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.


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

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.

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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?


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

The Texting Suicide Case Has Been Appealed to the Supreme Court

Michelle Carter was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter.


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.


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.

Arts & Entertainment

How to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in Boston

Listen up, space nerds.

Arts & Entertainment

Fairy Tales Get Even More Mystical in the MFA’s New Photography Exhibit

Reality meets fantasy in this collection of uncanny photography.


The New Orange Line Trains Have Already Gotten Tagged with Graffiti

An eagle-eyed Redditor spotted the street art.

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Heading to the Cape for the Fourth? So Are the Sharks

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said yesterday they tagged the first two sharks of the season.


Watch Ayanna Pressley’s Impassioned Remarks After Visiting Migrant Detention Centers in Texas

"We are lifting up these stories in the hopes that you will see the light—and if you don’t, we will bring the fire."

Arts & Entertainment

Distant Cousins Mookie Betts and Meghan Markle Finally Met in London

He doesn’t get a royal title, but he’s still a king to us.