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'HER,' a dating app for lesbian, bisexual and queer women; now available in Boston

Look out lesbians of Beantown, a new dating app made by women for women, is coming your way.HER, the lesbian dating app formerly known as Dattch, will officially launched for iPhone on Friday."We've had a really high number of requests from Boston, and I think it's in part due to the big collegiate...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Danny Picard: Firing of Peter Chiarelli all about Claude Julien

By firing Peter Chiarelli, the message that Boston Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs and President Cam Neely sent should be clear.Only, it’s not. So allow me to try and figure this one out.First thing’s first, Chiarelli had a bad year. He refused to bring back Shawn Thornton, referencing the need for more...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:09pm

Video: Gisele’s last strut and Tom Brady’s mushy, gushy love note

Tom Brady is really setting the bar high for other guys with all his PDAs and social media love notes to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen.Brady's Facebook post congratulating the 34-year-old mother of two of his children on her retirement from the catwalk is a stunning 99-yard pass....

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:51pm

Converse and the Sinclair want you to see Passion Pit for free

By now, you're probably aware that Converse is moving its global headquarters to Boston. But this means more than just more sneakers for you: The shoe company is throwing a five day concert party called Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston to get you excited. Oh, and the whole thing is free. All five...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:45pm

Fire officials: Braintree fires caused by cigarettes

Fire officials say the improper disposal of cigarettes caused two major fires recently in Braintree.The fire at 87 Trefton Drive on April 13 and the fire at 956 Liberty St. Wednesday night were both caused by cigarettes that were discarded on or under the exterior decks of the house, according to...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:48pm

Cops nab 'Brighton Tree Ninja'

Police have arrested the Brighton Tree Ninja.Over the past several years, someone has chopped down or damaged young trees that were planted in Brighton.On Wednesday, Boston Police detectives arrested a man they believe responsible for such damage. Authorities have dubbed him the “Brighton Tree...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:21am

Whoa! Truck crashes through I-93 guardrail, dangles over T tracks

It’s safe now but there were some frightening moments Thursday morning on I-93 south when a box truck crashed through a guardrail and wound up dangling, precariously, over the Red Line tracks.The MBTA shut service on the line, and provided commuters with bus transport between the North Quincy and...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:26am

Who to watch (and cheer for) at the 2015 Boston Marathon

The worst winter in Boston’s history is nowhistory. The streets, previously buried under banks of snow, are thankfully now clear, and the heavy boots have been replaced with running sneakers.But for those running in the 119th edition of the Boston Marathon, the sneakers haven't been far from their...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:56pm

One Boston: City honors victims of marathon bombing

Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings thatkilled three and injured at least 260, rocking the city to its core.The city observed a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. in the afternoon — the timeat which the two bombs were detonated on Boylston Street near the finish line...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:43pm

MBTA scaling back late-night service

(State House News Service) -- State transportation officials are paring back late-night MBTA service, saying the current pilot program is unsustainable.The state board that oversees the MBTA on Wednesday agreed to a staff recommendation that the program continue, but run until 2 a.m. instead of the...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:12pm

Five ways to celebrate the Boston Marathon (all weekend long)

Spring brings with it the promise of annual staples for Bostonians: the sudden departure of college students, the return of food trucks and, of course, the Boston Marathon (or Marathon Monday to those of us who just want another excuse to day drink.) Check out our list of marathon-related events to...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:43pm

A s-Hero among us: Boston cop Shana Cottone hailed for fire rescue

She’s a Boston police officer, yet that didn’t stop Officer Shana Cottone from turning into a fire hero when help was needed most.Cottone was the toast of the city Wednesday after running into a burning home in the North End and rescuing several residents and a family pet.Her name was back in the...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:28pm

Earth Day in Boston to be marked by area cleanups

There are at least two Earth Day cleanup initiatives scheduled for the area this Saturday.The Charles River Watershed Association is spearheading a cleanup of the river. The 16th annual cleanup will take place at various sites along the Charles, from Bellingham to Boston. Three picnics will follow...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:18pm

Odin Lloyd’s mother: Son was family’s backbone

The mother of Odin Lloyd — the man Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murdering Wednesday — told the court her son was the “backbone of the family.”“Odin was the man of the house,” Ursula Ward said of her only son and eldest child. “Odin was his sisters’ keeper.”Ward read the victim impact...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:41pm

Bruins fire GM Peter Chiarelli

The Boston Bruins dismissed general manager Peter Chiarelli Wednesday after an underachieving season in which the team did not make the postseason."We are grateful for Peter's service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons," Bruins president Cam Neely said in a statement. "His...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 11:42am

Report: Feds needed fingerprints to ID marathon bombers

(STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) -- Anti-terror officials and the FBI have increased "engagement" with state and local law enforcement since a congressional committee exposed a "troubling gap" that existed during the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath.A follow-up report written by the Homeland...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:50am

Local officials memorialize victims, survivors on second anniversary of marathon bombings

On the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, public officials will memorialize the victims of that tragedy with a moment of silence this afternoon.Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karen Polito and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will hold a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. this afternoon. Baker...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:29am

Hernandez found guilty on all charges, including first degree murder

(Reuters) - Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez murdered an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, a jury determined on Wednesday, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.The jury found Hernandez, 25, guilty of first-degree murder in...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:18am

Meet the Beverly artist who paints Dunkin' Donuts regulars

The people queue up for their coffee: There’s a girl with a bullring in her nose and a hooded sweatshirt. Dudes with backwards Sox caps. A guy in a Carhartt jacket and workboots.They could be patrons in any Dunkin’ Donuts in New England. This one happens to be in Beverly. Nothing about the scene...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00am

Boston marks somber second anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston marked the second anniversary of the deadly attack on its annual marathon on Wednesday with a quiet ceremony at the site where three died, unveiling a pair of banners marked with a heart. Mayor...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:33am