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5 of Boston's biggest 2017 moments

Did 2017 zip by, or did the year feel like a long one to you? Either way, it was packed with news, from Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration to tons of protests and a few prominent deaths. Here’s a look at some of the biggest stories that happened in Boston in 2017. The Women...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:39pm

Obama to speak at sports conference in Boston next month

Former President Barack Obama will be coming back to Boston next month, but this trip doesn’t have to do with his daughter at Harvard or receiving any awards at the JFK Library. Obama will be in the area to speak about sports at a conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:27pm

Quincy's Wollaston MBTA station closed for 20 months

Quincy Red Line riders take note: Wollaston station is now closed for a 20-month renovation. The MBTA is reminding customers that beginning Monday, Jan. 8, the “aging” Quincy station will be closed to allow workers to make improvements. The nearly two-year closure is necessary, transit...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:09am

See photos of the Boston 2018 No Pants Subway Ride

The "real feel" may be in the single digits in Massachusetts, but that is of no concern to Boston's brazen improv comedy crowd. Thousands of brave Bostonians turned out Sunday for the 17th annual No Pants Subway Ride, a global event organized by the comedy group Improv Everywhere. In...

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 5:16pm

A scientist explains Cape Cod’s 'frozen sharks'

Winter has already taken its toll on Boston and its surrounding areas with record-breaking flooding, frigid temperatures and lots of snow, but are humans the only ones feeling its effects? The rapid drop of water temperatures in coastal waters may have played a role in the deaths of four thresher...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 2:35pm

Boston breaks flood record set by Blizzard of '78

It's official, Boston broke its flooding record Thursday with the highest ever recorded tide since 1921. The National Weather Service reported Boston set a new record of 4.88' MHHW (or 15.16' MLLW) on Jan. 4, 2018, beating out the previous record of 4.82' MHHW (or 15.10'...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 11:55am

Updated Boston school snow closings for Friday - Massachusetts

Most Boston area schools are expected to remain closed on Friday as whatever is left over from snow removal on the roads tomorrow morning will freeze due to more arctic air coming into Massachusetts. Boston's forecast for Friday includes a high of 16 degrees with a low of zero, meaning roads...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 3:56pm

Are Boston schools closed Friday?

It came as no surprise that Boston schools were closed Thursday as 12 inches of snow and dangerous winds slammed the region, but as the snow tapers off and sub-freezing temperatures set in, parents and students want to know: will classes be canceled Friday? The short answer is no one knows yet,...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:25pm

When will Snow Bomb Cyclone end stop?

The first major snow storm of 2018 is here, with the so-called Snow Bomb Cyclone delivering over a foot of snow in some parts of the Northeast. For the major cities that will be affected by this storm - Boston, New York and Philadelphia - snowfall will only occur on Thursday. That's not to say...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:40am

Boston braces for ‘bomb cyclone,' 'Bombogenesis’

Bomb cyclone, Bombogenesis, Nor’easter, blizzard — call it what you will, all it means is we’re in for a bad couple of days. Boston snow is on the way, and the city is preparing for up to a foot of it this Thursday into Friday as a so-called “bomb cyclone”...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:37pm

Boston Mayor on Trump's 'nuclear button' tweets: 'Not how a leader should act'

The mayor of Boston spoke out against President Donald Trump’s Twitter antics during a snow emergency press conference on Wednesday, calling Trump’s behavior “scary.” Mayor Marty Walsh’s remarks came a day after President Trump taunted North Korean dictator Kim Jong...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:22pm

Boston schools to close ahead of blizzard

A blizzard will bring a foot of snow to Boston on Thursday, leaving in its trail days of freezing temperatures. As a result, it looks like students who have just returned from holiday vacation will again have some time away from school. Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday that Boston schools would be...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 2:52pm

Boston cold, snow disrupts first week of 2018

Boston is no stranger to bitter cold, but this week is shaping up to be a particularly chilling challenge. Frigid temperatures are expected to continue this week, according to the National Weather Service’s local forecast. Wednesday and Thursday will see temperatures in the mid to high 20s,...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 5:34pm

Here's what the MBTA has planned for 2018

The new year often marks a fresh slate for people to build positive habits and plan big projects, and those goals aren’t restricted to just individuals in their private lives. The MBTA recently got a new start with Luis Ramirez, who took over the role of MBTA general manager in September, and...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 5:00am

Many days of bitter cold ahead for Boston

Did you enjoy Boston’s picturesque white Christmas? Now it’s time to bundle up even more as bitter cold moves into the area. The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings for central and eastern parts of Massachusetts, as well as Connecticut, as wind will dip temperatures...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 5:16pm

Here's what people in Boston Googled in 2017

What did you Google in 2017? If you’re anything like other Bostonians, you probably typed in a lot of sports-related searches. The top trending search in Boston for the whole year was the “Boston Celtics,” according to Google. The search engine site compiled all of its 2017 data...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 5:06am

Boston Public Schools will not implement new school start times

Boston Public Schools announced on Friday that it would delay the previously-approved changes to school start times following parent backlash. Earlier this month the Boston School Committee unanimously approved changing school start times, pushing back the first bell for high schoolers and making...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:04pm

Senators press for answers about face scanning program at Logan Airport

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah are asking the Department of Homeland Security for answers about a face scanning program currently in place at nine international airports in the United States, including Boston's Logan Airport. In a letter to the department on...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 10:24am

Pope Francis to participate in Cardinal Law's funeral service

Pope Francis will take part in the funeral service for Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston who died Wednesday at 86 and left a disgraced legacy associated with the sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. Law’s funeral Mass will be held Thursday in St. Peter’...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:01pm

Boston officials recover dozens of stolen Amazon packages

Boston law enforcement officials have recovered dozens of stolen Amazon packages in the home of a part-time delivery driver and have returned them to the company so they can reach their intended locations by Christmas. The stolen packages were discovered while police were involved in a separate...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 4:20pm