Tovia Smith

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'Not A Lot To Celebrate' For Boston Restaurant Trying To Survive The Pandemic

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Instead of banning indoor dining due to COVID-19, Massachusetts is squeezing restaurants with ever-tightening restrictions. At Cornwall's Tavern, it becomes a question of whether to take a break.


As President-Elect Joe Biden Doubles Down On Calls For Unity, Supporters Have Doubts

Thursday, November 26, 2020

"That's a wonderful sentiment," says Abbi Gold, 59, a Democrat from Arizona. "It's probably a really sweet pipe dream." Hoping to help, many are ramping up trainings for cross-the-aisle conversations.


Elation, Frustration: For Women, Kamala Harris' Win Is A Big Step, But Long Overdue

Sunday, November 15, 2020

For some women, the election of the nation's first female and first woman of color to be vice president is a move in the right direction. Others say it's a reminder of how much more lies ahead.


'Dude, I'm Done': When Politics Tears Families And Friendships Apart

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

During a bruising political season, many Americans are dropping friends and family members who have different political views. Experts say we should be talking more, not less.


How Massachusetts Voters View Trump's Handling Of The Coronavirus

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Even in this blue state, President Trump is getting both criticism and kudos over how he is handling his COVID-19 diagnosis, and his managing of the pandemic as a whole.


Voters Split On Trump's Handling Of His COVID-19 Diagnosis

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Some voters are denouncing President Trump for the way he handled his COVID-19 diagnosis, while others are defending him, reflecting the political divide over how he's handled the pandemic as a whole.


Students Accused Of Breaking College COVID-19 Rules Fight Their Punishments

Thursday, September 17, 2020

As colleges crack down on students accused of violating strict pandemic safety rules, students are lawyering up to fight their punishments.


Boston Pub Struggles To Stay In Business As Other Establishments Stay Closed

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

A go-to for generations of students — and faculty — at Boston University, the family-owned pub has been counting on the back-to-school crowds to help survive the pandemic.


How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.


Thin Blue Line Flags Stir Controversy In Mass. Coastal Community

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hingham, Mass., is the latest town to become embroiled in controversy over the flag. Some people say it should be used to support police while others call it racist and insensitive.


Boston Tavern Pivots To 'Plan B' To Try To Survive The Pandemic

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Cornwall's has been a Kenmore Square mainstay for more than four decades. Now it's preparing to reopen — and to reinvent itself for survival during the pandemic.


Parents Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Hope Protesters Will Hold Out For Real Change

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Nelba Marquez-Greene and her husband, James Greene, are inspired by the marches for racial justice but fear they could fizzle out and become just another disappointment.


The Battle Between The Masked And The Masked-Nots Unveils Political Rifts

Friday, May 29, 2020

Wearing a mask has become political as some state officials have faced backlash for mandating mask use during the coronavirus pandemic.


Fear Of Public Restrooms Prompts Creative Solutions As Some Businesses Reopen

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Some people are afraid to use potentially germ-filled public restrooms as stay-at-home restrictions begin lifting. That's boosting sales of products that offer creative alternatives.


Coronavirus May Mean Lights Out For Summer Camps This Year

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Summer camps are mulling their options for keeping kids and counselors safe amid the coronavirus crisis — or whether it's just not possible.


Coronavirus Crisis Interrupts Plans For Many Summer Camps

Friday, May 15, 2020

Many sleepaway camps announced they will be closed this summer, saying social distancing cannot happen there. But others are still planning for the possibility, drawing up extensive logistical plans.


A COVID-19 Patient Films His Routine Inside A Hospital Isolation Unit

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Jeff Muhlstock from New Jersey has contracted the coronavirus and spent nearly two weeks in the hospital. He filmed his routine, offering a rare glimpse into the inside of a COVID-19 isolation unit.


Students To Get Graduation Pomp At Drive-In Theater Despite Circumstances

Thursday, May 07, 2020

One high school in New York has found a way to have safe and memorable graduation: hold it at a drive-in movie theater.


Federal Rules Give More Protection To Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced what she called historic changes Wednesday to Obama-era guidelines that she said will make the process fairer.


The New Federal Rules Will Better Protect Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The Trump administration says new rules announced on Wednesday will better protect students accused of sexual assault and harassment, but critics say they will make it harder for survivors to report.