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Alyssa Vaughn


A St. Louis native, Alyssa Vaughn moved to the East Coast to study English at Boston College. She currently lives in an apartment perfectly bisected by the Cambridge/Somerville border.

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Arts & Entertainment

25 Books Boston Booksellers Are Looking Forward to This Fall

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

City Life

How To Save the Planet

(One sustainably raised steak and plant-based pullover at a time.)

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Arts & Entertainment

The Best Holiday Light Displays in Boston and Beyond

From drive-through displays to sparkling downtown strolls, here’s where you’ll find the best holiday lights in Boston and around Massachusetts.

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Arts & Entertainment

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

Cozy up with some quirky science fiction, a royal romance, or a feminist retelling of The Illiad.

City Life

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

“I would’ve liked to have had the chance to say goodbye,” the mural’s artist penned on Instagram.

City Life

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.

City Life

Here’s How the Fenway and Central Square Are Livening Up the Summer of Social Distancing

Lansdowne Street will belong to pedestrians and patios on game days, while Cambridge is putting an amphitheater in a  parking lot.

City Life

Moderna Therapeutics’ COVID-19 Vaccine Is Ready for the Final Testing Phase

The Cambridge company’s vaccine triggered an immune response in all 45 subjects in a recent trial.

City Life

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.

City Life

Maura Healey Is Suing the Trump Administration Over the New Student Visa Rule

The Attorney General-led lawsuit deems the new ICE policy “cruel, abrupt, and unlawful.”

City Life

U.S. Attorney: Ghislaine Maxwell Delivered Epstein Victims “Into a Trap”

The British socialite, who was rumored to be living in Massachusetts last year, was arrested in New Hampshire Thursday morning.

City Life

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

The AG’s office sent a cease and desist letter to the fireworks company Wednesday.

City Life

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.

City Life

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

What started as a simple Instagram request has exploded into a nationwide project.

City Life

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

As the state’s number of cases declines.