Kristin Toussaint

Reporter

kristin.toussaint@metro.us

Lakeith Stanfield to star in Prince of Cats movie, a Romeo & Juliet revamp set in Brooklyn

Lakeith Stanfield has been all over the big (and small) screen lately. From Atlanta to Get Out to Sorry To Bother You, which you can see in theaters now, Stanfield has been busy — and he has another lead role in the works for a movie adaptation of Prince of Cats, a Romeo & Juliet...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 11:00 AM

You can ride Blue Bikes for free this Saturday

If you haven’t yet noticed, Blue Bikes are in Boston, and if you haven’t yet tried the rideshare service out, here’s your chance to ride a Blue Bike for free. Back in May, the Hubway bikeshare system became Blue Bikes after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partnered up...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:50 AM

Wow, a man carried a couch on the NYC subway

New Yorkers are pretty innovative when it comes to what they can carry on the NYC subway, from fitting their big dogs into small bags because of the MTA’s rule about pets to somehow getting a motorcycle on the train because maybe the subway was a better transit option? In the latest crazy...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 12:34 PM

New Boston Logan Airport restaurants, stores coming soon

Finding great airport food can be one of the more frustrating experiences of travel, but a new lineup of Logan Airport restaurants on the horizon hopes to change that. Boston Logan Airport is set to get more than a dozen new airport food options and a few new retail spots by the end of 2018 and in...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:59 AM

Cambridge, Somerville issue cease and desists for Bird scooters

Bird scooters may soon have to leave their nests in Cambridge and Somerville. This week, both Cambridge and Somerville have sent cease and desist letters to Bird, the company behind the rideshare electric scooters that appeared on city streets without warning recently. “The City of...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 9:41 AM

Boeing to lease space in new MIT Kendall Square building

Aerospace company Boeing will soon have a new home in Cambridge Kendall Square. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world, has agreed to lease about 100,000 square feet of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology building to be developed at 314 Main St. in Kendall Square, according to MIT...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 2:53 PM

New flyover highway opens at LaGuardia Airport to ease traffic woes

Navigating LaGuardia Airport traffic will hopefully get a bit easier with the opening of a new flyover highway on Wednesday. The new elevated roadway connects Grand Central Parkway Exit 7 to Terminals C and D, providing a streamlined route for drivers looking to get to Delta gates. “...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12:52 PM

Frustrated commuters act out 'excruciatingly slow' bus speeds at City Hall

New York City may be fast paced, but some of its buses are not. On Tuesday, transit advocates urged officials to speed up MTA buses by bringing the typical frustrating New Yorker morning commute, experienced by transit riders across all boroughs, to the steps of City Hall. Activists from Riders...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 3:26 PM

MBTA offering special train to Gillette Stadium for Beyonce and Jay Z concert

Are you heading to the Beyonce and Jay Z concert this weekend at Gillette Stadium? Before you can go apes**t in the audience, you have to get there, and the MBTA is here to help. If you don’t want to deal with the crowds getting into or out of the Gillette Stadium parking lot — or the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 11:48 AM

Black advocates make final plea to avoid ‘racial showdown’ over Faneuil Hall name: Update

Update, 8/01/18: The New Democracy Coalition has scheduled a Faneuil Hall boycott and march for Thursday, Aug. 2.  "Neighborhood activists and members of the faith-based community in Boston will march on Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday, August 2, in the wake of Mayor Marty Walsh’s...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 11:24 AM

Mass AG Maura Healey endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is racking up some high-profile support for her run for Congress, including an endorsement from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Healey announced her endorsement on Monday in the primary election, siding with her city councilor. Pressley challenges...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 4:27 PM

You can now hop on a ride-share electric moped in Brooklyn

New Yorkers now have yet another way to get around the city with the launch of Revel Transit, a ride-share electric moped service. Revel launched on Monday with 68 mopeds available in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg. The New York-based company says it’s...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 1:58 PM

Baker signs NASTY Women Act, overturning archaic abortion ban in Massachusetts

An archaic Massachusetts abortion law has been officially overturned with Gov. Charlie Baker’s signing of the NASTY Women Act. Baker on Friday signed the act after state legislators and Boston City Council members pushed for the legislation, saying it is necessary to protect abortion rights...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 10:29 AM

Here's how much money it takes to be considered rich in Boston

The cost of living in Boston has skyrocketed in recent years — to no surprise of anyone who lives here, of course. But a new report sheds light on how many Bostonians are struggling to get by and how far away the dream of being wealthy in Boston may be. More than half of Boston residents...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 2:33 PM

People of color make up 93 percent of marijuana possession arrests in NYC: Report

If you were arrested for marijuana possession in New York City, you’re probably not white, according to a new report. Out of all marijuana possession arrests in the first six months of 2018, 93 percent were of New Yorkers of color, according to the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)....

Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:56 AM

Massachusetts sales tax holiday 2018: Everything you need to know

Massachusetts sales tax isn’t among the highest in the country, but it’s also not the lowest. At 6.25 percent, it’s somewhere in the middle — but still, wouldn’t it be nice to have a tax free weekend? Well, a 2018 Massachusetts sales tax holiday has finally been...

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:04 PM

SCAR Act demands info on separated children

Immigration activists and local faith leaders joined Sen. Brian Benjamin on Wednesday to introduce new legislation to address the crisis of separated children spurred by the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The Separated Children Accountability Response Act, also called the SCAR...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:42 PM

Judge frees Pablo Villavicencio, pizza delivery man detained by ICE

Pablo Villavicencio, the Brooklyn pizza delivery man who was detained in June by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has been freed from detention, according to The Legal Aid Society. Villavicencio, 35, was arrested on June 1 when he was delivering food to the Fort Hamilton Army base in...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:25 PM

City of Cambridge to meet with Bird scooter company

After Bird scooters popped up unannounced in Cambridge and Somerville, Cambridge officials have sent a letter to Bird executives saying that the city will not allow Bird scooters on its streets without proper authorization, but that the city looks forward to an upcoming meeting with the electric...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:10 AM

Somerville Public Library hosted a stuffed animal sleepover and the internet loves it

After Forbes published (and then deleted) an op-ed with the headline “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money,” people have been taking to the internet to defend the public institutions that offer thousands of books, classes, and maybe most importantly, a stuffed...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4:10 PM