Kristin Toussaint

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How to watch Three Identical Strangers for free in NYC

Have you had a chance to watch Three Identical Strangers yet? The documentary has received rave reviews since it opened at the box office earlier this month and currently boasts a 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It already snagged a Sundance Film Festival award. If you’ve missed all the hype...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:09 AM

These are the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City in 2018

New York City is expensive, we all know that. No one chooses to live here because it’s affordable — still, the cost of rent can vary across the five boroughs. So, what are the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City? A report out this week from real estate site RentHop looked at...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 3:12 PM

Who is Lara Prychodko? Woman found dead in luxury Manhattan building trash compactor

Police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old woman who was found Wednesday afternoon inside of a trash compactor in a Manhattan apartment building. The woman, identified by NYPD as Lara Prychodko, was found at Zeckendorf Towers, located at 1 Irving Place near Union Square. Police responded...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

Will free speech get Michelle Carter off the hook?

“You can't think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't.” That was just one of multiple such texts Michelle Carter, then 17, sent to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III in 2014. What was the action in question Roy had yet...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 2:09 PM

How much did the 2018 Boston Marathon raise for charity?

If you want to run in Boston, you either have to be a pretty great athlete that makes the race’s tough qualifying time, or you can run the Boston Marathon for charity. Each year, hundreds of runners fundraise for organizations like Dana Farber and the American Red Cross, and 2018, or 122nd...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:25 PM

Boston City Council urges repeal of archaic Massachusetts abortion laws

After President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court pick conservative Brett Kavanaugh, many across the country are wondering what this move could mean for Roe v. Wade. Now, Boston City Council is taking up the fight to scrap old Massachusetts abortion laws that criminalize the procedure to...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:05 AM

Northeastern students, staff to protest school contract with ICE

Northeastern University students, staff and faculty will gather on the Boston campus on Wednesday to protest the school’s $7.7 million research contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). More than 2,000 members of the Northeastern community have signed an open...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 3:29 PM

Murder and rape up in NYC, says NYPD

The number of murders and rapes in New York City have increased in the first half of 2018, the New York Police Department announced on Tuesday, but the overall crime rate has dropped to record lows. Murder is up 8.1 percent city-wide so far this year, but the total number of murders, 147, is still...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 1:11 PM

Here are the November 2018 Massachusetts ballot questions

Though November seems far away, the debate over which Masschusetts ballot questions voters will see then has stretched on. It seemed as if voters would have a long list of topics to weigh in on, but the state has officially narrowed it down: Secretary of State William Galvin assigned this week the...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:54 AM

Man arrested for hitting subway rider with metal pipe: NYPD

Police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with a “vicious attack” on the subway in which he allegedly hit another straphanger in the face with a metal pipe, fracturing his skull. Geovannie Nieves, 35, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has been charged with felony assault with a...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 4:26 PM

Traffic fatalities over six-month period at an all-time low: Mayor

The first half of 2018 saw the lowest number of traffic fatalities ever measured during a six-month period in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. As of June 30, officials recorded a record-low 81 traffic fatalities in the city so far this year. This is only the second instance...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 3:11 PM

Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman pleads not guilty to new lewd charges

Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman pleaded not guilty on Monday to new charges of lewd acts stemming from two incidents inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institute — Shirley. Chapman, 70, has been serving time at that facility since 1977 after he was convicted of raping two boys. He...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 1:45 PM

New York City ranked as one of the worst-run cities in America

New Yorkers may feel like this is one of the best cities in America, but a new report has named New York City one of the worst-run cities in the United States. New York City ranked as the third-worst-run city in the country according to a WalletHub study published on Monday. This is the second...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 12:38 PM

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty in third sex assault case

Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty in court Monday when arraigned on charges for a third criminal sex assault case brought against him. Weinstein is charged with criminal sexual act in the first degree for a forcible sexual act against a third woman in 2006, according to Manhattan District...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 8:49 AM

Brooklyn federal judge promises not to send people back to prison for smoking weed

A federal judge in Brooklyn says that he will no longer send people who have recently been released from prison back behind bars just for smoking marijuana. Jack B. Weinstein, a United States district court judge for the Eastern District of New York, made the promise in a written opinion on...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:24 PM

Mother and 8-year-old daughter separated at border reunited in Boston

After nearly two months since they were separated at the southern United States border, a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum in Massachusetts has been reunited with her 8-year-old daughter in Boston. Angelica Rebeca Gonzalez-Garcia and her daughter were reunited at Logan Airport on Thursday,...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:22 AM

Statue of Liberty climber charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct

The woman who climbed up the Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July to protest immigrant family separation at the southern United States border has been charged with trespassing, interference with government agency functions and disorderly conduct, according to the Southern District of New York U.S....

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 4:02 PM

MSPCA saves 200 birds from euthanasia after breaking up cockfighting ring

The MSPCA was able to save more than 200 birds from euthanasia after hundreds of roosters, hens and chicks were discovered in a cockfighting operation in Northampton. At the end of May, the MSPCA and Northampton police announced that officials busted a cockfighting ring that involved nearly 400...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 1:19 PM

NYC announces companies to provide dockless bikes to outer boroughs: Update

Update, 7/24/18: The New York City Department of Transportation announced an update to the companies involved in the dockless bikeshare pilot program on Tuesday, July 24. Previously, DOT said that ofo would provide dockless bikes to the Bronx, but on Tuesday, officials announced that dockless Citi...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 11:37 AM

Boston heat advisory still in effect, but relief to come this weekend

The northeast has been roasting in a heat wave this week, but there’s relief on the horizon. Though a heat advisory is still in effect for Greater Boston through to 8 p.m. Thursday, the weekend will bring a break in the heat, according to the National Weather Service. Boston will see a high...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 10:07 AM