Home
 
Choose Your City
Change City

Kristin Toussaint

Reporter

kristin.toussaint@metro.us

What are the 'rattiest' cities in the US?

Autumn is many people’s favorite season, but fall isn’t just all about picturesque pumpkin patches, apple cider and cozy sweaters — it's also a time for rat infestations. With the change in temperature comes an increase in vermin invasions, according to Orkin. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 3:10 PM

Man shot, killed at Dorchester Holiday Inn Express

A man was fatally shot at a Dorchester Holiday Inn Express early Tuesday morning, according to Boston police. The Boston Police Department responded to a call for a person shot at 69 Boston Street around 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday. Once on scene, police saw the man, who they say was in his mid-20s,...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:54 AM

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center talks about impact of #MeToo campaign

Thousands of women have been taking to social media to share their own stories of sexual assault and harassment as part of what is now being called the #MeToo campaign. Actress Alyssa Milano sparked the movement, writing on Twitter on Sunday that a friend suggested: “If all the women who have...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 3:52 PM

NYC sets up service center for those displaced by recent hurricanes

A service center will open next week in New York City to support those displaced from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other areas in the Caribbean following multiple recent devastating hurricanes. The center, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, will be open beginning...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:56 PM

Poor black Brooklyn residents targeted for fare evasion arrests: Report

When it comes to policing fare evaders on the subway, a new report argues that the city targets poor black New Yorkers for arrests in Brooklyn. “The Crime of Being Short $2.75,” a report out Monday by the Community Service Society, looks at 2016 fare evasion data in Brooklyn for where...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 10:20 AM

MIT grads create wearable 'thermostat' to warm you up or cool you down whenever

From freezing offices to sweltering subway cars, sometimes the temperature of your surroundings just isn’t ideal. But when you can’t control the thermostat, what can you do? Three MIT grads created a solution: A wearable “thermostat” to warm you up or cool you down as...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

Bill and Chelsea Clinton coming to Northeastern for Clinton Global Initiative University event

The 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting kicks off Friday at Northeastern University, bringing together more than 1,000 students and experts to hear from former President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and more over the course of the three-day event. From Oct. 13 to 15, the CGI...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:44 AM

Boston police officer charged for stealing money from evidence room

A Boston police officer has been indicted after officials say that he stole money from a file of a closed bank robbery case within the police department’s evidence room. Authorities say Joseph Nee, 44, stole about $2,000 and was attempting to launder the money at Plainridge Park Casino. Nee...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:46 AM

BU investigates professor accused of sexually harassing students in Antarctica

Boston University is investigating claims from former female graduate students who allege that they were sexually harassed by BU professor and Earth and Environment department chair David Marchant during academic trips to Antarctica. Science magazine reported the allegations and investigation last...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 4:21 PM

NYPD reviewing additional complaints against Harvey Weinstein

The NYPD is looking into additional complaints concerning Harvey Weinstein following multiple reports of sexual harassment that women faced at the hands of the film producer. This week, a story in the New Yorker detailed a ten-month investigation during which thirteen women said what Weinstein...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:31 PM

New York AG challenges Trump's third travel ban

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is once again challenging President Trump’s implementation of a travel ban. Schneiderman has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order against Trump’s third travel ban, along with attorneys general from Washington, California, Maryland...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:39 AM

Woman's body found on Revere Beach

A woman’s body was discovered on Revere Beach Thursday morning, according to Massachusetts State Police. State police are investigating after receiving a call around 6 a.m. Thursday alerting them to the body, which was found by a person walking along the beach near Shirley Avenue. The body...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:04 AM

BU and Wheelock College agree on merger

Boston University and Wheelock College have reached an agreement on a merger that will result in a new school of education, the universities announced on Wednesday. The new college will be called BU’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and will be a combination of BU’s...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:01 PM

NYC rapper Princess Nokia says she threw the soup on the L-train racist

By now you’ve probably seen the video in which a man on an L train shouting racist slurs got owned with a cup of hot soup thrown on his face. But who was that straphanger that wouldn’t stand for his bigotry? New York City rapper Princess Nokia. Destiny Frasqueri, who goes by the stage...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:26 PM

Puppies rescued from Puerto Rico will soon be up for adoption in Massachusetts

As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the devastating Hurricane Maria, New England shelters are rescuing animals from the island, including the MSPCA, which just recovered eight dogs, including five puppies. The three adult dogs and five puppies, which are between 8 and 9 weeks old, are currently...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:49 AM

Boston Free Speech group planning another rally for November

The Boston Free Speech group behind the controversial rally on Boston Common in August has announced another event in November. The group announced that it is a co-host of the “Rally for the Republic,” planned for Nov. 18 at the Parkman Bandstand. Other groups involved include Resist...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:21 AM

Boston LGBTQ advocacy group reminds of importance of allies on National Coming Out Day

Coming out as LGBTQ can be intimidating, but it can also be an extremely powerful act, the Human Rights Campaign says. That’s why the HRC started National Coming Out Day 29 years ago. Today, LGBTQ youth are coming out to their family and friends at younger and younger ages, said Valerie...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:00 AM

Bicycle summons are up from 2016: NYPD

Are New York City cyclists unfairly targeted by cops? It’s a question that resurfaces constantly, with cyclists warning each other about “ticket blitzes” and lamenting their citations while, they say, drivers aren’t given their share. Cyclists who feel that they’re...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 1:34 PM

Walsh launches efforts to end youth homelessness in Boston

Mayor Marty Walsh is tackling the issue of youth homelessness in Boston. Walsh will create an action plan to end youth homelessness, his office announced Tuesday, and as part of that effort, Boston is seeking a consultant to gather data on homeless youth, understand the current system, identify...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:44 AM

NYC's Women in Tech week aims to celebrate and inspire

Calling all female techies in New York City: this week is for you. New York’s Women in Tech Week launched Monday as a way to recognize the accomplishments of women in the tech sphere and to encourage more women to pursue tech careers. The week-long celebration was created by CommonBond, a...

Monday, October 9, 2017, 3:17 PM