Home
 
Choose Your City
Change City

Kristin Toussaint

Reporter

kristin.toussaint@metro.us

Notify NYC app launches to keep New Yorkers informed about emergencies

Want to stay informed about basically anything that will affect New York City, from storms to transit snags? There’s an app for that. New York City has a new app called Notify NYC to help you stay informed about emergency events and city services. The Notify NYC app was officially launched...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:09 PM

Logan, JFK rank low on airport satisfaction: Report

If you’ve traveled through Logan Airport in Boston or JFK in New York City lately and had a less-than-thrilling experience, you’re not alone. A new report from J.D. Power ranked the two large Northeast airports near the bottom of a list for overall passenger satisfaction. The 2017...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:57 AM

Cuomo heads to Puerto Rico to bring supplies, help after hurricane

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, members of the National Guard and others headed to Puerto Rico Friday morning to bring supplies and assistance to the island recently devastated by Hurricane Maria. Standing in front of an airplane Friday, Cuomo said that this mission will be the...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 10:09 AM

Aaron Hernandez had 'severe' CTE, family sues NFL

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots after a severe case of CTE was found in the former Patriots star’s brain. On April 19, Hernandez was found hanging in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, where the former tight end was serving a...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:58 PM

Staten Island areas with most opioid overdoses lack treatment options: Study

The opioid epidemic is devastating Staten Island, affecting those from all races, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds — but the borough is severely lacking in treatment centers, according to a new study. A report by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3:30 PM

Scientists use Wikipedia, too, according to new study

Remember when your teacher told you Wikipedia wasn’t a legitimate source? Well, it’s a source for legitimate scientists, according to a new study. Neil C. Thompson, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, and Douglas Hanley from the University of...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 11:29 AM

Apple's face recognition could pose privacy concerns, experts say

Apple news always makes waves, but the recently announced Face ID feature struck a particular chord with experts concerned about privacy implications. One fear voiced again and again was the possibility that police could gain access someone’s phone without their direct permission, simply by...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

Navy hosting hackathon at MIT to attract tech-savvy millennials

The U.S. Navy is asking for help from young techies in the Boston area — but don’t worry, there’s no boot camp involved. This weekend, hackers, academics and entrepreneurs will tackle national security problems at HACKtheMACHINE, a hackathon held at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:59 PM

How to help Hurricane Maria victims

This hurricane season has been particularly destructive, and Puerto Rico is the latest to get hit. Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm, devastated the island on Wednesday after striking the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, where seven people were killed. “This is total devastation,...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:51 PM

How to help Mexico after Tuesday's devastating earthquake

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday left Mexico devastated, with the death toll rising to at least 217 people killed and dozens of buildings destroyed. This disaster, which hit near Mexico City, came on the heels of an 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck off Mexico's coast less than two...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:45 PM

Boston to host international climate summit to help cities uphold Paris agreement

Boston will host an international climate summit next summer to discuss with cities across the world how to uphold the principles of the Paris climate agreement, even though President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the environmental effort. The decision to hold such a summit comes...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8:08 AM

Dahlia bus in fatal Queens crash going double speed limit: Report

The private bus that crashed into an MTA bus on Monday morning in Queens was traveling at about double the speed limit, according to federal authorities. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash and announced the preliminary findings during a news briefing on...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:28 PM

Dahlia bus driver in fatal Queens crash charged with OUI in 2015

The Dahlia bus driver who slammed into an MTA bus in a fatal crash Monday morning previously drove for the MTA. He was fired from the transit authority after receiving a DUI, according to reports. Raymond Mong, 49, died in the Monday morning crash, along with two others. Dahlia, the charter bus...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11:46 AM

Dahlia bus company involved in fatal Queens crash has history of unsafe driving

Dahlia Travel and Tours, the bus company involved in a fatal crash in Queens Monday morning, has a history of unsafe driving, according to federal records, and was previously involved in multiple accidents. Records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicate instances of speeding...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 3:11 PM

Harvard students speak out after school rescinds Chelsea Manning's fellowship

After Harvard’s Kennedy School rescinded its invitation to bring on Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics, students at the elite university say they feel the school isn’t listening to their wants, so they’re speaking out. The school’s change of...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:34 PM

BC acid attack victims ask for compassion for mentally ill attacker

After being attacked with acid while in France, Boston College students are asking for thoughts and prayers not only for the fellow victims, but for their attacker. Four Boston College students were attacked with acid while at a train station in Marseilles, France on Sunday, officials said. As of...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 11:38 AM

3 dead, more than a dozen injured after bus crash in Queens

Three people were killed and at least 16 others injured after an accident between an MTA bus and a private tour bus Monday morning in Queens, FDNY said. The fire department responded to a call about the accident at Main Street and Northern Boulevard in Queens at  6:18 Monday morning,...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 9:30 AM

Terpenes are next frontier of curated cannabis experience, experts say

For the marijuana novice, weed is just weed. But for the cannabis connoisseur, there’s a whole world of flavors, scents and effects – and it goes beyond just different types of strains. The next frontier of curating a cannabis experience, experts say, lies not in a strain of the plant...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 5:00 AM

Wall Street bull vandalized with splash of blue

Police are investigating after Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue was vandalized with a splash of blue Thursday morning, officials said. Eric Phillips, the mayor’s press secretary, posted a picture of the sculpture doused in blue on Twitter around 8:15 a.m., noting that...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 1:31 PM

New York's climate change efforts targeting buildings, city's biggest greenhouse gas emitters

The biggest cause of carbon emissions in New York is not the cars that clog the city streets, but the buildings that make up the iconic skyline — and to combat that, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday the first city-wide mandate to make buildings become more energy efficient. “...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:12 PM