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Celebrating Earth Day 2018 in Boston

Here in Boston, we pride ourselves on our open spaces, parks, and beautiful waterfronts. From places to sit in the sun, to the views of Boston Harbor, to the grassy areas for communities to gather, our environment provides us with the spaces that increase our quality of life. As we celebrate Earth...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:03am

Metro's guide to Record Store Day 2018

This Saturday, April 21st is officially Record Store Day 2018. This means tons of local shops from all over will be opening their doors early for avid record collectors on the hunt for exclusive vinyl releases. Since 2007, Record Store Day has become a global phenomenon. Stores get in on the fun...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:10pm

In #MeToo era, BARCC Walk for Change extra-special for survivors of sexual assault

It’s gotten easier for Kim Warnick to tell her story. That’s not to say it’s ever easy to share that you were sexually assaulted by a coworker, but in the time of #MeToo, it’s becoming a little different. “Three years ago, no one was talking about this, so it’s...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:59am

Why Boston is the Higher Ed Capital of the U.S.?

If you’re a prospective student, you may be wondering why you should consider moving to Boston for school unless you get into Harvard. It’s a great school! But not all 152,000 college students in the city go to there. So what is it that makes Boston such a City on a Hill for higher...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:59pm

Harvard Law School profs will represent student arrested by Cambridge police

Two professors from the Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute will represent Selorm Ohene, the 21-year-old Harvard student arrested by Cambridge police Friday night. Ohene’s arrest has garnered attention and sparked controversy due to the use of force by officers in...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:36pm

Cambridge police investigating after officer hit black Harvard student

A video of a Cambridge Police Officer punching a black Harvard student while he was physically restrained has prompted an investigation, the result of which will be made public, Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern assured. Cambridge Police officers responded on Friday night to multiple 911 calls...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:15pm

A sunny disposition surrounded the 122nd Boston Marathon despite rainy race weather

It was a wet and windy day on Monday for the 30,000 runners who took on the 122nd Boston Marathon, but that didn't stop them from hitting the puddled pavement to sprint toward that finish line. Nor did it keep their loved ones away. As in past years, several thousand spectators descended along...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:40pm

Muslims for Life blood drive commemorates Boston Marathon bombing victims

It’s been five years since the Boston Marathon bombings, and a local group continues to host a blood drive in honor of those affected. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Boston Chapter will host its fifth annual “Muslims for Life” blood drive at Boston City Hall on Wednesday, April...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:39pm

Tom Brady joined Equinox workout class in Mass and fit right in

Patriots QB Tom Brady joined a class at Equinox’s Precision Running Lab in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts last Friday — and he caused quite the stir at the facility. Who wouldn't want to sweat out all their frustration during a Tom Brady workout session? It seems like the best way to...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:21am

2018 Boston Marathon by the numbers

The Boston Marathon isn’t actually the biggest 26.2 mile race in the United States, but it’s definitely one of the most iconic and notable marathons in the nation — and certainly still a large-scale production. Boston has the oldest marathon in the world, according to the Boston...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:00am

Here's how you can get involved with One Boston Day

One Boston Day is around the corner, and if you’re still looking for ways to get involved, Mayor Marty Walsh has some suggestions. One Boston Day on April 15 is an opportunity, according to the city, to “recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another and reflect on the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:48pm

Boston Marathon 2018: Street closures, start time, route, MBTA info

Boston Marathon 2018 will take place on Monday, April 16. Tens of thousands of marathoners are expected to participate in the 122nd annual Boston Marathon, while approximately half million people will pack Boston to be part of all the excitement.  You can also catch the action online by...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:34pm

How to live stream the Boston Marathon

Monday, April 16 marks the 122nd Boston Marathon, and tens of thousands are expected to partake, whether they’re running the whole 26.2 miles, completing it by wheelchair or walking it — like the three-time paralyzed Tom Smith of Swampscott, Massachusetts (you'll definitely want to...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:31pm

Running the marathon? Here’s how to prevent injury and recover

If you’re running the Boston Marathon, your months of training are about to come to a close. But there’s still a lot to know and prepare for in the days before the big race. If this is your first foray into running 26.2 miles, you might also want to know what to expect after you cross...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:04pm

Chopper will measure radiation ahead of Boston Marathon

A helicopter equipped with radiation-sensing technology will make several low passes over the Boston Marathon route later this week to measure naturally occurring background radiation ahead of the 122nd Boston Marathon next week. Between Thursday and Sunday, the National Nuclear Security...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:33pm

Boston reaches $5M settlement with family of 7-year-old who drowned at Carson Beach

The city of Boston has reached a $5 million settlement with the family of a 7-year-old boy who drowned while at a city-run summer camp in July 2016, the family’s lawyer said. Kyzr Willis, of Dorchester, was found dead in the water by Carson Beach in South Boston on July 26, 2016. He was...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:45pm

Three-time paralyzed man ready to walk the Boston Marathon

Tom Smith will be taking the Boston Marathon one step at a time. Though he’s run Boston before, Smith won’t be trying to set a new personal best. After being paralyzed three times, he’s focusing instead on completing the 26.2 miles by walking, and wants to give hope to other...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:48am

Advocates ask Red Sox to go green

Fenway Park may have the Green Monster, but advocates are asking the Red Sox to go even greener. Advocates from Environment Massachusetts and MASSPIRG Students launched on Tuesday a campaign called “Sox Go Green,” asking the Boston baseball team to switch over to 100 percent renewable...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:43pm

Five years later, One World Strong

It’s been five years since Dave Fortier decided to run his first marathon. Five years since he suffered shrapnel wounds and hearing loss due to the blasts on Boylston Street. Five years since he saw the power that happens when a community, a city, a country comes together after a tragedy...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:31am

Gender wage gap costs Mass women $23B a year: Report

Massachusetts women are losing out on billions of dollars a year because of the gender wage gap, a new analysis has said. In Massachusetts, women are typically paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man, the National Partnership for Women & Families found. That leads to a yearly pay...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:22pm