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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

Boston may be top Amazon HQ2 contender, but do residents want it here?

Boston may be a top choice for HQ2, but do residents really want Boston to be the tech giant’s new second home? Boston and the Washington, D.C. metro area are the “most likely candidates” for the second headquarters, according to a new report by The Conference Board, a business...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:16pm

Real-time train predictions will be more accurate, MBTA says

The MBTA said it has improved its subway arrival prediction times, so you can plan your trips with MBTA.com and some smartphone apps with more confidence. This improvement to the MBTA’s real-time information follows an announcement in March the transit authority made concerning its...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:04pm

Celebrating Earth Day 2018 in Boston

Here in Boston, we pride ourselves on our open spaces, parks, and beautiful waterfronts. From places to sit in the sun, to the views of Boston Harbor, to the grassy areas for communities to gather, our environment provides us with the spaces that increase our quality of life. As we celebrate Earth...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:03am

Metro's guide to Record Store Day 2018

This Saturday, April 21st is officially Record Store Day 2018. This means tons of local shops from all over will be opening their doors early for avid record collectors on the hunt for exclusive vinyl releases. Since 2007, Record Store Day has become a global phenomenon. Stores get in on the fun...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:10pm

In #MeToo era, BARCC Walk for Change extra-special for survivors of sexual assault

It’s gotten easier for Kim Warnick to tell her story. That’s not to say it’s ever easy to share that you were sexually assaulted by a coworker, but in the time of #MeToo, it’s becoming a little different. “Three years ago, no one was talking about this, so it’s...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:59am

Why Boston is the Higher Ed Capital of the U.S.?

If you’re a prospective student, you may be wondering why you should consider moving to Boston for school unless you get into Harvard. It’s a great school! But not all 152,000 college students in the city go to there. So what is it that makes Boston such a City on a Hill for higher...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:59pm

Harvard Law School profs will represent student arrested by Cambridge police

Two professors from the Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute will represent Selorm Ohene, the 21-year-old Harvard student arrested by Cambridge police Friday night. Ohene’s arrest has garnered attention and sparked controversy due to the use of force by officers in...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:36pm

Cambridge police investigating after officer hit black Harvard student

A video of a Cambridge Police Officer punching a black Harvard student while he was physically restrained has prompted an investigation, the result of which will be made public, Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern assured. Cambridge Police officers responded on Friday night to multiple 911 calls...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:15pm