Crystal Haynes, Boston 25 News

Crystal Haynes

Boston 25 News

Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston 25 News
Past:
  • WSOCTV
  • WPXI
  • NEWS102.3 KRMG
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Recent articles by Crystal:

Red Cross holds blood drives across MA for One Boston Day

Casey Macdonald said the pandemic made it even more important for her to donate blood at the One Boston Day Red Cross Drive in TD Garden. → Read More

Marijuana in Massachusetts: 5 years later

It’s been five years since recreational marijuana became legal in Massachusetts. In that time, the Cannabis Control Commission has granted 249 final licenses and 122 marijuana retailers have opened in the state. → Read More

Local Native American tribe leading vaccine effort for parts of Cape Cod

Native American tribal communities are leading the nation in vaccinations, according to federal officials. → Read More

Advocates calling for clemency for man convicted in 1994 murder

Advocates are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to grant William Allen clemency at a hearing scheduled for June allowing for his conviction to stand, and releasing him after 27 years. → Read More

Autism advocates and moms: We need to move beyond awareness into action for equity

These moms are in a fight for their children’s lives in a system they say is failing their children with autism. → Read More

Education secretary joins Boston leaders Tuesday to discuss reopening strategies

Help is here, that’s the message from U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to students in Boston. → Read More

Stopping mental health stigma in communities of color one haircut at a time

The Confess Project trains barbers across the country to become mental health advocates. → Read More

2 undocumented immigrants denied vaccine in California, prompting concern in MA

News of two undocumented immigrants denied the COVID-19 vaccine at Rite Aid locations in southern California has Massachusetts immigration advocates concerned it may have a cooling effect on vaccine rollout efforts in Latinx and immigrant communities. → Read More

Undocumented immigrants denied vaccine in California, prompting concern in MA

News of two undocumented immigrants denied the COVID-19 vaccine at Rite Aid locations in southern California has Massachusetts immigration advocates concerned it may have a cooling effect on vaccine rollout efforts in Latinx and immigrant communities. → Read More

Vocational schools lack in students enrolled

Right now students are accessed on their GPA, attendance records, discipline records, and sometimes a student interview. → Read More

Schools should focus on in-person learning, parents say in MassINC survey

More than half of parents surveyed by MassINC said schools should focus on bringing more children back for in-person learning. → Read More

State lawmakers hoping to help small businesses with COVID-19 relief bill

Passed in the house, the Senate Ways Committee is reviewing a COVID-19 relief bill that exempts businesses with PPP forgiven by the federal government from state taxes. → Read More

Protesters gather for global vaccine access Thursday

Scientists, activists, and community members rallied in Kendall Square in Cambridge, joining others in major cities in a day of action for global vaccine access. → Read More

Whittier Street Health Center to start mobile vaccination clinics

In an effort to combat contributing factors like vaccine hesitancy and lack of access due to transportation, Whittier Street Health Center started the delivery of mobile-vaccination clinics to faith-based institutions in high-risk communities. → Read More

Watertown residents to meet with officials to discuss equity in policing

After a summer of racial reckoning, a coalition including Uplift Watertown, Watertown Citizens for Black Lives and two non-violence training groups started pulling data on the disparate impacts of policing on people of color. → Read More

Judge rules coalition of local minority groups can be heard in Boston exam schools case

The battle over equity in Boston’s three exam schools continued Tuesday after federal court Judge Mark Wolf allowed a coalition of Black, Latinx & Asian American community organizations to be heard in the lawsuit against Boston school leadership over a temporary program suspending the admissions test. → Read More

Brockton working to ease vaccine hesitancy among residents as new site opens

Pauline and Joel Edwards are among the estimated 38,000 Brockton Neighborhood Health Center patients called to get their COVID vaccine. → Read More

Boston’s Black history: A profile of ‘dancing diplomat’ Aysha Upchurch

Harvard professor. Historian. State Department diplomat. Aysha Upchurch is a lot of things. But first and foremost-- she’s a born dancer. She says connecting those interests was the challenge. → Read More

Communities of color continue fighting for equity in vaccine distribution

Governor Charlie Baker’s decision to pull back vaccine doses from hospitals and community health centers - and divert them to mass vaccination sites - is getting its share of criticism. → Read More

Boston’s Black history: A profile of photographer Sam Williams

Photographer Sam Williams tells Boston 25 News, it was a journey, learning how to speak up for himself. → Read More