Boston

MBTA unveils new Red Line train car design

Officials have revealed the new Red Line train designs, and you could get a peek inside before they hit the rails. A mock-up of the new Red Line train debuted at City Hall Plaza this week and will be on display through Thursday. Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:56am

Boston Police officers from 'Cop Pool Karaoke' video perform onstage with Brad Paisley

The two Boston Police officers whose video of them singing God Bless America in so-called Cop Pool Karaoke that went viral performed at the Brad Paisley concert on Saturday night. Boston Police officers Stephen McNulty and Kim Tavares were welcomed onstage in their uniforms at the Xfinity...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:16pm

This one tweet about a racist encounter in Boston sparked dozens of similar stories

Is Boston racist? Plenty of signs point to yes. The city has been called out many times for being home to a number of racist acts, from a Fenway crowd member calling Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones the N-word last summer to comedian Michael Che saying Boston is “the most racist city...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:00pm

Senator Warren calls criminal justice system 'racist', Massachusetts police insulted

Senator Elizabeth Warren angered many within Massachusetts law enforcement following a Q &A session held at Dillard University in New Orleans earlier this month. During the event that was hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond, Senator Warren called the criminal justice...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:43pm

Cambridge man arrested in NYC for tweet offering to pay someone to kill ICE agents

A Cambridge man named Brandon Ziobrowski has been arrested in New York City for threatening to solicit the murder of ICE agents online. Ziobrowski, 33, was arrested Thursday morning in New York and is being transported to Boston to appear in court at a later date after making a threat against...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:38am

Massachusetts voter registration deadline is Aug. 15 for state primary

The Massachusetts primary 2018 is coming up fast. If you want to cast a ballot in that election, you’ll have to first make sure your Massachusetts voter registration status is good to know. The 2018 primary election is on Tuesday, September 4. Voters across the commonwealth will take to the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:52pm

Mayor Walsh marks Boston's newest skyscraper at One Dalton

Rising from the Back Bay for more than three years, Boston's newest skyscraper is nearing completion and on Tuesday hosted the mayor and developers for a topping-off ceremony. Hundreds of construction workers filled a plaza at the foot of the building officially dubbed the "Four Seasons...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 4:53pm

Delta Gamma Harvard sorority chapter closes in response to school's socialclub sanctions

The Harvard sorority chapter of Delta Gamma has closed in response to the university’s sanctions against single-gender social groups on its Cambridge campus. Delta Gamma’s shuttering marks the first such single-gender social group to halt its operations in response to Harvard’s...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:51am

Smith College employee on leave after calling police on black student

A Smith College employee has been placed on leave after calling police on a black female student early last week. College sophomore Oumou Kanoute was eating lunch in a common room on the Northampton, Massachusetts last Tuesday when an employee saw her.  Feeling she looked out of place, the...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:31pm

Harvard rescinds some admission offers after students share offensive memes

Memes are an internet sensation, but they can also have real-world consequences. At least 10 students accepted to Harvard College have had their admissions rescinded after sharing racist and “sexually explicit” memes in a Facebook group titled “Harvard memes for horny...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

Massachusetts sales tax holiday 2018: Everything you need to know

Massachusetts sales tax isn’t among the highest in the country, but it’s also not the lowest. At 6.25 percent, it’s somewhere in the middle — but still, wouldn’t it be nice to have a tax free weekend? Well, a 2018 Massachusetts sales tax holiday has finally been...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:10am

420 Suites brings cannabis-friendly vacation rentals to Boston

Boston has long been a vacation destination, but legal marijuana may draw in even more visitors to all over Massachusetts — and businesses like 420 Suites are ready to cater to cannabis tourism. 420 Suites, which debuted at Boston’s recent CannaCon, is turning the typical vacation...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:24pm

You can ride Blue Bikes for free this Saturday

If you haven’t yet noticed, Blue Bikes are in Boston, and if you haven’t yet tried the rideshare service out, here’s your chance to ride a Blue Bike for free. Back in May, the Hubway bikeshare system became Blue Bikes after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partnered up...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:50am

Cambridge, Somerville issue cease and desists for Bird scooters

Bird scooters may soon have to leave their nests in Cambridge and Somerville. This week, both Cambridge and Somerville have sent cease and desist letters to Bird, the company behind the rideshare electric scooters that appeared on city streets without warning recently. “The City of...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:03pm

New Boston Logan Airport restaurants, stores coming soon

Finding great airport food can be one of the more frustrating experiences of travel, but a new lineup of Logan Airport restaurants on the horizon hopes to change that. Boston Logan Airport is set to get more than a dozen new airport food options and a few new retail spots by the end of 2018 and in...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:06pm

Boeing to lease space in new MIT Kendall Square building

Aerospace company Boeing will soon have a new home in Cambridge Kendall Square. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world, has agreed to lease about 100,000 square feet of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology building to be developed at 314 Main St. in Kendall Square, according to MIT...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:53pm

Black advocates make final plea to avoid ‘racial showdown’ over Faneuil Hall name: Update

Update, 8/01/18: The New Democracy Coalition has scheduled a Faneuil Hall boycott and march for Thursday, Aug. 2.  "Neighborhood activists and members of the faith-based community in Boston will march on Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday, August 2, in the wake of Mayor Marty Walsh’s...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:49pm

MBTA offering special train to Gillette Stadium for Beyonce and Jay Z concert

Are you heading to the Beyonce and Jay Z concert this weekend at Gillette Stadium? Before you can go apes**t in the audience, you have to get there, and the MBTA is here to help. If you don’t want to deal with the crowds getting into or out of the Gillette Stadium parking lot — or the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:16pm

Mass AG Maura Healey endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is racking up some high-profile support for her run for Congress, including an endorsement from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Healey announced her endorsement on Monday in the primary election, siding with her city councilor. Pressley challenges...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:27pm

Baker signs NASTY Women Act, overturning archaic abortion ban in Massachusetts

An archaic Massachusetts abortion law has been officially overturned with Gov. Charlie Baker’s signing of the NASTY Women Act. Baker on Friday signed the act after state legislators and Boston City Council members pushed for the legislation, saying it is necessary to protect abortion rights...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:29am