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Boston Herald GateHouse update: What is the future for Herald?

Boston Herald employees hoping to stay with the company will soon have to apply for jobs within GateHouse Media after the newspaper was sold to GateHouse for $4.5 million last week. GateHouse will trim the Herald staff from around 240 employees to around 175 in the coming months. Depending on who...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:09am

Trillium's indoor beer garden opens its doors in Roslindale

The weather may have gotten colder since Trillium Brewing Company opened their fan-favorite beer garden on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, but now they're bringing their set up indoors to keep the brews flowing no matter the season. If you’re a fan of craft beer, plan to make your...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:03pm

Meryl Streep talks Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood sexism at Massachusetts Conference for Women

Meryl Streep joined Gloria Steinem for a wide-ranging discussion at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston on Thursday. The Oscar-winning star chatted with the feminist icon and activist about a variety of topics, including her new film "The Post," as well as the...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:28pm

BU biolab gets approval to research world's deadliest viruses

Boston University’s biolab is finally approved to start its research on the world’s deadliest microorganisms in hopes of finding treatment options. The Boston Public Health Commission has given its final approval for BU’s National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL)...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:43pm

Here are the new Boston Public School start times

More than 100 schools across the Boston Public Schools district are changing up their start times next year. After the Boston School Committee unanimously voted to change school start times on Wednesday, officials have released the new start and end times for the 105 out of the district’s...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:28am

Win a Pair of Tickets to see comedian Gary Gulman!

Ring in 2018 with a night of laughter with Boston-native and comedian Gary Gulman on December 31st, New Year's Eve. Gary Gulman will be live at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford Square, just minutes from downtown Boston. Two lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to the show—a $60...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:00am

5 'Star Wars' events around Boston to celebrate 'The Last Jedi'

You won't have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to join in on the hype for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The latest installment in the epic, sci-fi saga finally hits theaters later this month, and fans around the Hub are finding all sorts of ways to celebrate ahead of the new...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:31pm

The igloos are back at this rooftop bar in Boston

Winter isn't exactly the best season for drinking outdoors, but you can escape the chilly weather at this rooftop bar in Boston. As the temperatures begin to dip, the Lookout Rooftop and Bar, located atop the Envoy Hotel, is once again home to a pop-up igloo bar. Visitors can sip on...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:14pm

Everything you need to know about the Santa Speedo Run 2017

Temperatures are dropping and the holiday season is picking up steam, which means it’s time for the Santa Speedo Run 2017. The event has become somewhat of an institution since its humble beginning in 2000. What started as a dare has turned into an annual spectacle, with hundreds of men and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:16pm

Matt Bellassai brings his whining to Boston

A lot of people whine on the Internet, but not many have been able to turn their constant complaining into a career like Matt Bellassai. The comedian first rose to social media stardom with his hit online series “Whine About It” for Buzzfeed. Taking issue with everything from bad...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:13pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

FAMILY FUN Santa in the Seaport Santa knows where it’s classy, so it’s hardly a shock that he’ll be in the Seaport District Saturday to meet with his “clients,” i.e. your kids. Kids can also color on the walls, decorate cookies, get some hot cocoa and the nearby café...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:12pm

Joe Biden brings 'American Promise' tour to Medford

Massachusetts is getting a double dose of Joe Biden this winter. The former vice president is heading back to the Bay State in 2018 when his "American Promise" tour stops in Medford. The famed politician has been hitting the road over the past few months to promote his recently published...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:50pm

These are the most visited spots in Boston, according to Lyft

Lyft revealed the winners of its 2017 Lyftie Awards on Wednesday. Now in its third year, the annual awards celebrate the most visited restaurants, bars and other locations by users of the ride-sharing company in various metropolitan areas, including Boston. According to Lyft, the number of riders...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:11pm

Holiday gift guide: Where to shop in Boston

Welcome to the season of weeping wallets. Your bank account may take a hit this holiday season, but the good news is we’ve rounded up some of Boston’s neatest local shops and organizations in this handy gift guide. For the chocolate lover Cardullo’s literally boasts a wall of...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:31pm

Ski deals around New England you have to check out this winter

Whether you’re looking to take advantage of the snow that might be headed our way this weekend or just seeking out an enticing sticking stuffer for the skier or rider in your family, there are plenty of early-season deals check out as the holidays approach. Here are a few ski deals you...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:04pm

Boston-area mayors come together to address housing crisis

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and other local leaders are partnering up to address the housing shortage amid growth in the Greater Boston area’s population. The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition of Greater Boston, made up of 14 representatives from local cities and...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:36am

Meet Why Don't We, your new favorite boy band

Move over One Direction, there's a new boy band in town. Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zach Herron of the group Why Don't We have quickly become bona fide pop stars and may be the hardest working teens in music at the moment. In their first year as a band, Why...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:20pm

Julian Edelman to read new children's book at Christmas event

Julian Edelman may be injured, but he's keeping himself busy this holiday season. The Patriots star and proud new papa will read his latest children's book at the 6th annual Christmas in the City Celebrity Holiday Tree and Wreath Auction on Dec. 7. Fans who stop by the Seaport Hotel...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:28pm

Food for All app teams up with Boloco to lessen food waste

One in six people in the United States reportedly struggle with hunger, and yet, at the same time, up to 40 percent of all the food produced in the U.S. isn’t eaten. The Boston-born app Food for All was developed last year to help solve that food waste problem. This week, Food for All is...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 4:23pm

Forbes calls 'SMILF' character 'a Southie'

"A Southie" seems to be catching on and it's not sitting well with Bostonians. Earlier this week, a California newspaper was lambasted online by locals—and New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg—for writing that guests can "eat like a Southie" at a new...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:55pm