Author Archives: Yanxi Liu

“Release the Report!”: Citizens rally for Mueller’s full report

On Thursday, April 4th, hundreds of demonstrators protested at the Boston Common in the late afternoon to call for the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be released to the public. Mueller’s report contains the findings of his investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The highly anticipated report was also expected to

Dreamers, TPS holders join Members of Congress to advocate for new Dream and Promise Act

On March 18, in front of the JFK Building at Boston City Hall Plaza, Massachusetts leaders, and immigrant advocates spoke out in support of legislation that would ensure that Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders can obtain permanent residency. The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), which represents a number of immigrant advocates

MBTA raises fares despite public opposition

On Monday March 12, the MBTA board approved unpopular fare hikes after weeks of pushback from Greater Boston residents and officials. The fares will increase an average of six percent, but will spare student and senior rates from the hike. Starting July 1, a single ride on the subway will jump from $2.25 to $2.40.

East Boston Residents Reject Racists and Rally for Immigrants

When xenophobic flyers appeared over the diverse neighborhood of East Boston, citizens responded by tearing them down, showing support for the local immigrant community that calls Eastie home. Days later, Centro Presente, a local immigrant advocacy group, held a fundraising benefit on Feb. 22 to support a member of the immigrant community   affected by strict