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AG calls for substance abuse prevention education in all Mass. schools

As the opioid epidemic rages on, Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for substance abuse prevention education in all Massachusetts public schools. This week, Healey announced on Wednesday, she’ll tour middle schools across the commonwealth that have implemented Project Here, a public-...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:53am

Boston is the second most-millennial city

There’s a lot of research about the impact of millennials, from what industries they’re “killing” with their spending habits to what jobs they’re bolstering as they take over the workforce. But where exactly are all these millennials living, and what cities are they...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 2:39pm

Agriculture officials taking applications to start hemp industry

While the Cannabis Control Commission begins accepting applications to grow and sell marijuana, the Department of Agricultural Resources is now accepting applications to grow the same plant for very different purposes. Farmers in Massachusetts can now apply to grow, process and sell hemp, which...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:11pm

Mayor Walsh backs House bid to limit MBTA billboards

This train is making local stops. That was the message from House budget-writers to the MBTA when it comes to erecting billboards and similar outdoor ad space that the cash-hungry T views as a revenue-generator and others see as an eyesore. Through a provision in the roughly $41 billion fiscal...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:17pm

Consultant sees Walsh as possible 2022 gov contender

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's recent political activity could signal his interest in running for the Corner Office in four years, a prominent Democrat consultant told WCVB-TV. During its political roundtable that aired Sunday morning, WCVB noted Walsh endorsed Congressman Michael Capuano, has...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:52pm

Summer break? Not really. Time to prep.

High school is going by fast. College is just around the corner, and the summer is a huge, open field of possibility. You’ve been looking forward to bumming around on the couch watching “Riverdale” and snacking, but could your time be better spent on college preparation? ...

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:20pm

Boston firefighter accused of sexual assault inside firehouse

A Boston firefighter is under investigation and has been put on leave following accusations of sexual assault on a woman back in January. The incident reportedly occurred at the Jamaica Plain firehouse located at Center Street on January 14 when firefighter David Sanchez allegedly exposed himself...

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 4:37pm

MGM Springfield casino announces grand opening of August 24

MGM Resorts International has bumped up their opening date for a casino resort currently being built in Springfield, Massachusetts.   MGM Resorts President Bill Hornbuckle shared with The Associated Press this week that they are aiming to open the $960 million hotel and casino resort on...

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:27pm

Boston College now says it will rescind Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Boston College will rescind the honorary degree it previously awarded Bill Cosby, a BC spokesperson said on Friday. "In light of his conviction, Boston College has made the decision to rescind the honorary degree it awarded to Bill Cosby in 1996," BC spokesperson Jack Dunn said in an...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:25pm

Boston-based Sea Machines bringing autonomous tech to world's largest shipping company

Cars have been coming out with artificial intelligence and automated tech features for a while, from systems that can automatically hit the brakes to alerts that let you know when another car, cyclist or other collision-risk is too close. But drivers on land aren’t the only ones who could...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:31pm

Yawkey Way renamed back to original Jersey Street

When you head into a Red Sox game, you’ll no longer be walking down Yawkey Way. The city’s Public Improvement Commission voted Thursday to change the name of the famed Fenway street. Yawkey Way will once again be known as Jersey Street, the commission unanimously voted, removing the...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:25am

Here's how much Amazon HQ2 could cause Boston rents to rise

With Amazon’s second headquarters will come 50,000 new jobs into whatever chosen city, and then with that, some experts worry, will come higher rents and housing prices. But just how much could the cost of rent rise in Boston if it’s picked as the home of the new HQ2? Real estate...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:53pm

Walsh awards $100K in grants to support immigrant community

Mayor Marty Walsh has awarded $100,000 total to 10 immigrant organizations as an investment into those members of the city’s community. Walsh announced the grants, which disperse the $100,000 among multiple immigrant-led and immigrant-serving groups, through the Mayor's Office for...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:34pm

Boston City Councilor wants to help residents repay back taxes

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for a hearing to help residents repay their back taxes. Seniors and low-income homeowners in Boston who may be “house rich, cash poor” can fall behind on property taxes, she said in a release, and then face a “hurdle” trying to...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:45pm

Boston college students aim to end relationship violence

Do you know what an unhealthy relationship looks like? It may seem like a simple question, but physical and emotional abuse by romantic partners is all too common, especially for college-aged women — those between 16 and 24 years old experience the highest per-capita rate of intimate partner...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:04am

Bryon Hefner pleads not guilty, ordered to stay away from Massachusetts State House

The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph. During a court appearance just around the corner...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:05pm

Mayor Walsh signs ordinance to increase access to voting in Boston

Mayor Marty Walsh signed on Monday an ordinance to increase access to voting in Boston. Walsh joined City Councilor Josh Zakim and other officials to sign the legislation, which aims to make it easier for residents to register to vote when interacting with any city departments, from the Boston...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:57pm

Second phase of Comm Ave Bridge construction project to cause delays this summer

Boston communities will have to prepare for another set of “significant” travel delays this summer as the second phase of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge construction project rolls out. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced on Monday that “intensive”...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:09pm

Night Shift Brewing to open new location near TD Garden

Night Shift Brewing will open a pub across the street from TD Garden this year. This will be the second location for the national award winning Everett based brewery. Following months of rumors, Night Shift confirmed the news that they plan to open a new location on Lovejoy Wharf via their Twitter...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 5:43pm

The best lobster roll in Boston that you can get delivered

People are funny. They say they want one thing and do another, kind of like how if people see a salad offered as a side option on a menu, they’re more likely to order fries because they feel sort of virtuous for even considering the salad. (Yeah, it’s science, guys. They have you...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:55pm