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News anchor Heather Unruh says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her son

Former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh said Wednesday that disgraced actor Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son in 2016 at a Nantucket restaurant.  Unruh, who formerly worked at WCVB news station, made the claims at a downtown Boston hotel alongside attorney Mitchell Garabedian,...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:57pm

Portal allows Boston-area residents to 'FaceTime' with refugees around the world

On Harvard’s campus, there’s a portal to another world — literally. Inside an unassuming shipping container that sits on the grass at Harvard Divinity School, students, staff and other visitors can come face-to-face with refugees around the world. The portal is part of a project...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:25pm

Lydia Edwards wins Boston City Council seat: 'We never apologized for our diversity'

A teary Lydia Edwards hugged her mother and sister Tuesday night, as election results popped up on her iPhone. “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang played on the loudspeaker in East Boston’s Kelley Square Pub. “We did it,” said Edwards, an East Boston attorney. After...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:26am

Boston 2017 election results: Marty Walsh wins second term as mayor

Marty Walsh has won another four years as Boston’s mayor. Walsh and challenger Tito Jackson’s mayoral campaigns came to an end Tuesday night after an Election Day with a low voter turnout in Boston. The Associated Press called the race for mayor around 8:55 p.m., just under an...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:35am

Boston 2017 Election: Everything you need to know

Tuesday marks election day in Boston, meaning the end to Mayor Marty Walsh and challenger Roxbury City Councilor Tito Jackson’s campaigns. As a Boston resident, you get to help either keep Walsh in office or enact Jackson to replace him. The race doesn’t seem very close though —...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:40pm

When does Christmas music start on radio (Station Boston)?

It's after Halloween so that means that Christmas music will soon be on your favorite (or least favorite) radio station, so when - exactly does the Christmas music onslaught start this fall and on what Boston channel? No Boston stations are advertising Christmas and Holiday music just yet but...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:47pm

Massachusetts is hiring a marijuana inspector

Massachusetts’ marijuana industry is beginning to bud, and that means state jobs in the field are up for grabs. Are you interested in becoming a cannabis inspector? The opening for a pot inspector was recently posted on the Mass.gov career site. The position falls within the Massachusetts...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:09pm

Anthony Weiner begins prison sentence for sexting with a minor

Disgraced New York City politician Anthony Weiner began his 21-month prison sentence for sexting a 15-year-old girl on Monday. A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that the former Congressman and mayoral candidate, who was sentenced on Sept. 25, arrived at the Federal Medical...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:38pm

Baker to launch hate crimes task force

Days after new data reported that anti-Semitic hate crimes have increased in New England by about one third over last year, a state task force created in the 1990s to combat hate crimes will be revived Monday. Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to sign an executive order re-establishing the Governor...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:08am

MBTA has invested more than $101M in winter resiliency since 2015

Winter is already around the corner — a season that gives every commuter flashbacks to 2015 when snow blanketed the Bay State and the MBTA tracks, briefly shutting down public transportation. Since that year, the MBTA has continued to make improvements in its winter resiliency efforts, and...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:14am

Mass. should not go at time zone change alone, panel says

Massachusetts residents will fall back this weekend after all and will likely continue to adjust their clocks twice a year for the foreseeable future. A legislative commission studying whether the Bay State should shift permanently to Atlantic Standard Time — essentially the time zone that...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:36am

16-year-old shot, killed in Jamaica Plain

A 16-year-old boy is dead after a late-night shooting Tuesday in Jamaica Plain, Boston Police said. Police officers and EMTs responded to a radio call reporting shots fired in the area of 944 Parker St. in Jamaica Plain at 11:47 p.m., police said, and found the 16-year-old male victim suffering...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:23am

Missing New York woman found safe 42 years later in Massachusetts

A New York state woman who went missing more than four decades ago has been found alive and well in Massachusetts. On Aug. 3, 1975, Flora (Florence) Stevens, then 36 years old, went to a doctor’s appointment in Monticello, NY. Her husband dropped her off at a hospital in the Catskills for...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:45pm

Which Boston streets are closed to traffic on Halloween for trick-or-treating?

Halloween is finally here, are you ready to take your little one trick-or-treating? Kids in costume will take over Boston streets on Tuesday night, and to keep them safe, Mayor Marty Walsh is closing some roads to cars and giving tips for the best, and safest, trick-or-treating experience possible...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:31am

Restoring power across Mass. may take 'several days' Baker says

More than 200,000 Bay State residents are expected to be without power into Tuesday and full restoration of electricity could take days, according to Gov. Charlie Baker, who said lingering winds made it difficult Monday to recover from the powerful storm that ripped through the state overnight....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:27am

More than 300,000 in Massachusetts lose power after storm batters Northeast

Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents are without power Monday morning after a storm battered the state with strong winds and yesterday and into the early morning.  As of 6:45 a.m. Monday, there were about 304,000 power outages across the state, according to the Massachusetts...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:04am

Boston launches Office of Returning Citizens to help previously-incarcerated residents start anew

How does someone start to rebuild their life after they’ve been incarcerated? Mayor Marty Walsh is hoping his newly-formed office will help those ready to reenter society. Walsh announced the creation of the Office of Returning Citizens this week, a resource to help support those returning...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:52am

Boston Yeti, BostonTweet talk favorite horror films and Halloween traditions

Halloween has its share of fanatics. For some, it's the best holiday of the year, made all the better by their favorite scary movie, spooky (or sweet) traditions and the memories of their impressive costume creativity. Metro asked two notable Boston figures — Tom O’Keefe of @...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:05pm

State poised to sink more money into Big Dig

It was forged a decade ago and filled with hundreds of millions of dollars. Now the state's transportation chief is looking to tap into a trust fund for Big Dig repairs. In 2008 contractors agreed to pay $415 million into the fund as part of a deal to resolve their legal liabilities associated...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:13pm

Tito Jackson turns up the heat ahead of election

As the Boston mayoral election inches closer, City Councilor Tito Jackson is, in his words, “turning up.” The councilor is looking to boost awareness of the race after a dismal turnout in the preliminary election. Incumbent opponent Mayor Martin J. Walsh took 63 percent of votes Sept....

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:11am