Boston

Is Watertown still the cheap alternative to Cambridge?

If there’s one thing about Watertown that has traditionally appealed to renters and homebuyers, it is affordability. Compared to prices its neighbors Cambridge and Belmont command, that is. And, conveniently located just 20 minutes drive from the Back Bay, H2Otown home costs are a far cry from big...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:25pm

MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers, Yankees jump into top 3

1. St. Louis Cardinals (22-9, previous No. 1) –Even with losing two straight games, the Cardinals still have the best record in baseball. Michael Wacha’s five wins are tied for second in the NL. With Adam Wainwright lost for the season, it will be interesting to see how long St. Louis can maintain...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:11pm

Free Cone Day means ice cream happy hour

As slow as spring was to arrive, it didn’t linger. The lazy days of summer are here in all but the date on the calendar, but there’s more than one way to fight the humidity.Today, beginning at 4 p.m., do it with ice cream (or sorbet, or gelato) during Free Cone Day at Häagen-Dazs shops. New this...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 3:25pm

Parents suing Mass. for information in BSU day care rape case

Three families are suing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to obtain information surrounding allegations of child rape and sexual abuse at a daycare center at Bridgewater State University.Attorneys Carmen Durso and Kathy Jo Cook filed the suit in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday morning seeking...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:11pm

Bolt Bus explodes on Mass Pike

Bolt bus explodes on the Mass Pike eastbound in the West Newton section of Newton #wcvb pic.twitter.com/oRXWcRjgZG— russnelligan (@russnelligan) May 11, 2015And you thought you were safe off Fung Wah.Passengers who thought they were safe from explosions on Bolt Buses, beware: A bus caught...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:56pm

NFL makes example of Patriots, Tom Brady with harsh penalties

The NFL did the unthinkable. It suspended one of the best quarterbacks of all time, a man fresh off a Super Bowl victory,for four games.The announcement came Monday afternoon, earlier than many expected. And harsher too.In addition to the sanctions on Tom Brady, the league is docking the Patriots...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:38pm

Police to step up presence following Mother’s Day melee on Revere Beach

State and Revere police will step up their patrols of the Revere Beach following a massive brawl there on Mother’s Day evening.The increase in police presence will include undercover officers and uniformed patrols along with K-9 units in the early morning and early evening hours. The increase...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:17pm

Aaron Hernandez charged with witness intimidation for shooting a man in Florida

The story of an NFL superstar in the making turned cold blooded killer continues after a Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted former Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez on Friday with witness intimidation for allegedly shooting a witness to two other homicides Hernandez is said to have committed....

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:12pm

Defense rests in death-penalty phase of Boston bombing trial

Attorneys for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber on Monday rested their case that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of release rather than death for his role in April 15, 2013 attack.A federal jury last month found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:42am

Videos: Revere Beach becomes scene of violent brawl on Mother’s Day

America’s first public beach — ever — gained some unwanted new notoriety over the weekend when a massive fight erupted and dozens of cops had to be called in from neighboring towns.Up to a dozen people are awaiting arraignments Monday after they were rounded up in Sunday’s Mother’s Day tumult,...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:32am

Thousands March In Mother's Day Peace Walk in Dorchester

Thousands marched up Dorchester Avenue on Mother’s Day, calling for peace in the streets and showing support to the families who have lost loved ones to homicide.The 19th annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace to benefit the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester was founded after Tina Cherry’s...

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 4:40pm

Hope Lodge offers cancer patients a home away from home free of charge

The “unofficial mayor” of the The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge was hesitant and intimidated by the struggles ahead of him until he got his bearings at free living space for out-of-town cancer patients. Leaving his wife and daughter in Hawaii to undergo prostate cancer treatment was not something he was...

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 4:08pm

Mediocre Red Sox in need of shake up in early going

With the Red Sox trending the wrong direction to open the season, clearly a change was needed, but perhaps something bigger should happen.On Thursday, before their 10-game road trip, the Red Sox fired pitching coach Juan Nieves, based on the start the rotation got, including the worst ERA in...

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 3:42pm

Social workers call upon Mass. Senate for DCF reform, aid in caseload crisis

Social workers from the Department of Children and Families took to the streets in Cambridge protesting their skyrocketing caseload numbers and demanding program reform, chanting, “caseloads, caseloads, they’re too high. Reduce them now so kids don’t die.”DCF caseloads have spiked to a level social...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 5:20pm

T cops bust train surfer

MBTA police caught a Jamaica Plain man and charged him for holding onto the exterior of an Orange Line train as it pulled into Back Bay Station.At about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, surveillance videos showed the suspect and another man grabbing onto the train’s roof guard and lifting their feet up. They...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 5:12pm

Breathalyzer errors impact 22 OUI cases in Worcester County

The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office has identified 22 drunk driving cases in Worcester County that have been tainted by statewide errors in breathalyzer testing according to DA Joseph D. Early Jr.Early announced that the his office will immediately resume using the results of...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 5:06pm

Will 'Dead Man Walking' nun Helen Prejean testify for Boston bomber?

The defense team fighting against the death penalty for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber may call on famed death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean, the “Dead Man Walking" nun portrayed by Susan Sarandon in the 1995 film.Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyer is Judy Clarke, a pitbull attorney who has...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:38am

Mayor Walsh introduces Imagine Boston 2030, asks community to share city vision

Where do you see yourself in 15 years? Mayor Marty Walsh asked the same question to Boston residents Wednesday at the Innovative Design Alternatives Summit, where he kicked off the first citywide planning process in 50 years.Imagine Boston 2030, a two-year public engagement effort, aims to carve...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:30pm

Rev. Harrison, three others arraigned in connection to March shooting

Reverend Shawn O. Harrison and three other men were arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday morning in connection to an execution-style shooting on March 3.Harrison, a popular Dean at English High School in Jamaica Plain, was a vocal anti-gang activist who strongly supported the city’ gun...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:20pm

A table at Hungry Mother, Boston’s only Beard winner IS possible

Chef Barry Maiden got a lot of accolades from his fans and Boston foodies after he won a James Beard Award Monday for his Cambridge restaurant, Hungry Mother.Beside the well-deserved thumbs up and mazel tovs were also many boo-hoos like this Facebook post: “There go my chances for a reservation.”...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 3:33pm