By Cameron Morsberger and Colbi Edmonds

Shiney James, Boston University’s Director of Orientation, introduces thousands of students to Comm Ave every summer, but some of her student employees claim she verbally berated and demeaned them while working for her. ILLUSTRATION BY COLBI EDMONDS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Numerous Boston University students allege Orientation Director Shiney James created a “toxic” work environment and fostered a culture of fear during their time as Orientation leaders — an experience they say continues to impact them months and years later.

Allegations against James include verbally…

At six years old, Gabe Fleisher followed the 2008 presidential election with the intensity of most adults. And at 18 years old, his political involvement has not really changed.

Fleisher is now the editor-in-chief — and only employee — of the free daily newsletter Wake Up To Politics, which he…

from left: Kaleb and Kolby Rush stand in the Saint Rocco’s kitchen, where they make hundreds of pounds of dog treats each week. Courtesy of Saint Rocco’s.

Cooper is one lucky dog.

The 3-year-old cavapoo gets all the treats he wants — not because his owners are the average doting pet parents, but because it’s part of the family business.

Brothers Kolby and Kaleb Rush launched Saint Rocco’s Treats last May, and since then, Cooper has had…

Fonthill Castle.

It’s hot out there, but we have some cool picks for those looking to make the weekend count before we head into late August and into the back to school season. There’s plenty of summer fun left to be had and the weekend forecast, while hot, looks mostly dry for…

Hayes, left, a bernedoodle, plays with Harley, a goldendoodle, Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Horsham Dog Park in Horsham Township. MICHELE HADDON / PHOTOJOURNALIST

Horsham Dog Park was named one of 30 finalists in PetSafe’s 2021 Bark for Your Park nationwide grant contest last week. If chosen, Horsham, along with four other existing parks, will receive $5,000 for improvements.

Judges chose Horsham and other dog communities based on “the level of enthusiasm and support”…

The Camp America rock climbing wall overlooks the pony stables and connects to the camp’s ziplining. Cameron Morsberger / Staff Photojournalist

Tucked away on 43 acres of repurposed farm land, hundreds of children are laughing, running, playing, and enjoying summer-as-usual.

As Pennsylvania and the rest of the country grapples with continued pandemic precautions and rising cases, here at Camp America, the traditional summer day camp experience isn’t over, and campers —…

The Disney Store closed in the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne in 2020. James McGinnis / Staff Photojournalist

In an era of radical online shopping, small business activism and extensive health precautions, another mall is on the brink. Earlier this month, Montgomery Mall, a Montgomery Township shopping center that encompasses more than 90 stores, was foreclosed upon.

A judge issued a $118.78 million judgment against the mall’s owner…

Habitat for Humanity will officially open their Warminster ReStore, located at 539 Jacksonville Road, on Friday. CAMERON MORSBERGER/PHOTOJOURNALIST

It’s hard to find diapers, stained glass lamps, vintage toys and ceramic trinkets all in one place, but that’s what Habitat for Humanity is for.

For 13 years, Bucks County’s Habitat chapter has operated its Chalfont ReStore, selling used furniture, clothing, homegoods, appliances and more. …

At 62 years old, Willie Macatantan doesn’t stop for much — not even COVID-19.

Throughout the pandemic, Macatantan was changing beds and disinfecting rooms for Pine Run Retirement Community’s sick patients, often volunteering to work seven days a week, unfazed by the potential health risks.

After a year of cleaning…

For Andrew Belder, connecting with his faith each morning is as easy as a “phone call.” But despite growing up in a Jewish family, it wasn’t until his seventh birthday that he heard the spiritual call.

When his great grandfather passed away, the Northampton teen began asking questions about his…

Cameron Morsberger

Student journalist at Boston University

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