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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.

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.

City Life

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.

City Life

Photos: Thousands Peacefully Protest Police Brutality at Franklin Park

This was the fourth evening that Boston residents took to the streets in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

City Life

Mayor Walsh on Sunday Night’s Protest Clash: “We Will Not Be Defeated by This”

Walsh said last night’s protest was “overwhelmingly positive”—but called the looting and violence that erupted afterward “an attack on our city.”

City Life

Photos: Boston’s Peaceful Protest Descends into Violence

Thousands of protesters took part in a peaceful protest Sunday—but the evening took a chaotic turn as night fell.

City Life

Reopening in Massachusetts: A Cambridge Dog Groomer with a 125-Pupper Waiting List

They report that dogs are coming in sporting some interesting at-home haircuts.

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City Life

An Ethicist’s Guide to Thinking Through Your COVID Dilemmas

At a time when even the smallest decisions have consequences, we can all use a little advice.

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City Life

Is It Safe to Go Back to My Local Library?

Sharing books with our neighbors is nice. Sharing viruses isn’t.

City Life

Pet Owners: Here Are the Reopening Updates That Affect Your Furry Friend

Scruffy’s going to the groomer.

City Life

Businesses May Be Reopening, but That Doesn’t Mean People Are Ready to Go Back

To re-enter the world, we’ll have to re-learn to live with risk.