Boston

Tasers might compel police to use force, opponents say

After less than a year on the job with Tasers, instances of use of force by the Massachusetts State Police has doubled. Department officials say the data could be misleading, because the devices were never fired in many cases, but civil rights advocates warn an overreliance on stun guns by law...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:28am

New Kids on the Block star Danny Wood and Jessie Chris talk new anti-bullying anthem

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Danny Wood. Not only is the New Kids on the Block star preparing to embark on a massive tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the group's hit record "Hangin' Tough," but he also recently dropped a new single, "Bodyguard," a duet featuring the talents of...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:33pm

How to Celebrate Massachusetts Beer Week

A wise man once said, “a fine beer may be judged with only one sip… but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” After all, is there anything better than beer? The Massachusetts Brewers Guild doesn’t think so, and they’ve dedicated a whole week to Mass-brewed drafts. Here's our guide of the...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:23pm

Daniel Sloss used to buy shots for his Boston audience

For the past month, Daniel Sloss has been performing his latest comedy show “X” off-Broadway at the the SoHo Playhouse in New York. This weekend, the Scottish comic whose Netflix special “Jigsaw” has reportedly resulted in thousands of breakups, canceled engagements and divorces will bring the show...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:04pm

Bar Mercato brings classic European flair to Boston

A lot of people dream of traveling to Europe. There's great food, great drinks, great people, berets, baguettes and cigarettes— and that’s just France! Well hold on to your baseball caps, because you can travel to Europe by hopping on the Orange Line to Bar Mercato, a European-inspired food hall,...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:12am

Salem marijuana shop hits snag with recreational sales

Alternative Therapies Group in Salem - the third recreational dispensary to open in Massachusetts - announced last week that it was temporarily out of stock, and would only service card-carrying medical marijuana patients for the time being. Even those who already scheduled appointments for a...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:32pm

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

It's the last week of February, so you know what that means. We did it! Spring is around the corner. Robin Williams once said, “Spring is just nature’s way of saying let’s party!” But there’s no reason we can’t start the party early! After all, a little party never killed nobody. Here's our list of...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 1:10pm

Boston Pops announce spring 2019 lineup

The Boston Pops announced their spring 2019 lineup on Thursday afternoon. Boston Pops announce spring 2019 lineup Opening night for conductor Keith Lockhart and the Pops will take place on May 8 with the award-winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters. The evening will also include the local...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

'RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles' celebrates 50 years of 'Abbey Road'

The British are invading Boston again this weekend.  "RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles" is a theatrical production that gives audiences the experience of seeing Beatles' songs performed live in concert. Many of their songs were not performed live before the group's unfortunate split in 1970....

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:29pm

Where to watch the 2019 Oscar nominations in Boston

With the Oscars this Sunday, we’re all excited to know the big questions. Will an Avengers movie receive an Academy Award (for Visual effects, but still)? Will “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” get Best Animated Feature award that it rightly deserves? Will a Netflix movie win...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:59am

Where to eat brunch in Boston any day of the week

In a culinary landscape where dress codes have gone extinct and nearly anything can be ordered and delivered via phone, the relegation of brunch to Saturdays and Sundays seems to be one of the last rules left standing. But even that may be changing, with these five local spots blazing the trail to...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:43am

Why marijuana beverages are going mainstream

Potent edibles already make up about half of the recreational cannabis market in states like Washington and Oregon, but many investors and cannabis fans are convinced that this number will only continue to grow as a new trend takes hold: drinking your weed. Last September, analysts at Canaccord...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:49am

'Spamilton' brings the laughs to Boston

If anyone was going to make a parody about the hit musical “Hamilton,” it had to be Gerard Alessandrini. The Boston native became the king of satirizing the world of theater with his hit show “Forbidden Broadway,” and recently decided to poke fun at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s global sensation with his...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:42am

3 questions with rising music star Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine is ready for the spotlight. The Berklee College of Music alum has been taking over the charts with is breakout hit “Drew Barrymore” and is poised for a big 2019. Not only has Vine been hitting the road for a nearly sold-out tour, but he’s also preparing to drop another single, plus...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:59am

12 fun things to do in Boston for Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day weekend

Okay, you've done all of your planning for Valentine's Day. You're going out with your significant other or maybe you're having a night in with your girls or boys. But what is there to do this weekend? If you want to catch a chill movie, run in your underwear or see a performance, we have something...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 2:53pm

5 things to do in Boston for February vacation 2019

No kid or parent wants to be stuck inside all February vacation. When the kids get stir-crazy, you get driven crazy. Don't retreat with that bottle of vino yet. Thankfully, we whipped up a list of activities to keep those munchkins busy all break. No need for applause. Here are 5 fun things to do...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:16am

Ben Zander talks Boston Philharmonic Orchestra's all-Beethoven program

It's safe to say that conductor Ben Zander loves Beethoven. The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra will perform an entire program devoted to the famed composer, helmed by Zander. The concerts, which kick off on Valentine's Day, will feature music from all aspects of Beethoven’s legacy. Zander will...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:40am

Ronny Chieng explains his love of the Patriots, comedy roots

The last time Ronny Chieng was in Boston, the city’s many liberal-leaning residents were in desperate need of a laugh. Just days after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the comedian and “Daily Show” star was scheduled to perform at The Rockwell in Somerville. Chieng was...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:54pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Unfortunately the Super Bowl is in the rearview mirror, which means we don't have the Patriots to rely on for our weekend plans. Thankfully, there's always something fun going on in the Hub, so don't worry too much. Here's our guide to the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:56pm

Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in Boston: 2019 Guide

The Beatles sang it the best: “All you need is love, love is all you need.” Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Although it is an exciting time, it is can also be a lot of pressure. Which restaurant? What if the food is terrible? What if everything is busy? The expectation-heavy holiday...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:17pm