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Boston Pops 4th of July fireworks: Start time, show info and where to watch

There's no better way to celebrate Independence Day in the Hub than at the annual Boston Pops 4th of July fireworks show and concert. The iconic festivities, which draws crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands each year, have also become a national event thanks to television broadcasts...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 2:21pm

5 free things to do in Boston this month, July 2018

July is upon us, which means the lazy days of summer are in full swing. Make the most of the season–without breaking the bank–with these fun and free things to do in Boston this month. Free things to do in Boston this month Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Spend the 4th of July with...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:49pm

Heat wave will bring high temps to Boston and beyond

Make sure your air conditioner is up and running, Bay Staters: a heat wave is expected to hit Massachusetts beginning this weekend and lingering throughout next week. “Are you prepared for prolonged heat & humidity?” the National Weather Service Boston office tweeted. Throughout...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:03am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Whether you like to boogie down or laugh out loud, there are plenty of ways to have fun around the city. From parties with pups to dancing in the streets, here are all the best things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Andy Mann Stop by the New...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:18pm

This is the worst time to leave Boston for your 4th of July travel

If you’re planning some 4th of July travel, there are a few things you have to plan first, like how many hot dogs and hamburgers to buy and whatever you need to spend a whole day at the beach. Oh, and what time to hit the road so you’re not stuck in all that 4th of July traffic. With...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 3:47pm

Pedro Martinez talks feasting at Fenway, renewed Red Sox-Yankees rivalry and more

Fans will get a chance to "Feast with 45" at Fenway Park when Pedro Martinez's charity food fest returns for its second year this weekend. Mayor Marty Walsh, former Red Sox greats Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield, Celtics star Al Horford and more will join Martinez and his wife...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 3:46pm

Why you don’t want to miss Boston Harborfest 2018

Boston’s history and heritage will be on full display when Boston Harborfest 2018, the largest Fourth of July festival in the country, returns for its 37th anniversary this weekend. Walk the Freedom Trail, see historical reenactments and purchase themed artwork to ring in Independence...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:13pm

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

You don't have to wait until the weekend in order to have some fun around the city. From Sam Smith taking over the TD Garden to parties with pooches and more, here are all the best things to do in Boston this week. Things to do in Boston this week An Evening with Peter Gammons & Ken...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:33am

Where to get $1 oysters in Boston this summer

Oysters are a quintessential East Coast summertime treat and, considering their aphrodisiac properties, they’re an ideal food to share on a date. Luckily, these local bars and restaurants are serving up oysters at low prices. Here’s where to get $1 oysters in Boston, Cambridge and...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:45pm

BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang steps down

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang announced his resignation on Friday, two years before his contract with the school system was set to expire. Chang took over BPS in 2015, coming here from the Los Angeles public school system and signing on to a five-year contract in Boston. In a...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:41pm

A chef's guide to exploring Martha's Vineyard

Since there's so much to see and do during the busy summer months, visiting Martha's Vineyard can be overwhelming at times. Luckily, chef Erin Clarke, who's launching a new expanded menu at Alchemy in Edgartown this weekend, is happy to help out by providing some insight into the island....

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:11pm

Screwdriver-wielding man attacks, bites Boston police

Multiple Boston police officers were injured after a struggle with a Hyde Park man who allegedly attacked police with a screwdriver and also bit one officer on the head. The man, whose identity has not been released, is facing multiple charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

The moment we've waited all year for is almost here: summer officially arrives this weekend. Now that the warm weather is kicking into full gear, it's time to make the most of the season. From disco dance parties to rocking concerts, here's your guide to all the best things to do in...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:02am

Rail link between North and South stations could cost up to $21 billion

The cheapest version of a rail link between North and South station would run about $12.3 billion, and a more extensive version could cost about $21.5 billion, according to a draft study by the MBTA. The T's analysis, pursued with the consultant Arup, dwarfs the figures in a study publicized...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:23am

Joel McHale talks Gronk, 'Fortnite' and why he loves working with Netflix

While watching his Seahawks lose to the Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl definitely stung, that hasn't stopped Joel McHale from falling in love with New England. Between stand-up tours and filming in Boston for "Ted," the actor and comedian has spent a lot of time in the region over...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:51am

Boston taps law firm to sue pharma companies over opioid epidemic

The city of Boston has retained a law firm to sue pharmaceutical companies to recover damages from the opioid epidemic, Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Tuesday. Boston has tapped Motley Rice LLC for the litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors and dispensaries. Walsh announced that he...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:44pm

5 dishes you have to try at Chefs in Shorts 2018

Culinary stars from across the city will once again gather at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center to grill up a storm when Chefs in Shorts returns this weekend. Now in its 21st year, the annual outdoor celebration is an evening of tastings featuring libations and food from dozens...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:03pm

Boston City Council approves tighter restrictions for Airbnb

Boston City Council voted on Wednesday to pass an ordinance that would require stricter regulations for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, including getting rid of so-called “investor” units. Investor units are those housing units bought up just for short-term rental use and are...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:33pm

Michael Brun talks 'Positivo,' World Cup predictions and remembering Avicii

If you've tuned into Telemundo to watch the World Cup, chances are you've heard the music of Michael Brun at some point during the broadcast. The network is using "Positivo," the hit track by Brun and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin, as its musical anthem for this...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:41pm

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

If you need a few ideas to spice up your workweek, we've got you covered. From superstar concerts to sushi celebrations, here are five fun things to do in Boston this week. Things to do in Boston this week Harry Styles Harry Styles is coming to Boston on Monday to serenade audiences at the...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:01am