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.

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Scenes from the Wednesday Morning Blue Line Shutdown

It wasn’t pretty.

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Lawsuit Alleges the Encore Casino Is Cheating Gamblers Out of Winnings

Uh oh.

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Here’s How Much Money the Encore Made in Its First Week of Operations

Hint: It’s a lot.

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Ayanna Pressley Calls Trump a “Twitter Thug” after Latest Racist Attack

Trump said Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib should go back to the “crime infested” places they came from. Pressley says his behavior is “disgusting and unsurprising.”

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Which Boston Neighborhoods Are the Most Densely Populated?

Use this interactive map to find out.

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Look Out, Mayor Pete, Sounds Like Seth Moulton Thinks You’re a Nerd

The Democratic rivals went to Harvard together, but Moulton would like to make it very clear that they did not run in the same social circles.

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Ayanna Pressley: Nancy Pelosi’s Take on Progressive Defectors Is “Demoralizing”

“Thank God my mother gave me broad shoulders and a strong back.”

wayfair walkout
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Wayfair Employees Are Having a Town Hall to Discuss Next Actions

They say executives have not responded to a second petition.


Harvard Suspends Star Economics Professor after Sexual Harassment Complaints

An investigation concluded he engaged in unwelcome sexual conduct toward people.

Ayanna Pressley primary
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Ayanna Pressley Has No Patience for Kellyanne Conway

“Keep my name out of your lying mouth.”

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What Is Going on in This Mesmerizing Shark Video?

Are they flirting? Are they fighting? Who won?

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Martha’s Vineyard Airport Has Reopened after a Bomb Threat

A bomb sniffing dog was flown in by helicopter to investigate.

Michelle Carter in a courtroom
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The Texting Suicide Case Has Been Appealed to the Supreme Court

Michelle Carter was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter.

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Accuser Pleads the Fifth in Kevin Spacey’s Nantucket Groping Case

The alleged victim was grilled by the defense on the topic of his missing cell phone.

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An MBTA Official Claims He Raised Serious Safety Concerns and Got Fired

His federal complaint contains a litany of incidents he says the T misrepresented to the public.