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12 fun things to do in Boston over Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is almost here, which means summer is unofficially about to begin. From patriotic tributes to prehistoric zoo exhibits, we've got you covered on all the best things to do in Boston over Memorial Day weekend. Things to do in Boston over Memorial Day weeekend ARTS & CULTURE...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:34pm

Here's when Boston traffic will be the worst for Memorial Day weekend getaways

Memorial Day weekend getaways are a great way to take advantage of that Monday off of work, but you don’t want spend your whole time headed to the beach or your family’s barbeque stuck in Boston traffic. AAA worked with INRIX, a transportation analytics company, to look at worst times...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:29pm

Everything you need to know for Boston Calling 2018: set times, ticket info and more

Boston Calling 2018 takes over Allston with another stacked lineup of stars this weekend. Get ready for this year's installment of the festival with our complete guide to the music-filled, Memorial Day weekend festivities. When is Boston Calling 2018? The annual music fest returns for its...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:19pm

7 Boston restaurants with patios you need to check out this summer

The warm weather has kicked into full gear, which means it's about to get pretty busy for Boston restaurants with patios. Since there are so many al fresco options to check out around the city, we've put together a handy guide to a few you definitely need to check out this summer. Boston...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:08pm

Most Massachusetts 2017 opioid deaths occurred in Boston: Report

There have been at least 201 confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts in the first three months of 2018, according to a new quarterly report from the state health department. That’s an estimated 5 percent decline compared to the first three months of 2017, according to the...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:29pm

Boston Calling 2018: 3 questions with Manchester Orchestra

There will be no shortage of awesome rock stars and bands at Boston Calling this weekend, especially on Saturday night. Before Jack White takes over the Green Stage for his headlining gig this weekend, indie rockers Manchester Orchestra will get in on the fun with a special late afternoon...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:31am

Enjoy cookout classics and a retro vibe at this new Southie restaurant

Enjoy classic cookout fare without the hassle of firing up your own grill at this new Southie restaurant. Located at 170 W. Broadway St. in South Boston, the recently opened Backyard Betty’s provides a stylishly retro vibe while serving up a menu of elevated, American comfort food. ...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:44pm

Bostonians, New Yorkers can get free bikeshare rides, courtesy of Switzerland

May is National Bike Month, and now you can take a Blue Bike or Citi Bike out for a spin for free thanks to Switzerland. Yup, the European country is trying to get more Americans to bike. Switzerland Tourism has partnered with Motivate, the company behind bike shares like Citi Bike, Blue Bikes and...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:57am

Here’s how misinformation multiplies on Twitter in the midst of a disaster

On average, more than 5,000 new tweets flood Twitter every second, and that volume increases when something newsworthy happens like a disaster.  Though Twitter can be a way to share information during an emergency, users can also spread rumors and inaccuracies, and a new study takes a deeper...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:13pm

Four penguin chicks make debut at New England Aquarium

Four new members of the New England Aquarium penguin family have made their first public debut. The little blue penguin chicks — named Goose, Wedge, Derwent and Miramar  — made their on-exhibit entrance Thursday morning after having hatched about 80 days ago. They’ve...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:24pm

Spider-Man spotted hanging out on the T in Boston

After one masked hero falls, another rises in Boston. A costumed commuter has become a social media sensation for his web-slinging antics dressed as Spider-Man while riding the T. Earlier this week, a user on Twitter shared a video of the colorful Green Line rider, who was spotted hanging upside...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 2:04pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Whether you love hanging out with pups or want to sip on some cocktails after hard yoga workout, there's no shortage of fun things to do in Boston this weekend. Check out our guide to all the best events happening around town. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Pop-Up...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:02am

Even Donald Trump supporters love Randy Rainbow videos

Donald Trump's ascension to the Oval Office has become fodder for many comedians over the years, but few have poked fun at the president with as much Broadway-style flair as Randy Rainbow. The poltical comedian and YouTube star has taken the internet by storm with his hilarious parody videos,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:21pm

Don't expect to see Keytar Bear around Boston this summer

Keytar Bear just can't catch a break.  Don't expect to see the beloved Boston busker perform around town this summer, as the mysterious musician is currently recovering from a serious motorcycle accident. After a number of local publications reported that Keytar Bear had to cancel a...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 3:18pm

Boston, NYC have worst airports when it comes to summer travel delays: Report

Have you planned any summer getaways yet? If so, you might want to already prepare yourself for some delays at the airport. Ahead of prime vacation season, financial site MagnifyMoney ranked the best and worst airports in the country for summer travel, and Boston and New York City did not fare...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:03pm

Will there be a 'White Chicks 2'? Here's what Marlon Wayan says

Audiences have been clamoring for a "White Chicks 2" ever since the original comedy became a surprise box office success in 2004. Marlon Wayans, who starred in the film opposite his brother Shawn, is apparently just as excited about a possible sequel as the fans. The actor and comedian...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:45am

Mary Steenburgen talks 'Book Club,' 'Fifty Shades' and her friendship with Hillary Clinton

Hollywood legends Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen finally unite on screen in "Book Club," an upcoming comedy about a group a friends who try to rekindle their love lives after reading "Fifty Shades." The press tour for...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:20pm

Everything you need to know about HarpoonFest 2018

Get ready for two days of brews, music and more when HarpoonFest 2018 kicks off this weekend. Harpoon Brewery's annual celebration is back with another awesome lineup of performers and, of course, plenty of beers on tap. Check out our complete guide to everything you need to know for...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:06pm

Prospect Ciderworks, Aeronaut put American spin on classic snakebite

Two of the Boston area's top craft companies are collaborating to put a modern American spin on a classic drink. Roxbury's Prospect Ciderworks and Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewing Co. have teamed up to create Sidro’s Secret, a new take on the famed snakebite. A popular drink...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:34am

The best Royal Wedding parties in Boston

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot across the pond, expect fans stateside to be up bright and early on May 19 to celebrate the high-profile nuptials. Here are five Royal Wedding parties in Boston that you definitely don't want to miss this weekend. Royal Wedding parties in Boston...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:27am