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Walsh proposes regulations for short-term rentals like Airbnb

Mayor Marty Walsh wants to rein in short-term rentals like Airbnb in an attempt to ease the strain on Boston’s housing market. Walsh filed an ordinance on Monday with guidelines to help prevent the “monopolizing [of] Boston's housing market with short-term rentals,” according...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:10pm

MBTA revisiting late night service, seeks bids for bus pilot

Nearly two years after canceling its special late-night weekend bus and train service, the MBTA is asking for proposals to run bus service daily from 1 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan to Chelsea starting in July. "We're trying to see what the appetite is to provide this service, what the...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:39am

Boston Women's March 2018: Photos and updates

The 2018 Boston Women's March drew thousands of activists from the Massachusetts area to Cambridge Common on Saturday, which was the first-year anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.  Like last year, many women donned the unmistakable pink knit "pussy hats" as they...

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:03pm

Caramel the kitten back with MSPCA after being stolen

Caramel, a two-and-a-half-month-old kitten, was on her way back to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen after being stolen from the adoption center Thursday afternoon. At about 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, the brown and orange kitten was stolen by a woman who put the kitten in her bag, officials said....

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Boston Women's March 2018: Where, when and what to expect

One year after the 2017 Women's March protested the inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump, resistant citizens in Boston have a message: "the people persist." The Boston/Cambridge Women's March, hosted by The January Coalition, will kick off at the Cambridge Common...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:10pm

Boston makes latest cut in Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes

There were 26 locations in Massachusetts vying to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters but only one, perhaps the obvious one, made it onto the internet giant's shortlist: Boston. Amazon on Thursday announced that it had selected 20 cities — out of 238 proposals in all —...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:58am

Digital art installation brings Brazil's street art to Boston's walls

This month, taking a stroll on the Rose Kennedy Greenway could transport you to the streets of São Paulo. While the weather here still won’t match that of Brazil’s, the street art will, thanks to an installation by Brazilian artist Giovanna Casimiro and Boston Cyberarts called “...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:33pm

Boston area could see 5 inches of snow this week

Some of the snow in Boston was able to melt last week, but already, more is on the way. Monday will see the start of some light snow, with about an inch possibly accumulating throughout the day.  These flurries will prominently affect Eastern Massachusetts and mostly remain light, though the...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

Walsh declares Boston day of solidarity with Haiti

Mayor Marty Walsh has declared Jan. 12 a day of solidarity with Haiti on the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation and one day after President Donald Trump reportedly called the country a “shithole.” In a White House meeting on Thursday concerning...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 3:38pm

Boston receives $26M in federal funding to help the homeless

The city of Boston was awarded this week more than $26 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to focus on aiding the homeless. In 2015, Mayor Marty Walsh launched an action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2018, and in October of last...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:32am

Separated from husband, Mass. Senate pres reunites with colleagues

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, back on Beacon Hill where he said he hopes to resume his work as a rank-and file senator after giving up the presidency in December, said Thursday he has separated from his husband Bryon Hefner, who precipitated his fall from power after being accused of sexually harassing...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

BPD body cameras had some benefits, preliminary report finds

Body cameras on police officers may “generate small benefits” for police-civilian encounters, according to a preliminary analysis of the Boston Police Department’s body camera pilot program. The first analysis of the pilot program, which required 100 officers to wear body cameras...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:23am

Mass. voters say MBTA is faring better in winter weather: Poll

The winter of 2015 will forever linger in Boston commuters’ minds, sparking fear whenever new flakes fall that the T will simply shut down, unable to handle the weather. In the years since, Gov. Charlie Baker and MBTA officials have focused on improving the transit system, promising in...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:55am

Twitter activity draws attention to MBTA general manager

While riders made their way into work Tuesday amid a respite from the cold spell, the head of the MBTA took a little journey on Twitter, blocking reporters from following him, changing his account to private, and then making it public again. Hired in September, T General Manager Luis Ramírez over...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:31pm

Boston researchers develop way to deliver a week's worth of HIV drugs in one dose

No matter the advances made in medicine, a pill will only be effective if you actually take it as directed — something that many patients struggle with. But what if you could take a week’s worth of medicine in one dose? Boston-area researchers have found to make that a reality for...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 11:05am

5 of Boston's biggest 2017 moments

Did 2017 zip by, or did the year feel like a long one to you? Either way, it was packed with news, from Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration to tons of protests and a few prominent deaths. Here’s a look at some of the biggest stories that happened in Boston in 2017. The Women...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:39pm

Obama to speak at sports conference in Boston next month

Former President Barack Obama will be coming back to Boston next month, but this trip doesn’t have to do with his daughter at Harvard or receiving any awards at the JFK Library. Obama will be in the area to speak about sports at a conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:27pm

Quincy's Wollaston MBTA station closed for 20 months

Quincy Red Line riders take note: Wollaston station is now closed for a 20-month renovation. The MBTA is reminding customers that beginning Monday, Jan. 8, the “aging” Quincy station will be closed to allow workers to make improvements. The nearly two-year closure is necessary, transit...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:09am

See photos of the Boston 2018 No Pants Subway Ride

The "real feel" may be in the single digits in Massachusetts, but that is of no concern to Boston's brazen improv comedy crowd. Thousands of brave Bostonians turned out Sunday for the 17th annual No Pants Subway Ride, a global event organized by the comedy group Improv Everywhere. In...

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 5:16pm

A scientist explains Cape Cod’s 'frozen sharks'

Winter has already taken its toll on Boston and its surrounding areas with record-breaking flooding, frigid temperatures and lots of snow, but are humans the only ones feeling its effects? The rapid drop of water temperatures in coastal waters may have played a role in the deaths of four thresher...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 2:35pm