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.

The Red Line

How Will the MBTA’s Upcoming Weekend Outages Affect You?

Check this calendar to find out.


The City Wants Your Help Reimagining Boston Common

More athletic facilities? Better food options? What would make you like the Common more?

Cars in gridlock

New MassDOT Study Shows It’s Basically Impossible to Predict How Long Your Commute Will Take

"Reliability" is one of the biggest problems facing Boston drivers, the report states.

Arts & Entertainment

Meet the Street Artist Who’s Spray Painting the Peabody Essex Museum

Unlike some of her other work, this project has been legally sanctioned.


Officials Say This Morning’s Green Line Derailment Was Caused by Operator Error

This is the sixth derailment we’ve seen this year.


How Ratty Is Your Neighborhood?

This interactive map will show you.

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A Bus Crashed in Randolph Last Night After a Passenger Punched the Driver

16 people were sent to the hospital.


The Red Line Won’t Be Normal Until October

Repairing the system’s automatic signals is proving to be time-consuming.


The Company That Bottled the Controversial PFA-Laced Water Is Closing

Thanks to fluctuating governmental regulations and "continued adverse media."


Activists Unfurled an Anti-ICE Banner at Fenway Park Last Night

Members of the American Correctional Association were scheduled to attend the game.

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Michelle Wu Calls the Herald’s Thursday Cover "Offensive and Irresponsible"

It involves Charlie Baker and Chinese takeout.


RIP to the Dugout TVs Rick Porcello Shattered with His Bare Fists Wednesday Night

"You think everything’s good, he’s fine, then—bang-o!"


Here Are the Craziest Photos and Videos of Today’s Storms We’ve Seen So Far

Wind, hail, and lightning galore.


Massport Has Some Big Plans for Improving Traffic at Logan

Yes, traffic is going to get worse before it gets better.


This 11-Year-Old Journalist Asked Elizabeth Warren Some Hard-Hitting Questions

He deemed her answers "pretty good."