Kristin Toussaint

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kristin.toussaint@metro.us

PHOTOS: See Yes on 3 supporters react to historic transgender rights Question 3 win

Massachusetts has once again shown itself to be a leader in LGBTQ rights after residents voters overwhelmingly on Tuesday to uphold a transgender public accommodations law, barring discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places like bathrooms, restaurants and parks. Sixty eight percent...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10:26 AM

Mass election results 2018: Voters strike down nurse ratios, uphold trans protections

Polls are closed in Massachusetts on Election Day 2018 and the election results are starting to trickle in. Here's what Massachusetts races have been called.  Question 1, concerning patient-to-nurse ratios, has been the most contested ballot question of the election, and Massachusetts...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 8:14 PM

Ballot scanners breaking at NYC polling locations, but don't leave without voting, officials say

Some New Yorkers heading to the polls this Election Day have had to deal with extra wait times due to broken ballot scanners, but city officials urge residents to stay in line to still cast their ballot in the midterms. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said online that he’s...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 3:46 PM

March For Our Lives members help, urge young adults to vote in midterms

Vikiana Petit-Homme really wishes she could vote. The high school senior is just 17 years old, so she’s not eligible to cast a ballot in the midterm elections — but she’s been working to make sure other young adults who can vote, do. Youth voter turnout has historically been low...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 3:47 PM

More than 500,000 Massachusetts residents voted early in midterm election

Election Day is Tuesday, but thanks to early voting in Massachusetts, 584,000 residents have already cast their ballots according to Secretary of State William Galvin, providing clues to the expected total voter turnout this year.  That early voter turnout is less than the 2016 election,...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 1:18 PM

NYPD searching for man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti at Brooklyn temple ahead of Ilana Glazer event

Police are searching for a man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of Union Temple of Brooklyn Thursday night, ahead of an event hosted by Broad City star, Ilana Glazer. Glazer was scheduled to host a Generator Collective event at the Brooklyn synagogue, located at 17 Eastern Parkway, on...

Friday, November 2, 2018, 3:51 PM

Saudi sisters likely entered Hudson River alive: NYPD

The Saudi sisters whose bodies were recently found on the bank of the Hudson River likely entered the water alive, according to police. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea shared more details from the investigation into the deaths of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, at a press...

Friday, November 2, 2018, 3:25 PM

Massachusetts Election Day 2018 guide: Everything to know about voting in the midterms

Are you ready for Election Day 2018 in Massachusetts? If you didn’t vote early and aren’t sending in an absentee ballot, you’ll have to head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast your vote in the midterms.  Eyes are on the 2018 midterm elections all across the country, and...

Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:43 PM

New York City Marathon app's new feature will change how you cheer on runners

Running is a pretty low-tech sport — all you need are some shoes and a path — but the New York City Marathon is changing that. It wants to be the most technologically advanced race in the world, officials say, to benefit both participators in the grueling sport and those who just want...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:01 PM

Honoring the memory of Parkland shooting victim, Joaquin Oliver, his parents unveil billboard in Boston

Parents of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver along with gun control activists and local politicians unveiled a billboard in Boston comparing Massachusetts’s strong gun laws to those in Florida, calling for gun reform across the country. “If I had attended high school in...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:43 PM

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2018 Red Sox World Series parade

Were you at the Red Sox World Series parade on Wednesday? Whether you stood among the thousands in the crowd or watched what you could online, it’s worth reliving the experience. Tens of thousands of fans flooded Boston streets on Wednesday to celebrate the Red Sox 9th World Series win with...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:29 PM

Black students at NYC schools get longer suspensions for same behaviors: Report

Dozens of New York City Council members are demanding NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio take action against racial inequalities in school disciplines after a report found that black student receive longer suspensions than other students for the same behaviors....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:07 PM

Paper clip used to reset device likely caused body camera explosion: NYPD

Officials believe that an NYPD body camera exploded earlier this month because of damage caused by the process of resetting the camera with a paper clip, according to an independent forensic report. NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology Jessica Tisch released the findings at an...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 3:49 PM

NYPD investigating death of Saudi sisters found together in the Hudson River

The New York Police Department continues to investigate the deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found washed up along the Hudson River near the Upper West Side on Oct. 24. The sisters, who have been identified as Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were reported missing...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 1:52 PM

Support for Massachusetts ballot Question 1 dropping as election looms: poll

Election Day is around the corner, and Massachusetts voters are still mulling over ballot Question 1. A new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll shows that voter support for Question 1 has flipped as Election Day looms, with a majority of voters now leaning toward “no” on the ballot...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 4:54 PM

What to know about the MBTA, parking restrictions for Red Sox World Series parade

Before you can celebrate at the Red Sox World Series parade on Wednesday, you’ll have to figure out how to get there, and officials are advising that you choose public transit over driving. Keolis, which operates the MBTA commuter rail, will increase train capacity and on-hand personnel on...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:12 AM

What to know about Massachusetts ballot question 2

Massachusetts voters have seen a lot of back and forth around the transgender rights and nurse staffing ballot questions, but they haven’t been inundated with ads supporting or opposing Question 2, which concerns campaign finance reform. Why? Well, there hasn’t been any spending on...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 5:07 PM

NYC expands election day interpretation services at 100 polling sites

Election Day 2018 is around the corner, and before New Yorkers head to the polls, officials are enacting efforts to make voting easier for limited English speaking voters. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced on Monday that the administration will provide interpretation...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 1:25 PM

PHOTOS: Boston takes to streets to celebrate 2018 Red Sox World Series win

The Boston Red Sox became World Series champions on Sunday night after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5 to 1 in Game Five of the best-of-seven series. The Red Sox World Series victory parade is scheduled for Wednesday, but Boston fans still took to the streets right after the win to celebrate....

Monday, October 29, 2018, 1:21 PM

2018 Red Sox World Series parade date, route

Cue the duck boats, because Boston is ready to celebrate with another Red Sox World Series parade. The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions once again after winning Game Five on Sunday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Now, the only concern fans have is when they can take to the...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 10:16 AM