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Boston bridge name to honor sons of hero in marathon bombing

A Boston bridge will be renamed to pay homage to the sons of a first responder who became a hero during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. On Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker will meet with father Carlos Arredondo and his spouse, Victoria Foley, to rename Jamaica Way Bridge after the couple...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:09pm

Logan, JFK rank low on airport satisfaction: Report

If you’ve traveled through Logan Airport in Boston or JFK in New York City lately and had a less-than-thrilling experience, you’re not alone. A new report from J.D. Power ranked the two large Northeast airports near the bottom of a list for overall passenger satisfaction. The 2017...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:57am

Aaron Hernandez had 'severe' CTE, family sues NFL

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots after a severe case of CTE was found in the former Patriots star’s brain. On April 19, Hernandez was found hanging in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, where the former tight end was serving a...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:58pm

Navy hosting hackathon at MIT to attract tech-savvy millennials

The U.S. Navy is asking for help from young techies in the Boston area — but don’t worry, there’s no boot camp involved. This weekend, hackers, academics and entrepreneurs will tackle national security problems at HACKtheMACHINE, a hackathon held at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:20pm

Jeff Sessions to address law enforcement in Boston visit

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit Boston on Thursday to speak to federal law enforcement officers about transnational criminal organizations. Sessions, a former U.S. senator from Alabama who was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as the nation's top law enforcement officer...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:57pm

Boston to host international climate summit to help cities uphold Paris agreement

Boston will host an international climate summit next summer to discuss with cities across the world how to uphold the principles of the Paris climate agreement, even though President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the environmental effort. The decision to hold such a summit comes...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 8:08am

Ahead of winter, MBTA advancing backup for its backup power

With summer squarely in the rearview mirror, the MBTA is turning its attention to winter and its ability to reliably operate services when the snow flies. The T has updated the winter resiliency plan it put in place in the wake of the disastrous winter of 2015 based on what did and did not work...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:36am

Harvard students speak out after school rescinds Chelsea Manning's fellowship

After Harvard’s Kennedy School rescinded its invitation to bring on Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics, students at the elite university say they feel the school isn’t listening to their wants, so they’re speaking out. The school’s change of...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:11pm

Hate crimes up 50 percent in Philly, 24 percent in NY since Trump became president

City streets are getting more and more dangerous for minorities in the Trump era as new research shows a dramatic rise in hate crimes in major U.S. cities like Philadelphia and New York. A report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:44pm

East Coast to feel effects of Hurricane Jose

While the East Coast is not a direct target of Hurricane Jose, the region will still be affected as the storm is currently on the move north. As of 11 a.m., Monday, Jose was centered between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and Bermuda, National Weather Service Meterologist Ross Dickman told...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 1:51pm

BC acid attack victims ask for compassion for mentally ill attacker

After being attacked with acid while in France, Boston College students are asking for thoughts and prayers not only for the fellow victims, but for their attacker. Four Boston College students were attacked with acid while at a train station in Marseilles, France on Sunday, officials said. As of...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:41am

Photos from the 2017 Boston Freedom Rally

Thousands flooded Boston Common for a three-day marijuana festival, avoiding a cop crackdown while lighting up. The Boston Freedom Rally attracts massive crowds annually to the city, where attendees are permitted to buy bongs, smoke cannabis and enjoy live music at two stages. This year marks the...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:24am

'Racism as American as baseball' banner draped over Green Monster at RedSox game

Campaigners inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement unfurled an anti-racism banner at a Boston Red Sox baseball game on Wednesday before security guards escorted them from the ballpark, broadcast media said. The banner, hung over the famed Green Monster wall at the Major League team's...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 9:33am

JFK granddaughter Tatiana Schlossberg got married in Martha's Vineyard this weekend

President John F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, Tatiana Schlossberg, tied the knot with her fiancé at the family’s Martha’s Vineyard home in Massachusetts over the weekend. The 27-year-old daughter of Caroline Kennedy married 28-year-old George Moran on Saturday in a ceremony...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:22pm

Amazon execs reportedly advocating for Boston as new headquarters home

Since online-book-store-turned-internet-retail-giant Amazon announced that it is looking to establish a second headquarters, many have wondered what city would be graced with the company (and the thousands of jobs that come with it). Though the company itself hasn’t revealed a short list...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:32am

19-year-old shot on Boston Common

Boston police are investigating a shooting that broke out on Boston Common Tuesday evening, leaving a 19-year-old critically injured. The shooting occurred near the park’s bandstand around 6:45 p.m. Three people are in custody after a hectic scene with multiple police chases, officials told...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:41am

MIT, IBM researchers to study how AI can better humankind

Artificial intelligence is becoming unavoidable, and whether we like it or not, AI will be a part of our future. But how much do we really know about the technology, and how will we be prepared to tackle the challenges it poses? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM are putting their...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:02am

Boston Freedom Rally 2017: When, where and lineup

The 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally will take place this weekend at the Boston Common, drawing thousands of revelers for three days of music, local vendors, good vibes and of course, marijuana. Sometimes referred to as “Hempfest,” organizers say it’s the largest annual gathering...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:35pm

MBTA GM plans to learn about transit system first hand

Commuting on the Green Line on Tuesday morning, Luis Ramírez got a taste of what MBTA passengers experience regularly. He was heading to work on his first day as the T's general manager when he noticed the fare machines weren't working in one of the stations. "So that really...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:31pm

Major work on Tobin Bridge set for next three years

Commuters who live in the Route 1 corridor should prepare for delays getting out of Boston over the next three years as the Department of Transportation prepares to embark on a restoration of the Tobin Bridge deck that will stretch into 2020. The MassDOT Board of Directors on Monday approved a $41...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:56am