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Boston UPS drivers oppose possible 70-hour workweeks

The holiday season is always a busier time for UPS, but this year, drivers are standing up against even longer workweeks. Union UPS drivers gathered Monday morning for parking lot meetings at Boston and other New England UPS locations as part of a demonstration to oppose 70-hour workweeks during...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 1:36pm

Mass. Senate pres to step down while investigation into husband unfolds

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, under mounting pressure from inside and outside of the State House, will step down as the leader of the Senate for the duration of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against his husband Bryon Hefner. Rosenberg, in a letter that was shared with...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:26pm

Salvation Army receives first anonymous jewelry donation of the season

The Salvation Army’s red kettles are as much of a sign of the holidays as the Boston Common Christmas Tree, and now another marker of the season is here: The first anonymous jewelry donation into one of those kettles. An anonymous donor dropped a diamond-and-gold fish brooch into a Salvation...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:38am

Mass. Senate pres addresses influence, alcohol dependence of husband

Calling the roughly 24 hours since allegations of sexual misconduct by his husband surfaced "the most difficult time in my political life and in my personal life," Senate President Stanley Rosenberg said Friday his husband will seek treatment for alcohol dependence and that he is...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:27pm

Food for All app teams up with Boloco to lessen food waste

One in six people in the United States reportedly struggle with hunger, and yet, at the same time, up to 40 percent of all the food produced in the U.S. isn’t eaten. The Boston-born app Food for All was developed last year to help solve that food waste problem. This week, Food for All is...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 4:23pm

Mass. Senate pres backs investigation into husband after sexual assault allegations

Disturbing allegations of sexual assault against the husband of Senate President Stanley Rosenberg roiled Beacon Hill on Thursday, challenging Rosenberg's capacity to lead the chamber as Gov. Charlie Baker and others called for a full investigation into the "distressing" claims made...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:17am

Meghan Markle is a descendent of English royalty herself, Boston genealogist discovers

When actress Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry, many people were excited about the idea of an American becoming part of the royal family. But it turns out, Markle already has some royal blood. Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales (Markle’s to-be title) is descended from royalty...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:33pm

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:12pm

Boston prepared for oncoming winter, Walsh says

With hundreds of snow equipment and thousands of pounds of salt at the ready, Mayor Marty Walsh said that Boston is prepared for the upcoming winter. “It’s that time of year again,” Walsh said Wednesday at a press conference at the Public Works Department. “Our winters, as...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:59pm

Transit app shows you nearby dockless bike-shares to help you plan trips

If you have to get somewhere quickly, do you opt for a ride-share, a bike-share, the T or just to hoof it? Calculating how fast each of those options are will take a long time itself and involve opening multiple apps. One app aims to make it an easier process, though — Transit is the...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

Celtics and GE Foundation launch mobile STEM lab

The Boston Celtics and the GE Foundation have formed a new partnership in order to help bring more access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) training for middle school students in Massachusetts. With the launch of their brand new “Brilliant Career Play” mobile STEM lab...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:14pm

Scaramucci resigns from Tufts board of advisors

Anthony Scaramucci, who served as the White House communications director for a brief ten days this past summer, has stepped down from another role, resigning from a Tufts University’s Board of Advisors after weeks of students and faculty calling for his removal. Scaramucci’s...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:45pm

Gov. Baker, Polito will seek second term in 2018, advisor says

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will run for re-election in 2018, according to a senior political advisor, marking an expected, but significant turning point as Baker's political team begins to take steps to build the campaign apparatus that will be necessary to win another four...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 9:36am

Tufts postpones event with Scaramucci after he threatens to sue student newspaper

Tufts University has postponed a scheduled event featuring Anthony Scaramucci on Monday, after the short-lived White House communications director threatened to sue the student newspaper, The Tufts Daily. Scaramucci, who served as President Donald Trump’s White House spokesperson for 10 days...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 4:01pm

Three ways to give back in Boston this #GivingTuesday

An important part of the holiday season is the idea of giving back, and it’s easier than ever to make that effort to do good on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. Giving Tuesday has become a global movement since 2012, and this marks the sixth year of the trend to set aside the Tuesday after...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:55am

'Winter Blooms' art installation brings brightness to Brookline

Winter can be cold, dark and desolate, with bare trees and flower gardens stamped out by the weather, but local artist Hilary Zelson is bringing life and light to Brookline this holiday season with her installation “Winter Blooms.” Between now and the end of January, those who walk...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 5:07am

Baker highlights road safety initiatives ahead of holiday travel

As Massachusetts residents prepare for all their travels this holiday season, Gov. Charlie Baker is highlighting legislative proposals that aim to keep the commonwealth’s roadways safe. In 2016, there were 389 deaths on Massachusetts roads, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:22am

Boston Common Christmas Tree arrives in style from Nova Scotia

The 2017 Boston Common Christmas Tree is the biggest one yet, at nearly five-stories tall. The giant spruce arrived from Nova Scotia on Tuesday, just in time for the holiday season.  The Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 3:24pm

Paying for a ride on the T could look very different in three years

The MBTA on Monday moved towards overhauling its fare collection system to eliminate cash from its trolleys and buses and to give riders the ability to pay onboard with a credit card or smartphone, changes the T says will help keep the transit system running on time. The T's Fiscal and...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:54am