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Kristin Toussaint

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Watch: Water leaks into elevator with people stuck inside at World Trade Center

Getting trapped in an elevator is unfortunate enough, but the situation was even scarier for a group of people at the World Trade Center on Tuesday when water began rushing into the elevator in which they were trapped. “There is water rushing in the elevators on the 82nd floor of the WTC,...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:09 PM

80th Pulaski Day Parade takes over Fifth Ave on Sunday

The annual Pulaski Day Parade will take over Fifth Ave in Manhattan this Sunday, marking the 80th year that the Polish-American community in New York City has honored General Casimir Pulaski. This year’s celebration is two-fold, however, as the 2017 parade theme is “Tadeusz Kosciuszko...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 11:52 AM

Gas found on Vanessa Marcotte's body, suspect bought gas that day, cops say

Traces of gasoline and bug spray were found on items on Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte’s body, according to new court documents. A hair tie and socks found on Marcotte’s body tested positive for gasoline and DEET, and officials believe that the suspected killer bought gas on the day...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:31 AM

Interim Title IX guidelines leave advocates for assault survivors concerned

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently rescinded Obama administration guidelines detailing how colleges should respond to campus sexual assaults, leaving advocates concerned about what’s next. The move was not a total surprise, said Stephanie DeCandia, director of programs at the Boston...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 4:04 PM

Boston's 2017 preliminary election: What you need to know

You’ve probably seen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh or challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson stumping on city streets lately, and that’s because Boston’s preliminary municipal election is Sept. 26. Preliminary elections have been losing voters’ attention, experts say. Secretary...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:49 PM

MBTA, Keolis to educate public on train safety during Rail Safety Week

Every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is struck by a train, according to nonprofit Operation Lifesaver. In an attempt to change that statistic, the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services and Transit Police have teamed up with Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week. The...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:09 PM

Comedian Jimmy Tingle to run for Mass lieutenant governor

Comedian Jimmy Tingle has a new American dream, and it’s no joke: He’s running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor. The comedian and actor, who has appeared in “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream,” “Boondock Saints” and more, recently wrote on his Facebook...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:26 AM

With new building comes an innovative approach to education at Wentworth

A new building on a college campus is more than student's tuition dollars at work — it brings with it new opportunities, innovations and even a new approach to education that helps students carve out a path to success in a world that runs differently than it did decades ago. To Wentworth...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 5:00 AM

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