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Kristin Toussaint

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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

These were the most and least expensive NYC neighborhoods in August

Fewer millionaires may be calling New York home, but that doesn’t mean the city is any less expensive. Still, there are areas that are more expensive than others, and unsurprisingly, most of those areas are in Manhattan. In Manhattan, rents for studio and one-bedroom apartments increased an...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:00 AM

Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning coming to Harvard as visting fellows

What do Sean Spicer and Chelsea Manning have in common? The two have just been announced as visiting fellows at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The former press secretary to President Donald Trump and the former U.S. Army analyst who leaked secret military documents will join two other...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 3:59 PM

New York outraged over startup that wants to replace bodegas

As essential part of living in New York is stopping by your local bodega for a breakfast sandwich, late-night snack or even a six pack. But the future of that bodega experience may be threatened by a new innovation – which borrowed the same name – started by two former Google employees...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1:01 PM

Amazon execs reportedly advocating for Boston as new headquarters home

Since online-book-store-turned-internet-retail-giant Amazon announced that it is looking to establish a second headquarters, many have wondered what city would be graced with the company (and the thousands of jobs that come with it). Though the company itself hasn’t revealed a short list...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 11:32 AM

19-year-old shot on Boston Common

Boston police are investigating a shooting that broke out on Boston Common Tuesday evening, leaving a 19-year-old critically injured. The shooting occurred near the park’s bandstand around 6:45 p.m. Three people are in custody after a hectic scene with multiple police chases, officials told...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 9:41 AM

MIT, IBM researchers to study how AI can better humankind

Artificial intelligence is becoming unavoidable, and whether we like it or not, AI will be a part of our future. But how much do we really know about the technology, and how will we be prepared to tackle the challenges it poses? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM are putting their...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:00 AM

Apple Cube coming back to Fifth Avenue store

Apple made multiple announcements at the Apple Event on Tuesday, but one piece of news may be particularly exciting to New Yorkers: The iconic glass cube at the Fifth Avenue flagship store is coming back. The Apple Cube came down this past April after the building’s contractors filed a...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:55 PM

Breezy Point native collects supplies from Queens community for Florida

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York in 2012, it had been about six years since Erin Corcoran Daly lived in Breezy Point, Queens, but she didn’t hesitate to gather supplies and drive north to help her former community handle the disaster. Now, Daly is once again back in New York, having...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:52 PM

Bill would fine those who wrongly say their pets are service dogs

A bill aims to crack down on fake service dogs, and those who train such animals will gather at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday for a hearing. For those who have certain disabilities, service dogs are an essential part of life and need to be with them everywhere they go. While any dog...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:55 PM

If you voted for Trump, you're likely to die sooner: Study

What do we know about those who voted for President Donald Trump? Well, his supporters may not live as long as those who voted for Hillary Clinton. The general life expectancy rate in the United States rose by about five years between 1980 and 2016, but that increase didn’t benefit all...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 12:03 PM

Two injured in Cambridge Carnival shooting, suspect in custody

A shooting broke out at a Cambridge Carnival Sunday evening, leading to two people injured and a suspect in custody, officials said. The shooting occurred around 4:45 p.m. was reported to police around 5 p.m. near the area of 200 Technology Square, close to the Massachusetts Institute of...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 9:49 AM

Needham tech company moving to Seaport, signs largest Boston lease of the year

If you’ve walked around the Seaport lately, you know that the area has been undergoing quite the transformation, with new developments beckoning to high-profile companies who want to make this quickly rising neighborhood their new home. A computer software company originally based in Needham...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:00 AM

Subway littering fine to double, MTA says

If you litter on the subway, the fine you face will soon double. The penalty for littering in the subway system will jump from $50 to $100 beginning next week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced, as part of an effort to prevent delays, flooding and fires caused by debris on the tracks. The MTA will run...

Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:15 AM

31 arrested in Harvard Square DACA protest

Thirty one people were arrested for blocking traffic in Harvard Square on Thursday during a protest, organized by local university professors, of the Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. College students, staff and faculty...

Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:39 AM

What can DACA recipients do now?

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end DACA throws the lives of not only the approximately 800,000 beneficiaries into disarray, but also the thousands of others who are related to, friends with or co-workers of those immigrants, experts say. Though many have spoken out against the...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:44 PM

Kids who breathed in 9/11 dust now show signs of heart disease risk: Study

Children who breathed in the ash and fumes following the collapse of the World Trade towers on 9/11 are now showing early signs of risk for heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers at NYU Langone Health released a report on Thursday in the journal Environment International that looked...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 1:17 PM

3-K for All: School year starts with launch of free lunch, new 3-K

Students across the city started school on Thursday, and with a new year comes new programs, including free 3-K for pre-school aged kids.  Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced on the first day of school the launch of the city’s 3-K For All initiative, an early childhood education program...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 11:28 AM

NY AG files lawsuit challenging Trump's move to end DACA

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a lawsuit to defend DACA, joining a coalition of 15 states and Washington that has promised to protect immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children following President Donald Trump’s decision to dismantle the...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 3:35 PM

Organic waste recycling expanding in the Bronx, Queens

Bronx and Queens residents will soon have another recycling bin to set out. NYC Organics, the city’s food scrap and yard waste recycling program, is expanding to more neighborhoods in the two boroughs, the Department of Sanitation announced this week. Beginning this week, the department...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 12:20 PM