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12 fun things to do in Boston this Christmas weekend

The holiday season is in full swing, and there's no shortage of ways to celebrate in the city. Since Christmas is around the corner, it's time to make sure your plans are in place heading into the big day. From holiday performances to comedy shows, here are the best things to do in Boston...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 4:47pm

5 fun things to do in Boston with kids for winter vacation 2018

Kids are pretty lucky this time of year. Not only do they get all those presents from Santa, but they also don't have to do any school work for week. If you need some ideas for how to keep the little ones occupied this holiday season, check out our guide to the best things to do in Boston with...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:39pm

Donnie, Paul and Mark Wahlberg on why bringing Wahlburgers to Dorchester means so much to them

When Paul Wahlberg first talked with his brothers Mark and Donnie about doing Wahlburgers, a burger joint that played off their family name, they were understandably skeptical. “Hearing the name Wahlburgers, I think for Mark and me, was jarring,” Donnie admits to Metro. “He...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:23pm

Holiday travel 2018: Worst times to leave Boston and New York City

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….except for all the time you might spend sitting in traffic during your holiday travel. More than one-third of Americans will travel some way this end-of-the-year holiday season, according to AAA, for a record-breaking 112.5 million travelers...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:28pm

How Boston plays a role in the new Aquaman movie

From Chris Evans' Captain America to Ben Affleck's Batman, Boston has connections to several superheroes who've saved the day on the silver screen in recent years. Now, the city can add Jason Momoa's Aquaman to the list. How Boston plays a role in the new Aquaman movie As the...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:42am

5 things you need to know about Salem's Alternative Therapies Group

If the ghosts, goblins and ghouls of Salem weren’t already freaking you out, now there’s another way to get paranoid in Witch City. Alternative Therapies Group, the third dispensary to offer recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, opened its doors to the public Saturday, reportedly...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:29pm

The ultimate Boston gift guide: 5 must-have holidays gifts

As we head into the home stretch of the holiday season, the time has come to finish up all that shopping. After all, you don’t want to show up empty handed at your family’s Christmas party. If you still need some ideas, we have the perfect Boston gift guide for the Hub-loving friends...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:51am

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

Looking to have a bit of fun before all the stress of the holidays? We've got you covered. From ugly sweater parties to hanging tough with the Wahlbergs, here are the best things to do in Boston this week. 5 fun things to do in Boston this week Wahlburgers Dorchester Block Party The...

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:47pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some help making plans for your days off? We've got you covered. From historical reenactments to concerts with music legends, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Things to do in Boston this weekend: ...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:46pm

Everything you need to know about the Boston Tea Party 245th anniversary celebration

As the U.K. battles over Brexit, France struggles with protests over fuel prices and America deals with, well, everything going on in Washington these days, it’s a good time to revisit one of the most infamous incidents of the American Revolution: the Boston Tea Party. On Sunday, Dec. 16,...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:25am

5 reasons why you should keep your medical marijuana card

With hours-long lines reported at the opening of the state’s first two recreational marijuana dispensaries, it may seem that the state’s medical marijuana industry is about to go the way of the dodo — or at least metal pipes. Though there are a number of challenges and possible...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 12:26pm

Get in the holiday spirit with Ben Folds this season

WGBH has enlisted a bit of star power to host its holiday musical event this year. The public broadcasting station has tapped Ben Folds to helm its upcoming TV special “’Tis the Night with Ben Folds & Friends.” The holiday extravaganza is set to air Thursday, Dec. 13, at 8 p....

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 4:16pm

Where to eat for Christmas in Boston

Between the picky eaters in the family to all that baking and cooking, the holidays can be quite the hassle. Instead of stressing over this year's feast, relax and let someone else handle kitchen duties. Check out our guide to where to you should book a reservation to celebrate Christmas in...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 3:41pm

Luis Ramirez out after just over a year as MBTA General Manager

After just more than one year managing the MBTA, Luis Ramirez is leaving the transit agency, and Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said Tuesday she has chosen MBTA control board member Steve Poftak to take over in the new year. Pollack said Poftak will start as MBTA general manager on Jan...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:00am

The party isn't over for Alex Cora

The World Series celebrations continued last week, as Red Sox manager Alex Cora and World Series MVP Steve Pearce joined fans for a special event hosted by Mastercard at Laugh Boston. Wednesday’s festivities featured video highlights from the team’s amazing season, appearances by the...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:25pm

Bob Woodward brings 'Fear' to Boston

Having written about every president since his groundbreaking work on Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, Bob Woodward has seen a lot in Washington over the years. But he’s never covered someone quite like Donald Trump. The legendary journalist was more than up to the task to tackle the...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:47am

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

You don't have to wait until the weekend to have a bit of fun in the Hub. From award shows to holiday classics, here are the best things to do in Boston this week. 5 fun things to do in Boston this week Galactic Symphony Travel to a galaxy far, far away with the help of the Berklee...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 1:04pm

Massachusetts baker goes for gold on Holiday Baking Championship

Another Massachusetts culinary star is proving his chops on a food competition series. Ayer’s own Douglas Phillips, a baking and pastry instructor at North Shore Community College, has made it to the final four of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship and hopes to punch his ticket...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:51pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some help planning for your days off? You've come to the right place. From Santa runs to a new axe-tossing bar, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend FOOD & DRINKS Things to do in Boston this weekend: Aeronaut...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:31pm

Meet the Boston competitors on Top Chef season 16

Bravo's wildly popular food competition series is back for Top Chef season 16, and two local stars plan to show off their chops in hopes of bringing yet another championship back to Title Town. Cultivar's Chef De Cuisine Brian Young and Adrienne Wright, Executive Chef at Boston Urban...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:13pm