The sap was flowing on Tufts University’s campus in late January, where more than a hundred people gathered for Groundwork Somerville’s first tree tapping of the year. Children took turns slowly drilling into the trees, hammering small spiles into the bark, and tasting droplets of sap, while program leaders explained how to identify and tap […]
Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric toward immigrant groups—threats of a registry for Muslim citizens, a ban on immigration from the Middle East and mass deportations, to name a few—coupled with early warning signs of an authoritarian streak in his ruling style, have sparked massive backlash from activist groups across the country, including those on college campuses. […]
Mayor Curtatone’s challenge to Wynn is only the latest in Somerville’s storied environmental past.
Imagine your commute cut in half, your negative impact on the environment lessened and your favorite restaurant opening a location right by your home. Imagine more businesses vying for space in the already vibrant Somerville. Imagine not having to transfer trains or take the bus so often. This is the Somerville of the Green Line Extension (GLX), a […]
There are any number of reasons that people are drawn to the “gig economy,” the contract-based, short-term employment model that gives everyone from freelance creatives to instructors to Airbnb hosts a way to make a living on a project-to-project basis. It can be the pursuit of a passion or the liberty of self-employment. The freedom […]
Additional reporting by Emily Hopkins. A labor dispute at Tufts University. The custodial staff on one side, battling cuts. On the other side, the administration, arguing that they’re keeping costs low, and a private company, waiting to scoop up business that used to fall under the university’s jurisdiction. Sound familiar? It should. It happened in […]
Students in the Tufts Labor Coalition met today with university administrators to discuss possible cuts to custodial staff that the TLC has been protesting for months. According to a statement released by the workers’ rights group, the university put forward an alternative proposal, but no decision was reached. In the meantime, five students who began […]