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When Wall Street was a wall, and why it didn't work

As President Donald Trump continues to push for a border wall between the United States and Mexico, critics of the plan have stepped forward to share the ways throughout history that walls haven’t worked, and one example is right in New York City on what is now known as Wall Street. Maybe...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:32pm

Schumer pushes for bill to protect furloughed workers financially during government shutdown

Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing for a new bill that would protect furloughed federal workers from being evicted and facing penalties for falling behind on bills during the partial government shutdown. As the government shutdown (in its 31st day as of Monday, Jan. 21) continues, federal workers soon...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:54pm

Federal employees affected by shutdown can head to these NYC spots for free meals on Tuesday

Throughout the partial government shutdown, New York City businesses have stepped up to offer free food and services to furloughed federal employees. Now, federal workers in the area have even more chances to receive support with two initiatives to give out free meals on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Jan....

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:54pm

Update: Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for telling de Blasio that bike lanes are 'screwing' up NYC

Update, Jan. 21, 2019: Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for her comments to Mayor Bill de Blasio on The View criticizing the city’s push for more bike lanes, but some say she’s still missing the point. The mayor appeared on the daytime talk show on Wednesday, Jan. 16 to talk about health...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:14am

Prospect Park Zoo to breed near-threatened Pallas's cats in new exhibit

The Prospect Park Zoo is doing its part to protect an at-risk species with a new exhibit to breed Pallas’s cats. The Pallas’s cat — named after Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the small wild cat species in 1776 — is near threatened, according to the International...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:33am

Jeff Bezos' costliest mistakes: A brief history

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the common reaction was a gasped, "What about the stock?" Any divorce settlement will likely halve Bezos' $137 billion fortune, much of it in Amazon shares, knocking him...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:57pm

Americans are having less sex — here's why

From internet porn to Tinder, sex is more available in society than ever before so why are Americans having less of it? A recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found Americans are having less sex than they were 20 years ago. Why? Scientists aren’t sure, but pointed to...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:58pm

350,000 without power across Massachusetts after nor'easter

More than 350,000 Massachusetts homes are without power as of Thursday morning following the second nor’easter within a week that dumped heavy, wet snow across the state. The Cape and Islands were mostly saved from this storm’s wrath, but the nor’east dropped between 5 and 20...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:53pm

Here are the best TV shows to watch this April

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Television’s current obsession with live renderings of classic musicals has mostly been horrible. Remember Peter Pan? Or Rocky Horror Picture Show? Us either, barely. What makes Jesus Christ Superstar different? The fact that Chrissy Teigen’s...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:47pm

Zara customers finding notes in their clothes from workers who made garments

Spanish fashion retailer Zara is under scrutiny again. This time, not for a children’s “Holocaust shirt,” an alt-right mascot Pepe the Frog denim skirt or creating a “Love Your Curves” campaign around not-so-curvy models. You have got to be shitting me, Zara. pic....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:41pm

Woman shares evidence of relationship with Roy Moore when she was a teenager

A Roy Moore sexual misconduct accuser has come forward to present evidence that the two went out on dates when she was a teenager. Several women have accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault and misconduct and Moore has continued to deny the allegations against him and has gone as...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:22pm

Oregon is changing its drug laws on heroin, cocaine to combat racism, addiction

Oregon lawmakers are taking a radical approach to the war on drugs. Last week, they passed a bill that will lessen punishments for possessing drugs like methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. First-time offenders caught with small amounts of heroin, cocaine, meth and other hard drugs will face...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:17pm

How to see the ‘super blood wolf moon' eclipse this weekend

If you got a minute Sunday night, look up. A rare total lunar eclipse will turn the full moon into bloody red. On January 20, the eclipse, which NASA is calling the "Super Blood Wolf Moon," will be visible in the entire U.S. The moon will be near its closest approach to earth, making...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:14pm

Good, bad & ugly: Trump's Atlantic City

Like it or not, one man who’s left an indelible mark on Atlantic City is Donald Trump From his time operating Trump’s World’s Fair, to Harrah’s at Trump Plaza (eventually becoming Trump Plaza before 1984’s end) to Trump Taj Mahal, to Trump Castle, to Trump Marina...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:10pm

Former Fessenden students file lawsuit over alleged sexual abuse in '60s,'70s

Two former students of the Fessenden School west of Boston have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the alleged sexual abuse they suffered by employees of the all-boys boarding school in the 1960s and 1970s. The lawsuit was recently filed in Middlesex County Superior Court on behalf of two...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:39pm

NYC food carts now receive letter grades from health department

Mo’s Coffee Cart is a familiar site on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side, but on Friday, it was adorned with something new: a decal for an ‘A’ letter grade, marking the start of letter grades for New York City food carts and trucks. Mahmoud Abdel Wahed, owner of Mo’s...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:32pm

Boston police officer suspended after racially insensitive video

A Boston police officer has been suspended after making a video with the tagline, “This summer, black people have met their match.” The officer, Joseph DeAngelo Jr., will be suspended for six months without pay, police officials announced. Boston Police Department Commissioner...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:24pm

A very important announcement for 7-Eleven lovers: Slurpee cookies exist

In honor of Free Slurpee Week, 7-Eleven is offering buy one, get one free (BOGO) deals through this Sunday, August 19. And, if you're a fan of the slush drinks and enjoy dessert (like any good samaritan) you'll want to know about 7-Eleven's latest hit: Slurpee cookies. These...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:22pm

NYC expands election day interpretation services at 100 polling sites

Election Day 2018 is around the corner, and before New Yorkers head to the polls, officials are enacting efforts to make voting easier for limited English speaking voters. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced on Monday that the administration will provide interpretation...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:17pm

UPDATE: Women's March leader denies covering up employee's sexual assault claims

Updated Dec. 19, 2017: After a former employee of Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour accused her of covering up sexual assault claims, Sarsour isn’t just denying it, she’s providing proof that the claims are false. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Sarsour provided...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:57pm