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Ways to celebrate the moon landing 50th anniversary in Boston

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five decades since mankind first made that giant leap by landing on the moon. As the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking achievement of ambition and science on Saturday, Boston plans to get in on the fun with all kinds of lunar-themed...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 3:34pm

Local pride drives Showtime's Boston-based 'City on a Hill'

A wicked big storm is brewing in Showtime’s Boston-based City on a Hill.  Irony abounds within the infamous camaraderie and cooperation between cops, crooks, a city’s corrupt system and an impenetrable code of silence. City on a Hill also turns the spotlight directly on the town’s fever pitch...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:01pm

USWNT captures 2019 World Cup over Netherlands

Add another star to the American legacy.    The United States women's national soccer team secured its fourth-ever World Cup title on Sunday afternoon in Lyon, France with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.    Second-half goals from the enigmatic Megan Rapinoe — which was a...

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 12:59pm

Fire on NYC Plane heading to London leads to emergency landing in Boston

On Thursday night, a Virgin Atlantic flight from JFK Airport heading to London Heathrow made an emergency landing to Boston's Logan Airport.  CNN reports that the fire broke out in the first-class cabin. The Massachusetts Police said in a statement that State Police spotted wires that seem...

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 12:55pm

Boxing pair bring fighting chance against addiction

Kevin “Lucky” Lewis and Emily Denhoed hit the road several times a week to rumble on a boxing club crawl, exploring, sparring and fighting for those in recovery all over New England and New York.  “We’re hard to keep up with,” Kevin “Lucky” Lewis said. “Doesn’t matter who we end up...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 5:01am

MBTA's controversial fare hikes go into effect Monday

The MBTA's fare hikes take effect Monday, despite calls from riders and public officials like Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to delay them. Fares will rise nearly 6 percent, on average. A one-way subway ride using a CharlieCard is increasing to $2.40 from $2.25. Monthly subway passes will cost an...

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 2:51pm

Hometown DIY series 'Tory Tonight' tackles Boston talking points

Tory Bullock wants to get Boston talking more about real life beyond the tired townie cliches.  That’s why he and his team are trying to launch “Tory Tonight,” a DIY ten-minutes-or-less city-wide fireside chat series shot, edited and scripted in his apartment with three other crew members....

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:38am

2 killed in 5 Boston shootings since Sunday

A 19-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police in Dorchester on Monday afternoon, capping off a spate of gun violence that saw five shootings across Boston. Officers in the bicycle unit were responding to a shooting between two men on Geneva Street when they spotted one of the suspects...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 2:27pm

Underground Mural Project gets underway in Boston

The area underneath I-93 will see eight new murals from local and international painters next week as part of an installation that artists and high-end developers say bridges their communities. The second Underground Mural Project kicks off Monday, as eight artists will spend the week installing...

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:22pm

Somerville Mayor sues Barstool, Kirk Minihane over bogus interview

The Mayor of Somerville has a bone to pick with Barstool Sports and former WEEI radio host Kirk Minihane. On Monday, Mayor Joe Curtatone filed a lawsuit against Barstool's Minihane, claiming that the controversial sports talk radio host illegally recorded Curtatone during a fake phone...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:13pm

MBTA investigating derailed Red Line train at JFK/UMass

Sixty people were evacuated from an MBTA Red Line train that derailed at JFK/UMass Station in Dorchester just after 6 a.m. on Tuesday. “At approximately 6:10 a technical rescue team was dispatched for a train derailment southbound on the ⁦@MBTA⁩ Red Line,” according to the Boston Fire...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 3:04pm

Man pleads not guilty to charges of shooting Boston cabbie 9 times in broad daylight

New details have emerged about a shocking daylight shooting that killed a man in the Back Bay Tuesday morning. A Rhode Island man has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting a Boston taxi cab driver who refused to drive him out of town. Prosecutors allege that Phillip Foy, 34, of Pawtucket shot 60-...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:16pm

Drone Zone: Mass. seeks to ascend with ambitious unmanned aerial initiative

State officials are looking to turn Massachusetts into “the foremost drone ecosystem in the nation,” but haven’t finalized a privacy policy on drone use, which civil liberties groups said should not be left up in the air. The state Department of Transportation is calling for consultants to assist...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:22pm

5 reasons Boston is a huge part of LGBTQ history

When people think about Pride, more often than not, they automatically think of San Francisco or New York City, not Boston. Boston doesn't get the credit it deserves for its rich LGBTQ history. From founding GLAD to the "Gay Community News," here are some reasons why Boston LGBTQ community is...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:45am

Boston Straight Pride Parade plan ignites shock and disgust

The announcement of a plan for a so-called Straight Pride Parade in Boston has quickly traveled the span of the social media sphere and sparked national outrage. “It looks like the Boston Straight Pride Parade will happen. We filed a discrimination complaint and it appears the City of Boston...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:04am

MBTA hunts for new revenue

The MBTA plans to spend up to a million dollars to study changes to parking and other potential development at its properties. Transportation watchdogs say the research could lead to more modernization of stations and bring in more revenue, but stress that the process needs to be handled carefully...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 8:19pm

Deadly shooting near Prudential Center rattles Back Bay

A broad daylight shooting near Boston's Prudential Center left a man dead and horrified the Back Bay Tuesday morning. According to Boston police, the shooting happened just before 11 a.m. near the upscale Colonnade Hotel, near the corner of Huntington Avenue and West Newton Street. Boston...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 5:47pm

Former Babson College soccer player charged with threats after sports betting losses

As state lawmakers wrapped up two days of discussions around legalizing sports betting, the U.S. attorney announced charges against a man who allegedly made racist death threats against athletes who he thought were the cause of his own sports betting losses. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling on...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 4:22pm

Cape Cod officials mulling sonic sound barrier to keep seals, sharks at bay

Experts are leaning less towards needing a bigger boat, and more towards employing a huge sound system to keep sharks away from Cape Cod beaches. Following two separate attacks last year, Deep Blue LLC presented the idea for an “invisible fence” to the Barnstable County Commissioners on Wednesday...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 4:48pm

Amazon's Boston Seaport office breaks ground

Boston may have lost out in the competition to lure Amazon's second headquarters to the city, but the Seattle-based tech giant plans to hire 2,000 employees to work in a new Seaport office tower beginning in 2021. A rendering of the new Amazon office at 111 Harbor Way in Boston's Seaport...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 4:50pm