Tovia Smith

Tovia Smith appears in the following:

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.


One New York School Plans To Hold Its Graduation Ceremony At A Drive-In Movie Theater

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Many high schools around the U.S. have been forced to cancel graduation ceremonies. But one school in New York has found a way to have safe graduation — at a drive-in movie theater.


Fed Up With Fundraisers On Facebook? You're Not Alone

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Facebook fundraisers posted by people on their birthdays exploded over the past year, bringing in a billion dollars for charities. But some Facebook users think it's too much of a good thing.


Facebook Users Say Platform's Birthday Fundraisers Might Be Too Much Of A Good Thing

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Those birthday fundraisers on Facebook have brought in a billion dollars for charities, but some Facebook users think the ubiquitous appeals are getting to be too much of a good thing.


Growing Efforts Are Looking At How — Or If — #MeToo Offenders Can Be Reformed

Thursday, October 10, 2019

As a growing number of men brought down by the #MeToo movement attempt comebacks, a burgeoning industry of therapists, coaches and counselors is trying to help reform offenders.


This Chef Says He's Faced His #MeToo Offenses. Now He Wants A Second Chance

Monday, October 07, 2019

Dozens of women accused chef Charlie Hallowell of sexual harassment two years ago. Hallowell says he's changed now, and that he's worked to find "a softer, humbler, kinder way to navigate the world."


Is Redemption Possible In The Aftermath Of #MeToo?

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Some of the powerful men accused of sexual misconduct in the early days of the #MeToo movement are now attempting comebacks, which raises questions about rehabilitation, redemption and reentry.


'He Says Stupid Stuff': Amid Outrage, Trump Supporters Shrug Off Racist Language

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

"I think that as negative as he is, and as much as a troublemaker as he is," says Chris Kennedy, "[Trump] is contributing to a very positive forward momentum."