Alyssa Vaughn

Staff Writer

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


See Video of the Crash That Caused Last Month’s Disastrous Orange Line Closure

Including a daring escape from a moving vehicle by a worker.


“Sorry for the Uncomfortable Commute,” MBTA Says to Passengers Who Almost Fell Out Train Door

Train riders were treated to a very breezy commute thanks to an open door.


The RMV Officially Recognizes a Non-Binary Gender Option Now

You can select "X" on your Massachusetts drivers license.


New England Law “Betrayed” Students by Naming Scott Brown Dean, Petition Says

The former senator’s new appointment is not going over well with students.


Wednesday Could Be the Coldest November 13 We’ve Ever Seen

A record nobody wanted to break.


The Manager of a Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings Died after Exposure to Toxic Cleaning Agents

13 others who were in the restaurant required medical attention.


The Marine Allegedly Linked to the Death of Emerson’s Daniel Hollis Has Been Identified

Lance Corporal Samuel London is a suspect in the death of Daniel Hollis after a fight in Allston.


Boston Medical Center Workers Are Protesting Melania Trump’s Visit

"Our BMC affirms the dignity, respect, and basic needs of every child."


Emerson College Will Absorb Vermont’s Marlboro College

The tiny liberal arts college is going to close its campus and move students to Boston.

jasiel correia

Embattled Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Loses Election

It’s the end of the road for the controversial, twice-arrested mayor.

commuter rail

The Reimagined Commuter Rail: Electric Cars, Shorter Wait Times, and Better Accessibility

It’s an ambitious plan, but it’s not totally clear how the whole thing will get funded.

Arts & Entertainment

This Winter, You’ll Be Able to Ice Skate in the Fenway

Just in case you can’t make it to the Seaport.


Dust off Your Parka: Boston May See Snow This Week

Goodbye, fall.

The MIT dome

Months After Epstein Scandal, MIT President Shares What He’s Learned

A survey indicated more than 200 female grad students had been harassed.

Arts & Entertainment

Here’s What Your Favorite Boston Celebrities Are Wearing for Halloween This Year

And yes, Pierre Delecto made an appearance.