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.

Arts & Entertainment

Underground at Ink Block Just Got Nine New Murals

Thanks to a crew of world-renowned street artists, there’s more to see under I-93 than you’d think.


Your Phone Can Scan Your Face, but in Somerville, Cops Won’t Be Able To

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone signed an order banning the use of facial recognition in police investigations and surveillance.

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Clay Gets Contemplative at the PEM’s Archive of Mind Exhibit

Step aside, adult coloring books.

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Wayfair Employees Walk Out over Deal with Detention Center

They’re asking executives to stop selling bedding to a migrant detention center.


Mass. RMV Head Steps Down Following New Hampshire Crash Fallout

A communication failure resulted in Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s license not being terminated.


Driver in New Hampshire Crash Has a History of Driving Offenses

Westfield Transport, the company he was driving for, also has a troubled record.

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Mindy Kaling Is Donating $1000 to 40 Charities for Her Birthday

Hit a milestone birthday and make the most of it.


Truck Driver in New Hampshire’s Horrific Motorcycle Crash Arrested

He’s been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.


Good Morning: The Green Line Broke This Time

Yes, fares are still scheduled to increase next week.


There Will Be a 2020 Freshman Class at Hampshire College

A windfall of donations is keeping the quirky college afloat.


NAACP, Lawyers for Civil Rights Call for Overhaul of BPS Exam School Admissions

Critics have long argued that the system disproportionately excludes black and Latinx students from the city’s most prestigious public schools.

Arts & Entertainment

It’s Not a UFO, It’s Just a Giant Silver Balloon

An unusual art project from the Trustees will journey across the state.

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Your Guide to a Pain-Free Commute to the Encore This Weekend

Officials estimate 50,000 people will show up for the casino’s opening day.

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Jenny Slate Gave a Commencement Speech at an Elementary School

The class of 2019 was particularly unique.

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate the Solstice with the Harvard Museums

Rain or shine, there’ll be ice cream, flower crowns, and free museum admission.