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Foxtrot over to the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party on Castle Hill

Summer is sadly still a few months away, but you may want to get a head start on fine-tuning your foxtrot. Boston Swing Central and the Trustees of Reservations are bringing the popular Roaring Twenties Lawn Party back to Castle Hill at the Crane Estate this August. Two days of flapper fun are in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:41pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER The Gift Horse New Repertory Theater presents this play from Lydia R. Diamond (“Smart People”, “Stick Fly”) about Ruth, a teacher and artist compelled to finally confront the dark past she’s been avoiding for many years. We travel back and forth with her in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:39pm

'The Crown' star John Lithgow is ready for his Harvard homecoming

John Lithgow has more awards in his closet than Tom Brady has Super Bowl rings, but the decorated actor knows his fame and good fortune are only temporary. While “The Crown” star doesn’t dwell on whether his legacy as an actor will stand the tests of time, he does find solace in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:36pm

Raining cats and dogs: 5 Boston area pet events

From friendly furballs to cute critters, the city is hosting a slew of events catered to the animal-loving crowd. Get your paws on these five pet parties this weekend. 1. Petting zoo and ice cream social block party at Continuum  Grab a free scoop from Gracie's and meet a few baby...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:35am

Here's what 100 days of President Donald Trump has done to your Boston

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump failed miserably in his attempt to win the hearts of Bostonians. Trump managed to attract a mere 14 percent of the vote in the city during the November balloting, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press. Hundreds of protesters marched in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:27am

Urban turkeys run afoul in Boston

Springtime marks turkey-hunting season in Massachusetts, but as far as Bostonians are concerned, it’s the turkeys that are hunting them. March through May is breeding season for the birds and hormones tend to make them a little bolder, according to wildlife officials — that’s one...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:48pm

Can turkeys fly?

Wild turkeys are taking over Massachusetts, not only by land but by air as well. While wild turkeys spend most of their time during the day on the ground eating mast – which is the fruit of forest trees – they spend most nights sleeping in trees. To get into those trees, they fly...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:10pm

Boston Uber driver charged with raping female customer

A Boston Uber employee was arraigned on three counts of rape on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a female passenger while he was driving for the ride-share company.  Luis Baez, 34, was arraigned in Newton District Court, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement....

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:47pm

Boston mascots play musical chairs at Franciscan Children’s hospital

Mascots from Boston's sports teams, professional and college, came together Tuesday to spread joy and cheer to young patients and students at Franciscan Children’s Hospital. The hospital, located in Brighton, specializes in serving children and young adults with medical, mental health and...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:20pm

Self-driving cars allowed on more Boston roads

Self-driving cars have been cleared to tackle more roads in Boston. Cambridge-based autonomous car company nuTonomy has been testing its self-driving vehicles in South Boston’s Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park since January. The cars, which do have a person behind the wheel in case of...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:24pm

Get hoppin' at the Power Beer Fest

It’s getting warm again, which means it’s time to get outdoors and chug some brews. This Saturday, Boston’s beer festival season kicks off with the first-ever Power Beer Fest. The event will bring more than 60 Commonwealth breweries to the SoWa Power Station during opening weekend...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:02pm

Local stars shine at IFFBoston 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. The fifteenth annual Independent Film Festival Boston begins on Wednesday night, kicking off Holy Week for the city’s cinephiles. Unspooling at the Somerville, Brattle and Coolidge Corner Theatres, the non-profit IFFBoston and its all-...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:22pm

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' tour takes over Boston this summer

Boston's summer just got so much hotter thanks to hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning rapper announced on Monday that he's hitting the road again in support of his chart-topping new album, Damn. Lamar’s latest tour is set to make a stop at the TD...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:17pm

Massachusetts sheriffs see higher pot tax as opportunity to fund addiction treatment

Two sheriffs urged lawmakers on Monday to use the legalization of marijuana as an opportunity to invest in substance abuse treatment by raising the tax on pot sales to support public and private addiction treatment programs. "We are searching and starving for resources," Hampshire County...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

Jiehae Park’s ‘peerless’ comes to the Boston Public Library

If you’re trying to wrap your head around the implications of a play that heralds itself as “Macbeth meets Mean Girls”—don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve been making some fantastic cognitive leaps, too (read: Duncan awakens from slumber, sees Macbeth,...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:49pm

Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola Took a Skateboard Tour of Boston

Now that the Patriots are finished celebrating their latest Super Bowl win at the White House, superstars Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are ready to enjoy a warm and sunny spring in Boston. The pair of wide receivers channeled their inner Tony Hawk over the weekend, as they were spotted...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:32pm

Boston's Best Cheap Eats for Under $5

If you're looking for delicious, mouth-watering meals without breaking the bank, these local food experts have got you covered. Ahead, ten Boston-area chefs and foodies share their go-to grubs spots for under $5. Bon appétit! 1. Suzi Maitland, Executive Chef; Trina's, Parlor, Audubon...

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:35pm

Bob Saget knows you need a break from CNN

Call it paternal instinct, but America’s favorite TV dad Bob Saget feels like he needs to comfort audiences these days. While he won’t be handing out Danny Tanner-style hugs at his Saturday night show in Boston, the “Full House” icon does plan to use his raunchy, “...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:54pm

Will nationwide 4/20 events be how Massachusetts will one day celebrate the ‘high holiday’?

By now you’ve surely heard and seen many memes, posts and wishes about today being the officially unofficial weed holiday of 4/20. While the beginnings of this high holiday are a bit, ahem, smoky, there are no shortages of 4/20 events taking place across the country — both legally and...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:56pm

Current political immigration climate seen as threat to Boston's economy

Immigrants are the underpinning of entire sectors of the region's economy and have been the driving force behind Boston's population and workforce growth since 1980. But now policy proposals from the White House threaten to upend entire sectors of the region's economy, city officials...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:00pm