and demonstrations across the city since George Floyd's death, Boston's youth have been at the forefront. → Read More