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6 arrested after 2,000 people gather at UMass Amherst following Patriots Super Bowl loss

Six people were arrested and 12 others transported to area hospitals after a chaotic crowd of nearly 2,000 formed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Sunday night following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl loss. People began to gather on the Southwest plaza of the school's...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:42am

Patriots fans party in Boston, Somerville on Super Bowl night

Boston's football fans flocked to local bars Sunday night to watch the New England Patriots face off against the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LII.  By 8:30 p.m. the Eagles were leading the Patriots 22 to 19, but any Pats fan knows their team can come from behind like no other. So the...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:10pm

MIT launches 'Intelligence Quest' to make computers learn like children

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is launching an institute-wide initiative to create better artificial intelligence inspired by how the human brain works. Called the MIT Intelligence Quest, the effort will bring together more than 200 researchers and institute partners like IBM to...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 2:20pm

Workers at Logan vote to strike, allege threats and intimidation

Hundreds of workers employed by JetBlue subcontractors at Logan Airport have voted to strike, citing alleged intimidation and threats over their attempts to organize as union members. "We expect even more to join us in the coming days," Dayel Gathers, who works for subcontractor FSS,...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:35pm

Gaming officials explore undisclosed Wynn sexual harassment settlement

Reopening the question of Wynn Resort's suitability to build a casino in Everett, Massachusetts gaming regulators honed in Wednesday on the failure of the company and its namesake Steve Wynn to disclose to investigators in 2013 that Wynn had privately paid out a $7.5 million settlement to...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:28am

Museums and zoos get in on Boston-Philly Super Bowl bets

As the Super Bowl gets closer, plenty of people across the country are surely securing their bets on which team will be the champion. And now, even cultural institutions are getting in on the game-day excitement. As the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles go head to head, the Museum...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:29pm

Photos: Mayor Marty Walsh, Red Sox bring 10 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Red Sox players departed Logan Airport on Tuesday to help bring 10 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from a devastating hurricane in September.  Among those to head to...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:05pm

Marijuana black market could be topic for Baker, Mass. US Attorney

Gov. Charlie Baker plans to meet with U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling next month and the governor thinks state and federal law enforcement priorities could converge on cracking down on the illicit marijuana market. At the state level, where marijuana has been legalized for medical and other uses,...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:47am

Mass. Gaming Commission investigates Everett casino after sexual misconduct claims

Everett’s Wynn casino project faces scrutiny after casino mogul Steve Wynn stepped down from his position on the Republican National Committee amid sexual misconduct allegations. A Wall Street Journal report on Friday detailed dozens of stories from Wynn Reports employees who say Wynn...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:54am

What month has the cheapest rents?

There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for an apartment, and apparently, what time of the year you’re renting is a big one. Real estate site RentHop released a report Monday looking into the best time of the year to rent a new place in cities throughout the country because,...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:02am

Mass. Senate approves 'Nasty Women' act to repeal archaic abortion laws

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to wipe outdated and unenforced laws restricting abortion and contraception from the books, a move one lawmaker said would send a message to the rest of the country. Sponsored by Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler, the bill —...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:56am

HowGood helps grocery shoppers make ethical decisions easily

There are a lot of choices to make when grocery shopping, especially if you’re trying to be ethical with your purchases. But how are you supposed to know what’s the “best” egg carton out of labels like “cage free,” “free-range,” “free-roaming,...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:58am

Philly, Brockton mayors make Super Bowl bet over Rocky statues

Can you picture Rocky Balboa in a New England Patriots jersey? Though the iconic fictional boxer was a Philly native, the statue in his hometown may have to sport Pats gear if New England wins yet another Super Bowl. The New England-Philadelphia football rivalry is heating up, prompting all sorts...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:43am

Montréal En Lumière

Festival season may traditionally be thought of as summer, but next month things will really be heating up for fans of fine food, booze, music and more in the cultural capital of our neighbor to the north, Montréal. First-time visitors are sure to be transfixed by the city’s European feel (...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:06am

Boston awarded $150K grant to help feed BPS students healthy meals

Boston has received a $150,000 grant to support BOSFoodLove, a program that provides Boston Public Schools students with healthy meals. Mayor Marty Walsh accepted the 2018 Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant Thursday while at the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington. The money was...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:00am

#HearHerHarvard: Women across country show support for Harvard sororities

With a strict crackdown on single-gender social clubs imminent at Harvard University, women across the country are showing support on social media for Harvard sororities Using the hashtags #WithoutMySorority and #HearHerHarvard, women across the country who are members of different sororities are...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:26pm

New Hampshire man bites police dog, gets arrested

A New Hampshire man was arrested for biting a police dog while officers were investigating reports of a shooting in the town of Boscawen, police officials said on Tuesday. The incident unfolded on Sunday when police reported to a home where they were told a person had been shot. Two people at the...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:53pm

Walsh exploring legal action against pharmaceutical companies for opioid crisis

Mayor Marty Walsh is considering suing pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. Drug companies “irresponsibly saturated the market with opiates, knowingly putting consumers at risk for addiction,” Walsh’s office said in a statement. In Boston alone, there...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:15am

Hub and Spoke thrives in Eastie school cafeterias

It’s lunchtime, and young customers rush in to grab a quick bite. Some head for the hot station and check out the day’s odiferous selection of crisp, roasted vegetables, fresh-cut meats or pasta. Others hit the cold bar and explore a selection of grains, beans and greens. They customize...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 5:22pm

Op-Ed: I hate being the 'Token Trans Girl'

I don’t like being the token trans girl. It’s weird; being trans scares the teachers of Brookline High School. Not in a transphobic way — rather, my trans identity prevents them from expressing any sort of opposing opinion. Ever feel like acing a test? A nice, round 100 percent...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:59pm