Kristin Toussaint

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kristin.toussaint@metro.us

Want to be a doctor without the student debt? NYU School of Medicine giving free tuition to all

NYU School of Medicine is taking a big step to east student debt for its attendees by offering full-tuition scholarships to all current and future students in the school’s MD degree program. New York University made the announcement on Thursday, which applies to all students regardless of...

Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:58 AM

Aretha Franklin Avenue subway art honors late singer in Brooklyn

If you stop by the Franklin Ave. subway station today, you may see an Aretha Franklin tribute. Aretha Franklin, the iconic singer known as the Queen of Soul, died on Thursday. Aug. 16 at 76 years old. She passed away in her home in Detroit due to pancreatic cancer. New York street artists ...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:48 PM

Harlem Day 2018: Everything you need to know

Despite the name, Harlem Week is not limited to just one week. It’s actually a whole month of events in the northern Manhattan neighborhood, and one event in the mix that stands out is Harlem Day this weekend. Harlem Week actually began as a single Harlem Day back in 1974, according to the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:21 PM

New England fall foliage may come late, but will be bright and bold, expert forecasts

New England summers are great, yes, but New England in autumn is really when the region shines. Though the 2018 fall foliage season may come a bit late this year, it’s set to bring “bright, bold colors,” according to the 2018 Yankee Magazine fall foliage forecast. Each year,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9:44 AM

You can now borrow ties, briefcases and handbags from the New York Public Library

New Yorkers know that the city’s libraries offer more than just books. From museum passes to musical instruments, libraries throughout the five boroughs have an array of ways to help enrich your life. Now, the New York Public Library is trying to help out residents in another way by lending...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:27 PM

Reebok debuts first cotton and corn shoe in new sustainability effort

Looking to lead a more environmentally-friendly life? You can take a step toward sustainability with a new cotton and corn shoe from Reebok. Reebok, which is headquartered in Boston, has officially launched the first product in its new Cotton and Corn program, the sneaker company’s...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:32 PM

Airbnb launches $10M initiative to show how taxing guests could benefit NY

Airbnb in New York is a bit in flux. While the home-sharing site is facing potential restrictions from New York City lawmakers, it could see a bill in its favor from state officials, and the company has launched a $10 million initiative to bring attention to the latter. A bill in the New York...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:43 PM

MBTA unveils new Red Line train car design

Officials have revealed the new Red Line train designs, and you could get a peek inside before they hit the rails. A mock-up of the new Red Line train debuted at City Hall Plaza this week and will be on display through Thursday. Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:56 AM

City launching program to get young New Yorkers into medical assistant careers

If you’re looking to kickstart a medical assistant career in New York City, you’re in luck: officials are launching a new program to prepare young adults across the five boroughs for such futures. The opportunity comes from the NYC Department of Small Businesses Services. SBS...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:00 AM

Immigrant group alleges NYPD fails to provide interpreters for limited-English speakers

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York has filed a complaint against the NYPD, alleging that the department has failed to provide interpretation services for New Yorkers who speak limited English. In May 2017, the NYPD announced an effort with Legal Services NYC meant to ensure that...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 4:09 PM

Ravi Ragbir challenges ICE in court, alleges agency is targeting immigration activists

Ravi Ragbir was in court again on Tuesday, but this time for a case he filed against Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Ragbir v. Homan, a First Amendment lawsuit filed against Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:22 AM

Hydrox cookies claims Oreos parent company is sabotaging their sales

If you haven’t seen Hydrox cookies in stores lately, there may be a diabolical reason why, and the company is blaming those behind its chocolate-and-cream cookie competition: Oreos. Hydrox have often been referred to as knock-off Oreos, even though they came first. Hydrox cookies debuted in...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 4:02 PM

Here's the start time and street closures for the 2018 India Day Parade in NYC

Are you planning on attending the 2018 India Day Parade in New York City? It’s scheduled for this weekend in Midtown, Manhattan, and here’s what you need to know. This year marks the 38th India Day Parade, which is put on each year by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). The...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:38 PM

This one tweet about a racist encounter in Boston sparked dozens of similar stories

Is Boston racist? Plenty of signs point to yes. The city has been called out many times for being home to a number of racist acts, from a Fenway crowd member calling Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones the N-word last summer to comedian Michael Che saying Boston is “the most racist city...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 11:16 AM

Boxers vs briefs? Harvard study says yes, underwear affects your sperm count

Science finally has an answer to the boxers vs briefs debate, thanks to a study out of Harvard University school of public health — and Elaine Benes was right all along. In Seinfeld Episode 90, which debuted in 1994, Elaine tells Kramer that if he ever wants to have kids he shouldn’t...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:24 PM

50 Miles More Massachusetts: Student gun control activists to march to Smith & Wesson

Like thousands of youth across the country, Felix Brody has marched against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. From  March For Our Lives in Boston to the March on the NRA in Virginia, he’s covered a lot of ground — but he’s not done yet. Soon, he’...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:32 PM

Cambridge man arrested in NYC for tweet offering to pay someone to kill ICE agents

A Cambridge man named Brandon Ziobrowski has been arrested in New York City for threatening to solicit the murder of ICE agents online. Ziobrowski, 33, was arrested Thursday morning in New York and is being transported to Boston to appear in court at a later date after making a threat against...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 9:55 AM

White supremacist propaganda up since Charlottesville Rally: ADL

It’s been one year since the 2017 Charlottesville Rally in which a group of torch-wielding white supremacists marched through the Virginia city. In the year since, white supremacist propaganda efforts have increased across the country, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The Anti-...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 2:59 PM

Massachusetts voter registration deadline is Aug. 15 for state primary

The Massachusetts primary 2018 is coming up fast. If you want to cast a ballot in that election, you’ll have to first make sure your Massachusetts voter registration status is good to know. The 2018 primary election is on Tuesday, September 4. Voters across the commonwealth will take to the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12:52 PM

These are the 12 most dangerous areas for pedestrian, cyclist traffic accidents in NYC

Officials have been working to make New York City streets safer through the Vision Zero initiative, but we’re not quite totally free of traffic accidents just yet. There are some areas that pedestrians and cyclists should be extra cautious around, according to Localize.city. The data...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:22 AM