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Everything you need to know for Boston Comic Con 2018

Local comic book fans are going to be pretty spoiled when Boston Comic Con 2018 takes over the Hub this summer. The annual celebration of geek culture routinely brings tens of thousands of people to town, and this year's event is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. Organizers announced this...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:54pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some ideas for how to spend your summer weekend? We've got you covered. From superstar comedy performances to beach parties and more, here are all the best things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Bastille Day The annual French...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:10pm

How much did the 2018 Boston Marathon raise for charity?

If you want to run in Boston, you either have to be a pretty great athlete that makes the race’s tough qualifying time, or you can run the Boston Marathon for charity. Each year, hundreds of runners fundraise for organizations like Dana Farber and the American Red Cross, and 2018, or 122nd...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:25pm

6 Boston World Cup finals watch parties

The World Cup only comes around once every four years. Make the most of the time you have left to cheer on your team at these bashes around town on Sunday, both indoors and out. Here are six Boston World Cup finals watch parties you don't want to miss. Boston World Cup finals watch parties...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:41am

Tony Maws shares 3 tips for navigating farmers markets in Boston

On any given summer afternoon, you'll likely find Tony Maws shopping for fresh produce at farmers markets in Boston, Cambridge or Somerville. The James Beard Award-winning chef behind Craigie on Main and the Kirkland Tap & Trotter is a big fan of farmers markets for many several...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:02am

Get married for free in seven U.S. cities tomorrow

Weddings can be expensive. Good news: if you’re looking to tie the knot, you can do it for free tomorrow in seven U.S. cities. All you need to do is show up at the courthouse. The Lifetime TV channel is covering courthouse weddings all day at various locations in New York City, Boston, Los...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:54pm

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

Summer fun in Boston doesn’t end on the Fourth of July. Keep your evening schedule jam-packed this week with these exciting events. Here’s your guide to the best things to do in Boston this week, ranging from Monday-night wrestling to a Lauryn Hill show.  Things to do in Boston...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3:01pm

Mother and 8-year-old daughter separated at border reunited in Boston

After nearly two months since they were separated at the southern United States border, a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum in Massachusetts has been reunited with her 8-year-old daughter in Boston. Angelica Rebeca Gonzalez-Garcia and her daughter were reunited at Logan Airport on Thursday,...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:22am

Boston charity raises $170K for families separated at the border

The Trump Administration’s family separation policy for migrant families at the southern U.S. border sparked outrage and action across the country, from thousands protesting in major cities to politicians and lawyers planning trips to the border. If you can’t travel to the border from...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:13am

Boston heat advisory still in effect, but relief to come this weekend

The northeast has been roasting in a heat wave this week, but there’s relief on the horizon. Though a heat advisory is still in effect for Greater Boston through to 8 p.m. Thursday, the weekend will bring a break in the heat, according to the National Weather Service. Boston will see a high...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:07am

Everything you need to know about Boston Pizza Festival 2018

City Hall Plaza will be a pizza lovers paradise this weekend when the Boston Pizza Festival 2018 kicks off on Saturday afternoon. After a successful debut in 2017, the all-you-can-eat, two-day fest is back and bigger than ever. Here’s everything you need to know for this year’s Boston...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:55pm

How to host a perfect New England clambake

The New England clambake in all its meaty crustacean goodness is the perfect summertime feast for seafood lovers. What's better than cracking open a few lobsters while enjoying the warm weather with friends and family? We asked David Delancey, owner of the famed Lobster Trap in Bourne, for his...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:43am

Walsh announces interim BPS superintendent

The Boston School Committee has approved a new interim superintendent of Boston Public Schools after Tommy Chang’s recent departure from the position. The committee unanimously approved Laura Perille to temporarily take over the role. Perille previously served as the president and CEO of...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:33am

City moves forward with City Hall Plaza renovations at expense of Boston Winter fest

Boston’s City Hall Plaza is getting a makeover, but that means no Boston Winter festival this year, the city announced. Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday that the city is going forward with a plan to redesign City Hall Plaza after two years of planning. The city has selected construction firm...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:05am

Through the Keyhole: Old State House exhibit opens door to more stories of American history

What does it mean to be an American? Who were the Founding Fathers referring to with the “We” of We the People? And who is left out of the story we tell about the American Revolution? These are big questions, but a new exhibit opening Wednesday at the Old State House in Boston will...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:21pm

The best things to do in Boston for the 4th of July

Still need plans for Independence Day? We've got you covered. From "Hamilton"-themed sing-alongs to patriotic parades and more, here's your guide to the best things to do in Boston for the 4th of July this year. Things to do in Boston for the 4th of July 'Hamilton' sing-...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:59pm

Everything you need to know about Open Newbury Street 2018

Newbury Street’s exciting shops and businesses are open every day of the week, but the city is closing the area off to cars for three days this summer to enhance visitors' experiences. Here's what to expect for Open Newbury Street 2018. What’s happening this year for Open...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:35pm

Boston Pops 4th of July concert to honor immigrants

The American Dream, the idea of venturing here for a better life, stretches as far back as the first colonists to set foot on these shores. It is repeated in every immigrant story today, and it will be a part of the Boston Pops 4th of July celebration. The annual Boston Pops 4th of July concert...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:32pm

Original copy of Declaration of Independence will be on display in Boston this 4th of July

Boston was an epicenter of the American Revolution and now, a piece of that history is coming back for the 4th of July. One of the 14 original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum in Boston this Independence Day. This...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:25pm

Local, state officials amp up security ahead of Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular show draws hundreds and thousands of spectators to the Esplanade each year, and local and state officials are ramping up security ahead of the popular holiday event. The security plan for the Boston Pops show includes participation from...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:09pm