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Storm brings more seals onto Mass. beaches, but don't disturb them, aquarium says

Seals are pretty cute, but if you see one lying on a Massachusetts beach, please don’t disturb it, the New England Aquarium is warning residents. After a seal pup was recently found on a New Hampshire road, the aquarium is reminding people that weather events like the intense coastal storm...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:52am

Boston Marathon icon still sprinting towards progress for women

Kathrine Switzer knows the exact moment that changed her life: when she was attacked on the Boston Marathon course by a race official who tried to rip her number off her shirt.    She had been the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, and since then, Switzer has helped...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 5:14am

'Are we next' spray-painted outside Wellesley Middle School

Wellesley police are investigating after a spray-painted message showed up on a Wellesley Middle School sidewalk Tuesday morning. The bright orange spray paint that greeted students, staff and parents Tuesday morning read, “ARE WE NEXT,” taken by many to be a reference to the recent...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:45pm

Mass. officials urge travel caution ahead of storm

Officials are warning Massachusetts residents to avoid driving and be cautious with all travel ahead of Wednesday’s expected storm. The nor’easter expected to hit Wednesday threatens the area, still recovering from the last storm, with heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding....

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:43pm

Harvard professor put on leave following sexual harassment allegations

A Harvard University professor has been placed on leave following sexual misconduct allegations by more than a dozen women. Jorge Domínguez, a Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) government professor, was put on administrative leave on Sunday, the Harvard Crimson reported. The move comes...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:35pm

Another nor'easter to hit Boston, NYC this week

As much of the Northeast is still reeling from this past weekend’s storm, forecasters are predicting another nor’easter to hit this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of New England, including the Boston area, down to New York City. The watch...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:33pm

Mass. ranked second-best state for women: Report

March marks Women’s History Month, and though times have changed, there’s still a lot of work to be done when it comes to women’s rights — as evidenced, clearly, by the women’s marches and #MeToo movements that have been spreading around the country. Women in the...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:59pm

When is Boston St. Patricks Day parade?

The best drinking day of the year (sorry, New Year's Eve) is coming up in just a few days and fortunately for just about everyone - it's on a Saturday this year. St. Patrick's Day always falls on March 17, and this year - for the first time since 2012 - the holiday falls on a Saturday...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:51pm

Thousands without power, streets flooded as nor'easter hits Mass.

The nor’easter bearing down on the east coast is causing rampant flooding and power outages throughout Massachusetts. More than 37,000 Massachusetts residents were without power as of 1 p.m. on Friday, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. The agency has issued an...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:29pm

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

An old adage says that March comes “in like a lion,” so it's appropriate that the month will be off to a rough start for Bay Staters with a nor’easter expected to hit at the end of this week. A “multi-facet” coastal storm will pummel the eastern Massachusetts area...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:32pm

Northeastern professor creates new way to help cities recover from disasters

What’s the first step to helping a city recover after a natural disaster? Often, crews clear roads of debris, so emergency personnel can get through to the people who need help. But what roads to clear depends on a lot of factors, like the layout of the city, what kind of disaster hit, where...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:34am

BPS, state high school graduation rates increase

Boston Public Schools students are graduating within four years at a higher rate than ever before, the district announced. Throughout BPS schools, 72.7 percent of students graduated within four years for the 2016-17 school year — a .3 percentage-point increase from the year before, according...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:12am

Boston furry convention 2018 bonds anthropomorphic adorers

Claiming on its website to be one of the largest new furry conventions, Anthro New England was formed in 2014 and holds conventions that reflect the unique qualities of New England and its residents. Their latest Boston convention over the weekend was no exception, as the group held a memorable...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:08am

Cannabis Control Commission votes to delay marijuana delivery, cafes

Home delivery of marijuana and social consumption of marijuana products will not be part of the legal marijuana industry when it launches in Massachusetts this summer. The Cannabis Control Commission acquiesced Monday to criticism from Gov. Charlie Baker's administration, the Legislature and...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:28am

Pats player Malcolm Mitchell ‘shares the magic’

Patriots player Malcolm Mitchell and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh hosted a Reading Rally at the Boston Public Library on Monday morning. Mitchell’s reading rally celebrated National Reading Month, which is in March, as well as the release of his newly-illustrated edition of his children’s...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:02pm

Gov. Baker will join Northeast gun safety coalition

A day after four of his Democratic counterparts announced a gun safety coalition, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signaled plans to join their data-sharing group. Separately, Attorney General Maura Healey plans to join her Democratic counterparts Monday in Washington to tout steps states have taken...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:48am

Should Massachusetts' gun laws set an example for the nation?

Federal policymakers eyeing gun law reforms in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting should look towards Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said last week. Asked about President Donald Trump's suggestion of equipping certain trained teachers with concealed guns, Baker and Boston...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:48pm

Robert Reich: Donald Trump 'is the antithesis of the common good'

In such politically divisive times, Robert Reich believes America still has a chance find some common ground. While the acclaimed writer and former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton believes we've lost a sense of the common good in the age of Donald Trump, he still has hope for...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:47pm

Boston could get up to 7 inches of snow this weekend

Despite some mild weather on Friday, winter isn’t over yet, Boston. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this weekend, and the Boston area could get up to 7 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. “A fast-moving system likely brings accumulating...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:22am

Mass. opioid deaths down, but Baker says too soon to declare 'victory'

The number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts fell an estimated 8.3 percent from 2016 to 2017, marking the first year-over-year decline in several years, the Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. A total of 1,977 people died of suspected or confirmed opioid overdoses in...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:21am