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Boston honors champion Red Sox with raucous parade

Approximately 1 million fans lined the streets of downtown Boston Wednesday to honor the 2018 World Series champion Red Sox in a raucous celebration. There wasn't quite as many people as the estimated 3 million fans that showed up for the Sox "rolling rally" in 2004, but that's...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:13pm

Support for Massachusetts ballot Question 1 dropping as election looms: poll

Election Day is around the corner, and Massachusetts voters are still mulling over ballot Question 1. A new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll shows that voter support for Question 1 has flipped as Election Day looms, with a majority of voters now leaning toward “no” on the ballot...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:54pm

What to know about the MBTA, parking restrictions for Red Sox World Series parade

Before you can celebrate at the Red Sox World Series parade on Wednesday, you’ll have to figure out how to get there, and officials are advising that you choose public transit over driving. Keolis, which operates the MBTA commuter rail, will increase train capacity and on-hand personnel on...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:05pm

Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger found dead in prison

James "Whitey" Bulger, who lived a double life as one of Boston's most notorious mobsters and as a secret FBI informant, was killed after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday, citing two unnamed officials. Bulger was 89 and...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:34pm

What to know about Massachusetts ballot question 2

Massachusetts voters have seen a lot of back and forth around the transgender rights and nurse staffing ballot questions, but they haven’t been inundated with ads supporting or opposing Question 2, which concerns campaign finance reform. Why? Well, there hasn’t been any spending on...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:07pm

PHOTOS: Boston takes to streets to celebrate 2018 Red Sox World Series win

The Boston Red Sox became World Series champions on Sunday night after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5 to 1 in Game Five of the best-of-seven series. The Red Sox World Series victory parade is scheduled for Wednesday, but Boston fans still took to the streets right after the win to celebrate....

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 1:21pm

2018 Red Sox World Series parade date, route

Cue the duck boats, because Boston is ready to celebrate with another Red Sox World Series parade. The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions once again after winning Game Five on Sunday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Now, the only concern fans have is when they can take to the...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:26am

Red Sox win 2018 World Series: Boston champs once again

The Red Sox entered October with a million question marks regarding their ability to perform well under playoff pressure. Turns out it was no sweat.  The Sox shredded the Yankees in four games, the Astros in five, and polished off the Dodgers in the World Series in five games as well. A 5-1...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:43pm

Red Sox Jackie Bradley thriving on the big stage

Jackie Bradley Jr. will never be confused with Ken Griffey Jr. as a great all-around center fielder. He’s got the defense down pat for sure, but his offensive production has long been less-than-desirable. JBJ hit just .234 this season, and in his best offensive season ever (2016) he had just...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 5:36pm

3 Things to watch for as Patriots face Bills on Monday Night Football

The Patriots are on the road for an AFC East showdown in Buffalo on Monday. While the Bills are 2-5 on the season, they own arguably the league’s worst offense and are down to their backup quarterback Derek Anderson. Anderson was only able to muster up five points in his first start of the...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 5:18pm

Red Sox one win away from World Series title

The Red Sox are just one win away from winning their fourth World Series title in the past 14 years as a 9-6 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 Saturday night put them up 3-1 in the 2018 Fall Classic. The Boston offense was ugly throughout the majority of the 18-inning Marathon game on Friday...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:28am

Dodgers climb back in series, beating Red Sox in seven hour Marathon

The Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Red Sox in the longest game in World Series history Friday night and into Saturday morning as LA downed Boston, 3-2, in Game 3 of the championship set. The Red Sox lead the series 2-1 heading into Saturday night's Game 4 in Los Angeles.  Max Muncy was...

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:55am

Massachusetts ballot question 3 puts transgender rights on national stage

Massachusetts ballot Question 3 is gaining attention beyond the Bay State as the Trump administration considers redefining legal definitions of sex and gender, threatening transgender protections across the country. Question 3 asks residents to uphold a transgender protection law that was...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:29am

Burnt heroin spoon sculpture gifted to Massachusetts' AG for her battle against opioid abuse

An 11-foot, 800-pound burnt heroin spoon sculpture meant to call attention to the opioid crisis was dropped in front of the Massachusetts State House Friday morning, a gift to Attorney General Maura Healey from the Spoon Movement. The Spoon Movement is a non-profit meant to call out those in the...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:47am

David Price shines as Red Sox go up 2-0 in World Series over Dodgers

The Red Sox are now two wins away from a World Series crown, thanks in large part to another gem of a pitching performance from David Price of all people. Price got his second straight postseason win on Wednesday night, pitching six full innings while giving up just two earned runs on three hits....

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:02am

New travel guide details spookiest spots in New England

New England is worth visiting all year around, but the region really thrives in autumn with its picturesque fall foliage, seasonal activities like apple picking, and of course, its haunted history. There are plenty of spooky sites throughout New England, and authors Summer Paradis and Sandra...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:13pm

Nor'easter could bring rain, winds to Boston this weekend

A nor’easter will cause rainy, windy Boston weather this weekend, forecasters say. As Hurricane Willa moves north from Mexico, it will reform as the first fall nor’easter for the Boston area, according to Meteorologist Dave Epstein in the Boston Globe. The storm will bring wet...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:57pm

Red Sox blast past Dodgers in Game 1 of World Series

Eduardo Nunez broke open Game 1 of the 2018 World Series Tuesday night at Fenway Park as his three-run home run in the seventh inning gave the Red Sox a much-needed cushion over LA. Boston used that cushion to come away with an 8- 4 victory and a 1-0 lead in the best of seven championship set. The...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:01am

Red Sox 'Beat LA' shirts to benefit Boston homeless during World Series

With the World Series beginning in Boston, many Red Sox fans are sure to be chanting “Beat L.A.” Now, they can wear the sentiment on a shirt while helping to end homelessness in the city. Mitch Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods, unveiled “Beat L.A.” Red Sox...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:27pm

Kennedy Institute's Seat at the Table project highlights importance of inclusion

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Those iconic words by fomer Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) have inspired thousands to charge into politics, and now, they’ve inspired an exhibit and project out of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:00pm