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.

vaping crisis

Massachusetts Announces First Death from Vaping Illness

There have been 18 deaths nationwide from the vaping-associated lung problem.


What You Need to Know about Richard Neal’s Whistleblower Investigation

Can the Mass. rep. steal the spotlight from Adam Schiff?


The Bruins’ New Anthem Singer Serves Up Both Arias and Beer

Rene Rancourt’s official replacement is a 20-year employee of TD Garden.

red line train

Is the MBTA Really Going to Start Weekday Closures in 2020?

General Manager Steve Poftak floated the idea during an interview with WGBH.


The Mysterious Vaping-Related Illness Has Been Reported in Five More People

The CDC is still recommending that people avoid using vaping products.


The Kenmore Popeyes That Fried the 2011 Red Sox Season Is Gone

We’ll always have the memories.

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Arts & Entertainment

Watch: John Cena Dances on Ellen, Proves He Shouldn’t Quit His Day Job

It was only natural that the actor would eventually try the #JohnCenaChallenge.


A Pedestrian Struck in the O’Neill Tunnel Has "Life-Threatening Injuries"

The 29-year-old woman exited her vehicle in the tunnel for reasons still unknown.


New York Attorney General: Dunkin’s Response to App Breach Was Full of Holes

A new lawsuit says the company failed to act when the DD Perks app was compromised.


Danvers Vape Shop Wants to Smoke Charlie Baker in Court

They say the new vape ban is going to drive the shop out of business in days.


A Member of the ZBA Voted in Favor of Properties He Later Helped Sell

Craig Galvin resigned from the Zoning Board of Appeal earlier this month.

orange line train

Hope You Didn’t Want to Ride a New Orange Line Car This Week

A door problem has taken the new trains out of commission.


The Straight Pride Judge Is Now Under Investigation

Richard Sinnott has faced questions over his handling of cases involving protesters at the straight pride parade.

Arts & Entertainment

Four Giant Flower Sculptures Have Sprouted at Assembly Row

Who says summer is ending?

vaping crisis

All Vaping Product Sales Are Now Temporarily Banned in Massachusetts

The ban applies to all vaping products and devices, including tobacco and marijuana.