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.

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.

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

The grocery store said the masks were against dress code.

City Life

Here’s Your First Look into the Massachusetts School Reopening Guidelines

Students from the second grade onward will be expected to wear masks, class sizes will shrink, and social distancing will be enforced in group spaces.

City Life

An Instagram Reckoning on Race Is Rocking Tony Private Schools

Black students and alumni are taking to social media to anonymously share stories of the racism they experienced at schools across the state.

City Life

Something New to Worry About: Really Big Jellyfish

They’ve been spotted at several local beaches.

Arts & Entertainment

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

Tune into a Zoom webinar or take to the streets.

City Life

Update: Dave Andelman Has Resigned as Phantom Gourmet CEO

After posting a series of Facebook posts mocking Black Lives Matter.

City Life

How Do We Solve the Fireworks Problem?

Nightly (illegal) fireworks displays are sparking ire citywide.

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

A dispatch from the kind-of open CambridgeSide mall.

City Life

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.

City Life

Books about Race, Power and the Black Experience, Chosen by Four Black Boston Authors

These works by bell hooks, Frederick Douglass, and other luminaries unpack long histories of injustice—and will help you be a more informed activist today.