Kristin Toussaint

Reporter

kristin.toussaint@metro.us

Here are the quietest and loudest NYC neighborhoods: RentHop

New York City is noisy, there’s no avoiding it – with about 8 million people crammed into the five boroughs, things are bound to get loud. But not all New York City neighborhoods are equal when it comes to noise volume, according to a new report from RentHop. The real estate site...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12:12 PM

Former Fessenden students file lawsuit over alleged sexual abuse in '60s,'70s

Two former students of the Fessenden School west of Boston have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the alleged sexual abuse they suffered by employees of the all-boys boarding school in the 1960s and 1970s. The lawsuit was recently filed in Middlesex County Superior Court on behalf of two...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:54 PM

Everything to know about the Proud Boys attack in Manhattan on Friday

New York City officials are speaking out against the Proud Boys after members of the alt-right group were caught on video beating up protestors outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan on Friday. The NYPD is asking for help identifying three suspects involved in the violent...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:14 PM

MIT to invest $1B in studying advancements, ethics of AI with new College of Computing

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Monday a $1 billion commitment to study breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and their ethical impacts through the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. The Schwarzman College of Computing will be a hub for work in computer...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 10:47 AM

BARCC details impact for sexual assault survivors in year since #MeToo

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano sparked a surge of responses, launching the hashtag #MeToo into the world as people across the country shared their stories of experiencing sexual assault. It’s been quite the year — from the charges against Harvey Weinstein to Dr....

Friday, October 12, 2018, 2:43 PM

Mass. to send emergency response team to aid Hurricane Michael recovery in Florida

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is sending a three-person emergency response team to Florida to aid Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. The response team includes one employee from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and two from the Massachusetts Department of...

Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:19 PM

Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Hispanic Day Parade

New York City is home to the largest Hispanic population out of any city in the United States, and this weekend, residents will celebrate their heritage at the 2018 Hispanic Day Parade in Midtown, Manhattan, More than 2.5 million New Yorkers (29 percent of the city’s total population) are of...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:53 PM

New center at Brooklyn Navy Yard will prepare high schoolers for STEAM jobs

A new STEAM Center planned for the Brooklyn Navy Yard would help provide students with real-world work experience in emerging tech professions, officials say. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza unveiled this week plans for the Brooklyn...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:05 PM

Massachusetts gets high scores for LGBTQ equality: Human Rights Campaign report

Massachusetts made history as the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, and it’s still making itself known as a state that values LGBTQ equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The Human Rights Campaign released this week its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index, an...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 3:35 PM

NYC DOT announces free Citi Bike ride day

New Yorkers will get the chance to ride a Citi Bike for free on Oct. 13. New York City Department of Transportation, Citi Bike and Healthfirst, New York’s largest nonprofit health insurer, announced the free ride day on Wednesday as a way to increase city residents’ access to bike...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:59 PM

NYC to help make theaters more accessible for hearing, visually impaired

New York City theater shows are about to become more accessible to the hearing- and visually-impaired communities thanks to a partnership between the city and the mobile app GalaPro. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announced on Wednesday a partnership with GalaPro to...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:07 PM

Help name the eagle statue at the Brooklyn Public Library

The Brooklyn Public Library wants your help in naming its new eagle. Don’t worry, this isn’t a real bird of prey. It’s a 6-foot-tall statue of an eagle cast in copper, which now calls the grand lobby of the BPL Central Library home. Anyone who has spent time on the internet...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:09 PM

Maura Healey named on list of 50 'badass' women

Maura Healey is a badass, at least according to InStyle. The Massachusetts Attorney General was named by InStyle Magazine on a list of 50 “badass women” who “show up, speak up and get things done.” Maura Healey appears on the list alongside Emma Gonzalez, the Stoneman...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:56 AM

Activists gather for third Anti-Columbus Day Tour at American Museum of Natural History

Activists gathered on Monday for the third annual Anti-Columbus Day Tour of the American Museum of Natural History, during which activists call on New York City to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. Beginning at 3 p.m., activist from the group Decolonize This...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:50 PM

An Evening with the Clintons tour coming to 13 North American cities

You’ll soon have the chance to spend an evening with the Clintons as former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embark on a tour of multiple North American cities. “Experience a one-of-a-kind conversation with two individuals who have helped shape our...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:47 PM

Two researchers who studied at MIT win Nobel Prize for economics

Two American researchers with ties to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the Nobel Prize for economic science on Monday. William D. Nordhaus, 77, is a professor of economics at Yale University and was awarded the prize for his work on the interaction between climate change and the...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:54 AM

Berklee College of Music to open jazz and gender justice institute

When you think of the jazz “greats,” most of the names that pop into your head are probably men: Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, John Coltrane. The field has long been male-dominated, with a few women mostly making a name for themselves as singers, but not instrumentalists. Berklee...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 AM

Everything to know about the NYC Indigenous Peoples Day celebration 2018

Your calendar may designate Monday, October 8 as Columbus Day, but some people plan to celebrate another holiday on that date instead: Indigenous Peoples Day. And though New York isn’t listed among cities and states that officially celebrate the latter, there is a 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day...

Friday, October 5, 2018, 11:50 AM

Queens LGBTQ icon Ms. Colombia found dead in Riis Park: NYPD

Beloved Queens LGBTQ figure Ms. Colombia was found dead on the shore of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways, NYPD said on Thursday. Police found Ms. Colombia, who was born Osvaldo Gomez, around 3:30 in the morning at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 149 Street after responding to a 911 call....

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 4:18 PM

TransAlt executive director to leave org, join Bird scooters

Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White is leaving the nonprofit to join Bird, the company behind the electric scooters taking over cities across the country. White has worked at Transportation Alternatives, known as TransAlt, for more than 14 years, according to the...

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:44 PM