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Metro sports debate: Did Danny Ainge ream Sixers? Will Markelle Fultz be okay?

Evan Macy, Metro Philadelphia sports editor: Even though Ben Simmons missed half his record-setting 24 fourth quarter free throws Wednesday night, he's still a no-brainer Rookie of the Year. Matt, I'll welcome your Boston-loving pro-Tatum dissent now. Matt Burke, Metro Boston sports editor...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:13pm

Meghan Markle is a descendent of English royalty herself, Boston genealogist discovers

When actress Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry, many people were excited about the idea of an American becoming part of the royal family. But it turns out, Markle already has some royal blood. Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales (Markle’s to-be title) is descended from royalty...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:33pm

California paper apologizes to Donnie Wahlberg, Boston over Southie snafu

Hell hath no fury like a Bostonian scorned. A California newspaper caused a bit of an uproar this week over its piece about a new Wahlburgers location that opened up in the Golden State. Mercury News wrote that visitors can "eat like a Southie" at the burger chain, which didn't...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:28am

Boston prepared for oncoming winter, Walsh says

With hundreds of snow equipment and thousands of pounds of salt at the ready, Mayor Marty Walsh said that Boston is prepared for the upcoming winter. “It’s that time of year again,” Walsh said Wednesday at a press conference at the Public Works Department. “Our winters, as...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:59pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Irish playwright-turned-auteur Martin McDonagh wrote and directed this dark dramedy, starring Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes, a woman angry over what she considers the indifference of local law enforcement toward violent murder of...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:17pm

Luke's Lobster opens in Boston's Seaport this week

Bostonians have another spot to feast on their favorite crustacean now that Luke's Lobster is open in the Seaport. The popular fast-casual chain, which already has a pair of locations in Back Bay and Downtown Crossing, debuted its latest shack in Boston's waterfront neighborhood on Nov. 29...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:54am

NFL Week 13 Power Rankings: L.A. Rams, Chargers make big moves

1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) Def. Chicago 31-3. Last Week: 1 The Eagles could clinch the division as early as Thursday night if the Cowboys lose or tie against Washington. Regardless, a win against Seattle Sunday will do the job. Finishing the job is something the Eagles have been all about this...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:17pm

Scott Hamilton to host figure skating events in Boston

The Skating Club of Boston is teaming up with Olympian Scott Hamilton’s CARES Foundation to bring a spirit of charity to a favorite seasonal pastime with Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer. The event, which takes place Dec. 1 at The Skating Club’s Brighton facility, features some of Boston’s...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:07pm

Massachusetts town to recreate Norman Rockwell Christmas painting

Life will imitate art in Stockbridge this weekend as the quaint Massachusetts town will transform itself into a beloved Norman Rockwell painting. Locals will help recreate his famed 1967 piece "Home for Christmas" at the 28th annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas ...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:26pm

10 things you have to do in Boston this winter

Winter tends to be a magical time of year in Boston—well, as long as the snow doesn't pile up too high. While the season is a pain for drivers looking for parking spots, winter is one of the best times for adventurous locals looking to explore the city. From holiday shows to end-of-the-...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:36am

It's officially ski season in New England

Maybe it’s the first images of New England ski areas testing out the snow guns at the first sight of frost on the mountains in mid-September. Or, perhaps it’s an early November stroll at the Boston Ski Expo that does the trick, generating excitement amidst the promises of a fresh season...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:09am

Tufts postpones event with Scaramucci after he threatens to sue student newspaper

Tufts University has postponed a scheduled event featuring Anthony Scaramucci on Monday, after the short-lived White House communications director threatened to sue the student newspaper, The Tufts Daily. Scaramucci, who served as President Donald Trump’s White House spokesperson for 10 days...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 4:01pm

Boston Common Tree Lighting brightens up the city

The Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony returns for its 76th year this week. The annual festivities kick off at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 with a special show featuring musical acts and more. Channel 5 will air a live, televised broadcast of the ceremony on Thursday night. Though it’s the 76th tree...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:33pm

Blink! lights up Faneuil Hall this holiday season

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be brighter and better than ever when the newly improved Blink! show returns this holiday season. The annual festivities kicks off with a special televised sneak peek on Nov. 28, which will air live on WBZ-TV. The show will include a first look at the tree lighting as...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Three ways to give back in Boston this #GivingTuesday

An important part of the holiday season is the idea of giving back, and it’s easier than ever to make that effort to do good on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. Giving Tuesday has become a global movement since 2012, and this marks the sixth year of the trend to set aside the Tuesday after...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:55am

'Man v. Food' host tackles Boston's food challenges

"Man v. Food" host Casey Webb is shipping up to Boston for the new season of his hit Travel Channel show. Season two of the recently revived series kicks off on Dec. 4 with Webb's trip to the Hub, featuring stops at a trio of local restaurants, including Flann O’Brien...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 8:03am

Anthony Bourdain's strategy for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers

As you can imagine, Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal in Anthony Bourdain's household. The famed chef, author and host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" loves to go all out for the holiday and always plans an epic meal for Thanksgiving dinner. Bourdain revealed his Turkey Day strategy to...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:03pm

Anthony Bourdain on why he's cool with craft beer and loves Boston's bar scene

Anthony Bourdain's latest travel gig involves a lot of whisky and adventures with some of the nation's best craftspeople. The "Parts Unknown" star has teamed up with Scotch whisky makers Balvenie for "Raw Craft," a YouTube series that explores the dedication and...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:39pm

Fun things to do in Boston over Thanksgiving weekend

THEATER 'The Color Purple' The Tony-winning 2016 revival of “The Color Purple” comes to Boston, bringing musical life to Alice Walker’s canonical novel, detailing the lives of rural black women in Georgia during the Great Depression, facing sexism from within and racism...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:13pm

Elizabeth Warren is 'disappointed' in Al Franken, won't say if he should resign

Elizabeth Warren once again weighed in on the allegations against Al Franken during her appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Monday night. The Massachusetts senator previously called her Democratic colleague's behavior “unacceptable” and reiterated her...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:13am