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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Go Ahead, Take a Museum Selfie

Don’t let anyone make you feel self-conscious about posting your pics from the new MassArt museum on Instagram.

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Is It Time to Pour One Out for the Packie?

Cumberland Farms’ proposal to expand liquor licenses across the state would spell disaster, package store owners say.

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Dirty Units, Unwilling Hosts, and Tardy Tours: What Bostonians’ Brokers Fees Buy

In the wake of New York’s broker’s fee ban, we asked some real-life Boston renters to share their worst experiences with local brokers.

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What Boston Loses When Winter Warms Up

We’ve seen mild temperatures and almost no snow all winter long. It’s hard not to feel like something is off.

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Living near the Green Line Extension Is Hell

Will it all be worth it someday?

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Who Is Boston Supposed to Be Fun for, Anyway?

Glitzy new nightlife offerings don’t always track with a city that loves to sleep hard and work harder.

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Is This the Beginning of the End for the Middle East?

The iconic 50-year-old Central Square venue has been put up for sale.

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Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan and Over 160 More Call for Babson Professor to Be Reinstated

Asheen Phansey lost his job after making a post on his personal Facebook page in response to the president’s comments about Iran.

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14 Things We’d Do with Those Vintage MBTA Cars if Someone Bought Them for Us

The possibilities are endless.

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What Do Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and Now Donald Trump Have in Common?

It’s Alan Dershowitz, of course.

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Grab Your Boots and Shovels: Snow Is On Its Way to Boston

This cold has to be good for something.


Ayanna Pressley’s Response to Her Hair Loss Is Personal, Political—and Courageous

The congresswoman revealed she has alopecia in a video for The Root.

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Springfield Police on That Wild Kidnapper Car Chase Video: “We Don’t Recommend That”

Not to encourage anyone here, but the video is pretty exciting.

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A Boston Police Officer Has Officially Unlocked a New Level of Road Rage

If you thought laying on the horn was excessive…

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John Lewis, Joaquin Castro, and 16 Other Dems Just Endorsed Joe Kennedy

The representative is ramping up his Senate campaign against Ed Markey.